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  1. 3. University of Florida (Hough)

    Gainesville, FL
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    At the University of Florida (Hough), no standardized test is required, but both GMAT and GRE scores are accepted. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.34 and an average of nearly 7 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 45% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 92%.
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    At the University of Florida (Hough), no standardized test is required, but both GMAT and GRE scores are accepted...

  2. 4. University of Maryland–College Park (Smith)

    College Park, MD
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    The University of Maryland–College Park (Smith) does not require GMAT or GRE scores for its online MBA application, but candidates may submit one to enhance their submission. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 591 and a 3.25 undergraduate GPA. In 2021, Smith accepted 76.92% of applicants to its online MBA program, and 925 students are currently enrolled. Prospective students must apply by July 14 and submit one letter of recommendation with their application. Smith requires 54 credits completed for graduation.
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    The University of Maryland–College Park (Smith) does not require GMAT or GRE scores for its online MBA application, but candidates may submit one to enhance their submission...

  3. 6. University of Washington (Foster)

    Seattle, WA
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    The University of Washington (Foster) does not require online MBA applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores, but test scores are strongly recommended if your transcript or work experience does not contain evidence of your quantitative abilities. Additionally, if your GPA falls below the University of Washington Graduate School minimum of 3.0, test scores can help demonstrate quantitative aptitude or mitigate concerns regarding academic readiness. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.45 and a GMAT score of 615. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 80% last year and students must complete 62 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Washington (Foster) does not require online MBA applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores, but test scores are strongly recommended if your transcript or work experience does not contain evidence of your quantitative abilities...

  4. 7. University of Cincinnati (Lindner)

    Cincinnati, OH
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    The University of Cincinnati (Lindner) does not require GMAT or GRE scores to be submitted as part of its online MBA application, but two letters of recommendation are required. The average undergraduate GPA for incoming students is 3.42. In 2021, Lindner accepted 81% of applicants, and currently enrolls 542 online MBA students. Prospective students must submit their applications by July 31 to be considered for admission. Students must complete 38 credits in order to graduate. TOEFL scores are required for international students, but waivers are available.
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    The University of Cincinnati (Lindner) does not require GMAT or GRE scores to be submitted as part of its online MBA application, but two letters of recommendation are required...

  5. 8. University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg)

    Amherst, MA
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    The University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg) requires either GMAT or GRE scores, but waivers are available. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with an application to the online MBA program. The average GMAT score for incoming students is 582, and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.4. The school’s acceptance rate to its online MBA program last year was 92%, and there are currently 1,646 students enrolled. Candidates must apply by July 15. University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg) requires 39 completed credits for graduation.
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    The University of Massachusetts–Amherst (Isenberg) requires either GMAT or GRE scores, but waivers are available...

  6. 9. West Texas A&M University

    Canyon, TX
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    West Texas A&M University’s online MBA program requires applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE score unless the students have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, hold a graduate or postgraduate degree with a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher, or have 10 years of post-graduation, professional experience that shows significant, upward career progression. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.55. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 83% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 94% within three years. Students must complete 31 credits to graduate.
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    West Texas A&M University’s online MBA program requires applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE score unless the students have an undergraduate GPA of 3...

  7. 10. University of Arizona (Eller)

    Tucson, AZ
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    A GMAT or GRE score is required for applicants to the University of Arizona’s online MBA program, however some waivers are available based on qualifications. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3 and an average of nine years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 61% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 94% within three years. Students must complete 45 credits to graduate.
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    A GMAT or GRE score is required for applicants to the University of Arizona’s online MBA program, however some waivers are available based on qualifications...

  8. 11. Syracuse University (Whitman)

    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse University (Whitman)’s online MBA program does not require the GMAT or GRE for applicants with two or more years of professional work experience. Applicants with less work experience may submit scores if they believe it will enhance their application. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1 and an average of more than 10 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 81.6% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 63% in three years. Students must complete 54 credits to graduate.
    Syracuse University (Whitman)’s online MBA program does not require the GMAT or GRE for applicants with two or more years of professional work experience...

  9. 12. University of South Florida

    Tampa, FL
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    Applicants to the University of South Florida online MBA program must submit either a GMAT or GRE score for admission. However, prospective students who have a cumulative bachelor’s degree GPA of 3.50, have another professional certification, or extensive work and managerial experience may fit the criteria to petition for a waiver. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and an average of five years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 53% last year. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    Applicants to the University of South Florida online MBA program must submit either a GMAT or GRE score for admission...

  10. 13. University of Utah (Eccles)

    Salt Lake City, UT
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    The University of Utah’s online MBA program requires test scores, but substitutions are available at the discretion of the admissions committee. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and a GMAT score of 607. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 75% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 81% within three years. Students must complete 48 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Utah’s online MBA program requires test scores, but substitutions are available at the discretion of the admissions committee...

  11. 14. University of Massachusetts–Lowell

    Lowell, MA
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    The University of Massachusetts–Lowell’s online MBA program typically requires submission of a GMAT or GRE score, but this requirement is being waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously the GMAT requirement could be waived based on certain criteria. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.43 and an average of 11 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 88% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 87%. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Massachusetts–Lowell’s online MBA program typically requires submission of a GMAT or GRE score, but this requirement is being waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

  12. 15. Robert Morris University

    Moon Township, PA
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    Robert Morris University requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT test score, but waivers are available for those people with substantial and relevant work experience and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA from an accredited business school. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.34. In 2021, Robert Morris admitted 33% of applicants to the online MBA program, which currently enrolls 198 students. Two letters of recommendation are required to apply, and admissions are made on a rolling basis. The program has a one-year retention rate of 93.1%, and students must complete 30 credits in order to graduate.
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    Robert Morris University requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT test score, but waivers are available for those people with substantial and relevant work experience and a 3...

  13. 16. George Washington University

    Washington, DC
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    George Washington University does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program, though it will accept and consider them as a part of a student’s application. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.16 and a 560 GMAT score. One letter of recommendation is required with an application. In 2021, the school accepted 81.64% of online MBA applicants, and the program currently enrolls 337 students. The program in 2021 had a one-year retention rate of 81.4%. Students must complete 46.5 credits in order to graduate.
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    George Washington University does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program, though it will accept and consider them as a part of a student’s application...

  14. 17. Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders)

    Rochester, NY
    Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) has GMAT or GRE test score waivers for qualifying applicants. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.31 and an average of 16 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 45% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 90%. Students must complete 47 credits to graduate.
    Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) has GMAT or GRE test score waivers for qualifying applicants...

  15. 18. St. John’s University (Tobin)

    Queens, NY
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    St. John’s University (Tobin) does not require a GMAT or GRE score, but applicants can submit test scores if they wish. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and an average of six years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 59% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 81% in three years. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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  16. 19. University of Southern Indiana

    Evansville, IN
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    To apply for University of Southern Indiana’s online MBA program, prospective students must submit a GMAT or GRE score. However, waivers are available if the applicant earned a graduate degree, has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, has an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or above along with three years of full-time professional work experience, or is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.28. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 96% last year and students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    To apply for University of Southern Indiana’s online MBA program, prospective students must submit a GMAT or GRE score...

