2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for MBA Programs

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Below you will find the 25 most affordable online MBA programs. The top-ranked school, Georgia Southwestern State University, offers a general MBA program with an annual tuition of $3,855. Strayer University offers 13 MBA concentrations, the most on this list, with areas of study ranging from global management to public administration. All schools featured on this list have annual tuition rates that are less than $7,000. To be eligible for this list, schools must offer at least one online MBA program.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $3,855
#2 #2 Taft University System Annual Tuition $4,050
#3 #3 Amberton University Annual Tuition $4,500
#3 #3 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $4,500
#5 #5 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,600
#6 #6 Wayne State College Annual Tuition $4,875
#7 #7 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,220
#8 #8 William Woods University Annual Tuition $5,500
#9 #9 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $5,730
#10 #10 Governors State University Annual Tuition $5,832
#11 #11 Aspen University Annual Tuition $5,850
#11 #11 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $5,850
#13 #13 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $5,924
#14 #14 Grantham University Annual Tuition $6,175
#15 #15 Abraham Lincoln University Annual Tuition $6,300
#15 #15 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,300
#17 #17 Western Illinois University Annual Tuition $6,351
#18 #18 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $6,393
#19 #19 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,500
#20 #20 Alcorn State University Annual Tuition $6,552
#21 #21 Strayer University Annual Tuition $6,740
#22 #22 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,800
#23 #23 California State University-Dominguez Hills Annual Tuition $6,900
#24 #24 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $6,970
#25 #25 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $6,972
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    HR Management; International Business; Managerial Control; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,050
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship; Managerial Perspectives; Marketing Management; Money and Capital Markets; The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business; Valuing a Small Business or Professional Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting & Finance for Managers; Ethics for Decision Making; Management Processes & Information Systems; Market Structure & Competitive Analysis; Statistical Analysis; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Management Decisions; Financial Decision Making; Information Technology for Managers; Marketing Strategy; Operations Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management; Human Resource Management; International Business Management; Management Information Systems; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Science; Financial Administration; Management Accounting; Managerial Communications; Managerial Economics; Marketing Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,220
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Marketing; Business Ethics; International Business; Management Information Systems; Organizational Research and Theory; Strategic Management & Business Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $5,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship/Marketing Planning and Development; Financial Decisions; Human Resources & Organizational Behavior; Management Systems; Managerial Ethics; Marketing Research Decisions and Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $5,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Analysis; Business Policy & Strategy; Financial Management; International Business; Managerial Economics; Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • Annual Tuition: $5,832
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management; International Business; Managerial Economics and Forecasting; Operations Management: Strategies and Techniques; Organizational Behavior in the Global Context; Strategic Management Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Business Finance; Management; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Strategies for Change
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Finance; High Performance Leadership; Information Systems for Managers; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $5,924
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Acquiring & Compensating Talent; Improving Team Performance; Integrated Decision Information Systems; International Business Strategies; Strategic Cost Management; Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Annual Tuition: $6,175
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; eBusiness; Management; Marketing Management; Quantitative Analysis; Strategies for Change
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Management; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Strategies for Change
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Managerial Finance; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $6,351
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Business forecasting and Planning; Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis; Corporate Information Systems; Decision Making for Global Markets; Economics for Managers; Financial Management: Theory and Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,393
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Finance; Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution; Leadership Skills; Management Information Technology & Systems; Strategic Business Consulting; Strategic Marketing Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Data-Driven Decision Making; Ethical Leadership; Global Economics for Managers; Management Communication; Managing Human Capital; Managing Organizations and Leading People
  • Annual Tuition: $6,552
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Policy and Strategy; Financial Institutions; Futures, Options and Other Derivative Securities; Marketing Analysis; Organizational Behavior and Development; Tax Planning for Management Decisions

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,740
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communications; Financial Accounting for Managers; Financial Management; Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Managerial Economics and Globalization; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Finance; Information Systems for Management; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior in a Global Context; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Corporate Finance-Valuation Analysis; Essentials of Human Resources Management; Human Behavior in Organizations; International Marketing: Cases and Current Issues; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Enterprise Models; Information Technology Management; Managerial Finance; Production and Operations Management; Project and Change Management; Technology Management and Organizational Transformation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,972
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information for Decision and Control; Advanced Strategic Management; Macroeconomic Decision Making; Managerial Finance; Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions; Strategic Market Planning
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