2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Management

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 24 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in management programs. Middle Georgia State University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $3,825 annually. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $4,604 for their Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) - Global Management program. Classes for this program include Business Research and Quantitative Methods, Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society, Survey of Economics, and Total Quality Management.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in management degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Middle Georgia State University $3,825
# 2 #2 Fort Hays State University $4,604
# 3 #3 Amberton University $4,770
# 4 #4 Minot State University $5,030
# 5 #5 Southeast Missouri State University $5,475
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) American Public University System $6,300
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) University of Alabama $6,300
# 8 #8 Strayer University $6,640
# 9 (tie) #9 (tie) Chadron State College $6,673
# 9 (tie) #9 (tie) Peru State College $6,673
# 9 (tie) #9 (tie) Wayne State College $6,673
# 12 #12 Warner University $6,816
# 13 #13 Multnomah University $6,975
# 14 #14 Indiana Wesleyan University Online $7,050
# 15 #15 Troy University $7,410
# 16 #16 Iowa Wesleyan University $7,425
# 17 #17 Mount Vernon Nazarene University $7,470
# 18 #18 Western Governors University $7,600
# 19 #19 University of the Cumberlands $7,750
# 20 #20 Briar Cliff University $7,860
# 21 #21 Brescia University $8,000
# 22 #22 Greenville University $8,092
# 23 #23 Oakland City University $8,500
# 24 #24 Granite State College $8,850
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,852
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 268
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 471-2700

Example Classes: Continuous Process Improvement, Decision Sciences, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Managing in a Global Environment, Purchasing and Materials Management

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,604
Annual Tuition: $4,604
Annual Tuition: $4,604
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000

Example Classes: Business Research and Quantitative Methods, Global Challenges: 21st Century Promise & Peril, Meetings, Conventions and Event Management, Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society, Survey of Economics, Total Quality Management

#3
#3

Amberton University

Garland (TX)
Annual Tuition: $4,770
Annual Tuition: $4,770
Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 143
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 544
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (972) 279-6511

Example Classes: Accounting & Finance for Managers, Agile Project Management, Compensation Management, Managing the Generations, Managing the Global Workforce, Negotiation Skills for Managers

#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,030
Annual Tuition: $5,030
Annual Tuition: $5,030
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 374
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 178
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (701) 858-3000

Example Classes: Financial Management and Accounting, International Management, Management Information Systems, Management Principles and Practices, Managerial Communications, Strategic Management

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,475
Annual Tuition: $5,475
Annual Tuition: $5,475
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,223
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 481
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 651-2000

Example Classes: Acquiring and Compensating Talent, Applied Human Resource Management, Improving Team Performance, International Management, Management Communication and Leadership, Organizational Leadership

#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 42
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Assets Protection & Loss Prevention Management, Employment Law and Labor Relations, IT Project Management: Cost and Communications, Organizational Crisis Management, Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations, Technology Applications in Health Information Management

#6
#6

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Effective Quality Management, Management Science and Spreadsheet Modeling, Production Scheduling Problems, Statistical Quality Control, Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis, Systems Simulation

#8
#8

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • Online Degrees: 19
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Global Business Management, Information Systems for Decision Making, Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance, Marketing Management: Marketing and PR in the 21st Century, Modern Management

#9
#9

Chadron State College

Chadron (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 601
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 466
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 432-6000

Example Classes: High Performance Leadership, Human Capital Management, Legal and Social Environment of Business, Mathematics for Management, Theories of Conflict Resolution and Mediation

#9
#9

Peru State College

Peru (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 616
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 238
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 872-3815

Example Classes: Conflict Management and Mediation, E-Commerce and Internet Communication, Economic Development, Management of Innovation and Growth, New Venture Planning and Financing, Study Design and Data Collection

#9
#9

Wayne State College

Wayne (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 163
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 498
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 375-7000

Example Classes: Managerial Communication, Qualitative Research Design, Stats Methods/Data Analysis, Study Design and Data Collection, Topics in Argumentation and Persuasion

#12
#12

Warner University

Lake Wales (FL)
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
Annual Tuition: $6,816
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 226
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 183
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (863) 638-1426

Example Classes: Developing Organizational Intelligence, Economics for Managers, Entrepreneurial Thinking for Managers, Finance for Managers, Leading Groups and Teams, Marketing Management

#13
#13

Multnomah University

Portland (OR)
Annual Tuition: $6,975
Annual Tuition: $6,975
Annual Tuition: $6,975
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 69
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 71
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (503) 255-0332

Example Classes: Ethical Leadership, Leading Teams, Managing Organizational Conflict, Managing Organizational Diversity

#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,185
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,637
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 677-2870

Example Classes: Accounting and Finance for Managers, Decision-Making and Essential Business Communication, Economic Analysis for Managers, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Management

#15
#15

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $7,410
Annual Tuition: $7,410
Annual Tuition: $7,410
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 670-3100

Example Classes: Continuous Improvement, Ethical Leadership & Management in a Global Economy, Leadership of Innovation and Change, Leading and Developing High Performance Teams, Talent Development, Workforce Planning and Staffing

#16
#16

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant (IA)
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 45
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 23
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (319) 385-8021

Example Classes: Communications Strategies, Ethical Leadership, Leading Change, Organizational Decision-Making, Socio-Cultural Basis for Sport, Sport Operations and Event Management

#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $7,470
Annual Tuition: $7,470
Annual Tuition: $7,470
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 342
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 389
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (740) 392-6868

Example Classes: Ethical Leadership, Legal Issues in Management, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Marketing Management, Strategic Management

#18
#18

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $7,600
Annual Tuition: $7,600
Annual Tuition: $7,600
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 98,630
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 37,509
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Becoming an Effective Leader, Change Management and Innovation, Data-Driven Decision Making, Management Communication, Managing Human Capital, Managing Organizations and Leading People

#19
#19

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • Online Degrees: 10
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,640
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,852
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Competitive Strategy, Management of Investments, Managing in a Global Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Special Projects in Business and Related Subjects

#20
#20

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City (IA)
Annual Tuition: $7,860
Annual Tuition: $7,860
Annual Tuition: $7,860
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 162
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (712) 279-5321

Example Classes: Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Diversity in the Workplace, Event and Facility Operations, Financial Management, Leadership and Team Development, Sport Marketing, Sponsorship and Sales

#21
#21

Brescia University

Owensboro (KY)
Annual Tuition: $8,000
Annual Tuition: $8,000
Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 345
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 52
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 685-3131

Example Classes: Business, Government, and the International Economy, Industry Analysis and Global Competitive Strategy, Leadership, Power, and Influence, Management and Organizational Policy and Practice, Management of Organization Functions, The Legal Environment of Management

#22
#22

Greenville University

Greenville (IL)
Annual Tuition: $8,092
Annual Tuition: $8,092
Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 85
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (618) 664-2800

Example Classes: Christian Leadership for Managers, Emerging Trends in Organizational Management, Human Resource Strategies, International Business, Legal and Ethical Environments, Managing Change

#23
#23

Oakland City University

Oakland City (IN)
Annual Tuition: $8,500
Annual Tuition: $8,500
Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 19
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 41
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 737-5125

Example Classes: Criminal Justice Budget Management, International Business Management, Logistics & Product Distribution, Management Information Systems, Quality Management for Projects, Strategic Management and Operational Planning

#24
#24

Granite State College

Concord (NH)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,520
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 228-3000

Example Classes: Change Management and Communication, Decision Analysis for Managers, Ethical Decision-Making, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior