Best Online
Marketing Master’s Programs

2017_MastersDegree.com-best-online-programs-marketingA master’s degree in marketing prepares students to analyze consumer data, resolve complex business problems, adjust to the ever-changing global market and manage marketing organizations. These degrees are usually offered as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a marketing emphasis, meaning students will also receive advanced training in a variety of business related subjects.

With employment in the marketing field expected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, many individuals are wisely choosing to pursue a master’s degree for the advantages it offers in the job market. According to a recent study by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 87% of employers plan to increase or at least maintain headcounts for new MBA hires. An online master’s in marketing is also appealing to those individuals already employed in the field, as it means greater opportunity for career advancement.

With so many programs available, it can be a daunting task to choose a course of study and school that will fulfill your needs; based on our expert methodology, we have ranked the best online Master’s of Marketing programs to help guide your search.

Our Methodology

Our rankings methodology begins with two crucial factors:

The school's commitment to consistently rewarding degrees - We pit the number of students awarded a master's degree in the most recent academic year against total graduate student enrollment for the same year. The more degrees awarded, relative to the student population, the more the school prioritizes helping their students complete programs and obtain degrees.

The school's commitment to online graduate education - We look at the total number of master's programs offered by a school compared to the number of online master's programs offered. This tells us the school is committed to providing a quality, online program that compliments, or even goes beyond, their on-campus graduate offerings. It is also an indicator of the school's commitment to working students who need no small amount of flexibility in order to pursue an education and advance their career.

From there, we confirmed that the school offered the following services, as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS):

  • Academic/Career Counseling Service
  • Employment Services for Students
  • Placement Services for Completers

These services are the essential indicator that a school understands how to bridge the gap between their online master's programs and the working world. Any school lacking in these basic services was not included in our final list.

All data referenced above is sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, overseen by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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  1. 1

    Stratford University

    Location

    Fairfax, VA

    Tuition

    • $11,070 annually

    School Type

    Private (For Profit)

    Contact Information

    • 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500
      Fairfax, VA 22030

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • ACICS

    What to Expect

    • Stratford's International MBA with a concentration in marketing is available completely online or in a hybrid format that combines both classroom and online instruction. Culminating in a capstone project that demonstrates the student's ability to analyze and resolve complex business problems, the program focuses on technical training, problem solving and management theories and approaches.

      • Prospective students should have a bachelor's degree and sufficient GRE or GMAT scores.
      • Students who wish to work at an accelerated pace can finish the degree within 15 months.
      • One class can be completed in five- or ten-week blocks.
      • The program starts five times a year, in: January, March, May, August and September.

    The Online Environment

    • Stratford uses Moodle to ensure students have access to the technology they need to participate in their courses. All new students are required to take the Distance Learning Orientation upon enrollment in their first online course. Online MBA classes cover competencies employers often demand and are delivered in such a manner as to help develop students' critical thinking abilities. Group projects and problem solving promote logical thought processes intended to be applicable throughout students' careers.

      Stratford is known for its low student-faculty ratios, in addition to only employing faculty members with postsecondary degrees and experience as leaders in the business world. Instructors communicate with students through discussions boards, email and online "chats."

  2. 2

    New England College

    Location

    Henniker, NH

    Tuition

    • $23,976 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • Designed for working professionals who seek to enhance their business skill set, NEC's MS in Marketing Management is offered 100% online. The rolling admissions policy permits students to take two courses every seven weeks, giving the ability to complete the degree in just two years.

      • GRE or GMAT scores are not required for admission.
      • Focusing on management skills such as decision making, critical thinking and leadership, students gain valuable insight into the most up-to-date marketing theories and practices.
      • Areas of study include CRM, research, competitive analysis and more.

    The Online Environment

    • NEC's The Online Environment is collaborative, supportive and flexible, utilizing both Moodle and Blackboard to provide students access to online courses, the Danforth Library, class assignments, discussion boards and forums. Students and faculty communicate primarily through email and Skype.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked New England College as having one of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

    • I am a huge fan of the NEC [MSMM] program. Upon completing my current course of study, I intend on tackling a second graduate degree with NEC. I strongly recommend NEC to friends and colleagues interested in an online graduate study program.

      MSMM graduate
  3. 3

    Monroe College

    Location

    Bronx, NY

    Tuition

    • $12,852 annually

    School Type

    Private (For Profit)

    Contact Information

    • 2501 Jerome Avenue
      Bronx, NY 10468

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • Concentrating on functional management roles found in modern organizations, Monroe's online MBA in Marketing degree typically takes students two years to complete.
      With a strong focus on the theories and practices of business management, Monroe graduates are well-suited for employment as marketing managers in both government and non-profit agencies.

    The Online Environment

    • Online courses entail class discussions, lectures and activities facilitated through internet discussion boards or live chat sessions. Students and instructors communicate with each other through Monroe's course management system, or sometimes by phone.

      Once enrolled in an online course, students have complete access to Monroe's libraries, study centers, test centers, writing labs, tutoring, recreational and career facilities. Since all online courses are designed to be totally in synch with those on campus, students are encouraged to attend some on campus lectures, creating a hybrid learning experience.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The online MBA programs at Monroe College were ranked 117th in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  4. 4

    Lynn University

    Location

    Boca Raton, FL

    Tuition

    • $24,840 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • SACS/CC

    What to Expect

    • Delivered entirely online, Lynn's MBA with a concentration in marketing is designed to equip students with the knowledge and competencies needed to manage their organizations in an unknown and ever-changing environment.

      • Completion of the 36 credit hour program is expected within four calendar years from the date of a student's initial registration.
      • Up to six credits may be transferred to the program.
      • Students are prepared to face new market challenges, manage marketing campaigns and promote brand identity on a global scale.

      Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree, an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, a resume, a writing sample, a letter of recommendation and transcripts. GMAT or GRE scores are not required for admissions.

    The Online Environment

    • The mainly asynchronous MBA coursework is delivered through Blackboard. The school's expert faculty challenges students to solve issues that confront today's business managers on a regular basis through discussion forums, class projects and activities and weekly reading and writing assignments.

      Students are able to take time between courses in the MBA program by simply not registering for courses one term and resuming enrollment the following term.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report's 2011 America's Best Colleges issue ranked Lynn as having the highest percentage of international students among master's degree-granting institutions in the South.
    • In 2014, the US News & World Report ranked Lynn #143 in Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

    • Professors at Lynn not only know core academic principles, but possess extensive experience in the real business world. That combination allowed me to think differently and, ultimately, successfully implement multimillion-dollar sales campaigns.

      Ray Ramdin, MBA graduate
  5. 5

    Concordia University in Saint Paul

    Location

    Saint Paul, MN

    Tuition

    • $26,250 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • The fully online MBA with Marketing Analytics program is designed for busy adults who want to further enhance their professional skills while continuing to work. Students participate in cross-curriculum education activities to become experts in the field of marketing. Forty-two credit hours long, with each course lasting seven weeks, the program explores business trends and events affecting the current business environment.

