Indiana University is one of the leading universities in the US. its business school is no exception. The IU distance MBA, “Kelley Direct,” gives you access to the school’s quality education without the need to move yourself to Bloomington for longer than the school’s two 1-week on-campus sessions. Famous alumni include the CEOs of Nestle, Whirlpool, FedEx, and Cisco Systems. Oh, and Jared Fogle, the Subway guy who lost a lot of weight. At $1,065 per credit, the school’s costs are moderate, but the excellent network and brand are worth it.
At the Johnson School of Management at Cornell, theory turns into real-world practical application. Academic programs are organized into six areas: full-time MBA; Johnson Cornell Tech MBA; Executive MBA; Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA; Executive Education; and PhD programs. With 55 full-time faculty members, classes are deliberately kept small to foster a collaborative environment. Research centers include the Parker Center for Investment Research, Emerging Market Institute, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. Over 13,600 alumni can be found networking globally.