For one, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field to qualify for an MBA program. You also need to meet the GPA requirements set out by your chosen graduate school. Additionally, you may want to consider having some professional experience under your belt when applying for an MBA program, which often focuses heavily on management and leadership skills and offers networking opportunities.
Unlike MHA programs, MBA programs typically require applicants to earn a certain score or higher on the GMAT Exam or the GRE test. (University of Phoenix, however, does not require applicants to take any graduate exams.)
MBA programs may also offer areas of specialization. For example, if you are interested in healthcare management, you would select that track during your admissions process.
At University of Phoenix, a traditional MBA program usually takes 16 months. However, you might get credit for previous experience or courses you have already taken, which can shorten the length of a program. Visit the program page for information on the cost of attendance.
University of Phoenix also offers a dual degree known as the Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration. This program takes approximately two and a half years to complete.