  17. 20. Santa Clara University (Leavey)

    Santa Clara, CA
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    Santa Clara University (Leavey) requires either GMAT or GRE scores to apply for its online MBA program, but waivers are available for select candidates. Two letters of recommendation are required. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.16 undergraduate GPA, and a 565 GMAT score. In 2021, 92% of applicants were accepted to the online program, and 283 students are currently enrolled. Applications to Santa Clara University (Leavey)’s online MBA program are due August 1. In 2021, the school reported a 86% one-year retention rate.
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    Santa Clara University (Leavey) requires either GMAT or GRE scores to apply for its online MBA program, but waivers are available for select candidates...

  18. 21. University of Denver (Daniels)

    Denver, CO
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    The University of Denver (Daniels) does not require a GMAT or GRE score to apply for its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1. The acceptance rate to the private university’s online program was 77% last year. The deadline to apply to the program is July 14. The University of Denver (Daniels) has a current enrollment of 363 online MBA students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 96%. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Denver (Daniels) does not require a GMAT or GRE score to apply for its online MBA program...

  19. 22. Xavier University

    Cincinnati, OH
    At Xavier University, test scores are not required for admission consideration to the online MBA program. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.31 and an average of 10 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 49% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 85%. Students must complete 39 credits to graduate.
    At Xavier University, test scores are not required for admission consideration to the online MBA program...

  20. 23. Hofstra University (Zarb)

    Hempstead, NY
    Hofstra University (Zarb) accepts GMAT and GRE scores for admission to its online MBA program. Waivers can be granted for applicants with a notable record of managerial level work experience (five or more years) or applicants who have completed an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited college with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Two letters of recommendation are required. In 2021, Zarb admitted 87% of applicants, and currently enrolls 92 online MBA students. The school offers admission on a rolling basis.
    Hofstra University (Zarb) accepts GMAT and GRE scores for admission to its online MBA program...

  21. 24. Babson College (Olin)

    Babson Park, MA
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    Babson College (Olin) requires one letter of recommendation, but does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply for its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.09. Olin offers admission on a rolling basis, and in 2021 had an 92% acceptance rate. The school currently enrolls 408 online MBA students and has a one-year retention rate of 84%. In order to graduate, online MBA students must complete 45 credits. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required to be submitted by international applicants.
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    Babson College (Olin) requires one letter of recommendation, but does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply for its online MBA program...

  22. 25. Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
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    Lehigh University does not require online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 622 and had an undergraduate GPA of 3.36. Waivers are available for those applicants with a strong academic record, “excellent track record” of professional experience, professional certifications, or a master’s or doctoral degree. Two letters of recommendation are required. Last year, Lehigh accepted 66% of applicants to its online MBA program, which currently enrolls 275 students.
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    Lehigh University does not require online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score...

  23. 26. Samford University (Brock)

    Birmingham, AL
    Samford University (Brock)’s online MBA program waives the GMAT requirement for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.38. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 56.29% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 86% within three years. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    Samford University (Brock)’s online MBA program waives the GMAT requirement for students with a 3...

  24. 27. SUNY Polytechnic Institute

    Utica, NY
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    A large percentage of applicants to SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s online MBA program qualify for a GMAT waiver. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.54. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 74% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 100% in three years. Students must complete 33 to 48 credits to graduate, depending on their background.Students need 48 credits completed to graduate.
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    A large percentage of applicants to SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s online MBA program qualify for a GMAT waiver...

  25. 28. University of Southern Mississippi

    Hattiesburg, MS
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    Standardized entrance exams (GMAT and GRE) are indefinitely waived for all applicants to the University of Southern Mississippi’s online MBA program. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and an average of more than 13 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 75% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 89% within three years. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    Standardized entrance exams (GMAT and GRE) are indefinitely waived for all applicants to the University of Southern Mississippi’s online MBA program...

  26. 29. University of Louisiana–Lafayette BI Moody III College of Business Administration

    Lafayette, LA
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    The University of Louisiana–Lafayette BI Moody III College of Business Administration requires a GMAT or GRE without a waiver. Students with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA; 2.75 to 2.99 GPA with three years of work experience; or 2.5 to 2.74 GPA with five years of work experience may request a waiver. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.07. The acceptance rate into the public university’s online program was 61.4% last year. The college of business currently enrolls 1,487 online MBA students, and they must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Louisiana–Lafayette BI Moody III College of Business Administration requires a GMAT or GRE without a waiver...

  27. 30. University of Texas–Dallas

    Richardson, TX
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    The University of Texas–Dallas does not require GMAT or GRE test scores from applicants to its online MBA program. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.04 and an average of 14 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 89% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 81% within three years. Students must complete 53 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Texas–Dallas does not require GMAT or GRE test scores from applicants to its online MBA program...

  28. 31. University of Texas of the Permian Basin

    Odessa, TX
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    At the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the GMAT or GRE is required if an applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below 2.5. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 82% last year, and students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    At the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the GMAT or GRE is required if an applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below 2...

  29. 32. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    West Chester, PA
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    West Chester University of Pennsylvania considers online MBA applications holistically. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3. Three letters of recommendation are required to apply. Last year, West Chester University of Pennsylvania admitted 93% of applicants to the online MBA program, which has a current enrollment of 610 students. Admissions are made on a rolling basis. The program has a one-year retention rate of 93%.
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    West Chester University of Pennsylvania considers online MBA applications holistically...

  30. 33. Kennesaw State University (Coles)

    Kennesaw, GA
    Kennesaw State University (Coles) does not require a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, in most cases. In fact, the university encourages applicants to apply without submitting a test score. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 525 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.2. Two letters of recommendation are required. Candidates must apply to Kennesaw State University (Coles) by July 1 to be considered for admission. In 2021, the program accepted 77% of applicants. Coles currently enrolls 196 online MBA students, and has a one-year retention rate of 98.5%.
    Kennesaw State University (Coles) does not require a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, in most cases...

  31. 34. Texas Tech University (Rawls)

    Lubbock, TX
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    At Texas Tech University (Rawls), the GMAT or GRE is required, but there is a waiver offered to applicants with 3.75 GPA or above. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.33 and an average GMAT of 463. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 90.96% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 84%. Students must complete 42 credits to graduate.
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    At Texas Tech University (Rawls), the GMAT or GRE is required, but there is a waiver offered to applicants with 3...

  32. 35. University of Maine

    Orono, ME
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    The University of Maine’s online MBA program requires test scores from applicants but offers a GMAT waiver for students with five or more years of experience in professional leadership roles or U.S. military service. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.33 and an average of more than 10 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 85% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 81% in three years. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Maine’s online MBA program requires test scores from applicants but offers a GMAT waiver for students with five or more years of experience in professional leadership roles or U...