      • Most students complete the program in two years or fewer.
      • Prospective students are required to submit transcripts, a resume, personal statement and the MBA application.
      • All Concordia online students receive a tuition discount that limits eligibility for institutional scholarships.
      • Other types of financial aid are available to online students, including the Bobbi Lambrecht Scholarship, which awarded $5,000 in 2014.

      Concordia participates in a Partnership Advantage program that offers employees or members of a partner organization a $2,000 tuition discount and priority admission status if they enroll in an accelerated graduate degree program at Concordia.

    The Online Environment

    • Concordia's preferred platform for online course delivery is Blackboard, through which students and instructors collaborate and communicate. Once enrolled, students have access to Blackboard Support and their coursework; they can also attend the weekly online discussion, which is always on the same night and time. Most online courses are organized into a cohort, which promotes networking and shared learning throughout the duration of the program.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Twin Cities Business journal ranked Concordia among the top 10 MBA programs in 2013.

    • Getting my MBA has boosted my professional self-confidence a lot. I know that it is going to help me advance in my career.

      Carlene Johnson, MBA graduate
  6. 6

    Benedictine University

    Location

    Lisle, IL

    Tuition

    • $15,832 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Designed to make students proficient in using digital and social media as strategies and tools in the field of marketing, Benedictine's MBA in Marketing and MBA in Internet Marketing are offered entirely online.

      Throughout the 64 credit hour program, students focus on acquiring management-level knowledge of international marketing planning, recent consumer behavior studies and the application of technology on market research and strategies. Students will apply their knowledge of these topics in their culminating capstone course.

    The Online Environment

    • Benedictine uses a variety of learning management systems, such as Engage, D2L and Blackboard, to deliver online coursework. Benedictine's The Online Environment is characterized by its small class sizes that denote personal attention from instructors and advisors. All online students receive a customized Curriculum Planner and since classes are fully online, students can schedule their coursework around their personal and professional commitments.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report named Benedictine University on its list of Best Online Graduate Business Programs in the nation for 2013.
    • In 2013, Crain's Chicago Business listed Benedictine's Master of Business Administration program as the fifth largest in the Chicago area.

    • I think that the aspects of the program that are most valuable to me would be the interaction with the faculty. What I really value is all their experience, and the fact that every professor that I've had brings something to the table as far as real life business experience.

      Jessica Savage, MBA graduate
  7. 7

    Webster University

    Location

    Saint Louis, MO

    Tuition

    • $35,280 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Webster offers a Master of Business Administration in Marketing degree fully online or in a hybrid format. Nicknamed "The Faster Master's" by students, the accelerated, 48 credit program emphasizes an international perspective, covering: management of sales and promotions, marketing research, international markets and integrated marketing studies.

      • It typically takes students one year to complete.
      • Admission requirements include a 3.0 GPA and the completion of MBA prerequisites prior to the start of the program.

    The Online Environment

    • Webster's online courses are organized into cohorts and are not self-paced; instead following a week-by-week format. Webster students actively participate in course discussions or activities, complete readings, submit assignments and take exams according to weekly deadlines set by instructors using Canvas-powered WorldClassRoom.

      Online courses cover the same material and are taught by the same faculty as traditional, on-campus classes at Webster. Students may take part in live case studies, Walker Global Hybrid Courses, cross-cohort projects and have access to online resources such as the Online Learning Center and the Online Writing Center. Prospective students interested in previewing an online course may do so on Webster's Online Learning page.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Webster's online MBA program was ranked among the Top 150 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

    • I found it was engaging with professors as well as other students who were in the same situation I was in ― military students, civilians, older individuals who don't want to go to a traditional classroom. It was just a better fit for myself and it was just a great experience [...] It's a great school, and if you're looking for an online program, Webster's where you need to go.

      NaTasha W, MBA graduate
  8. 8

    Bentley University

    Location

    Waltham, MA

    Tuition

    • $67,620 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • The MS Marketing Analytics degree at Bentley is available to students in a flexible format with the option to take many of the program's courses online. Classes are practically-oriented, with regular guest speakers who explain which analytic methods they use in their companies. This aspect of the program greatly encourages networking, recruitment and placement relationships that already have a longstanding existence.

      • Students have access to the Center for Marketing Technology, a tool that can transform raw data into useful information to aid in decision-making.
      • Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores, a resume, two letters of recommendation, transcripts and a pre-recorded video interview in addition to the MS application and fee.

    The Online Environment

    • Bentley uses Blackboard in conjunction with other conferencing technology such as Saba Centra Virtual Classroom, real-time audio and video communication, class webcams, SMARTBoards and PowerPoint slides.

      The continual collaboration between faculty and industry practitioners guarantees a marketing analytics curriculum that familiarizes students to the field's most intriguing problems and patterns.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked Bentley among the top undergraduate business programs in the nation.
  9. 9

    National University

    Location

    La Jolla, CA

    Tuition

    • $34,958 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • WASC/SCUC

    What to Expect

    • NU's Master of Business Administration offers three specialization areas available entirely online: Integrated Marketing Communication, Marketing and Mobile Marketing and Social Media. Each online course is typically four weeks long, enabling students to finish one course at a time as they progress through the program. With coursework and a capstone project, students are prepared to fulfill management responsibilities for commercial and not-for-profit marketing efforts, to integrate various functional areas of marketing and to lead others in the organization of marketing projects upon graduating.

      • Program requirements include completing 18 to 22.5 quarter units, four to five courses, depending on which specialization students choose.
      • Registration is year-round.

      Out-of-state applicants are responsible for ensuring that their resident state's education authority authorizes online courses from National University.

    The Online Environment

    • The platform for NU's online education utilizes e-mail, student forums, lectures, readings, presentations, evaluations, quizzes and exams. The eCollege also uses Class Live Pro, a tool for enabling conversation between faculty and students during live lectures and presentations.

      The National University smartphone app is available to access online courses while on the go. Prospective students can preview an online course demo to see how to log in to an online NU course, access the Help Desk and other online resources and view individual courses.

    • I have benefitted from experienced professors and students from many countries. In exchange, I have shared my knowledge of the banking industry with them. I look forward to when my father, Mohammed, sees me graduate from National University.

      Adel Al-Najran, MBA student
  10. 10

    Marist College

    Location

    Poughkeepsie, NY

    Tuition

    • $12,960 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • The 100% online Master's in Integrated Marketing Communication from Marist College focuses on digital interactive marketing and communications tactics. Students have the option to enroll either part- or full-time in the IMC program, with both structures enabling them to finish the program in as little as one to two years. There are two rounds of courses, each lasting eight weeks, in the fall and spring semesters. Two rounds of six week are also offered in summer.

      • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and submit: transcripts, a resume, GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
      • Although some background in IMC-related fields is preferred, those individuals looking to switch careers are also encouraged to apply.

