Best Military Online MBA Programs

Jun 26, 2018

Online MBA programs provide military personnel with flexible schedules, the ability to take classes from anywhere, and tuition benefits. Read on to see our list of the best military online MBA programs.

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Using data from U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Online MBA Program for Veterans, we've compiled a list of the best military online MBA programs. The programs we selected are all offered 100% online and provide a variety of benefits for military students.

Program Comparison

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (per credit hour)* Tuition Assistance/Military Benefits
Arizona State University Tempe Public Tempe, AZ $1,215 assistance with VA education benefits, Yellow Ribbon Program
Washington State University Public Pullman, WA $813 Veterans Affairs and Military Advising office to help with VA education benefits
University of Wisconsin Public Eau Claire, WI $775 Yellow Ribbon Program
Florida State University Public Tallahassee, FL $750 assistance with VA benefits
University of Massachusetts Public Amherst, MA $900 Yellow Ribbon Program

*Source: School websites

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Program Overview

The schools we selected for this list of top MBA programs for military members are all offered 100% online to meet your busy military lifestyle. These programs feature veteran's affairs offices and veteran's centers that cater to both retired and active military students. Each program also offers credit options and other educational benefits for those serving in the military.

Program Description

Arizona State University Tempe

U.S. News and World Report ranked this program as the #4 Best Online MBA for Vets. The program offers a one-course-at-a-time approach with courses lasting 5 weeks. ASU offers the possibility of course credit for military experience and features the Pat Tillman Veterans Center which assists veterans and active-duty military students with scholarships, career services, and networking. Arizona State is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Washington State University

Washington State University is ranked #8 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBAs for Veterans. Washington State's Carson College of Business takes a global approach and offers study abroad opportunities including a 10-day tour of China and South Korea. WSU is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program and offers reduced tuition rates for military members. Washington State has a Veterans Affairs Office, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Navy/Marine Corps ROTC available to online students who live in Washington.

University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium

The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium was ranked #9 by U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Online MBAs for Veterans. The University of Wisconsin is home to a Student Veterans of America chapter, has a Veterans Resource Center, and is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The MBA Consortium consists of a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, and Parkside branches. The program allows for 13 credit hours of the program's 30 total hours to be electives, to allow for customization.

Florida State University

Florida State University was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #11 Best Online MBA for Veterans. Florida State University has the Veterans Alliance which partners with community military groups such as Operation Family Caregiver and the Veterans Friends and Family Group. Florida State's online MBA program is part-time to allow working adults the ability to continue working full-time. The university also offers a part-time online MBA with specialization in Real Estate.

University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts tied with Florida State in their ranking for Best Online MBAs for Vets, according to U.S. News. The Student Veterans Resources Center at UMASS offers workshops throughout the year to assist veterans and military with things such as resume creation and childcare assistance for student veterans. The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts offers students the opportunity to take 2 classes before enrolling in the MBA as a trial. The Isenberg School of Management also waives the application fee and offers deferred admission for active military and veterans interested in applying for the online MBA program.

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