2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for MBA Programs

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With tuition under $8,000 at all 25 of these schools, working adults will find affordable options on this list for online MBA programs. Distance learners looking for specialization options might be interested in Amberton University's MBA, which has five concentrations to choose from: General Business, International Business, Management, Project Management, and Strategic Leadership. Other universities with concentrations include University of the Cumberlands, with nine MBA options, Fort Hays State University, with 13 options, and American Public University System, with 13. Georgia Southwestern State University has the lowest tuition at $3,855 per year.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $3,855
#2 #2 Texas A & M University-Texarkana Annual Tuition $4,486
#3 #3 Amberton University Annual Tuition $4,770
#4 #4 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $4,875
#5 #5 Mississippi University for Women Annual Tuition $5,000
#6 #6 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $5,100
#7 #7 Wayne State College Annual Tuition $5,418
#8 #8 Western Illinois University Annual Tuition $5,501
#9 #9 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $5,615
#10 #10 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $5,730
#11 #11 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $5,903
#12 #12 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $6,105
#13 #13 Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Annual Tuition $6,156
#14 #14 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $6,277
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,300
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) William Woods University Annual Tuition $6,300
#17 #17 McNeese State University Annual Tuition $6,556
#18 #18 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,800
#19 #19 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,855
#20 #20 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Annual Tuition $6,864
#21 #21 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $6,894
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) University of Sioux Falls Annual Tuition $6,930
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $6,930
#24 #24 American Public University System Annual Tuition $7,000
#25 #25 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $7,005
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 396
  • Example Classes:
    HR Management; International Business; Managerial Control; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,486
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 476
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Controls; History of Economic Thought; Leadership in Management; Macroeconomic Theory and Policy; Managerial Policy and Strategy; Strategic Planning

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,112
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting & Finance for Managers; Ethics for Decision Making; Management Processes & Information Systems; Market Structure & Competitive Analysis; Statistical Analysis; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,871
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Management Decisions; Financial Decision Making; Information Technology for Managers; Marketing Strategy; Operations Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 211
  • Example Classes:
    Cross-Cultural Management; Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization; Electronic Retailing; International Business Law; Strategy and Business Models; Systems Project Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 227
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Economic Issues; Management Information Systems; Managerial & Leadership Analysis; Marketing for Results

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,418
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 520
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Science; Financial Administration; Management Accounting; Managerial Communications; Managerial Economics; Marketing Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,501
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,830
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $5,615
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,419
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Managers; Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility; Managerial Economics; Managerial Finance; Managerial Research Analysis; Strategic Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 953
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Analysis; Business Policy & Strategy; Financial Management; International Business; Managerial Economics; Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • Annual Tuition: $5,903
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,285
  • Example Classes:
    Acquiring & Compensating Talent; Improving Team Performance; Integrated Decision Information Systems; International Business Strategies; Strategic Cost Management; Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • Annual Tuition: $6,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 605
  • Example Classes:
    Business and Administrative Communication; Data Analysis for Managers; Financial Valuation: Models and Applications; Managerial Applications of Accounting Information; Managing People; Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,242
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Topics; Administrative Strategy and Policy; Operation Management; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Software-Based Business Solutions; Statistical and Decision Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $6,277
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 643
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Finance; High Performance Leadership; Information Systems for Managers; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Economics; Organizational Behavior

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,103
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurial Planning and Design; Financial Decisions; Human Resources & Organizational Behavior; Legal Environment of Business, Goverment and Society; Management Systems; Managerial Ethics

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 727
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information for Decision Making; Financial Management Policies; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Seminar in Strategic Management and Business Policy

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,613
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Finance; Information Systems for Management; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior in a Global Context; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 821
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Decision Science; Business Intelligence; Enterprise Resource Planning; Global Supply Chain Management; Recruitment, Selection & Performance Appraisal; Risk Management for Healthcare Industry
  • Annual Tuition: $6,864
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,648
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law; Digital Economy and Commerce; eCommerce and Digital Marketing; International Financial Management; Logistics Strategy and Management; Strategic Cost Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,894
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,852
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship; Global and International Business; Human Behavior in Organizations; Management Information Systems; Managerial Decision Analysis; Managerial Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 273
  • Example Classes:
    Commercial Law; Financial Planning and Control; Leadership and Ethical Management; Managerial Communications; Managing Organizational Dynamics; Negotiations
  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,595
  • Example Classes:
    Entrepreneurship; Global and International Business; Human Behavior in Organizations; Managerial Accounting; Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,961
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Decision Making; Corporate Finance; Legal and Ethical Issues in Management; Managerial Economics; Marketing Management; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,005
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,484
  • Example Classes:
    Agriculture Markets and Prices; Enterprise Resource Planning; Human Behavior in Organizations; International Trade of Agricultural Products; Supply Chain Security; Supply Chain Sourcing
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