The Financial Times has released the 2015 edition of its Online MBA Ranking.
IE Business School's Global MBA Blended leads this year's ranking for the second year in a row. "An important factor in IE's success is that alumni earn the highest salary at nearly $153,000, a rise of 43 percent on their income on graduation three years ago," according to reporting by the FT.
Taking second place, again for the second straight year, is the Warwick Business School's MBA by Distance Learning. Warwick is followed by the University of Florida's Hough Graduate School of Business, whose Internet MBA rose one spot from last year.
Dropping one spot to position number four is Northeastern University's Online MBA, while Indiana University - Kelley School of Business holds on to position number five.
Also holding steady this year are Durham University's Business School's Global MBA and Babson - Olin's MBA Blended Learning Program, which are ranked number six and number seven, respectively.
Syracuse University Whitman School of Management's MBA@Syracuse and Bradford University School of Management's Distance Learning MBA are tied this year for position number eight.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln's Online MBA program rounds out the top 10.
Among the list of 15 ranked online MBA programs, two are new this year: University of Massachusetts Amherst's Isenberg Online MBA, which is ranked number 11; and Florida International University's Corporate MBA, which comes in at number 14.
Two online MBA programs that were ranked in 2014 year did not make this year's ranking. These in include offerings from the Open University Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management. Thunderbird, after merging with Arizona State University's Carey School of Business last year, is currently not offering any MBA programs.
This is the second year that the Financial Times has published its Online MBA Ranking. The programs were ranked on a variety of factors, such as "salary today," "aims achieved," and "online interaction. This year, 18 schools took part in the survey.
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