  33. 36. Clarkson University

    Potsdam, NY
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    Clarkson University accepts GMAT and GRE test scores, but offers waivers to students who graduated from Clarkson, hold master’s or doctorate degrees or have a “significant degree of full-time, non-internship employment in a professional setting.” Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and a 533 GMAT score. Two letters of recommendation are required to apply. Admissions are offered on a rolling basis, and Clarkson currently enrolls 137 online MBA students. In 2021, the school accepted 94% of applicants. Students need 42 credits in order to graduate.
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    Clarkson University accepts GMAT and GRE test scores, but offers waivers to students who graduated from Clarkson, hold master’s or doctorate degrees or have a “significant degree of full-time, non-internship employment in a professional setting...

  34. 37. Pepperdine University Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

    Los Angeles, CA
    Pepperdine University’s Pepperdine Graziadio Business School does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program, though it does accept them. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.01, and for those students who do submit GMAT scores, the average is 555. The school, which currently enrolls 495 online MBA students, had a 85.65% acceptance rate in 2021. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission. Graduation requires students to complete 52 credits. Graziadio’s one-year retention rate in 2021 was 93%.
    Pepperdine University’s Pepperdine Graziadio Business School does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program, though it does accept them...

  35. 38. Ohio University

    Athens, OH
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    Ohio University does not require GMAT or GRE scores as part of the online MBA program application. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. Two letters of recommendation are required to apply. Last year, the program admitted 84.2% of applicants, and currently enrolls 737 students. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 70 if they are a non-native English student. The deadline to submit an application to the online program is August 1. Ohio University has a one-year retention rate of 82.9%. Students need to complete 35 credits to graduate.
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    Ohio University does not require GMAT or GRE scores as part of the online MBA program application...

  36. 39. Colorado State University–Pueblo

    Pueblo, CO
    Colorado State University, Pueblo requires applicants to submit GMAT or GRE test scores, though waivers are available. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.6. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 58% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 76% within three years. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    Colorado State University, Pueblo requires applicants to submit GMAT or GRE test scores, though waivers are available...

  37. 40. Virginia Commonwealth University

    Richmond, VA
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    Applicants to Virginia Commonwealth University’s online MBA program do not have to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but they can elect to submit a score to bolster their competitiveness. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1 and an average of nine years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 91% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 90% within three years. Students must complete 45 credits to graduate.
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    Applicants to Virginia Commonwealth University’s online MBA program do not have to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but they can elect to submit a score to bolster their competitiveness...

  38. 41. Fayetteville State University

    Fayetteville, NC
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    Fayetteville State University does require all applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, but some people may receive a waiver based on fulfilling other qualifications. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and eight years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 83% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 85%. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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    Fayetteville State University does require all applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, but some people may receive a waiver based on fulfilling other qualifications...

  39. 42. Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville, KY
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    Campbellsville University does not require online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT score. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.26. The acceptance rate to the private university was 55% last year. Admissions to Campbellsville University’s online MBA program are rolling, and the school currently enrolls 62 students. The program has a one-year retention rate of 100%. Online MBA students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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    Campbellsville University does not require online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT score...

  40. 43. University of California, Davis

    Davis, CA
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    University of California, Davis requires scores from either the GRE or the GMAT as part of your application. GMAT waivers are available for qualified applicants. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.16 and an average of 9.4 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 66.7% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 93%. Students must complete 72 credits to graduate.
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    University of California, Davis requires scores from either the GRE or the GMAT as part of your application...

  41. 44. American University (Kogod)

    Washington, DC
    Test scores for the GMAT or GRE are optional for students applying to American University (Kogod)’s online MBA program, though two letters of recommendation are required for admission. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.01, and an average GMAT score of 570. Kogod offers four application rounds per year for its online MBA program. In 2021, the program had an acceptance rate of 77.75%, and currently enrolls 373 students. Its current one-year retention rate is 90%. In order to graduate, a student must complete 48 credits. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 100.
    Test scores for the GMAT or GRE are optional for students applying to American University (Kogod)’s online MBA program, though two letters of recommendation are required for admission...

  42. 45. Florida Southern College Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise

    Lakeland, FL
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    Florida Southern College Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise requires online MBA applicants to complete the GMAT or GRE unless they qualify for a waiver. The college requires one letter of recommendation to apply to its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3. The acceptance rate into the private college’s online program was 74% last year. Florida Southern currently has 72 online MBA students enrolled. The program’s one-year retention rate is 95%.
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    Florida Southern College Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise requires online MBA applicants to complete the GMAT or GRE unless they qualify for a waiver...

  43. 46. West Virginia University

    Morgantown, WV
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    West Virginia University’s online MBA program is test-optional. The admissions committee reserves the ability to request a GMAT or GRE score if they determine they need more information to make an admission decision. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and nearly nine years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 88% last year and students must complete 37 credits to graduate.
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    West Virginia University’s online MBA program is test-optional...

  44. 47. Montclair State University

    Montclair, NJ
    Montclair State University requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but this requirement can be waived if an applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.28. One letter of recommendation is required. The school offers admission to its online MBA program on a rolling basis. In 2021, 96.3% of applicants to the online MBA program earned admission. Montclair State University currently has 409 online MBA students enrolled. They need to complete 36 credits in order to graduate.
    Montclair State University requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but this requirement can be waived if an applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2...

  45. 48. Cleveland State University (Ahuja)

    Cleveland, OH
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    Cleveland State University (Ahuja) does not require a GMAT or GRE score with an application to its online MBA program, and waivers are also available. Incoming students had an average 3.19 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 73% last year. Candidates must apply to the online MBA program by June 1. Cleveland State University (Ahuja) currently enrolls 31 online MBA students.
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    Cleveland State University (Ahuja) does not require a GMAT or GRE score with an application to its online MBA program, and waivers are also available...

  46. 49. Ashland University

    Ashland, OH
    Ashland University does require submission of GMAT or GRE test scores to apply to its online MBA program, but the requirement can be waived based on an applicant’s work experience and academic achievements. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1 and a GMAT score of 580. No letters of recommendation are required. In 2021, Ashland University accepted 76% of applicants to its online MBA program, which currently enrolls 312 students. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, and the program has a one-year retention rate of 97%. Graduation requires completion of 30 credits.
    Ashland University does require submission of GMAT or GRE test scores to apply to its online MBA program, but the requirement can be waived based on an applicant’s work experience and academic achievements...

  47. 50. East Carolina University

    Greenville, NC
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    East Carolina University requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, but waivers are available. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 531. Letters of recommendation are not required to apply. The public university’s online program had a 67.54% acceptance rate last year, and currently enrolls 672 students. The deadline to apply to the program is June 1. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    East Carolina University requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, but waivers are available...