    The Online Environment

    • Prior to the start of the semester students will receive an online orientation to the iLearn system, the interface with which they will access their online courses. A sample online class that gives the option to explore the system alone or with a guide is also accessible through Marist's Touch Technology page.

      The asynchronous IMC degree program enables students to access course materials and valuable information through the Pathfinders system, providing students with the same hands-on class experience that any on-campus student would receive.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • In 2012, Marist was distinguished on U.S News & World Report's honor roll for graduate business programs.
  11. 11

    Ball State University

    Location

    Muncie, IN

    Tuition

    • $7,918 annually-in-state
    • $19,600 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Delivered completely online, Ball State's MBA for Business and Marketing Educators offers nine different tracks students may follow to complete their degree. Most tracks are comprised of 30-36 credit hours and allow up to nine transferable credits.

      • The online degree program is geared towards business and marketing educators - at the middle school, high school and postsecondary levels - who wish to further advance their professional opportunities.
      • The school's goal is to prepare students for the most in-demand occupations with immersive learning and internships, while allowing them to continue to earn an income in their current positions.

    The Online Environment

    • Ball State's online delivery method uses e-mail, discussion boards, file sharing, chats and web postings to enable students to keep in contact with their fellow classmates and instructors. Technical assistance is also available for those who may need help navigating the online course territory, the Blackboard course management system or Mediasite. Courses are taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus, giving students the benefit of the faculty's diverse research specialties.

      Some courses within the graduate-level education studies are synchronous, meaning they are taught live on the main campus in Muncie with real-time video streaming. Unless an instructor indicates that students may watch recorded versions on their own time, they are expected to view these classes via the Internet as they are occurring on campus (Muncie is the Eastern Time Zone).

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Ball State University's master of business administration (MBA) program in entrepreneurship was ranked by Women 3.0 magazine as one of the top 50 in the country.
  12. 12

    Tiffin University

    Location

    Tiffin, OH

    Tuition

    • $25,200 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Tiffin's Master of Business in Marketing program is offered online as well as on the campus in Romania. The program is focused on negotiating sponsorships and endorsements, as well as marketing in the international arena.

      • Applicants to the 36 credit hour program do not need a GRE or GMAT score, but they should have an accredited bachelor's degree and at least a 3.0 GPA.
      • Instead of a thesis, students complete a capstone course at the end of the program in which they must demonstrate the practical application of their education to a contemporary, real-world business problem.
      • Some students have completed the program in a little as 18 months.
      • Over 90% of students at Tiffin receive some sort of financial aid that averages to almost $10,000, either from Tiffin University Grants and Scholarships or other aid outlets.

    The Online Environment

    • Tiffin has established partnerships with other colleges and universities in order to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a range of innovative programs. Online courses are delivered through the learning systems platform Moodle. The degree delivered online has the same value and credibility as the one delivered on campus; all of the online programs at Tiffin have been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and have been authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.

    • I know the Business Program is great and it focuses on the career and it can help me find a good job that fits me.

      Li Lan, student
  13. 13

    Gardner-Webb University

    Location

    Boiling Springs, NC

    Tuition

    • $10,083 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • SACS/CC

    What to Expect

    • Offered entirely online, the Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Gardner-Webb requires 18 graduate credit hours (six courses) in a student's emphasis area of choice; transfer students must complete at least 12 of these credits with Gardner-Webb.

      • Students can transfer up to two courses from their MBA, IMBA or MAcc program.
      • Many of the program's prerequisites are available online as well.
      • Applicants are asked to submit their official transcripts as well as a completed Graduate School of Business application.

    The Online Environment

    • GWU makes use of Blackboard to deliver its online coursework. The school provides a Blackboard 9 Student User Orientation and all online students must pass a corresponding exam before beginning class. Students participate in discussion boards, submit work such as tests and assignments for evaluation, view grades and progress and communicate with their instructors and classmates via this platform. Personal advising from faculty members of the Godbold School of Business is available.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News and World Report ranked Gardner-Webb's online MBA was ranked #1 in the nation for student services and technology.
    • BusinessMBA.org ranked the same program #9 in the world.
  14. 14

    St. Thomas Aquinas College

    Location

    Sparkill, NY

    Tuition

    • $15,030 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to offer its Master of Business Administration in Marketing program completely online for the fourth consecutive year. Split into four, nine-week sessions, students can sign up for the 57 credit program every September, December, March or June.

      • For admission, individuals must submit GMAT or GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, transcripts and the application fee, as well as hold an accredited bachelor's degree and have graduated with at least a 2.8 GPA.
      • Students are able to earn up to 24 course waiver credits.
      • The entire program can be completed within a year, if enrolled full-time.
      • Students in the online MBA Program receive a 15% tuition discount.

    The Online Environment

    • STAC offers its online MBA courses through an online learning management system (LMS) that allows students to log in to a virtual classroom. It is here that students receive weekly assignments, find discussion topics posted by instructors, listen to online lectures, participate in discussion groups and complete tests, quizzes and group projects. The structure and faculty of the online courses are exactly the same as those taught on campus.

  15. 15

    Wilmington University

    Location

    New Castle, DE

    Tuition

    • $7,632 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • Wilmington offers both an MBA with a concentration in Marketing Management and an MSM with a concentration in Marketing completely online. Both programs focus on gaining knowledge in the field of management by exploring issues that affect marketing in the global environment. An emphasis on creating business strategies in order to meet sales, marketing and customer service needs is also present.

      • The 36 credit programs are structured in seven- or 15-week blocks, with three semesters and six blocks offered each academic year.
      • All Wilmington students, whether online or traditional, pay the same low tuition rate no matter where they live.
      • Admission requirements include a program planning conference with the program director.

    The Online Environment

    • For those curious about the format of Wilmington online courses, an online demo course is available to explore the many advantages and educational tools Blackboard has to offer online students. Students take part in class discussions, post assignments and review faculty and peer feedback on a weekly basis; courses are not self-paced.

      All Wilmington online students have access to the same support services as traditional on-campus students. These services are provided in a comprehensive online format and include advising, tutoring, library resources and more.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • OnlineSchoolsCenter.com ranked Wilmington as one of the Top 30 most technologically savvy schools in the nation.

    • I am very happy that Wilmington University offers this [online] option because I would not have otherwise been able to take the courses I needed in the order required to complete my degree in a timely manner.

      Patricia B, business student
  16. 16

    Golden Gate University

    Location

    San Francisco, CA

    Tuition

    • $15,660 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • WASC/SCUC

    What to Expect

    • This San Francisco-based university offers an MS in marketing and integrated marketing communications, as well as an MBA with a marketing concentration, entirely online. Graduates are prepared for public or private sectors careers in traditional and digital marketing for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies.

      • Documents for admission applications include transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores, a certification of finances, a completed application and fee and an optional personal statement.
      • The MS programs consist of 45 course units, while MBA students complete 48 credits to earn their degree.
      • Students typically finish within two years.

