Many of the world’s top Online MBA programs are located in the US and Europe. But in the Asia Pacific region, there are plenty of gems. The best Online MBAs in Asia Pacific are ranked highly by a bevy of leading agencies such as the Financial Times and the Economist, and are also accredited by top bodies like AACSB or EQUIS.
They span the length and breadth of the region, with many clustered in China and Australia, two rising education superpowers. Many of these top Online MBA programs are also part of partnerships spread across the world, meaning that students can take residential modules in myriad locations to gain a global perspective and to enhance their alumni network. Several are a hybrid blend of online and offline elements, giving students the best of both worlds: flexibility and interactivity. And some are run by schools in countries with strong academic reputations, such as the UK.
The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School, in Sydney runs a respected Online MBA. The course enables students to specialize in modern fields where talent is in high demand, including technology, finance and healthcare.View School Profile
Macquarie Business School, in Australia with campuses across the Asia Pacific region, is highly regarded, having been one of the few Australian schools to be ranked by The Economist. The school’s Online MBA was ranked top in the country by CEO Magazine as well. Students will join a global alumni network that is 18,000-strong.View School Profile
Although Edinburgh Business School, at Heriot Watt University, is in Scotland, the school has offered an Online MBA in Malaysia for many years. The school works with other education institutions in Hong Kong, Myanmar and Singapore to deliver its course. Students can split their time at these partner institutions, the campus in Malaysia or at home. This provides a truly global learning experience.View School Profile
CKGSB puts on an Executive MBA that is taught mostly online with face to face elements, in partnership with IMD, a business school in Switzerland. The in-person modules are taught in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London, Johannesburg and Lausanne. CKGSB is one of China’s leading independent business schools, and strives to provide an east-west perspective.View School Profile
Otago’s Online MBA is based on the school’s well-regarded full-time degree option, with live, online courses held during the evening twice a week. It’s one of the few Online MBAs offered by a business school in New Zealand, and, notably, is accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a great learning experience.View School Profile
China Europe International Business School is one of China’s most respected institutions of education. And the school puts on a Global EMBA program that is blended. It includes a lot of online lectures, in addition to a whistle stop tour across the world, with modules available in 11 cities, and a diverse student body from more than 20 countries.View School Profile
Hult International Business School was founded in the UK but it has a thriving campus in Shanghai. And the school delivers a blended EMBA course that sees students study from wherever they are in the world, and also attend modules in Dubai, London, Boston and Shanghai. This provides the global perspectives that are essential to doing business today.View School Profile
Renim Business School is a leading light in China. It offers two blended MBA programs: one in Chinese and the other, in English, is all about fintech, a fast-growing field at the intersection of finance and technology. In 2013, the school was accredited by AACSB and its mission is to support China’s development and produce global leaders who will transform organisations and have a positive impact on people and planet.View School Profile
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