  48. 51. Lindenwood University

    St. Charles, MO
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    Lindenwood University accepts GMAT or GRE scores, but they are not required for admission. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.34 and an average of six years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 89% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 70% within three years. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    Lindenwood University accepts GMAT or GRE scores, but they are not required for admission...

  49. 52. Louisiana Tech University

    Ruston, LA
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    Louisiana Tech University formulaically decides admissions based on a combination of the applicant’s previous academic record and the applicant’s score on the GMAT. GMAT scores are required, but GRE scores are accepted in some cases. Those applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and a GMAT score of at least 450 are eligible for unconditional admission. No letters of recommendation are required. Last year, 78% of online MBA applicants earned admission to the program, which currently enrolls 141 students. Online MBA students need 30 credits to graduate.
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    Louisiana Tech University formulaically decides admissions based on a combination of the applicant’s previous academic record and the applicant’s score on the GMAT...

  50. 53. University of Texas–Tyler

    Tyler, Texas
    At the University of Texas–Tyler, GMAT and GRE scores are waived for applicants with a 3.25 GPA or five years of significant managerial experience. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and an average GMAT of 431. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 95.7% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 95% within three years. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    At the University of Texas–Tyler, GMAT and GRE scores are waived for applicants with a 3...

  51. 54. Oklahoma State University (Spears)

    Stillwater, OK
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    Oklahoma State University (Spears) requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, but waivers are available for applicants with five or more years of post-graduate professional experience and at least a 3.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 588 and a 3.4 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate into the public university’s online program was 63% last year. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 89 to be considered for admission. Oklahoma State University (Spears) currently enrolls 272 online MBA applicants.
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  52. 55. University of Central Missouri (Harmon)

    Warrensburg, MO
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    The University of Central Missouri (Harmon) no longer requires a GMAT or GRE score for admission to the program. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 57% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 64% within three years. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Central Missouri (Harmon) no longer requires a GMAT or GRE score for admission to the program...

  53. 56. Kent State University

    Kent, OH
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    Kent State University allows online MBA applicants to waive the GMAT or GRE score requirement if their undergraduate GPA was 3.2 or greater—or they have a graduate degree, and they meet specific education criteria. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.37 and a 455 GMAT score. Two letters of recommendation are required to apply. Admissions are made on a rolling basis. In 2021, 100% of online MBA applicants were admitted to the program, which now enrolls 106 students. The program has a one-year retention rate of 82%.
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    Kent State University allows online MBA applicants to waive the GMAT or GRE score requirement if their undergraduate GPA was 3...

  54. 57. Florida Atlantic University

    Boca Raton, FL
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    Florida Atlantic University may require some applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores if their undergraduate GPA is lower than the minimum requirement, and this is determined on a case-by-case basis. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.18. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 69.9% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 76.9%. Students must complete 40 credits to graduate.
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    Florida Atlantic University may require some applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores if their undergraduate GPA is lower than the minimum requirement, and this is determined on a case-by-case basis...

  55. 58. Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge (Ourso)

    Baton Rouge, LA
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    At Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, a GRE or GMAT score is not required for application. For candidates who do not meet the requirements for GPA, a GRE or GMAT score may be requested at the department’s discretion. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and an average of 13 years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 76% last year and students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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    At Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, a GRE or GMAT score is not required for application...

  56. 59. Marist College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Marist College requires a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted with an online MBA application, which can be waived under certain conditions. Incoming students had an average 3.37 undergraduate GPA. Letters of recommendation are not required to apply to Marist College’s online MBA program. The acceptance rate into the private college’s online program was 82.4% last year. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, and Marist College currently enrolls 227 online MBA students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 92.9%, and students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    Marist College requires a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted with an online MBA application, which can be waived under certain conditions...

  57. 60. University of Colorado–Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs, CO
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    University of Colorado–Colorado Springs requires a GMAT score to be submitted with an application to its online MBA program, but prospective students may receive a waiver based on academic performance, advanced degrees or management experience. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 85 to be considered for admission. The incoming students on average have a 3.34 undergraduate GPA and a 537 GMAT score. University of Colorado–Colorado Springs’ online MBA program has a one-year retention rate of 80%. Online MBA students must complete 45 credits in order to graduate.
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    University of Colorado–Colorado Springs requires a GMAT score to be submitted with an application to its online MBA program, but prospective students may receive a waiver based on academic performance, advanced degrees or management experience...

  58. 61. Colorado State University

    Fort Collins, CO
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    At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, GRE scores are converted to GMAT equivalency and the test must have been taken within the past five years, but test scores are not required. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, only the top score is taken into consideration. Three letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1 and an average of nine years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 79% last year and students must complete 34 credits to graduate.
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    At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, GRE scores are converted to GMAT equivalency and the test must have been taken within the past five years, but test scores are not required...

  59. 62. University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA
    The University of Scranton does not require GMAT or GRE test scores from applicants to its online MBA program. Incoming students average nine years of work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.2. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, and the acceptance rate for the program is 73%. The program requires a minimum of 36 credits for graduation, and has a graduation rate of 59% within three years.
    The University of Scranton does not require GMAT or GRE test scores from applicants to its online MBA program...

  60. 63. Boise State University

    Boise, Idaho
    Boise State University offers a GMAT and GRE test waiver to applicants with two or more years of experience and a 3.0 GPA or higher, or five more years of experience and a 2.75 GPA or higher, or applicants with a master’s degree. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.26. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 86% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 95%. Students must complete 49 credits to graduate.
    Boise State University offers a GMAT and GRE test waiver to applicants with two or more years of experience and a 3...

  61. 64. Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business

    Statesboro, GA
    Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business does not require a GMAT or GRE score for applicants to its online MBA program. Letters of recommendation are also not required, but the school recommends that recent graduates submit two. Incoming studnets had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.03. The acceptance rate into the public university’s online program was 79% last year. Applications are due July 15, and Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business currently enrolls 187 online MBA students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 91%. Students need 30 credits to graduate.
    Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business does not require a GMAT or GRE score for applicants to its online MBA program...

  62. 65. Texas A&M University–Kingsville

    Kingsville, TX
    At Texas A&M University, Kingsville, all online MBA applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores, but the requirement may be waived according to academic excellence, work experience, and unique certificate completion. Students with previous graduate degrees do not have to submit test scores. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.28 and an average GMAT score of 460. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 92% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 85% in three years. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
    At Texas A&M University, Kingsville, all online MBA applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores, but the requirement may be waived according to academic excellence, work experience, and unique certificate completion...

  63. 66. Saint Joseph’s University (Haub)

    Philadelphia, PA
    Saint Joseph’s University (Haub) requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but this requirement can be waived if an applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.19 and a GMAT score of 500. Two letters of recommendation are required. Admissions are made on a rolling basis. In 2021, Saint Joseph’s University (Haub) accepted 90.4% of applicants to its online MBA program, which now enrolls 460 students. The program has a one-year retention rate of 84.8%.
    Saint Joseph’s University (Haub) requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score, but this requirement can be waived if an applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3...

