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Master of Business Administration

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program helps you harness the power behind proven management strategies and adapt them to the boardroom. Earn your MBA online — or on campus, where available — and learn how University of Phoenix can help you strengthen your business knowledge and critical decision-making skills to lead your organization.

What you'll learn

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is designed for students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in business. The program reflects current research of managerial competencies as well as graduate business standards as reflected by existing national standardized graduate business tests.

  • In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following:
  • Recognize and solve problems systematically to make better business decisions.
  • Manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs.
  • Discover how diversity and values strengthen working relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
  • Leverage technology in a global environment to create sustainable competitive advantage.
  •  Evaluate risks and develop plans to lessen or eliminate their impact.
  • Develop awareness of one's own personal values and how they affect business decision making.
  • Assess whether an organization's plans and actions are aligned to meet its values.
  •  Integrate knowledge and reach decisions with incomplete or limited information.
  •  Understand a broad range of theoretical and practical applications in business.

The MBA consists of 36-54 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of business: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation. Students can develop additional expertise in a particular area through the selection and completion of 15 credits of elective courses to earn a concentration, which may be recorded on the student's transcript.

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Master of Business Administration gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Master of Business Administration gainful employment disclosures (MA).

How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

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Next steps

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A business school designed by business for business

The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.

World-class faculty who've been in the boardroom

School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher, average 20 years of experience in their industry, and hold titles including CEO, CFO, COO and President.

Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network

The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.

Representatives who are committed to your success

We provide each student with representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.