Online programs that deliver a difference

In the years since the W. P. Carey School of Business began offering an MBA program online more than a decade ago, it has become a fast-growing option for students around the world. But all online degrees are not the same.

U.S. News & World Report first began ranking online MBA programs in 2012, and W. P. Carey has been ranked among the top five programs every year. When U.S. News expanded its rankings to include all online graduate business programs, W. P. Carey was there again — among the very best. It speaks to not only the quality of our academics, but also admissions selectivity, student services, and the technology platform used in our programs, and student interaction.

Finding the right program

Rankings, of course, are only part of the story. What matters most is finding a great program — online or on-campus — that’s also the right fit for you. Is it flexible enough? Does it allow you to build new strengths? Can you focus on the things you want to focus on? Is it affordable? With online programs, flexibility is a major consideration for many students. Whether it's juggling work, work and a busy family life, or not being able to attend classes at a physical location or at the time those classes might be offered, online programs provide options that simply weren't available for students a generation ago.

For W. P. Carey, though, that's just the starting point. We have always maintained a standard for excellence within our programs, and your degree features the same curriculum, the same faculty, and the same quality as a traditional on-campus program. The W. P. Carey School is AACSB-accredited, and as you research online programs, you'll find that isn't always the case. And with personalized career coaching and the resources of America's largest public university, you'll be able to make your degree mean even more.

Find out how two online students — David Grajewski, a firefighter in metropolitan Chicago, and Devon Teague, a working mom from Phoenix — fit a demanding, high-quality online degree into their busy lives:

Make your move

Take a closer look at our online business programs, and find the one that's right for your career, and your schedule.