The largest-ever QS Distance Online MBA Rankings have been released by higher and business education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. As motivated learners attempt to balance their educational goals with their careers and personal lives, the online MBA programmes are becoming increasingly popular among candidates, while a growing number of employers are recognising the value of the MBA qualification delivered with the support of technology.
The QS Distance Online MBA Rankings attempt to provide such learners with the detailed information necessary to help them make optimal educational and career decisions. The methodology comprises eighteen indicators across six key areas, including the employability of graduates from each programme.
This year’s edition is QS’s most comprehensive yet, with thirty online MBA’s being ranked. The Open University’s online MBA has risen two places from 2015 to stand sixth in the 2016 rankings.
|1||Warwick Business School||UK|
|2||IE Business School||Spain|
|3||Manchester Business School||UK|
|4||Indiana University Kelley School of Business||USA|
|5||Oxford Brookes University||UK|
|6||The Open University Business School||UK|
|7||Naveen Jindal School of Management||USA|
|8||Strathclyde Business School||UK|
|9||Durham University Business School||UK|
|10||Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University||UK|
Of the thirty universities ranked, few manage to disrupt the UK-US duopoly, which accounts for nine and seventeen entries respectively. Nine of the top ten institutions hail from either the United States or the United Kingdom. This emphasises the way in which universities in these countries have taken especial initiative in trying to increase access to top-quality online education. Of the top thirty, only four do not come from these two countries.
The complete rankings can be viewed online.
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