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Who We Are
We are a comprehensive hub that offers guidance about online MBA programs. Our curated network of professionals and industry experts helps us accelerate economic mobility for all students. Our network of online MBA researchers and writers work to gather and produce an array of high-quality resources. We aim to serve students, recent graduates, job-seekers, and working professionals interested in online MBA programs and careers.
Our diverse, comprehensive collection of school rankings, degree guides, and career resources helps users understand the potential benefits of earning an online MBA. We also provide guidance for comparing, evaluating, and choosing the right online MBA program and career path. Analyzing current data from the nation’s top educational and economic research agencies, we point prospective students toward online MBA programs and related careers offering high return-on-investment.
OnlineMBA clearly outlines the requirements and steps for applying to, enrolling in, financing, and completing online MBA programs. Our career guides help prospective, current, and prior online MBA students choose, qualify for, and obtain their dream careers. Through current data and informed guidance, we aspire to bring continuing education and career advancement to learners.
What We Do
OnlineMBA helps aspiring business professionals and leaders identify MBA career paths and programs leading to potential salary advancement, promotion, entrepreneurial ventures, or career transition. We provide guides, rankings, and overviews to help former, current, and prospective students and working professionals understand and choose from the many available MBA career and program options. We also discuss the potential uses, benefits, common curricula and requirements, and admissions processes for online MBA degrees.
We provide guidance for every stage of the online MBA process, including how students can choose an MBA concentration aligned with their career aspirations. Our top online MBA career guides introduce specific MBA concentrations, such as real estate, entrepreneurship, and human resources management. Our MBA career guides discuss specific MBA degrees, including career outlook data, common curricula, potential job titles, roles, and salaries.
By describing the responsibilities, daily tasks, and skills required for specific careers, our guides assist prospective students in choosing careers that suit their abilities and preferences.
OnlineMBA also offers program rankings allowing former, current, and prospective students and working professionals to efficiently survey and compare the curricula, pacing, attendance format, and pricing for online MBA programs. We provide rankings of the best, most affordable, and top accelerated online MBA programs. Our accreditation guide explains how to identify high-quality MBA programs. Our rankings pages typically highlight schools that meet rigorous regional accreditation standards.
Our career resources, including guides for online MBA students and graduates seeking professional experience, help learners land their dream jobs. Our internship and practicum guide helps current online MBA students forge academic paths to prepare for professional success. Our resume and professional networking guides serve current online MBA students and graduates seeking jobs or career advancement. We also help students with financial planning by providing a FAFSA guide, a personal budget guide, and a financial aid guide for military veterans.
How We Work
To provide accurate, student-centered online MBA program and career information, we collaborate with various sources including current online MBA students, recent graduates, educational institutions, professionals, and industry experts.
As we rank schools and programs, we assess school performance based on institution-gathered online MBA student feedback and outcomes data. We may interview and feature current students or graduates on our site. When creating our rankings and guides, we also consult with working professionals, industry experts, and government agencies.
The student outcomes data we consider may include retention, graduation, and employment rates. Average financial aid percentages, student loan payments, and salaries after graduation may also factor into assessments of online MBA programs’ return-on-investment.
We rely on current technologies, such as machine learning, to provide current, accurate, and data-driven career and program guidance for aspiring online MBA students. Economic and education agencies, such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Education (ED), and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) help us stay abreast of rapidly changing shifts in education, industry, and the economy.
As part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the BLS represents the federal government’s primary economic agency that gathers employment data and statistics. The BLS’s occupational outlook handbook provides career pages describing job duties, work environments, salary, and job outlook data for specific careers. These pages also include career preparation information, state and area employment data, and descriptions of similar occupations.
The ED, another federal agency, generates, administers, and implements federal policy on educational assistance. As OnlineMBA produces financial aid guidance, we consult the ED for information on student loans and grants. The ED’s college scorecard provides data regarding attendance cost and student loan debt and repayment for specific schools. The ED also provides data and statistics on school accreditation standards, transparency, and safety.
The NCES, part of the ED’s Institute of Education Sciences, gathers and analyzes a vast amount of national and international education data. The searchable NCES college navigator offers quick access to school data, including programs and majors, costs and financial aid, and various outcomes and performance measures.
