Online MBA Frequently Asked Questions

Updated February 3, 2023 · 4 Min Read

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What resources do you provide for future MBAs?

Online MBA provides detailed information about the MBA programs, including admission requirements, curriculum, specialization, and possible careers.

The site offers complete resources for future MBA students, including exam prep information and program rankings.

Prospective students can browse categorized information covering the following topics:

How do we prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Online MBA prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all levels of content planning and research. Our editorial policies specifically recognize DEI as a core value.

We also understand that every MBA student's journey is different. To that end, we work to include as many different perspectives as we can when discussing programs, education planning, and career advancement.

In addition, our content celebrates the diversity of MBA candidates, graduates, programs and related career paths. For some examples, explore the pages and resources below:

The Best Resources for Asian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

The Best Resources for Asian and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs

Resources for Indigenous American Entrepreneurs

Resources for Indigenous American Entrepreneurs

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students Pursuing MBAs

Resources for LGBTQ+ Students Pursuing MBAs

The Future of Women in Business

The Future of Women in Business

Where can I find your resources featured?

Many high-profile organizations and publications featured Online MBA resources. Examples include Harvard Business Review, the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs, and Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global, among others.

Harvard Business Review referenced our page on the true cost of a bad boss in a 2020 editorial about toxic supervisors. South Carolina's Commission for Minority Affairs cited our page about resources for Asian and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. In 2021, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global made special mention of our resources for Latino/a and Hispanic businesspeople.

Online MBA resources have also been featured in work published by the Navy Seal Foundation and the State of Hawaii Office of Veteran Services (OVS). The Navy Seal Foundation highlighted our MBA scholarships and financial aid guide, while Hawaii's OVS featured our portal on MBA financial aid for military service members and their families.

Our work has also been mentioned by nationally recognized educational institutions. For example, Duke University's Society of Women Engineers used our page on STEM MBA programs in its list of external resources. Michigan State University's collection of resources for Latino/a students made special mention of our financial aid guide for minority students.

These mentions reflect the value, reliability, and authoritativeness of our information and resources. They also reflect the work we do to highlight diversity, equity, and inclusion across Online MBA.

Why do you only focus on MBAs?

Focusing on one degree type allows us to provide you with in-depth information on pursuing a master's in business administration. We believe it's important to offer prospective students various resources on online MBAs.

Is there a charge for any of the resources or services you provide?

No! Our content is free to use.

How does your site make money?

At Online MBA, we want to be transparent about how we benefit from visits to our site. We receive compensation when we successfully recommend a program that is a good fit for potential students. The schools that are part of this program are clearly marked as “Sponsored Schools” or “Featured Schools” across the site.

Sponsored schools provide us with their information to feature in their school profiles and descriptions. These statements are not independently verified.

The information gathered to create our rankings is pulled directly from individual schools and is accurate at the time of calculation. This information may change, and we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

Where do you get your data?

Online MBA uses a two-step approach in collecting data. Our tuition and curriculum data for each school were gathered from their websites in 2022. Program costs may change, so please contact the schools directly for the most up-to-date tuition information.

Other school data, including graduation rates and financial aid rates, were sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This resource is maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). All IPEDS data is reported by individual institutions during survey years.

How are your rankings calculated?

Schools are ranked based on student retention, financial aid availability, graduation rates, and more. We focus our rankings not on name recognition, but on the probability of student success.

For more information, take a look at our rankings methodology. Review some of our most popular rankings below.

The Best Online MBA Programs With No GMAT

The Best Online MBA Programs With No GMAT

The Best HBCU Online MBA Programs

The Best HBCU Online MBA Programs

Online MBA Programs With the Most Diversity

Online MBA Programs With the Most Diversity

Top Online MBA Programs in Business Analytics

Top Online MBA Programs in Business Analytics

Top Management Online MBAs

Top Management Online MBAs


Are for-profit or non-accredited colleges included in your rankings?

No. We only include accredited, nonprofit schools on our lists.

Who writes your content?

Our content is written by a team of writers who research and fact-check their findings. To find out more about our writers, check out our About Us page.

How often is your content updated?

We strive to keep the content of our website as up-to-date as possible. Rankings are refreshed annually and we regularly review our guides to ensure that they reflect the latest information and best practices.

Can I contribute to your site?

Yes! Our users are what makes the site a success, and we are always looking for contributors from the business community. If you are interested, please contact us. Be sure to tell us a little about yourself, your MBA journey, and what you had in mind.

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