  64. 67. James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, VA
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    James Madison University requires a GMAT submission for applicants to its online MBA program, but waivers are available. Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Incoming students had an average GMAT score of 568 and a 3.1 undergraduate GPA. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 81 to be considered for admission. JMU currently has 154 online MBA students enrolled, and the program has a 94% one-year retention rate. Students need 42 credits to complete the program.
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    James Madison University requires a GMAT submission for applicants to its online MBA program, but waivers are available...

  65. 68. University of Tennessee–Martin

    Martin, TN
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    The University of Tennessee–Martin requires a GMAT or GRE score unless an online MBA applicant receives a waiver, which are granted based on undergraduate GPA. Recommendation letters are not required with applications. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and a 440 GMAT score. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 89% last year. Admissions are made on a rolling basis four weeks prior to courses starting, and the University of Tennessee–Martin currently enrolls 305 online MBA students. In order to graduate, students need to complete 30 credits.
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    The University of Tennessee–Martin requires a GMAT or GRE score unless an online MBA applicant receives a waiver, which are granted based on undergraduate GPA...

  66. 69. University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH
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    The University of Dayton’s online MBA program does not require test scores to apply, but GMAT or GRE scores may be requested if there are concerns about the applicant’s academic ability. The applicant may choose to submit scores. One letter from a current or former supervisor is required. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.23 and seven years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 89% last year and students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    The University of Dayton’s online MBA program does not require test scores to apply, but GMAT or GRE scores may be requested if there are concerns about the applicant’s academic ability...

  67. 70. University of La Verne

    La Verne, CA
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    Applicants to University of La Verne’s online MBA program who have low GPAs may be required to submit GMAT or GRE scores. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.25. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 67% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 93%. Students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    Applicants to University of La Verne’s online MBA program who have low GPAs may be required to submit GMAT or GRE scores...

  68. 71. University of North Carolina–Wilmington Cameron School of Business

    Wilmington, NC
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    University of North Carolina–Wilmington Cameron School of Business requires a GMAT or GRE score with its online MBA application, but waivers are available. Applicants with more than five years of professional experience or an undergraduate GPA of more than a 3.2 may waive the testing requirement. The average incoming student has a 3.28 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 75% last year. Applications to University of North Carolina–Wilmington Cameron School of Business’ online MBA program are due July 24. The program currently has 449 students enrolled.
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    University of North Carolina–Wilmington Cameron School of Business requires a GMAT or GRE score with its online MBA application, but waivers are available...

  69. 72. Ohio Dominican University

    Columbus, OH
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    Ohio Dominican University will accept GMAT or GRE scores with applications to its online MBA program, but they are not required. Two letters of recommendation are required with the application. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.32. The acceptance rate into the private university’s online program was 28% last year. Ohio Dominican University currently enrolls 92 online MBA students, and the program has a 39% one-year retention rate. Students must complete 36 credits to earn the online MBA degree. The program’s graduation rate is 63%.
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    Ohio Dominican University will accept GMAT or GRE scores with applications to its online MBA program, but they are not required...

  70. 73. Southern Utah University

    Cedar City, UT
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    Prospective students may complete a waiver to fulfill testing requirements for the Southern Utah University’s online MBA program. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 89.5% last year, and students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
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    Prospective students may complete a waiver to fulfill testing requirements for the Southern Utah University’s online MBA program...

  71. 74. Angelo State University Norris-Vincent College of Business

    San Angelo, TX
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    Angelo State University Norris-Vincent College of Business requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program. GMAT waivers are also available for candidates who earned at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or have three years of work experience. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.24. Admissions to Angelo State University Norris-Vincent College of Business are made on a rolling basis, and the program currently has 266 students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 73.8%, and students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    Angelo State University Norris-Vincent College of Business requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program...

  72. 75. University of Michigan–Dearborn

    Dearborn, MI
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    Applicants to the University of Michigan–Dearborn’s online MBA program who meet GPA, work experience, or other criteria may waive the GMAT and GRE requirement. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.41 and an average of nearly seven years of work experience. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 78% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 82%. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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    Applicants to the University of Michigan–Dearborn’s online MBA program who meet GPA, work experience, or other criteria may waive the GMAT and GRE requirement...

  73. 76. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester, MA
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s online MBA program does not require GRE or GMAT scores from its applicants. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and an average of 13 years of work experience. The program had a retention rate of 85% last year and students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s online MBA program does not require GRE or GMAT scores from its applicants...

  74. 77. SUNY–Oswego

    Oswego, NY
    SUNY–Oswego requires applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores. This requirement can be waived if an applicant already holds a master’s degree or higher. Incoming students had an undergraduate GPA of 3.26 and a GMAT score of 487. Three letters of recommendation are required to apply. Admissions to the online MBA program are made on a rolling basis. In 2021, SUNY–Oswego admitted 93% of applicants to its online MBA program, which currently has an enrollment of 213 students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 81.4%.
    SUNY–Oswego requires applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores...

  75. 78. California Baptist University

    Riverside, CA
    California Baptist University does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission to its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 2.9. The acceptance rate into the private university’s online program was 61.8% last year. California Baptist University admits students on a rolling basis and has a start date every eight weeks. The program currently enrolls 184 online MBA students. Students need 36 credits in order to graduate.
    California Baptist University does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission to its online MBA program...

  76. 79. King University

    Bristol, TN
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    King University does not require GMAT or GRE scores with an application to its online MBA program. Two letters of recommendation are required with the application. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 84 to be considered for admission. Incoming students had an average 3.3 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate to the private university’s online program was 100% last year. Students are admitted on a rolling basis. To graduate from the program, students need to complete 36 credits.
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    King University does not require GMAT or GRE scores with an application to its online MBA program...

  77. 80. Tennessee Technological University

    Cookeville, TN
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    Tennessee Technological University’s online MBA program will use GMAT or GRE scores for consideration for applicants who do not meet GPA requirements. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average GMAT score of 468. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 91.36% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 90%. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    Tennessee Technological University’s online MBA program will use GMAT or GRE scores for consideration for applicants who do not meet GPA requirements...

  78. 81. Drake University

    Des Moines, IA
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    Drake University does not require applicants to its online MBA program to complete the GMAT or GRE. Two letters of recommendation are required for the application, and international students must submit TOEFL scores. The acceptance rate to the private university’s online program was 68% last year. The deadline to apply to Drake University’s online MBA program is August 25, and the program currently enrolls 90 students. The program has a 89% one-year retention rate, and students must complete 39 credits to graduate.
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    Drake University does not require applicants to its online MBA program to complete the GMAT or GRE...