    The Online Environment

    • GGU's asynchronous online courses take advantage of an online learning platform that allows students to access course materials, participate in class activities and projects and view videos or other multimedia content. On a minimum of a weekly basis, students communicate with their instructors and their fellow classmates through threaded discussion forums in which they are expected to contribute thoughtful, meaningful dialog to the seminar-style environment.

      For those prospective students curious about the eLearning Virtual Classroom, both a demo and a narrated tour are available for viewing.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The online graduate business program is ranked #89 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  17. 17

    University of Wisconsin-Stout

    Location

    Menomonie, WI

    Tuition

    • $6,613 annually-in-state
    • $14,013 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • UW at Stout offers a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education with an emphasis in Marketing and Business Education Teachers and Coordinators. The program focuses on updating and expanding the knowledge of current teachers and coordinators in the field of marketing education.

      • The 30-credit program requires core courses in preparation for research with an additional 12-14 credits in the emphasis area.
      • The MSCTE program is delivered using a hybrid approach combining both online and face-to-face courses scheduled on weekends to better serve the busy adult.
      • Financial aid options including student loans, scholarships and graduate assistantships.
      • GRE scores are not required for applicants.

    The Online Environment

    • UW's preferred online learning system is Blackboard, which is integrated with Learn@UW-Stout (D2L). Once enrolled and registered, students have access to Brainfuse eTutoring in addition to the their coursework. The Counseling Center, the faculty directory, grading system and writing resources are all available to online students as well.

      Students are encouraged to perform a systems check to verify they have a compatible operating system, and to take advantage of the Blackboard Collaborate tutorials prior to the start of a course. The eStout program ensures that students and faculty have the necessary hardware and software tools to meet the needs of the digital learning environment.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • UWS is the first Wisconsin university to be certified for excellence in distance education practices by receiving the USDLA Quality Certification.

    • Even though I was miles away, everyone at UW-Stout made me feel like I was part of a community and encouraged my personal and professional development every step of the way. The courses are challenging and the professors have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

      Melissa Henderson, MS graduate
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    Post University

    Location

    Waterbury, CT

    Tuition

    • $7,390 annually

    School Type

    Private (For Profit)

    Contact Information

    • 800 Country Club Rd
      Waterbury, CT 06723

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • Designed for working professional seeking to further their careers, Post University offers a completely online MBA with a Concentration in Marketing degree program. The highly interactive online courses are structured in eight-week modules, scheduled six times per year, so that students can complete their degree in as little as two to three years.

      • The program is geared towards business practitioners who want to enhance their ability to benefit and profit from the challenges brought on by an ever-changing global economy.
      • Up to nine credits may be transferred from another institution.
      • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, transcripts, a completed graduate application and have attained an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

    The Online Environment

    • Post utilizes Blackboard as its online course delivery platform. Once enrolled, students have access to 24/7 technical help by phone, email and chat. Online courses are generally taught by the same esteemed faculty members as the traditional on-campus courses, all of whom have doctorates and extensive real-world experience. Post guarantees no distinction between traditional and online students.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Ranked by U.S. News 2014 Best Online Programs, Graduate Business.
    • Post University Online was ranked In The Top 20 Nationally For The 3rd Year In A Row by OEDB.
    • Post was named 4th best online college or university by DoughRoller in 2012.
    • Post University Online Degree Program received a 2009 Level Innovation Prize from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership.

    • The curriculum at Post University assisted me tremendously in challenging my current beliefs while enhancing my ability to think critically in order to consider different possibilities.

      Charles Stott, Online MBA Graduate
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    DeSales University

    Location

    Center Valley, PA

    Tuition

    • $21,000 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • DeSales University offers an MBA in Marketing available either on-campus or online. Taking one course per session, the 12 required courses usually take students three years to complete. Should a student opt for an accelerated completion of the program, up to two courses per session may be taken after discussing this option with an advisor.

      • There are three 12-week sessions and one six-week summer session in a typical academic year.
      • Regular session classes meet once a week for 3.5 hours, while the 6-week summer session classes meet twice a week.
      • An integrated capstone course culminates the degree, where students focus on general management and applying theory to practice.

      Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, an acceptable cumulative grade point average and/or GMAT score and relevant work experience.

    The Online Environment

    • DeSales uses Blackboard Learn and presents online courses in a synchronous, asynchronous or blended format. For those unfamiliar with Blackboard, DeSales provides a preview option for exploration. This learning management system encompasses everything needed to successfully manage the rigors of the online curriculum.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked the ACCESS Online program in the top 4% of online programs nationally.
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    University of Denver

    Location

    Denver, CO

    Tuition

    • $27,408 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • University of Denver offers a Masters of Professional Studies in Organizational and Professional Communication with the option of concentrating in either New Media and Internet Marketing or in Public Relations and Marketing. Both options are targeted towards busy professionals and offered either 100% online, in evening classes on campus, or in a combination of both.

      • The programs are 48 credits, or 12 courses, and classes are taken during terms that last ten weeks.
      • Up to 12 credit hours may be transferred as long as they were completed within five years of requesting the transfer.
      • Students usually complete their studies within two years, but others take anywhere from 18 months to five years to graduate.
      • GRE or GMAT scores are not required for admission, however an undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 is.

    The Online Environment

    • University College Online Learning uses the Canvas learning system to deliver its asynchronous online courses. Through the University of Denver's YouTube channel, prospective students can watch a video that gives an overview of how to use the school's learning management system. An online degree builder tool is also available for students to explore different academic options and paths. Students and instructors communicate primarily through email and use the Canvas discussion board to convey online coursework.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The University of Denver's college of professional and continuing studies, University College, consistently ranks in the nation's top 100 universities, according to US News & World Report.

    • […] The online programs have been really challenging because you're checking in all the time, you are interacting with your fellow students. I think from a time component, the online classes require more time but you have more flexibility as to when you do them. [...]

      Erin Spradlin, MPS graduate
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    Bowling Green State University

    Location

    Bowling Green, OH

    Tuition

    • $10,168 annually-in-state
    • $17,476 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • BGSU offers their Master of Education in Business and Marketing Education in a blended format of online and on-campus courses. The degree program is designed for developing strong, innovative teaching skills for use in the classroom, business and industry, as well as creative leadership. After completing the first 16 hours of the 33 hour program, students can apply for the Computer Technology Endorsement Certificate, which will teach K-12 computer science and provide leadership for technology initiatives.

      • Applying is easy; simply submit a graduate college application, transcripts, standardized test scores and letters of recommendation.
      • Financial aid is available to those online students who qualify.

