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Rank in 2015
Rank in 2014
2 year average rank
Business school
Programme name
Salary today (US$)[1]
Salary increase (%)[2]
Value for money rank[3]
Career progress rank[4]
Aims achieved rank[5]
Careers service rank[6]
Prog. delivery rank[7]
Online interaction rank[8]
Female faculty (%)[9]
Female students (%)[10]
Women on board (%)[11]
Intl. faculty (%)[12]
Intl. students (%)[13]
Intl. board (%)[14]
Intl. mobility[15]
Faculty with PhD (%)[16]
FT doctoral rank[17]
FT research rank[18]
Course fee
Intakes per year
Time limit[19]
Prog. length[20]
Graduate within 5 yrs
Online teaching (%)[21]
Online coursework[22]
Online exams (%)[23]
Online teamwork
Local centres
Campus study
111IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainGlobal MBA Blended152,96616,932431704240936241373377421458396682010972617043,2002201.50.2100951905900YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
222Warwick Business SchoolUKWarwick MBA by Distance Learning143,1969,41134240303044111121342261208771544208201000104023,40025040.57910001000330YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
344University of Florida: WarringtonUSInternet MBA104,2553,3803968273103110102963321202110100131912403153,571475209985087000YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
434Northeastern University: D'Amore-McKimUSOnline MBA135,8465,8463081342212111834343104011922123051918731414171,6509502.90.998100010001000YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
555Indiana University: KelleyUSKelley Direct Programs: Online MBA120,3524,1422721219253612021211212183282220211781783511061,2002502.50849729521000YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
666Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKGlobal MBA114,4229,23639510532086141150392260311154561244730972219119,0002323.508610001000250YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
777Babson College: OlinUSBabson MBA Blended Learning Program146,177459233105113113104826033432417217011845384114112279,20428020100720720200YesNoYesNorth AmericaEnglish
899Syracuse University: WhitmanUSMBA@Syracuse130,38210,6463691416664112968431131213222137001207061228274,7624703090940940308YesNoYesGlobalEnglish
81110University of Bradford School of ManagementUKDistance Learning MBA108,98912,486431321108773123131412294279322782459408719214114,50046030711000100000NoNoNoGlobalEnglish
101211University of Nebraska-LincolnUSUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln Online MBA115,0008,0003333113193123575335421220013561001129081016225,56851003080100010001000YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
11--University of Massachusetts Amherst: IsenbergUSIsenberg Online MBA Program131,661305151414473826201861177771232,535343100100100100YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
121011Arizona State University: CareyUSWP Carey Online MBA108,171502229112372132132100241240712401021101912312057,50026020100100010001000YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
131514Centrum PUCP Graduate Business SchoolPeruVirtual International Managerial MBA93,60615,500184621051035272112161232310366122850639313131140S / .64,500rolling30301009001000950YesNoYesGlobalSpanish
14--Florida International University: ChapmanUSCorporate MBA73,6252811815151093547294800148411942,000561.5100100100100YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
151415Drexel University: LeBowUSOnline MBA99,0001,0003121531411342115214133240415232081001417828011264,000253201001001510051000YesNoNoGlobalEnglish
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1. Average alumnus salary three years after graduation, US$ PPP equivalent.

2. Percentage increase in alumnus salary in the past three years: between their salary on graduation in 2011 and current salary.

3. Calculated according to alumni’s salary increase, fees and other costs.

4. Progression in the alumni’s level of seniority and the size of company they now work for, versus three years ago on graduation.

5. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals for doing an online MBA.

6. The extent to which alumni rate the efficiency of the school career service’s in finding them a job after graduation.

7. The extent to which alumni rate the online delivery of live teaching sessions, other teaching materials and online exams.

8. The extent to which alumni rate the interaction between students, teamwork and the availability of faculty.

9. Percentage of female faculty.

10. Percentage of female students on the MBA programme.

11. Percentage of female members of the school advisory board.

12. Percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

13. Percentage of current MBA students whose country of residence differs from the country the school is located in.

14. Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is situated.

15. Calculated according to whether alumni’s citizenship and work locations pre-MBA, on graduation and three years after graduation differ from each other.

16. Percentage of full-time faculty with a doctoral degree.

17. Calculated according to the number of doctoral graduates from each business school during the past three years. Additional points are awarded if these graduates took up faculty positions at one of the top 50 full-time MBA schools of the past three years.

18. Calculated according to the number of articles published by a school’s current full-time faculty members in 45 academic and practitioner journals between January 2012 and December 2014. The rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.

19. The maximum amount of time students have to complete the programme.

20. The average amount of time students take to complete the programme.

21. Percentage of programme teaching materials that is delivered online.

22. The percentage of coursework completed online.

23. The percentage of examinations that are completed online.

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