  79. 82. Wright State University (Soin)

    Dayton, OH
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    Wright State University (Soin) does not require a GMAT score for online MBA applicants with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Students with an undergraduate GPA of lower than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional status. Applicants with a GPA of between 2.5 and 2.69 may petition for admission and submit a GMAT or GRE score with the petition. The minimum GMAT score is 400. Incoming students had an average 3.13 undergraduate GPA and 489 GMAT score. Applications are due July 1. Last year, Wright State University (Soin) admitted 90% of applicants to its online MBA program, which has a current enrollment of 360 students.
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    Wright State University (Soin) does not require a GMAT score for online MBA applicants with at least a 3...

  80. 83. University of the Incarnate Word

    San Antonio, TX
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    The University of the Incarnate Word only requires the GMAT for students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.0 and 2.49. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 83% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 72% within three years. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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    The University of the Incarnate Word only requires the GMAT for students with an undergraduate GPA between 2...

  81. 84. Utica College

    Utica, NY
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    Utica College does not require GMAT or GRE scores as part of its online MBA application. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 to be considered for admission. Two letters of recommendation are required with applications. The acceptance rate to the private college was 72% last year. Utica College makes admissions on a rolling basis, and its online MBA program currently enrolls 148 students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 76%. Students need 30 credits to graduate, and the program’s graduation rate is 86%.
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    Utica College does not require GMAT or GRE scores as part of its online MBA application...

  82. 85. University of Alabama–Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL
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    At the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the GMAT application requirement is currently being waived for applicants to the online MBA program. However, students who need to strengthen their application may want to consider submitting a GMAT score of 480 or higher. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.13 and an average GMAT of 436. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 80.8% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 82%.
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    At the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the GMAT application requirement is currently being waived for applicants to the online MBA program...

  83. 86. Missouri State University College of Business

    Springfield, MO
    Missouri State University College of Business requires that all online MBA program applicants submit either a GMAT or GRE score or receive a waiver, which are granted on an individual basis. The requirement has been suspended through the fall 2022 term. Incoming students had an average 3.34 undergraduate GPA and a 560 GMAT score. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 100% last year. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, and the Missouri State University College of Business currently enrolls 303 online MBA students.
    Missouri State University College of Business requires that all online MBA program applicants submit either a GMAT or GRE score or receive a waiver, which are granted on an individual basis...

  84. 87. Sam Houston State University

    Huntsville, TX
    At Sam Houston State University, students with a GPA 2.75 and above are provided a waiver for the GMAT; students with a GPA below 2.75 may request a waiver based on their extent of managerial and professional experience. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 94.4% last year, and the school had a retention rate of 88%. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
    At Sam Houston State University, students with a GPA 2...

  85. 88. Troy University

    Troy, AL
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    Applicants to Troy University’s online MBA program must provide scores from the GMAT or GRE. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.108. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 49% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 60% in three years. Students must complete 31 credits to graduate.
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  86. 89. Auburn University–Montgomery

    Montgomery, AL
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    Auburn University–Montgomery waives testing requirements for online MBA applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 are admitted on probation and are required to earn a 3.0 across the first 12 credit hours in the program. Those with graduate degrees are also not required to take the GMAT or GRE. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1. Letters of recommendation are not required, but international students must submit TOEFL scores of at least 76. The program has 29 students currently enrolled.
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    Auburn University–Montgomery waives testing requirements for online MBA applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3...

  87. 90. Franklin Pierce University

    Rindge, NH
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    Franklin Pierce University does not consider standardized test scores in admissions. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 100% last year, and the school had a retention rate of 94%. Students must complete 39 credits to graduate.
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  88. 91. Southeast Missouri State University (Harrison)

    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Southeast Missouri State University (Harrison) requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, but offers waivers. The university uses a formula based on GMAT scores and GPA for regular admission. Letters of recommendation are not required. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 47% last year. Applications are due August 1, and Southeast Missouri State University (Harrison) currently enrolls 63 online MBA students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 76.2%. Online MBA students must complete 33 credits to graduate.
    Southeast Missouri State University (Harrison) requires a GMAT or GRE score to apply to its online MBA program, but offers waivers...

  89. 92. Baylor University

    Waco, TX
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    Baylor University does not require applicants with more than four years of full time work experience to submit GMAt or GRE scores. For applicants with less than four years work experience, these test scores are suggested. Three letters of recommendation are required for incoming online MBA students. The program had a retention rate of 84% and students must complete 48 credits to graduate.
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  90. 93. Delta State University

    Cleveland, MS
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    Delta State University does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.14. International students do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score to be considered for admission. Letters of recommendation are not required and applications are due August 23. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 85% last year. Currently, the online MBA program enrolls 190 students and has a one-year retention rate of 66%. In 2021, 44 applicants were accepted to the program.
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  91. 94. Stetson University

    DeLand, FL
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    Stetson University’s online MBA program is test-optional and two letters of recommendation are required for application. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 99.2% last year, and students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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  92. 95. Drexel University (LeBow)

    Philadelphia, PA
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    Drexel University requires applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE test score for admission to its online MBA program. Applicants are able to request a waiver based on significant professional experience and/or high achievement during their undergraduate academic career, with an emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills. One letter of recommendation is required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.07. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 96% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 76%. Students must complete 49 credits to graduate.
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  93. 96. Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans, LA
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    Loyola University New Orleans does not require a GMAT or GRE score with an application to its online MBA program. Incoming students had an average 3.137 undergraduate GPA, and two letters of recommendation are required with applications. The private university’s online program had a 95.7% acceptance rate last year. Applications to Loyola University New Orleans’ online MBA program are due June 30. The program currently enrolls 59 students. The program has a one-year retention rate of 69%. Students must complete 36 to 39 credits in order to graduate.
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  94. 97. Eastern Oregon University

    La Grande, OR
    Eastern Oregon University requires online MBA applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE score if a student’s undergraduate GPA was less than a 3.0. Two letters of recommendation are required with the application. Applications to Eastern Oregon’s online MBA program are due September 1, and the program currently enrolls 64 online MBA students. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score or an alternative verification of English proficiency. The program has a one-year retention rate of 90%. Online MBA students at Eastern Oregon University must complete 45 credits to graduate.
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  95. 98. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Grove)

    Shippensburg, PA
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    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Grove) does not require GMAT or GRE scores with applications to its online MBA program and does not consider them during the application process. Letters of recommendation are not required for admission. International students must submit a TOEFL score to apply. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.17. The acceptance rate to the public university’s online program was 90% last year. Admissions are made on a rolling basis, and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Grove) currently enrolls 141 online MBA students. The program’s one-year retention rate is 70%.
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  96. 99. Florida Institute of Technology

    Melbourne, FL
    Florida Institute of Technology does not require GMAT or GRE scores to apply to its online MBA program. International students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 to be considered for admission. One letter of recommendation is required. Incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1. The acceptance rate to the private university’s online program was 100% last year. Florida Institute of Technology offers admission to its online MBA program on a rolling basis, and currently enrolls 339 students. The program has a one-year retention rate of 54.9% and a graduation rate of 62.5%.
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  97. 100. Dakota Wesleyan University