    The Online Environment

    • BGSU uses Blackboard to deliver its online course content. Tools like discussion boards, blogs, chat rooms and the "Who's Online" tab enable students to communicate effectively with each other and their instructors throughout the duration of the program. Internet tools outside Blackboard are also utilized, such as Wikis, GoogleDocs, iMovie and MovieMaker, GarageBand and Mixcraft, Scratch and Saba Centra. All BGSU online students have access to the same services as traditional on-campus students.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • US News and World Report has again recognized Bowling Green State University's graduate education programs, ranking it the 112th Best Graduate School in education out of the 356 schools reviewed.
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    Ottawa University

    Location

    Ottawa, KS

    Tuition

    • $10,260 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Ottawa University's Master of Business Administration: Marketing Concentration is offered 100% online, covering all aspects of marketing from advertising and e-commerce to public relations. Applicants to the program must submit a completed graduate application and fee, official undergraduate transcripts, a two-page admission essay, a current resume, a list of personal recognitions and three letters of recommendation.

    The Online Environment

    • Ottawa University uses Blackboard as its online learning management system to deliver coursework. Instructors and students keep in touch through email and MyOttawa in addition to Blackboard. Myers Library is available online for those enrolled. With a remarkable 4:1 student to faculty ratio, online students are sure to receive a personal and dedicated online educational experience. Designed specifically for online learning, the MBA courses are completely asynchronous and accessible 24/7.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The Online Education Database ranked Ottawa University in the top 15 Best Online Universities.

    • I made very personal connections with my classmates and professors through my online courses at Ottawa University. This was honestly the best educational experience I've ever had.

      Cindy Folz, online student
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    Elmhurst College

    Location

    Elmhurst, IL

    Tuition

    • $22,225 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • The Master of Market Research at Elmhurst College is an 11-course, part-time program offered fully online. The program's curriculum places an emphasis on a qualitative and quantitative approaches highlighting strategy development, critical thinking and problem solving as it relates to market research.

      • Courses and educational paths specifically tailored to individual students enable this degree to be completed in as little as two years.
      • Each course runs for either four or eight weeks, depending on the term.
      • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree in marketing or a related field or have a minimum of two years professional business experience.
      • Prior to beginning the Master of Market Research program, applicants must complete two prerequisite courses: Principles of Marketing or Basic Marketing and Statistics.

    The Online Environment

    • This degree is delivered through the Elmhurst College Online Center, a course management system that offers online access to everything needed, including: course readings, exams, lectures and grades. Once a student has registered and paid for a class, it will automatically appear in the list of courses on that student's Elmhurst College Online home page.

      An array of online support services are also available such as: tutoring in math, reading, writing and study skills from the Learning Center; and counseling from the Center for Professional Excellence. Classmates and faculty keep in touch via email, chat and pager (text) from the learning environment, as well as through online discussion forums, phone or videos.

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    Dallas Baptist University

    Location

    Dallas, TX

    Tuition

    • $13,410 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • SACS/CC

    What to Expect

    • DBU's MBA in Marketing is a 36 credit hour program offered fully online. Areas of focus include consumer and buyer behavior, distribution channels management, integrated marketing communications, marketing strategy formulation and implementation issues and outcome-based marketing systems.

      Applicants are required to have:

      • Twelve hours of graduate work from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Evidence of five or more years of managerial or leadership experience
      • A GMAT score of at least 425
      • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0
      • Evidence of sound moral character compatible with Dallas Baptist University's mission.

    The Online Environment

    • As a pioneer in Christian online education, DBU has offered online courses since 1998. Currently, the school uses Blackboard as its primary learning management system to host discussion boards, chat rooms and send and receive assignments.

      A sample demo course is available for those individuals who are curious about how an online course at DBU is conducted. DBU's online courses asynchronous; each week, students receive a new session of course materials to read through, study, and complete before the next assignment arrives.

    • The content taught in each class is relevant and supported by current events, and therefore, I have been able to apply it immediately in my professional life. The customer service and genuine care that I have received from the faculty and staff is the best that I have seen from any university.

      Judie Bower, MBA student
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    Eastern Michigan University

    Location

    Ypsilanti, MI

    Tuition

    • $23,400 annually

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Eastern Michigan University offers the only fully-online MS in Integrated Marketing Communications degree through an AACSB-accredited business school. Designed for working individuals, the IMC degree is still a considerable time commitment with five sessions conducted per year, each running seven to eight weeks.

      • Once enrolled in an online course, students pay the resident tuition rate, regardless of residency status.
      • Emich's Extended Programs department, which includes online degrees, offers scholarships specifically for students enrolled in the Extended Programs.
      • This 12-course program can be completed within two years.

    The Online Environment

    • Students' "myemich" email and personal email accounts are the primary method of communication used for online courses. Students gain access to all online classes through EMU-Online and Canvas. Students are requested to run regular browser tests to ensure their current browser supports their online courses.

      The Integrated Marketing Communications courses typically include:

      • Reading textbooks, articles and online forums
      • Daily discussions between students and professors through the use of online discussion boards
      • Demonstrating real-world applications of classroom lessons

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Eastern Michigan University's College of Business' programs were ranked 164th out of 230 in the country by the US News and World Report
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    Drexel University

    Location

    Philadelphia, PA

    Tuition

    • $64,000 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • Drexel University offers a Master of Business Administration, with a marketing concentration, in a 24-month, accelerated program offered mostly online. One required residency and an optional second, international residency are incorporated in the accelerated MBA. These residencies are intended to emphasize the importance of social interaction in the learning process and are four-day intensive courses exclusive to the Online MBA Accelerated degree program.

      • Organized into cohort groups, the MBA focuses on marketing skills in the context of management, planning, strategy and research.
      • Admission requirements for the online MBA include a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA, official transcripts, sufficient GMAT or GRE scores, a resume, a short essay and two letters of recommendation.
      • Applicants should also be sure to refer to this State Authorization Statement for distance education regulations.
      • Students can opt to participate in the part-time, 42-month, online Flex MBA.

    The Online Environment

    • Drexel's interactive e-Learning system, Blackboard Learn, challenges and engages students. Online lectures, live classroom events, videos, slideshows, assignments, projects, quizzes and tests are all conducted in a very similar manner to traditional classroom settings.

      The online master's in marketing program employs the same faculty, curriculum and resources as Drexel's on-campus MBA. The school provides a video explaining how the online courses work. Specific tutorials for Blackboard Learn can be accessed as well.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Drexel's MBA was ranked among the top 15 in the world by Financial Times, making it the only online MBA in Pennsylvania to make the top 15.
    • The US News & World Report ranked it among the Best Online Graduate Programs in Business.
    • In 2009, Drexel's LeBow College of Business was ranked number three nationally for graduate entrepreneurship programs by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

    • [...] Pursuing my MBA program for me, did a number of things, but the most powerful thing that it did for me immediately within the first three months was that it allowed me to secure a great job with an international cooperation, FI International [...]

