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QS TopMBA Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016 Methodology

QS TopMBA Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016 Methodology

Students are extremely cautious about distance online MBA programs that run in various universities. The online and social media space is plagued by incorrect statistics, false publicity and fraudulent establishment. To tackle this problem QS-TopMBA has released rankings for distance online MBA courses for 2016. It is important for students to understand the factors behind the rankings before making important decisions.

Here is the breakdown of different factors involved while calculating the TopMBA distance online MBA rankings 2016:

QS-Online MBA rankings 2016    

Pi-chart breakdown of TopMBA university-rankings

 Employability | Total Weight – 30%

The Backbone of an MBA degree’s value. The score indicator comes from a global survey, in which international employers identify schools from which they prefer to recruit.


Student Quality | Total Weight – 15%

How do I know I’ll be in a strong company?

5% Average Years Of Work Experience
2% Applicants/Place Ratio
6% GMAT Score Class Average
2% Percentage Of Students With First Degree


Established in Online MBA Market | Total Weight – 15%

Has the program withstood the test of time? Does it have a lasting appeal among students?

7% Establishment Year of the Program
4% Number of Students Enrolled
4% Accreditation (from AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB or EPAS


Classroom Experience | Total Weight – 15%

Has the school made a commitment to teaching quality?

2.50% Physical Meet-up
2.50% Compulsory Attendance
2.50% Regular Online Classes
2.50% Group Work
5% How much of the program is assessed using Group Work


Diversity | Total Weight – 10%

What is the gender balance in the program and how many nationalities are represented in the online MBA program?

5.00% Nationalities enrolled in the program
5.00% Representation of Female Students


Figures in % represents the weightage used to generate online MBA program’s final score to be used while ranking.

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