I wanted to start this thread to give a quick overview, periodic updates, and answer any questions regarding Temple's Online MBA program. I just started the program and attended the opening residency earlier this month. Before I continue, I want to thank Major56 for first introducing me to the program; I had originally decided on another school, but I'm really glad I ended up here. So far I've been incredibly impressed with the quality, professionalism, and engagement I've experienced while dealing with school personnel - from faculty to admissions staff. The program itself seems to be insanely well put together, and I literally could not have picked a better school for an online MBA program. In particular, I thought it was cool that they don't farm ANYTHING out to a third-party online course management company, like a lot of other schools do. Everything is designed, produced, and run by in-house Fox people - and I was able to meet and interact with most of them during residency. Here are some highlights of the program: -AACSB accredited, online MBA program that is completed in 20 months. A week-long opening residency is required, then all classes are online with one scheduled weekly class on Thursday evenings via WebEx. -The Fox School of Business (Temple's B-School) is ranked #48 by US News and World Report, and the OMBA is now ranked #9. It is a public university (this is especially helpful to GI Bill users like me, because in-state tuition is 100% covered by the VA with no out-of-pocket costs). -All course materials/textbooks, residency fees, a high definition web-cam, and a headset are issued to you and are covered in program tuition. -The opening residency is an awesome experience and allows classmates to meet and work on projects together. There are several business workshops, including an Excel orientation for advanced modeling and spreadsheet techniques. -All classes run in four week terms, and are taken one at a time. You absolutely cannot double up on classes, and I don't think it would be humanly possible even if you could. I finished my Liberal Arts (Legislative Affairs) Master's in a year by doubling up, but given all the homework, lectures, quizzes, etc.., at Fox, there is no way I could handle more than one class at a time. It is intense, but the sheer magnitude of what you learn, delivered in a way that is understandable and enjoyable, makes it a great experience. -The MBA is the exact same MBA granted to full-time Fox students. By way of comparison, if you take Penn State's iMBA, you earn an intercollegiate degree, NOT the ranked Smeal MBA. Fox, on the other hand, grants you the full Fox MBA when you graduate from the program. The same faculty members teach the classes, and are available to answer questions at all times. -The kicker for me is that online MBA candidates have the same access to career services and on campus recruiting as full-time candidates. Our career services director invited me to work alongside the full-time MBAs to secure a summer internship (I'm transitioning from the Army, not company sponsored - they make it clear they don't want to poach people who are being funded by their company). On campus recruiting is HUGE, especially at a top 50 school, because a lot of companies recruit primarily on campus. From what I understand, most online programs do not allow their students to utilize these services alongside full-time MBA students. -I wanted to touch on admissions; they are fairly selective, and getting into the program isn't a walk in the park. That being said, they will waive the GMAT if you have 10+ years of work experience, or I think if you have a degree from an AACSB accredited school with a high GPA (3.0+?). If you have any questions, fire away. Again, I'm in my second class so if my perception of the program starts to change, I'll update this as necessary. Again, thanks to Major56 and the rest of you who gave recommendations on schools, and who helped guide me to Temple. *Edit: Reading through this it sounds like I'm either overly optimistic about the program, or am being paid by the school to advertise. Neither of these is the case - I don't mean to paint an overly/exaggeratedly rosy view of the school. I have simply been really impressed with the program so far and don't mind giving credit where credit is due. If anything changes in the quality, I'll update this thread pronto.