      Stephen MacKenzie, MBA graduate
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    Lasell College

    Location

    Newton, MA

    Tuition

    • $13,800 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • The Master of Science in Communication with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) focuses on the areas of public relations, promotions and interpersonal communications. Offered in an online format, those studying full-time (nine credits per semester) can complete the program in 12 months. Typically, students who study on a part-time basis (six credits or fewer) complete the MS in 18 months.

      Individuals applying to Lasell's Graduate Communication College must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and submit:

      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Official transcripts
      • A one-page personal statement
      • A demonstration of their ability to succeed in graduate studies, either through work or educational experience
      • GRE or GMAT scores are not required for admission

    The Online Environment

    • Lasell uses the highly-interactive course management system Moodle and caps its online courses at 23 students. Classes contain forums for discussions with classmates and professors; informative online orientation instructions to help familiarize students with their online courses; and access to the library archives, journals, the Academic Achievement Center, online tutoring, Moodle Support and more.

    • Right now, in addition to taking classes, I'm interning at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. I find I'm able to put my marketing and management skills to work in hotel sales, which is very beneficial.

      Wei Hu, MS Marketing student
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    Central Michigan University

    Location

    Mount Pleasant, MI

    Tuition

    • $12,120 annually-in-state
    • $18,936 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • Central Michigan university offers an MBA with a concentration in marketing. The program is taught completely online, though students are required to participate in a two-week, face-to-face course (SAP Academy). With new digital and media technology, and international markets constantly expanding, this online degree covers topics from advertising and brand management to market research, new product development and public relations.

      • Admission requirements include the application fee, all undergraduate transcripts, a personal statement and a resume.
      • Since CMU's MBA program is AACSB accredited, sufficient GMAT scores are necessary.
      • Most students take approximately two years to complete the 36 to 43 credit hour degree.

    The Online Environment

    • CMU uses the Blackboard system to deliver online courses. The use of Blackboard facilitates group learning by enabling students to answer one another's questions. It also expands classroom time, reduces homework load, automates grade calculations and feedback and promotes the sharing of materials. Other tools such as Sharepoint, Wikis, Blogs, discussion boards, videos, emails, online journals and SafeAssignments are also utilized within online course structures. Student Tutorials are available to elaborate on the benefits of each of these tools and more.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked CMU's Graduate Business School #25 Best Online MBA Program this year.
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Location

    Worcester, MA

    Tuition

    • $47,700 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • Worcester offers a Master of Science in Marketing and Technology Innovation degree online or in a hybrid format. Although the program is comprised of 36 credit hours, students determine the right number of classes they should take each semester for themselves, which makes completion time vary tremendously. The program strives to weave innovation, entrepreneurship, globalization and leadership into every course MSMT students take.

      • For those looking to apply, admission requirements include a bachelor's degree, sufficient GMAT or GRE scores and a completed application.

    The Online Environment

    • All online classes are delivered using the learning management system Blackboard and are taught by the same, actively-engaging faculty who teach the traditional, on-campus courses. Through MyWPI, students have access to the library, databases, archives and citation tools, in addition to their class materials and assignments. Teachers present courses using various mediums, including: PowerPoint, Wikis, self-created web sites, social media, YouTube, videos and Google Docs.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Business Week ranked Worcester as #1 Part-Time MBA in the Northeast.
    • In 2013, US News & World Report ranked the school as #2 Best Online Graduate Business Program in the Northeast.
    • In 2011, the Princeton Review named it among the Top Business Schools in the Nation, and One of the Top 5 Greatest Opportunities for Women.

    • In every class you learned something useful you could take back to work. Professors … understood the challenges of going to school part-time. You won't find that at every school.

      George Spencer, MSMTI graduate
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    University of La Verne

    Location

    La Verne, CA

    Tuition

    • $11,190 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • WASC/SCUC

    What to Expect

    • La Verne's MBA for Experienced Professionals with a concentration in marketing is available online for those professionals who have a minimum of three years of professional experience, whether or not their undergraduate focus was business. Designed as such, the curriculum strives to integrate experience with management theory and real-world applications.

      • Applicants should note that, due to newly implemented revisions in the Higher Education Act, only California residents are eligible to apply to the online degree programs.
      • Those applying should check to ensure they meet the admissions requirements.
      • A statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation, a completed application and a current resume must be submitted.
      • Applicants should hold an accredited bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of their bachelor's degree.
      • Financial aid is available for both online and graduate students who qualify.
      • Graduate students have five years to complete their degree once beginning.

    The Online Environment

    • La Verne's learning management system of choice is Blackboard, through which students can access materials, assignments and coursework. They also participate in online discussion forum boards, class activities, projects, tests and more via this LMS. Faculty and classmates communicate through campus email and online chat tools as well. For those unfamiliar with distance learning, various tutorials can be viewed to learn how to take advantage of La Verne's online education tools.

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    Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    Location

    Bartlesville, OK

    Tuition

    • $24,361 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • For those students interested in public relations and advertising positions, Oklahoma Wesleyan University offers an online Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in marketing. Designed for working individuals who wish to gain professional and practical skills while maintaining a flexible schedule, the program covers topics including managerial economics, quantitative analysis, international marketing and advertising and public relations.

      • Those who wish to apply must have at least a 2.0 GPA and an acceptable SAT score.
      • Financial aid is available for online graduate students who qualify.
      • Online tuition is the same price as in-state tuition.
      • OKWU's yearly retention rate for all adult programs is 84%, which is nearly 30% above the national average.

    The Online Environment

    • OKWU strives to provide a challenging and faith-driven education using Blackboard as its online learning system platform. Students enrolled in an online class will attend with other adult students asynchronously, taking one course at a time, enabling them to continue working full-time while achieving their academic goals. The faculty of OKWU are nationally recognized, and teach both the traditional and online courses.

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    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Location

    Richardson, TX

    Tuition

    • $11,940 annually-in-state
    • $21,606 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • SACS/CC

    What to Expect

    • UT Dallas offers a Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences with a concentration in marketing that can be completed online in as little as 24 months. To graduate, students must complete 36 credit hours comprised of 10 hours of basic core courses and 26 hours of graduate-level electives. These electives are unique to this program, allowing students to choose their own course of study by selecting classes from the Jindal School of Management graduate catalog.

      • Applicants should submit acceptable GMAT or GRE scores, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, a resume, official transcripts and a completed application.
      • The Jindal School of Management (JSOM) provides scholarship funds to students who qualify, with the majority of scholarships being $1,000 merit-based scholarships granted once per academic year.

    The Online Environment

    • UT Dallas employs Blackboard and all its resources and elearning services to deliver online coursework and materials. Tutorials for utilizing the library online are provided. A math refresher course is offered free-of-charge to students; it is a self-study, non-credit class that is not graded.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked UT Dallas among the Best Business Graduate Schools for 2015.
    • The UT Dallas School of Management was listed by Financial Times as one of the top online providers in the world.
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    Concordia University in Wisconsin

    Location

    Mequon, WI

    Tuition

    • $9,180 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • CUW offers marketing concentrations for both the Master of Business Administration program and the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration (OLA) program. These programs are fully-online for those busy individuals seeking to further their education while balancing other responsibilities.

