Ranks Best Values in Online Learning for Business Management Careers

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Best Affordable Online Management Degree Programs
The vast majority of accredited universities who offer management master’s online are traditional, non-profit residential universities, an online learning group that reviews and ranks online universities for cost and reputation, has released their 2012 rankings of the best values among online learning degree programs for professionals in business and management careers.

The ranking list Best Online Management Master’s for Affordability is available free online. The rankings render the full sticker price of online learning degrees 100% transparent so business professionals can comparison shop for the best – and most affordable -- management education online.

The online university rankings are based on a comprehensive review of 63 accredited (regional) business schools that offer 93 different management master’s through online learning. Amberton University (TX) offers an Online Masters of Science in Managerial Science that ranks as the #1 most affordable elearning degree for business students hoping to launch management careers. Total Amberton cost, including course tuition and online learning fees, is $8,460.

The most expensive online learning master’s, an International Management degree, comes from Purdue University (Indiana). The Purdue program charges $66,300 in tuition and online learning fees. By comparison, the average cost for an online master’s (regionally accredited) came in at $23,204.    

Non-Profit Universities Offer 91% of Online Management Degrees

“Non-profit universities dominant online learning when it comes to range of offerings and affordability,” says Vicky Phillips, who founded so consumers could find trustworthy data about online learning.

“Of the 63 online management schools reviewed by, a minority of these, 9%, operate as for-profit institutions,” reports Phillips. The only for-profit online university to make the Top 10 Best Buy list was American Public University.

The rankings uncovered almost 100 online master’s in management (excluding the MBA degree). According to the online learning study, traditional, non-profit universities offering management master’s include top names, such as Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and Colorado State University.

“Managers do not realize the depth of master’s available through online learning,” says Phillips. “There is a perception that most online business management programs come from for-profit schools; but that perception is a false one. If you strip away the bought search engine hype, and survey all online schools, as does, consumers get a much more promising picture for a range of affordable online education options.”

Online students can compare all 93 of the online master’s in the survey along 10 dimensions, ranging from cost to accreditation, to program reputation at

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