TheBestSchools.org released their list of schools in the United States that they considered to be the top 50 Best Online MBA programs.

"Online education has become more and more mainstream throughout America's colleges and universities. Yet doubts continue about its effectiveness in training students for practical fields such as business," notes James Barham, General Editor for TheBestSchools.org. "This ranking of America's 50 best online MBA programs gives the lie to that worry. Online business education, as this ranking shows, has come a long way, with online MBAs proving every bit as competitive in the business world as on-campus MBAs."

The term MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration. The schools on this list were selected based on their academic classes, faculty strengths as well as the reputation of the schools, the awards that they have won and track record of being able to provide an online education.

The local Hudson Valley school that made the list, is Marist College.