The stigma surrounding online degrees is fading in the job market, and more employers are hiring candidates with online MBA degrees
Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 20, 2015
According to figures from the U.S. Department of Education, the MBA has become the most popular postgraduate degree in the U.S. An estimated four out of five companies plan to hire an MBA graduate and nearly 95 percent of professionals with MBAs are employed. In fact, a Graduate Management Admission Council survey reported that MBA alumni regained about one-third of their financial investment immediately after graduation, and current MBA students report that they expect a 54 percent increase in their salary after completing their online program.
In response to this growing trend, data analysts at AffordableCollegesOnline.org have compared cost and quality metrics for hundreds of public, not-for-profit universities offering online degree programs and released their ranking of the Best Online MBA Programs for the 2015-2016 school year. The full ranking and methodology can be found here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/
"The stigma surrounding online programs is fading in the job market, and more employers are hiring candidates with online MBA degrees," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Which means these institutions are preparing the next generation to be an integral part of our workforce.”
Ranked schools meet a number of criteria and metrics, including:
- Must be a public or private, not-for-profit institution
- Must offer at least one fully-online bachelor’s degree program
- Academic and counseling services
- Job placement for graduates
Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.
About us: AffordableCollegesOnline.org (http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/) began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 700 postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 government organizations.