      • The curriculum culminates in a capstone course required for graduation.
      • GMAT or GRE scores and a thesis are not required for admissions or graduation.
      • Students can begin their individualized program at anytime, with courses beginning on the date of registration and lasting between eight and ten weeks.

    The Online Environment

    • Upon registering for an online CUW course, students are assigned an E-Learning Student Services Assistant. This person will assist and guide you as you navigate through your higher education experience and continue to progress towards graduation. Instructors interact one-on-one with students at their own pace. Online courses are organized into cohorts so that students move together through a set schedule of collaborative courses that continue throughout the duration of the program.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • OnlineMBA.com placed CUW's online MBA program at #32 in the nation.
    • GetEducation.com ranked the MBA program among the Best Affordable Regionally Accredited Online MBA Program and Top Affordable MBA Program of 2013.

    • The thing I enjoy the most about Concordia's MBA program, and all Concordia classes as well, is the Christian based education. In today's world, it is becoming increasingly more important. The instructors are highly qualified and the entire staff goes above and beyond to make the student successful!

      Rick Sears, MBA student
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    University of Saint Mary

    Location

    Leavenworth, KS

    Tuition

    • $9,900 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • This Kansas-based university offers an MBA with a concentration in marketing and advertising. The degree program is designed specifically for working individuals who want to hone their managerial skills, learn how to take calculated risks with confidence and increase the respect of their colleagues.

      • There are six opportunities each year to begin the 36 credit hour online MBA degree, with courses typically lasting eight weeks.
      • Students should expect to spend 15 to 20 hours a week on coursework.
      • Financial aid is available to those students who qualify.
      • The admission requirements include a completed application, a current resume, official transcripts, an academic honesty agreement, two letters of recommendation and an accredited bachelor's degree.
      • The accelerated degree can be completed in one year.

    The Online Environment

    • Once enrolled in USM online, students have access to the Personal Support Center, where technical support is available 24/7. Additionally, students are assigned a dedicated services counselor who will assist them throughout the duration of their MBA program. Online orientation is also provided to help students familiarize themselves with the online learning environment. For the majority of online courses, final exams will be completed in the online classroom, not proctored.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The online MBA program at University of St. Mary was distinguished as being one of the Top 150 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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    Liberty University

    Location

    Lynchburg, VA

    Tuition

    • $8,820 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • SACS/CC

    What to Expect

    • Liberty University offers several marketing degrees entirely online, including an MBA in Marketing and an MS in Marketing with four concentrations available. The marketing programs are typically 36 credit hours, while the MBA is 45 credit hours and allows up to 12 credit hours to be transferred in.

      • Students enrolled in the online program have the option to attend one-week intensive classes, tours and commencement ceremonies on campus.
      • Liberty University Online's academic school year consists of three terms - fall, spring and summer - each comprised of three eight-week sub-terms and one semester-long sub-term which can range from fourteen to seventeen weeks in length.

      Liberty is known for offering Christ-centered degrees to students from various backgrounds around the world. By allowing students to combine their faith, passion, and marketing skills, Liberty prepares students to work in small business or the global market, making an impact for Christ.

    The Online Environment

    • Blackboard, Liberty's learning management system of choice, allows professors to post assignments, make announcements and interact with students. In turn, students are able to complete tests, submit assignments and interact with their professors and classmates. Liberty's online Christian college faculty are industry leaders who use their firsthand experience and faith to create curricula guided by a Christian worldview.

    • My experience at Liberty University Online has truly been a remarkable one. The community within Liberty Online made me feel as though I was a part of something that was greater than myself, although I was thousands of miles away.

      Trenda Parker, Master of Science in Accounting graduate
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    Southern New Hampshire University

    Location

    Manchester, NH

    Tuition

    • $22,572 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • SNHU offers eight online marketing degrees, including the International MBA in Internet Marketing. This 39-credit program consists of 10 core international MBA courses and three specialized internet marketing courses offered entirely online. Course content strives to focus on developing skill sets and strategic advantages to lead global companies.

      • Students can earn their master's degree in as little as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term.
      • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, with the program starting five times each year.
      • GMAT or GRE scores are not required for admission.

    The Online Environment

    • SHNU's online course delivery platform is Blackboard, through which all online classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees and extensive experience in their fields. The dynamic curriculum was developed by doctoral-prepared experts of business marketing, and this is one of the most affordable online MBA marketing degrees available. Online students also have access to SNHU's International Business Modeling Laboratory for quantitative and technical research activities.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • Fast Company ranked SNHU 12th in its World's 50 Most Innovative Companies list in 2012.
    • The New Hampshire Business Review ranked SNHU Best of Business 2014; this is the seventh consecutive year SNHU has received a NHBR BOB award.
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    Boston University

    Location

    Boston, MA

    Tuition

    • $38,400 annually

    School Type

    Private (Non Profit)

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • The Master of Science in International Marketing Management online program at BU is unique in that it offers a forward-thinking curriculum that goes beyond the traditional "Four Ps": price, product, promotion and place. The MSIMM program teaches working professionals how to think critically and leverage data appropriately.

      • Structured to be completed in as little as 24 months, students can focus on one course at a time and enjoy a break between each semester.
      • The 12 required courses have six start dates every year and cover classic marketing theory.
      • Experienced faculty help students develop into adept managers.
      • Admission requirements ask for applicants to hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
      • GRE or GMAT scores are not required, but their submission can strengthen a candidate's application.

    The Online Environment

    • Blackboard Learn is the newest learning management system at Boston University; it is used in both traditional and off-campus courses, certificate programs and clerkships. The LMS enables students to learn anywhere, at anytime, and tech support is available 24/7. Through this platform, students study "dashboards" instead of textbooks.

      The MSIMM department proudly boasts full-time faculty members with considerable research and management experience in various industries. Their skills and expertise teach students how to analyze streams of real-time data, quickly adjust strategies, leverage analytics and reposition products in an ever-changing market economy.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • BU's Graduate Programs in Management ranked 9th in the US News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Program list.
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    West Virginia University

    Location

    Morgantown, WV

    Tuition

    • $7,218 annually-in-state
    • $20,286 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC, JRCERT

    What to Expect

    • The Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program at the WVU Reed College of Media is offered exclusively online. Targeted towards communications professionals, the IMC program focuses on adjusting students' marketing activities and skill-sets to ensure a constant flow of information to consumers from a variety of media.

      The design provides the opportunity to earn a master's degree while working full-time and getting invaluable hands-on experience in a real-world work environment. Students can enroll for the 33 credit hours long degree during the fall, spring or summer terms.

