Alumni were full of praise for their programme. Jorge Picon, a senior manager based in Canada, says: “Despite some prejudices about online programmes, it proved to be a great experience with a lot of interaction between colleagues and teachers, building strong relationships that are still active. The programme was also extremely demanding.”

However, career service was singled out as an area needing improvement.

The UK’s Warwick Business School and D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in the US complete the top podium. Centrum Católica from Peru comes in at number 15.

Compared with full-time MBAs, online MBAs offer flexibility and allow participants to fit the programme round work, family and social life.

However, “online” does not mean a quick and easy route to an MBA degree. It is recommended students study for a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week on top of their full-time jobs.