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Top 5 Online MBA Programs Under $10,000

Pursuing your Masters in Business Administration? With program costs soaring above $50,000 a year, and 40% of students at top MBA programs reporting over $100,000 in debt, prospective applicants are turning to online programs. Earning your MBA online can save you tens of thousands of dollars, while the flexibility of self-paced learning allows you to pursue a degree without having to put your career on hold. We’ve identified the U.S. News top online MBA programs under $10,000*, based on student engagement, input from high-ranking academic officials, faculty credentials, student achievement, and support structure.


5. Missouri State University College of Business - $9,735

With a 15:1 student/faculty ratio, Missouri State University’s AACSB accredited online MBA program offers concentrations in Finance and Management Information Systems. Classes include recorded videos, online labs, and simulations. This program offers extensive student support services–academic and career advising, writing workshops, resume help, and weekly office hours–and takes 2 years to complete.


4. Angelo State University Norris-Vincent College of Business - $6,780

The Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University offers rolling admission to their online program, which can be completed in 1 year. Minority students make up 47% of the 214 student population. Lessons include live streaming video and audio, and the program offers advising, 24/7 tech support, and 10 weekly office hours.


3. Texas A&M University–Kingsville - $5,791

Texas A&M University–Kingsville also offers a 1-year program. With a student/faculty ration of 11:1 (the smallest on this list) and an average class size of 24, students have easier access to instructors and each other. This AACSB-accredited program offers academic advising and mentorship, as well as live tutoring and access to a live librarian.


2. Fayetteville State University - $7,128

At Fayetteville State’s online MBA program, there are 8 concentrations to choose from: Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research. Classes include both live and recorded lectures, as well as simulations and labs. The average class size is 24 students, and graduates of the program enjoy access to employment opportunities through a network of alumni.


1. Texas A&M International University - $2,310

Texas A&M International University is the most affordable on this list, and tied with Fayetteville State for highest ranked. This 2-year, AACSB-accredited program also has the smallest class size, 20 students, so it’s optimal for students who value personal attention from instructors. Applications are accepted year round.



* total cost for full-time in-state program tuition

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