Why We Focus on Online Education
We devote our resources to data-driven analysis of the many aspects of online MBA degrees and programs. We strongly believe in the value of MBA degrees because of their potential high return-on-investment for students. MBA degrees help recent college graduates, newer professionals, and experienced executives obtain promotions, qualify for salary increases, and prepare for career transitions or ventures.
According to PayScale, MBA-holders make an average of $20,000 more annually than bachelor’s degree-holders in the same field. We believe in the demonstrated quality of online MBA degrees, which boast similar academic rigor and student success outcomes to their on-campus equivalents.
We focus on online MBAs because distance learning's flexibility makes educational advancement and economic mobility accessible to more students. Online students can compare curricula, requirements, timelines, and prices to identify the best program fit without being restricted by location or commute. Online programs make continuing education and career advancement available to students with mobility or transportation issues, caretaking obligations, and daytime jobs.
Meet Our Contributors
OnlineMBA relies on expert contributors to create well-rounded subject matter for learners. Our writers enjoy crafting informative long-form content that assists degree-seekers in finding the best programs for their career aspirations.
The OnlineMBA team includes an eclectic mix of accomplished writers with degrees from respected higher education institutions across the country. Education sits at the heart of our contributors, who have studied various subjects, including sociology, English, and history. As lifelong learners with diverse backgrounds, our writers excel in conducting in-depth research to create accurate, comprehensive guides for prospective higher education students.
Mary Blowers | Amy Boyington | Brit Brogaard | Tessa Cooper | Cynthia Widmayer | Victoria Leigh | Reese Lopez | Allison Mandel | Vanesha McGee | Melissa Sartore | Liz Simmons | Kathleen Swed | Sara Walters | Holland Webb | Doug Wintemute
Mary Blowers holds an MA in literature and a BA in secondary English education from Central Washington University. Her literary specializations include feminist, gender, and popular culture studies of American modernism. Mary also writes about education, travel, and money management. In addition to Online MBA, her work is published on several online outlets, including TeachingDegree.org, Nurse Practitioner Schools, Million Mile Secrets, Bankrate, Safety.com, and The Simple Dollar.
Amy Boyington is a freelance writer specializing in education and parenting content. She holds an associate degree in education and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Phoenix. Amy has developed educational content and newsletters for schools and parents, and her work has appeared in publications like The Old Schoolhouse and Niche. She has also been featured as a top academic education writer on ClearVoice.
Brit Brogaard is a writer based in Miami, Florida. She has prior writing experience as a freelancer, essayist, and content writer. In her spare time, she likes to watch The Office for the umpteenth time and walk her dog, James, on the beach.
Tessa Cooper is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to regional publications focused on living in the Midwest. She earned a bachelor’s in public relations from Missouri State University and worked as the editor of an award-winning local home magazine. Tessa loves writing about travel and food topics and is always planning her next meal or vacation.
Cynthia Widmayer is a Midwest-based business writer helping small enterprises, solopreneurs, and creatives tell their brand story with engaging web content since 2013. Her bylines can be found in Bankrate, Metacritic, CNET, and The Simple Dollar, among others. She has a background in mass communication, and is an adult romance novelist on the side.
Victoria Leigh is a professional writer and entrepreneur based in South Texas. She is a proud alum of Texas State University. Victoria holds a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in music. When not writing, Victoria plays social media manager and personal assistant to her internet-famous dog, Nelson, the bull terrier.
As a former teacher and tutor, Reese Lopez draws on over a decade of experience in the education field to inform his writing. After earning his BA in English from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, he instructed English language learners and tutored students at the high school and college levels before joining OnlineMBA.com. Reese lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also writes fiction and is active in the city’s local music scene.
Allison Mandel is a professional writer, editor, and researcher. She holds a master’s in elementary education from Brandeis University and a bachelor’s in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany. From storytelling tips to news reports, Allison’s writing can be found in both digital and print contexts, including K-6 ELA and mathematics curricula, long-form and short-form articles, blog posts, creative nonfiction, and college profiles.
Vanesha McGee is a full-time writer living in Denver, Colorado. She holds an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Temple University. Vanesha has 10 years of experience as an educator and five years of professional writing expertise. She is also a photographer and poet, producing creative pieces that uplift stories of the Black community.
