2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Management Degrees

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With annual tuition rates under $12,000, these 25 online schools provide prospective students the most affordable options for bachelor’s in management degrees. Ranked #1, Western Governors University’s B.S. in Business Management is only $5,780. Students at WGU can take classes in information systems management, marketing fundamentals, and quantitative analysis for business. Students seeking a specialized degree can choose from Clayton State University’s four administrative management concentrations including emergency management and organizational leadership.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's in management programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780
#2 #2 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $6,480
#3 #3 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,950
#4 #4 Lamar University Annual Tuition $7,440
#5 #5 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,500
#6 #6 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,850
#7 #7 SUNY College of Technology at Canton Annual Tuition $8,000
#8 #8 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,092
#9 #9 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#10 #10 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,530
#11 #11 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,910
#12 #12 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Annual Tuition $8,912
#13 #13 Westfield State University Annual Tuition $9,180
#14 #14 King University Annual Tuition $9,455
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#17 #17 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $9,750
#18 #18 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893
#19 #19 University of Southern Maine Annual Tuition $10,170
#20 #20 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#21 #21 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,440
#22 #22 Truett McConnell University Annual Tuition $10,675
#23 #23 Fitchburg State University Annual Tuition $10,980
#24 #24 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $11,100
#25 #25 Assumption College Annual Tuition $11,130
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Becoming an Effective Leader; Business Management Tasks; Change Management; Change Management and Innovation; Data-Driven Decision Making; Information Systems Management; Management Communication

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Statistics; Information Systems for Management; Labor Management Relations; Marketing Management; Quantitative Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analysis I; Business Law; Introduction to Business Technologies; Introduction to Critical Thinking in Business Decision Making; Quality and Productivity Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Essentials; Financial Accounting; Intermediate Technology Applications; Managerial Accounting; Principles of Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law Contracts or Commercial; Human Resources Management; Macroeconomics; Principles of Management; Production & Operation Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law I; Foundations of Financial Accounting; Management Communications; Professional Ethics; Strategic Policies and Issues
  • Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Gender and Diversity in Management and Marketing; Global Business Leadership; Human Resources Management; Management of Business Information Systems; Operations Research; Sports Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources Management; International Business Management; Management of Information Resources; Managing People in Organizations; Quality Assurance & Improvement; Venture Management & Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $8,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management; Human Resources Management; Organizational Behavior; Risk Management and Insurance; Strategic Information Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Finance; Financial Accounting for Management & Decision Making; Labor-Management Relations; Macroeconomics; Management Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $8,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Business and Ethics; Business Communications; Human Resource Management; Management Concepts and Organizational Theory; Organizational Behavior; Production Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Management: A Survey of Organizational Development and Management Principles; Management Information Systems; Organizational Development & Behavior; Production/Operations Management; Quantitative Approaches to Business Decisions; Software Applications in Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Finance; Information Systems for Decision Making; Managerial Accounting; Statistics and Business Research Methods; Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues in Management Capstone; Employee and Labor Relations; Human Resource Strategy and Development; Introduction to Organizational Conflict Management; Managing Difficult Conversations at Work; Managing Organizational Change; Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Computerized Data Analysis; Consumer Behavior; Cost Accounting; Logistics; Retail Management; Statistical Quality Control
  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; International Business; Legal Environment of Business; Operations Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Policy and Strategy; Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making; International Business Law; Legal Environment of Business; Risk Management and Insurance; Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Conducting Critical Inquiry; Financial Accounting; Organizational Behavior; Principles of Economics; Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship; International Management; Leaders & Leadership Process; Legal Issues for Leaders; Principles of International Business
  • Annual Tuition: $10,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Advertising; Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation; Financial Statement Analysis; Management Information Systems; Principles of Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Fluctuations and Forecasting; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Production Management; Social and Political Environment of Business
  • Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship; Human Resources Management; Leadership and Ethics; Supply Chain Management; Total Quality Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Strategy; Human Resources Management; Leadership; Marketing Management; Production and Operations Management
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