Best Online Business Schools in the World in 2020

Business studies – especially MBA degrees – remain the most popular choices for international studies. But what if you can’t afford to go study abroad or there’s a global pandemic going on? Then, an online MBA from a reputable international business school might be the next best thing!

But which are some of the best online business schools in the world? There aren’t a lot of official rankings for online business schools and universities out there, so finding a complete list isn’t very straightforward. To make your search easier, we’ve made lists with the best business schools offering online business studies in the 4 top locations for international studies: United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. All the business schools mentioned below are accredited and offer internationally recognized diplomas.  

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The location of the business school might be relevant to you if you choose to study a blended Business degree, mixing online studies with periodic classes on campus.

Follow the links to the university page, check out the Business and Management tab and find an online business program.

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Best online business schools in the United States

The United States offers a lot of online options for business studies. However, there are only 2 main university rankings mentioning the best online business schools in the U.S. Both the Financial Times and U.S. News have created their own university lists listing top online business and management studies. While U.S News has an entire list dedicated to only studying online MBAs in the U.S., Financial Times has a top 10 list with the best online business schools in the world, many of which are in the U.S. We included both lists below:

Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2020

U.S. News Best Online MBA Programs 2020

Other online business schools from the U.S. you should definitely check out include:

Best online business schools in the United Kingdom

In the case of the UK, we used the UK business schools from Financial Times Rankins for Online MBAs as well as the top-ranked business schools in the UK according to QS Rankings. Because QS Rankings doesn’t rank online MBAs, we used the regular list and checked which of the business schools offer online study options.

Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2020

QS Global MBA Ranking 2021 – Business schools offering online degrees

Other online business schools from the UK that we recommend checking out:

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Best online business schools in Europe

Only 2 European business schools are present in the Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2020. The rest in this section are business schools that are either ranked in QS Rankings 2021 or are from Europe and offer good-quality online Business studies.

Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2020 – Business schools from Europe

Other business schools from Europe offering online Business studies

Best online business schools in Australia

The following list of business schools is made up of top business schools ranked by QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 and they also offer online business study options.

Find online Business degrees

QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 – Business schools from Australia

Other online business schools from the U.S. that we recommend checking out:

Find the full rankings mentioned above on their official websites: U.S. News, Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2020 and QS Global MBA Rankings 2021.

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