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Temple, Carnegie Mellon Top U.S. News 2018 Online MBA Rankings

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The annual U.S. News & World Report 2018 Online MBA rankings are officially in, with the Fox School of Business at Temple University, once again, taking the top honors.

The Fox School of Business has owned the top honor for multiple years in a row, further cementing its case as not only one of the best business schools on the East coast, but in the entire U.S.

Fox was followed by Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, which also maintained its second overall ranking from 2017. Unlike many of the other programs included in the ranking, Tepper’s online program is offered exclusively in a part-time hybrid format, blending digital learning and in-person sessions at the school’s Pittsburgh, PA campus.

Tepper was followed by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, coming in third overall, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in fourth, and the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University rounding out the top five, improving one spot from its placement in the 2017 ranking.

The top ten entrants to the list remained largely similar to last year’s rankings. In fact, the USC Marshall School of Business online MBA was the only new program to crack the top of the ranking, replacing the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn and the Arkansas State University College of Business in Jonesboro, both of which were tied at 10th in 2017.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Rankings (2018)

  1. Fox School of Business – Temple University
  2. Tepper School of Business – Carnegie Mellon
  3. Kelley School of Business – Indiana University
  4. Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina
  5. W.P. Carey School of Business – Arizona State
  6. Hough Graduate School of Business – University of Florida
  7. McCombs School of Business – University of Texas (Dallas)
  8. Marshall School of Business – USC
  9. R.H. Smith School of Business – University of Maryland
  10. Penn State University – World Campus

Upon news of Fox Temple earning the top ranking, Dean M. Moshe Porat said in a press release, “Convenience and flexibility are critical components of high-quality, online-based programs. And as these programs grow in popularity, we at Fox are proud to deliver programs that are yearly ranked as either the best in the nation or among the best in their respective categories. Our Online & Digital Learning team has embraced the Fox School’s mission of providing user-friendly and high-quality online curriculum across the undergraduate and graduate levels, and these rankings are a reflection of their continuous efforts.”

The Fox School of Business at Temple University Online MBA has been U.S. News’ top ranked program for four consecutive years.

Fox Online MBA and Online BBA Academic Director Dr. Darin Kapanjie also added, “What makes our Online MBA program truly special is the ability to tailor it to students’ needs and interests. We are listening to the market and developing a diverse group of concentrations, dual-degree options, and international immersion opportunities for our online population. As the online market expands, we also are expanding our educational opportunities to meet the needs of tomorrow’s business professional.”

A slew of under-the-radar MetroMBA favorites came in the latter half of the top 20, with the Lehigh University College of Business and EconomicsGraziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, and the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University all tied for 19th overall.

Check out the rest of the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking today and stay up to date on all the latest Online MBA news, advice, events, and more MetroMBA has to offer.

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