Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1am

Online MBA Facts [MBA Facts]

Online MBA Facts [MBA Facts] main image

Since the first online MBA was offered in 1987, a variety of organizations have tried to offer online MBA programs. Read on for more facts and statistics about the growing popularity of online MBA programs.

  • The MBA is the most popular distance learning degree, according to GetEducated.com.
  • The first online MBA program was offered by Aspen University in 1987. Aspen still offers an online MBA, but their program is not accredited by any of the three major accreditation organizations. In 1989, three schools had online MBA programs.
  • According to Poets and Quants, enrolment rates for online MBA programs began to spike in 2000. Most of the growth was experienced by for-profit MBA programs.
  • Kaplan and Newsweek tried to offer an online MBA in 2006-2007.
  • The first Facebook-only MBA program was created by the London School of Business and Finance in 2010.
  • Last year, Poets and Quants reported that 11,000 students were enrolled in 90 AACSB-accredited online MBA programs.

Read the latest blog posts and MBA news from our team of expert commentators in our TopMBA.comcommunity section