2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Management

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On this list of the top 26 most affordable online schools for master's in management programs, Western Governors University, ranked #2, has a catalog of eight master's degrees in management with a low annual tuition rate of only $6,500. Other schools offering multiple master's in management include Campbellsville University, Hope International University and Concordia University - Saint Paul. All schools on this list offer affordable master's program options, with tuition rates that are all under $11,000 annually.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Minot State University Annual Tuition $5,950
#2 #2 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,500
#3 #3 Hannibal-LaGrange University Annual Tuition $6,525
#4 #4 University of Sioux Falls Annual Tuition $6,840
#5 #5 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Annual Tuition $7,470
#6 #6 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $7,485
#7 #7 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $8,239
#8 #8 Hope International University Annual Tuition $8,250
#9 #9 Culver-Stockton College Annual Tuition $8,500
#10 #10 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $8,550
#11 #11 Brescia University Annual Tuition $8,900
#12 #12 California Southern University Annual Tuition $8,910
#13 #13 Plymouth State University Annual Tuition $8,925
#14 #14 Indiana Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $9,090
#15 #15 University of La Verne Annual Tuition $9,130
#16 #16 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $9,350
#17 #17 Warner University Annual Tuition $9,720
#18 #18 Doane University Annual Tuition $9,800
#19 #19 Southern Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $10,024
#20 #20 Lincoln University - MO Annual Tuition $10,047
#21 #21 Wilson College Annual Tuition $10,080
#22 #22 Rivier University Annual Tuition $10,206
#23 #23 Baker University Annual Tuition $10,320
#24 #24 Avila University Annual Tuition $10,621
#25 (tie) #25 (tie) Montreat College Annual Tuition $10,710
#25 (tie) #25 (tie) Point Park University Annual Tuition $10,710
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 284
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management; Financial Management and Accounting; Human Resource Management; International Business; International Management; Management Information Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,769
  • Example Classes:
    Becoming an Effective Leader; Business Management Tasks; Change Management; Change Management and Innovation; Data-Driven Decision Making; Information Systems Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 64
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources Management-Employee Development; Legal Issues in Managerial Leadership; Managerial Finance; Managerial Leadership & Executive Communication; Organizational Behavior & Emotional Intelligence; Organizational Development & Strategic Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $6,840
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 258
  • Example Classes:
    Cost Management; Leadership and Ethical Management; Management of Organization Dynamics; Managerial Communications; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,470
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 343
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Leadership; Legal Issues in Management; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,485
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 431
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Managerial Communication; Managing Diversity; Negotiation and Conflict Management; Organization Theory; Team Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 598
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analytics; Business Policy and Strategy; International Business Management; Leading Organizations; Management of Technology; Total Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 427
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Legal and Risk Management; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior; Project Management; Strategic Management and Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Decision Making; Human Resource Management; Managerial Accounting Decisions; Operations Management; Strategic Financial Management; Strategic Management Capstone
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,819
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Moral & Ethical Leadership; Financial Management for Leaders; Leadership, Management, Influence and Change; Project and Quality Management; Strategic Leadership and Process Improvement; Strategic Organizational Research
  • Annual Tuition: $8,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Cross Cultural Management; Management of Change; Management of Information Systems for Managers; Organizational Behavior; Statistical Analysis; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,050
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Economic Analysis; Managing Organizational Behavior; Operations Management; Seminar in Executive Management; The Legal Environment of Business
  • Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 670
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Managing Change; Operations Management; Project Management; Quality Management; Small Business Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,120
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Management and Organizational Change; Ethics and Decision-Making; Human Resource Management; Leadership: Theory and Practice; Organizational Theory & Design
  • Annual Tuition: $9,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 67
  • Example Classes:
    Communications, Marketing and Community Relations; Critical Issues for Leading People; Finance for the Non-Financial Manager; Foundations in Leadership; Human Resource Leadership; Information and Knowledge Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 128
  • Example Classes:
    Developing Organizational Intelligence; Economics for Managers; Entrepreneurial Thinking for Managers; Finance for Managers; Leading Groups and Teams; Marketing Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 976
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Organizational Behavior; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Financial Issues for Managers; Human Resource Management; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,024
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 413
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting and Finance for Managers; Human Resources Management; Integrated Studies in Management; International Management; Marketing Management; Organizational Change Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,047
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 114
  • Example Classes:
    Business Strategy; Corporate Finance; International Business; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 235
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Management; Innovative Management Models; Managerial Decision Making; Operations and Project Management; Organizational Behavior and Management; Process Reengineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,206
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,203
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Global Finance for Managers; Managerial Economics; Operations and Quality Management; Organizational Dynamics; Risk Management and Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $10,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 970
  • Example Classes:
    Finance for Managers; Human Resource Management; Leadership and Management in Sport; Organizational Culture and Dynamics; Organizational Teams and Effective Leadership; Sports Facility and Event Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,621
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 462
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics & Legal Environment; Financial Decision Making for Managers; Leadership & Influence; Organizational Psychology & Behavior; Strategic Communication; Team Development
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 200
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Spirit; Human Capital Management; Management Consulting Service Project; Marketing Strategies for Managers and Leaders; Organizational Behavior; Strategic Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 656
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Corporate Finance; Global Environment of Business; Legal Environment of Business; Managerial Economics; Organizational Behavior
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