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
|Rank||School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
Southeast Missouri State University
Minot State University
Chadron State College
American Public University System
The University of Alabama
University of Management and Technology
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Master of Science in Management / Human Resource Management 15
Master of Science in Management Science / Business Analytics 15
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Oakland City University
Granite State College
Austin Peay State University
University of Maryland Global Campus
Master of Science in Management / Acquisition & Supply Chain Management
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Wayland Baptist University
Master of Arts in Management / Fundraising
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Indiana Institute of Technology
Southwestern College - Kansas
St. Joseph's College-New York
Indiana Wesleyan University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
University of Colorado Denver
Florida State University
Salve Regina University
University of Hartford
Master of Science in Management 17
Master of Science in Management / HR Management 17
Master of Science in Management / Marketing 17
Master of Science in Management / Project Management 17
|School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
National American University
Charleston Southern University
Southern New Hampshire University
Thomas Edison State University
New England College
Master of Science in Management
Azusa Pacific University
Florida Institute of Technology
Master of Science in Organizational Management 16
University of St Francis
The University of Texas at Dallas
Purdue University Global
Colorado Technical University
Master of Science in Management / Homeland Security 14
Master of Science in Management / Healthcare Management 14
Strayer University - Online
Dallas Baptist University
Michigan State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Master of Global Management
Indiana University Online
The New School
14 Program is no longer accepting new students.
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.
Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master’s degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.
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