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World's Best Online MBA Programs | Financial Times Ranking

Find out which business schools offer the world’s best online MBA programs as we break down the FT Online MBA Ranking 2023

Mon Mar 13 2023


IE Business School offers the world’s best Online MBA program—that’s according to the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2023. IE’s Global Online MBA tops the FT ranking for the first time since 2017, when it led the table for the four previous years.

Warwick Business School is placed second this year—after five consecutive years in first place—with Imperial College Business School, a new entrant to the FT Online MBA ranking in 2021, coming third. 

The FT’s list of best Online MBA programs in 2023 is dominated by European business schools, with the top three Europe-based programs joined by Durham University Business School in eighth position, University of Liverpool Management School in ninth, and Polimi Graduate School of Management (formerly MIP Politecnico di Milano) in 10th. 

However, US schools take up the middle of the table this year with Carnegie Mellon: Tepper in fourth position, University of Massachusetts Amherst: Isenberg in fifth, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School in sixth, and University of Florida Warrington in seventh.

Online MBA programs have been having somewhat of a moment since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, with more candidates looking for flexible, affordable online MBA programs that allow them to complete your studies alongside their work.

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Carnegie Mellon: Tepper




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Honest Opinion on CMU

Finding yourself in CMU is such a great blessing. The amazing and great professors and lots of networking opportunities. I was in the faculty of engineering and here the course work was very interesting. The lecturers were very strict and couldn't accept late submission of assignments and work given. This made us very focused. The students are generally good and friendly




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Excellence and Academic Integrity

CMU is one of the top class universities in Pittsburgh. It is a multi-diverse university with high regard for academic integrity, excellence, and innovation. It consists of different programs and departments that work together to achieve a common goal. I enjoy the convenience of moving from one building to the other. The faculty and staff are super friendly. It is relatively easy to make connections with other students, especially where collaboratory research is necessary. I would definitely recommend CMU to anyone looking for a muti-diverse academic experience.




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Stressful yet worthwhile

I've been genuinely impressed with the fusion of creativity and innovation at CMU. The professors are a mixed bag-- some are great and life-changing, but I had a couple (mostly gen eds in freshman year) that were really frustrating. The workload can be intense, and it's no joke. Campus was very lively; clubs, events, etc. – there's something for everyone. Pittsburgh in general has some areas that are great, and others that disappoint-- Oakland is a very nice university town area. Overall, CMU is a hotbed of innovation and learning, but the pace and location do come into play.




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Quite demanding here

Carnegie Mellon is a demanding academic institution where students are expected to put in a lot of effort. Despite the challenging coursework and constant workload, this environment teaches you how to speak for yourself and stand up for what you believe in. The institution also has a strong graduate network, which helps you succeed in the job hunt both while you are enrolled there and after