    Mitchell, SD
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    Dakota Wesleyan University does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to its online MBA program. The university does not require letters of recommendation. International students must submit TOEFL scores of at least 71 to be considered for admission. The acceptance rate to the private university’s online program was 94% last year. Applications are due on a rolling basis, and Dakota Wesleyan University currently enrolls 61 online MBA students.
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  98. 101. University of Louisiana–Monroe

    Monroe, LA
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    GMAT or GRE scores can be used on an application but they are not required for University of Louisiana–Monroe’s online MBA program. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.066. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 84% last year and students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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  99. 102. Morehead State University

    Morehead, KY
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    Morehead State University requires a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted by applicants, but this can be waived if applicants fulfill other requirements. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 62.5% last year. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate.
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  100. 103. Central Michigan University

    Mt. Pleasant, MI
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    Central Michigan University does not require standardized test scores but they may be submitted as part of the application package. No letters of recommendation are required, though they are also accepted as part of the application process. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 72.2% last year. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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  101. 104. Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, IN
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    At Valparaiso University College of Business, GMAT and GRE test scores are not required, but applicants with a low undergraduate GPA or minimal qualitative background could benefit from these tests. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.08. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 80% last year, and the program had a graduation rate of 79% within three years. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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  102. 105. Minnesota State University–Moorhead

    Moorhead, MN
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    Minnesota State University–Moorhead requires a GMAT score with an application to its online MBA program. International students must submit TOEFL scores of at least 78 to 80 with an application. Two letters of recommendation are required with the application. Applications are due April 15. Minnesota State University–Moorhead currently enrolls 91 online MBA students. Graduation requires completion of 37 credits, and the program’s graduation rate is 71.4%.
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  103. 106. Northwest University

    Kirkland, WA
    At Northwest University, no test is required unless the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 and no letters of recommendation are required unless the applicant’s GPA is below 3.0. Incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 98% last year, and the program had a retention rate of 89%. Students must complete 39 credits to graduate.
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  104. 107. Regent University

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Regent University does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the MBA program. No letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.1. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 76% last year. Students must complete 36 credits to graduate.
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  105. 108. College of William & Mary (Raymond A. Mason)

    Williamsburg, VA
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    The College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to its online MBA program. However, applicants may submit scores if they believe that doing so will strengthen their application. Two letters of recommendation are required and incoming online MBA students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.16. The acceptance rate into the university’s online program was 97.46% last year.
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What is an MBA and what will you learn in an online program?

An MBA, short for master of business administration, is the internationally recognized graduate-level degree that focuses on business leadership and management. The degree is intended to prepare graduates to lead organizations, and is offered in a variety of formats including online, in-person, and a hybrid of the two. There is no real difference between an online MBA program and an on-campus program other than the way courses are held—and, in fact, the curriculum is likely to be the same with classes taught by the same professors.

General curriculum and skills taught

Most business schools have a “core” set of coursework that are required of all MBA candidates, including accounting, management, marketing, and finance. These courses may account for about half of a student’s time in business school, and the content covered is likely to be similar from school-to-school or across the different MBA formats. 

As part of the MBA curriculum, MBA students can expect to learn some technical skills, such as how to perform statistical analysis or decipher financial statements. What’s more, graduates will acquire soft skills that include how to manage a team and tackle ethical dilemmas that arise in a workplace.

Capstone (final project)

The final step before graduation at many business schools is a capstone project, which students typically complete in a team. These projects are designed to mimic problems a business leader might face, and some business schools even facilitate capstone projects in partnership with companies or organizations.

A capstone project is similar to a thesis in that it’s a requirement for graduation. Whereas a thesis is usually an individual endeavor and typically takes the form of a long research paper focused on research and theory, capstone projects are designed to be more practical and solutions-oriented and are completed in teams.

Specializations and concentrations

The core MBA curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of business and management topics. Advancing within the business world typically requires some sort of specialization, and MBA students can choose from a variety of concentrations to add specificity to their general business education. 

Concentrations in MBA programs may include the following options:

Admissions information

Admissions requirements may vary from one business school to another, but generally include:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, as demonstrated by an official transcript from the college or university
  • A résumé that highlights relevant work and educational experience
  • A personal statement or essay that allows applicants to distinguish themselves
  • Letters of recommendation from supervisors, professors or alumni
  • GMAT and GRE scores are increasingly waived by many online MBA programs, including for students who meet minimum undergraduate GPA requirements
  • Some online MBA programs require applicants to complete an interview with admissions officers

GMAT, GRE & GPA

The GMAT has historically been the standardized test of choice for MBA applicants, while the GRE was favored by students applying to other types of graduate-level degree programs. Online MBA programs will generally accept either test—though many schools no longer require a test score at all or offer waivers to students based on factors like work experience or undergraduate GPA.

Most programs don’t have strict minimum GPA requirements, though students may wish to supplement a low undergraduate GPA with standardized test scores.

Which factors drive acceptance?

As with any admissions decision, no single factor is likely to make-or-break a candidate’s chances at being accepted into an online MBA program. Rather, admissions officers generally take a holistic approach when considering an applicant’s educational background and work experience. Because test scores are increasingly optional, many business schools place a heavier emphasis on the personal statements and letters of recommendation.

The online MBA experience: What is it like to study online?

The number of fully online MBA programs has surged in recent years, which has made this an increasingly common way for students to pursue this degree. Many programs offer a mix of both synchronous and asynchronous learning, meaning courses that either need to be attended live at a particular time or can be viewed at the student’s convenience. Even though students don’t need to be physically present, they can expect to spend time doing group projects and participating in class discussions via video conferencing or using other technology.

Students in online MBA programs are often attending school part-time, which means they must juggle work and family obligations in addition to coursework. Many business schools strive to replicate the in-person, on-campus experience by offering the same services—such as networking events or career services—online. And some programs even offer the option for immersive, on-campus components that typically last a few days. 

How to choose the best online MBA for you: Factors to consider beyond rankings

While Fortune’s ranking of online MBA programs can be a valuable resource, prospective students may want to take into account a broader array of factors when choosing an online MBA program. The cost of the program, of course, is important for most students who are self-funding their MBA education. In addition, a school’s prestige, the strength of its alumni network, and the variety of concentration options it offers may be important to students looking to switch careers. Finally, some students may be particularly motivated to complete the degree quickly, in which case when the program starts and how long it takes to complete may be a priority.

Accreditation

Even if accreditation doesn’t matter to you, it may matter to recruiters and potential employers—and that’s why receiving an MBA degree from an accredited institution may bolster your return on investment. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) conducts a rigorous accreditation process of business schools to ensure their MBA programs provide students with the courses and learning they will need to succeed.

