The 2012 QS Distance Online MBA Rankings is the first and only report that ranks accredited online, distance and hybrid MBA programs offered by the world's top business schools. Designed by QS Intelligence Unit, world educational leaders, the report is based on the most rigorous quantitative ranking system to date, empowering you with a reliable analysis of reputable online MBA programs.
The digital revolution has brought forth new educational opportunities as well as the explosion of numerous questionable for-profit "online MBA" programs. Most MBA applicants neither have the time nor preparation to successfully weed through the numerous options that exist.
The online MBA program ranking system was designed to help you pick the right online MBA program for you by looking at those factors deemed most important when deciding between programs. They include:
Schools included in the ranking had to be accredited by one of the three main MBA accreditation organizations; be established, with at least one graduating class; and be recognized by at least one of the MBA employers included in the QS Global Employer Survey. The report was developed in direct response to the increasing popularity of distance learning and online MBA programs.
|1||IE Business School||2012|
|2||Warwick Business School, University of Warwick||2012|
|3||Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester||2012|
|4||Thunderbird School of Global Management||2012|
|5||Kelley School of Business, Indiana University||2012|
|6 *||Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London||2012|
|7||Durham Business School, Durham University||2012|
|9||Smeal College of Business, Penn State University||2012|
|10||The Fox School of Business, Temple University||2012|
|12||Henley Business School, University of Reading||2012|
|13||Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University||2012|
|14||The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management||2012|
|15||W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University||2012|
* At the time of publication (July 2012), Imperial College Business School's Distance Learning MBA program had fully met the criteria needed for inclusion in the 2012 QS Distance Online MBA Ranking. This program has now closed and September 2012 was their final intake.