Melissa Sartore holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her BA and MA in history are from Western Illinois University. A medievalist by training, she has published on outlawry in medieval England with additional publications on outlaws in popular culture and across geographic and historical boundaries. She also writes for several online outlets, notably Ranker.com, and provides her own sarcastic take on historical events at History According to Snark.
Liz Simmons is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in higher education, history, and culture. Liz holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado and master's degrees in urban studies (Portland State University) and library and information science (the University of British Columbia). She lives in Denver with her family.
Kathleen Swed is a full-time writer living in New York’s Capital Region. She holds an MFA with a concentration in fiction from Pacific University plus degrees in music from the University of Maine and Ithaca College. She is the author of several science fiction series, which she writes under the name of Kate Sheeran Swed.
Sara Walters holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in creative writing from the University of South Florida, where she also earned her BA in English. Sara's first young adult novel, The Violent Season, is out in October 2021, with a second novel to follow in the fall of 2022. You can find her at saradoesthings.com.
Holland’s goal as a writer is to put storytelling elements to work for businesses with great ideas. In addition to writing content for OnlineMBA.com and serving as a featured writer on Compose.ly, he has written web content for a major hotel chain with locations in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Holland’s other clients have included Sweet Fish Media, Indri Digital, and BioNetwork. He specializes in crafting content for education marketing, B2B technology companies, and nonprofits. He also cohosts a podcast called The Afterword, which looks at the intersection of macrotrends and storytelling.
Doug Wintemute is a Toronto-based freelance writer with professional writing interests in higher education and entertainment. He completed his BA and MA in English at York University, graduating summa cum laude and earning academic merit, research, and writing awards at both levels. Since 2014, he has contributed content and editorial work for award-winning digital trade publications, global SEO copywriting projects, and popular online brands. Contact him on LinkedIn.
Meet Our Reviewers
The OnlineMBA content creation process moves through a series of steps to ensure accuracy and clarity. Our reviewers make up an essential part of this process.
While they do not directly write copy like our contributors, reviewers provide feedback that shapes and enhances our content. Specifically, reviewers suggest changes to inaccurate or misleading information and identify areas in which more details might be necessary. They also provide specific, corrective feedback to contributors to create polished content.
Our Freelance Review Network specializes in various education and business-focused areas, including teaching, college admissions, financial aid, and anti-bias topics. Together, our reviewers lend their first-hand industry expertise to OnlineMBA to form trustworthy and thorough content.
We pay our reviewers for every contribution they make to OnlineMBA. You can learn more about a reviewer's background from their bio, located at the bottom of an article page.
Laila Abdalla obtained her Ph.D. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. For over 21 years at Central Washington University, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses, including classes on successful writing. Laila has devoted her teaching and leadership to matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is committed to her students’ complete experience above all, raising awareness of BIPoC issues in language, community, and culture. She leads with equity in management and nonprofit volunteering. She continues to develop her understanding of these complex issues in her lived experiences and professionally.
Angelique Geehan works to support and repair the connections people have to themselves and their families, communities, and cultural practices. A queer, Asian, gender-binary, nonconforming parent, Geehan founded Interchange, a consulting group that offers anti-oppression support. She organizes as part of several groups, including the National Perinatal Association's Health Equity Workgroup, the Health and Healing Justice Committee of the National Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance, QTPOC+ Family Circle, and Batalá Houston.
Andrew Gold, Ph.D., is an associate professor of management at Saint Leo University in Florida and an adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina, teaching managing innovation processes and performance in the online MBA program. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1992 from Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, with a focus on international finance and investments. He received his doctorate in 2002 from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a focus on strategy and innovation management.
Joe Mullings has been building companies and careers since 1989. He founded and is chairman and CEO of The Mullings Group, the world’s leading search firm in the medical device industry. The Mullings Group is responsible for more than 7000 successful searches with more than 600 companies in the medical device industry.
His clients are multi-billion-dollar companies like Johnson & Johnson, Google, Medtronic, Abbott, and Siemens, along with emerging startup companies that are bringing futuristic technologies, like surgical robotics, telerobotics, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, to the market. He is also president and CEO of Dragonfly Stories, which is the production company behind the docu-series TrueFuture, of which he is the host. Joe is also the founder of the media platform TMGPulse, a medtech news and opinion website. Joe has an engineering degree from The University of Dayton, Ohio.
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