Start times, schedule, and program length

About half of the schools on Fortune’s ranking of the best online MBA programs offer rolling admissions, meaning that students can apply at any time and start classes at the next-available date. Because students can dictate their schedules, many MBA candidates in online programs attend school while working full-time, though there are also accelerated options for those students who want to finish the program in as little as one year. Such flexibility is a primary reason why the online format appeals to students who are motivated to complete the degree to advance within their current company or switch jobs after graduation.

Prestige

Prestige can mean different things to different people—but the prestige of a business school’s on-campus program is typically shared by its online program. For students, a school’s name reputation locally may be more important than on a national basis, particularly if they’re looking to change jobs after graduation. Meanwhile, recruiters may be keen to recruit students from MBA programs that are especially well-regarded for particular concentrations or based on the reputation of prior alumni who were hired from that program.

Concentrations

Most MBA students matriculate with a post-graduation career plan in mind, even if they change those plans while obtaining the degree. Concentrations may weigh heavily into those career considerations—and selecting an online MBA program. For example, business schools that are located within close proximity to an urban area dominated by particular industries, like tech or finance, may be good feeder schools for those industries.

Cost

Tuition can vary widely among online MBA programs, from as little as $10,000 per year to nearly $80,000. While some scholarships are available to defray costs and employers may partially reimburse students for the cost of the degree, many students end up self-funding their education with student loans. Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 in federal loans, though these loans also carry higher interest rates. As a result, cost is certainly a factor that most students will consider—and particularly when deciding between two different programs.

Network and access to alumni

The value of an MBA is derived from more than what’s taught in the classroom. Rather, pursuing an MBA is as much about building a network among fellow classmates and alumni. While the size of a program will dictate how big the alumni network, applicants may also want to consider how robust that network is in terms of facilitating opportunities to meet fellow graduates—all of which can help with career advancement.

Immersive experiences (on-campus visits)

Many online MBA programs offer in-person elements, such as on-campus visits or study abroad opportunities. Even if students complete a bulk of their degree program online, these immersive experiences can help them to forge bonds with their peers and professors and feel more connected to the business school. Students who are keen for some in-person elements to a program may also want to consider programs that offer a hybrid option of online and in-person.

Careers for MBA graduates

Not only does an MBA degree open the door to more job opportunities, graduates typically earn higher salaries, as well. The median salary for new MBA grads, at $115,000, is 77% higher than the salary for people who only have a bachelor’s degree, according to figures from the Graduate Management Admission Council. There’s a wide range of salaries for MBA grads, however, based on location, industry, and a candidate’s relevant experience.

Just as salaries vary, so too do the career paths for business school grads. The tech industry, for example, has increasingly become a big recruiter of MBA grads, while the degree is still all-but required in some roles in finance and banking. Some people will pursue an MBA to climb the ranks within their current company, while other students have a goal of switching careers (and, potentially, industries) or becoming entrepreneurs. Below are some of the most common careers for MBA grads:

  • Consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Product manager
  • Marketing director
  • Investment banker
  • Sales manager
  • IT manager
  • Chief operating officer (COO) 
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Chief executive officer (CEO)

Financing and scholarships

There are three main options for students to finance the cost of their MBA education: Self-fund the cost, get the cost reimbursed (in part or completely) by their employer, or apply for loans and scholarships to defray the cost. Many business schools, even some of the top-ranked institutions, offer scholarships to applicants with eligibility determined either by need or qualifications. While full-ride scholarships are somewhat rare, the University of Florida (Hough) and Babson College (Olin) are among schools that cover the full tuition for some full-time MBA students. 

Many companies will also reimburse some—or all—of the cost of an MBA degree for employees, though they may require a student to remain employed for a certain period post-graduation. A recent survey found that 63% of companies offered formal tuition reimbursement and another 4% said they help employees repay their loans, according to figures from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans

Finally, current or former members of the military may be eligible to get the cost of their online MBA degree paid for by Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, while the Yellow Ribbon Program can cover any tuition and fees not covered by those benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an online MBA worth it?

Thousands of business professionals have improved their career trajectory and salary by completing an online MBA. Since online MBA students are typically working full-time, they also get to apply their lessons directly and immediately to their workplace.

Will an online MBA increase my salary?

At $115,000, the median salary of new MBA grads is 77% higher than that of people with a bachelor’s degree alone, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2021 corporate recruiters survey. At $145,000, the median salary of MBAs in the consulting industry is twice that of bachelor’s degree holders.

What do the best online MBA programs have in common?

The best programs typically attract the best students. The top 10 schools in this year’s Fortune ranking admitted students with both higher average undergraduate GPAs and higher GMAT scores than those students who were admitted to the broader group of online MBA programs.

How much does an online MBA cost?

The cost of an online MBA can vary from $10,000 to upwards of $100,000. The good news? Since many online MBAs are designed to be completed while working, students don’t have to forgo a salary while pursuing their education.

Do employers value an online MBA?

Companies see the same value in an MBA degree, no matter how the student attended class, according to Mark Johnson, associate dean of MBA programs at Wake Forest University School of Business. Instead, salary prospects depend more on the quality of the institution.

Is an online MBA valuable?

In 2021, 91% of employers planned to hire MBA grads, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council. For many of those employers, it didn’t matter what format the master’s of business administration degree was obtained.

Does Stanford offer an online MBA?

Stanford Graduate School of Business does not offer an online MBA program. However, Stanford does offer LEAD—an online general management certificate that can be completed in one year.

Does Harvard offer an online MBA?

Harvard Business School does not offer an online MBA program. However, Harvard Business School Online does have several online-only courses and certificates. That includes a financial accounting course priced at $1,600.

Online MBA versus traditional MBA?

While online MBA programs allow for more flexibility in students’ schedules, traditional full-time programs offer students more personalized coursework and the opportunity to take full advantage of internships, networking, and other career resources. Traditional MBA programs are best for people who are switching careers.

Who’s a good fit for an online MBA?

Given that online MBA programs typically skew toward older students who are already established at their companies, many programs try to tailor their courses to account for the differences in the in-person and online cohorts. Online MBA programs are usually aimed at students who want to stay in their current industry and career path.

Is the online MBA market growing?

Online education, including in the MBA space, has been growing for years. And with that growth comes normalization of the online format—for students, professors, and, crucially, employers.

How much does an online MBA cost?

The cost of an online MBA can vary from $10,000 to upwards of $100,000. The good news? Since many online MBAs are designed to be completed while working, students don’t have to forgo a salary while pursuing their education.

What is the biggest misconception of online MBA programs?

Students in the online MBA cohort can still have a tight bond even though classes are remote. Many online programs have some sort of in-person programming with required intensive weekends or week-long stints on campus.

Which online MBA ranking is best?

Fortune’s ranking of the best online MBA programs stands out by finding schools that not only offer comprehensive curricula, but also see their graduates move up in their careers.