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The 38 Best Affordable Online Master’s in Management

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An online master’s in management is a solid degree choice but it can come with a scary price tag—as high as $60,500! With student loan debt soaring, it pays to do your research before choosing an online management degree.

GetEducated compared 104 management master’s programs from 59 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 35 Best Buys for an affordable online master’s in management. All degrees cost less than $22,000—below the national average for this degree.

Average Cost (In-state): $22,511.46
Least Expensive: Amberton University ~$9,760.00
Most Expensive: The New School ~$60,480.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s in management. The online management degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Master’s in Management

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Amberton University
(TX)
$9,760.00
All Students
2
Southeast Missouri State University
(MO)
$10,020.00
All Students
3
Minot State University
(ND)
$10,686.60
All Students
4
Chadron State College
(NE)
$12,555.00
All Students
5
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$12,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
6
The University of Alabama
(AL)
$13,750.00
All Students
7
University of Management and Technology
(VA)
$14,090.00
$9,050.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8
Wilmington University
(DE)
$14,180.00
$9,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9
Greenville University
(IL)
$14,447.00
All Students
10
University of Alabama in Huntsville
(AL)
$14,610.00
All Students
11
Troy University
(AL)
$14,880.00
All Students
12
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
(OH)
$14,940.00
All Students
13
Shorter University
(GA)
$15,320.00
All Students
14
Oakland City University
(IN)
$15,840.00
All Students
15
Granite State College
(NH)
$15,900.00
$16,950.00
In-State
Out-of-State
16
Austin Peay State University
(TN)
$16,633.50
$23,053.50
In-State
Out-of-State
17
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$17,028.00
$24,264.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
18
Virginia University of Lynchburg
(VA)
$17,600.00
All Students
18
Wayland Baptist University
(TX)
$17,600.00
All Students
20
Brescia University
(KY)
$17,890.00
All Students
21
Avila University
(MO)
$17,982.00
All Students
22
Colorado State University-Global Campus
(CO)
$18,000.00
$16,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
23
Indiana Institute of Technology
(IN)
$18,230.00
All Students
24
Southwestern College – Kansas
(KS)
$18,450.00
$14,850.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
25
St. Joseph’s College-New York
(NY)
$18,720.00
All Students
26
Indiana Wesleyan University
(IN)
$19,080.00
All Students
27
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(FL)
$19,200.00
$16,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$19,304.32
$22,424.32
In-State
Out-of-State
29
Florida State University
(FL)
$19,800.00
All Students
30
Excelsior College
(NY)
$20,540.00
All Students
31
Salve Regina University
(RI)
$20,830.00
All Students
32
University of Hartford
(CT)
$20,850.00
All Students
33
Lesley University
(MA)
$21,190.00
All Students
34
Bellevue University
(NE)
$21,240.00
All Students
35
Lasell College
(MA)
$21,760.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
National American University
(SD)
$22,530.00
All Students
Charleston Southern University
(SC)
$22,615.00
All Students
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$24,380.00
All Students
New England College
(NH)
$24,630.00
All Students
Azusa Pacific University
(CA)
$24,960.00
All Students
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$25,641.00
All Students
Emmanuel College
(MA)
$26,304.00
All Students
Davenport University
(MI)
$26,485.00
All Students
Misericordia University
(PA)
$26,640.00
All Students
University of St Francis
(IL)
$27,548.00
All Students
Duquesne University
(PA)
$28,247.00
All Students
The University of Texas at Dallas
(TX)
$28,712.00
$53,384.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$28,930.00
$19,120.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Colorado Technical University
(CO)
$29,030.00
$22,080.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,400.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University
(TX)
$32,616.00
All Students
Michigan State University
(MI)
$32,700.00
All Students
Boston University
(MA)
$37,100.00
All Students
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJ)
$37,560.00
All Students
Thunderbird School of Global Management
(AZ)
$39,000.00
All Students
Indiana University Online
(IN)
$39,900.00
All Students
Benedictine University
(IL)
$43,840.00
All Students
The New School
(NY)
$60,480.00
All Students

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Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

15 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
16 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
17 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2017 review of regionally accredited online master’s in management programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master’s degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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