Liberty University

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#122 Overall Score: 53 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (including MBA)

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Graduate Business Program Overview

Liberty University offers an online MBA as well as master's degrees in management and leadership, accounting and information systems. Students in the online MBA program have the option to complete a specialization such as accounting, international business, project management, public administration and public relations. The MBA and Master of Science in accounting degree programs at Liberty University are the only degrees accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a recognized accrediting body. Students applying to these programs may need to complete prerequisite course work before admission. The school is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Liberty University is a nonprofit Christian institution and courses are taught from a biblical point of view. Instructors place a strong emphasis on applying ethics to managerial practices. All course work can be completed entirely online; however, students can opt to complete weeklong intensives at the school's residential campus in Lynchburg, Va. Most courses are taught in eight-week terms and have a maximum of 20 students.

Instructors at Liberty are required to have either a master's or doctorate degree and complete professional development training. Online students have access to academic advising, digitized library materials, live tutoring and career services.

The application deadline for the online graduate business programs at Liberty University, a private school, is rolling. At Liberty University, all of the online classes are recorded and archived. Students should also note that the online graduate business programs at Liberty University are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2003-2004
Total enrollment 7,478
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $490 (in-state)
$490 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21793
Admissions e-mail luoadmissions@liberty.edu

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U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 134
Faculty Credentials and Training score 72
Student Services and Technology rank 107
Student Services and Technology score 43
Student Engagement rank 119
Student Engagement score 52
Admissions Selectivity rank 100
Admissions Selectivity score 47
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.9

Applying

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21793
Director of admissions Jay Bridge
Admissions phone (434) 582-9595
Admissions email luoadmissions@liberty.edu

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Academics

School awards MBAs Yes
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 43 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 95 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 0
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
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Student Body

Enrollment 7,478
Average age of new entrants 36 years
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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $535
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $535
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $490
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $490

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