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.

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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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Information Technology - Homeland Security
  • MS in Management
  • MS in Management - Organizational Management
  • MS in Management - Supply Chain 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Health Care Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Master of Liberal Studies - Global Management
  • Master of Liberal Studies - Management Information Systems
  • Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Professional Studies - Information Assurance Management
#3
#3

Amberton University

Garland (TX)
Annual Tuition: $4,770
Annual Tuition: $4,770
Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Project Management
  • Master of Science in Agile Project Management
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Managerial Science
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Sports 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - General Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Technology Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management and Disaster Management
  • Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security (Dual Degree)
  • Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship - Small Business
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Emergency Management and Public Health
  • Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies - Intelligence 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Advertising and Public Relations - Marketing Communication Management
  • MA in Kinesiology (Sport Management P-12 Certification)
  • MA in Management - Global Business Management
  • MS in Hospitality Management
  • MS in Human Environmental Sciences - Consumer Quality Management
  • MS in Human Environmental Sciences - Hospitality Management (Non-Thesis Option)
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Global Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Services Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration in IT Security Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Project 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Organizational Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Entrepreneurial and Economic Development
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Public Affairs
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Sport and Recreation Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Science in Management and Leadership
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • Online Degrees: 12
  • 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

Online Associate Degrees

  • M.S. Management - Associate to Master's

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Human Resource Management
  • M.S. Management
  • M.S. Management - Associate to Master's
  • M.S. Management - Information Technology Management
  • M.S. Management - Policy and Organizational Change
  • Master of Public Administration
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in General Management
  • MBA in International Management
  • MS in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Management
  • MS in Management - Leadership
  • MS in Management - Project Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Athletic Administration
  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Strategic Leadership
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Management (MSM)
  • Master of Business Administration - Fast Track in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Fast Track in Organizational Management
  • Health Care Administration (MBA-HCA)
  • Human Resource Management (MBA)
  • Logistics Management (MBA)
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Management & Leadership
  • M.B.A.
  • M.B.A. Healthcare Management
  • M.B.A. Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. Nursing - Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Project Management
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management
  • Executive Master of Science in Project Management
  • Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Administration
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management
  • Master of Arts in Management - Human Resources Management (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Human Resources Management (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Leadership (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Leadership (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Management - Sports Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science - Management
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Logistics & Product Distribution
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Management - Quality Systems
#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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Leadership
  • MS in Project Management

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