    The Online Environment

    • Students can receive personalized help using WVU's eCampus and related tools such as Blackboard Collaborate. WVU's eCampus is a web-based course management system which is integrated with STAR/Banner, the WVU student information system, and with MIX, the WVU academic web portal. Using eCampus, students and instructors can access course materials at any time. Teachers and students interact using discussion postings, internal email and live chat sessions.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The online MBA at WVU placed at 25th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

    • The program allowed me to take what I learned in a classroom setting and implement those strategies the next day in a real-world setting.

      Shayna Varner, graduate
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    Indiana University in Bloomington

    Location

    Bloomington, IN

    Tuition

    • $7,957 annually-in-state
    • $23,863 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • IU's Kelley School of Business offers an online MS in Marketing for those working professionals desiring to advance their careers at a pace in synch with the rest of their lives. Designed to develop broad business skills in students, the curriculum also allows the option of adding a second degree through IU's dual degree option. Since a dual degree is quicker than earning two separate degrees, time is saved and career potentials are further accelerated.

      • Although the program is online, there is an on campus requirement called Kelley Connect Week for the online MBA and MS degree programs.
      • Admission requirements include GMAT or GRE scores along with a letter of recommendation, a personal statement, academic records and at least two years of work and leadership experience.
      • Out-of-state applicants should refer to the State Authorization page prior to applying.
      • Only 30 credit hours long, this graduate degree may take between 15 months and five years to complete, depending on the pace students set for themselves.

    The Online Environment

    • IU utilizes Blackboard and IU Online Class Connect, which allows students to enroll at one IU campus and register for an online class offered at another without having to go through intercampus transfer. Instructors, students and their classmates communicate during the course using various mediums, including: email, chat and discussion boards.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked Kelley Direct Online the #1 online graduate business program in 2015 and 2014.

    • One of the neat things about Kelley is the opportunities students have to hear from and work alongside real business people in real business situations.

      Adam Manwarren, MBA graduate
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    University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh

    Location

    Oshkosh, WI

    Tuition

    • $7,640 annually-in-state
    • $16,771 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • The online Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing gives working students the opportunity to study around business and personal needs while interacting with other MBA students anytime, day or night.

      • Application Requirements for the Professional MBA Path include a minimum of two years of work experience, an application essay and an acceptable GRE or GMAT score if the applicant has less than ten years of work experience.
      • The fully AACSB-accredited program is structured so each course is taken one at a time, allowing for increased concentration.
      • Terms can last between seven and 14 weeks.
      • The marketing emphases calls for nine elective credits, which can be completed either before or after graduation.
      • By taking evening, online classes on a part-time basis, students are typically able to complete the program within two to four years.

    The Online Environment

    • UWO employs the Desire2Learn course management system for its online education; tutorials and instructions are available to make the transition to online learning smoother. Students participate and communicate with their instructors and classmates using discussion boards, Dropbox, an ePortfolio, email and other online tools. The majority of the online electives offered by UWO are taught by the MBA Consortium.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ranked among the Top 20 public universities in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report.
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    University of Nebraska in Lincoln

    Location

    Lincoln, NE

    Tuition

    • $6,840 annually-in-state
    • $19,002 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NCACS/THLC

    What to Expect

    • UNL's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing is offered completely online. A total of 48 hours are required to complete the MBA degree, which typically takes between two to four years depending on the full- or part-time status of the student.

      • Applicants should be sure to check the State Authorizations page to ensure their resident state is not among those restricted.
      • Transcripts, a completed application and fee are required for consideration for admission.

    The Online Environment

    • Blackboard is used to deliver online course materials, tests and communications between instructors and students. Interested applicants may view an introduction to the courses in the online MBA program with a demo that shows how students can access a variety of resources, including: the UNL libraries, notifications, grades, email, academic material and announcements.

      Graduate Admissions Management & Evaluation System (GAMES) becomes available after submitting an application. Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

      Program & Institutional Accolades
      The 2014 US News and World Report rankings place this program 6th on the list of Best Online MBA Programs.
      UNL was the only Big 10 MBA ranked for US Veterans.
      Affordable Colleges Online ranked UNL #11 on their top 30 list of affordable colleges online.
      The Financial Times ranked UNL's MBA 12th in its 2014 ranking of business schools and also placed it 2nd for its value.

    • I feel that my education is of a high quality and it will really open up a lot of doors for me in the future whether in the military or in the civilian world. I would recommend UNL to anyone, because they really go above and beyond for all of their students, military or not.

      Amanda Holmes, MBA graduate
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    University of Massachusetts in Amherst

    Location

    Amherst, MA

    Tuition

    • $32,175 annually

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • NEASC/CIHE

    What to Expect

    • The Isenberg School of Management's MBA with a focus in marketing offers a concentration in the areas of advertising, branding, communications and consumer behavior by providing general business and marketing elective courses over the entirety of the 45 credit hour program. This program provides current and relevant knowledge and skills applicable to today's intricate business issues.

      • A typical admissions profile generally has an average of ten years of work experience, an acceptable GMAT score and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Students of the MBA program have access to academic advisors and experienced academic counselors who cater to the specific needs of a cross-disciplinary student.

    The Online Environment

    • UMassOnline utilizes Blackboard to present online courses through the Continuing & Professional Education system. For those trying to decide if Isenberg Online is the right fit, the school provides a "Try a Class" option to help determine if Isenberg is the choice for you. To gain access to tools such as SPIRE, UMass Email and online library resources, students simply activate their Student OIT account.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked Isenberg Online among the Best Online Business Graduate Programs for 2014.
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    University of Baltimore

    Location

    Baltimore, MD

    Tuition

    • $12,078 annually-in-state
    • $16,848 annually-out-of-state

    School Type

    Public

    Contact Information

    Career Services

    • Employment Services
      for Students
    • Placement Services
      for Graduates
    • Academic/Career Counseling
      Services for Students

    Institutional Accreditation

    • MSCHE

    What to Expect

    • The MBA in Marketing offered by Baltimore is completed entirely online in as little as 18 months. The 36 credit hour program incorporates nine elective credits and culminates in a capstone project demonstrating strategic management knowledge gained during the program. As such, students are able to specifically tailor their MBA degree to fit their personal and business career goals. Courses are presented in seven-week "bite-sized" sessions or in traditional 15-week sessions.

      • Those applicants not residing in the state of Maryland should refer to the residency policy at the time of application.
      • Requirements are simple: submit two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, a current resume, a personal statement, sufficient GMAT scores and the graduate application by mail or fax.

    The Online Environment

    • The MyUBTowsonMBA portal is the gateway for registration, unofficial transcripts, online bill payment and more, including online academic advising. Online classes are hosted by Sakai. Online support systems are available by phone or by chat 24/7 should any online student experience trouble with accessing their online account.

    Program & Institution Accolades

    • The US News & World Report ranked UB among the Top 25 Online MBA Programs in Admission Selectivity.

    • They're really trying to create that next leader and meet the demand of the current market. They're flexible curriculum helps me to constantly respond to what the marketplace and my employer are looking for.

      Katie Turner, MBA student