Finding the right MBA program means evaluating both your situation and your goals. At University of Phoenix, the Master of Business Administration degree was developed to align with the market’s in-demand skills. As students complete each course, a MyPhoenix skills dashboard reveals which skills they can confidently apply in the workforce as well as which ones need a little extra attention.
Independent learners with professional experience and a penchant for a self-led format may also consider the competency-based MBA program.
The MBA program at University of Phoenix can be completed in approximately 16 months, with students taking just one course at a time.
The competency-based program can be finished even sooner, in just one year. Start dates for both programs are available throughout the year.
Once upon a time, aspiring MBA students couldn’t contemplate graduate school without taking either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The happy ending to that story is that such standardized exams are no longer universally required.
According to U.S. News & World Report, of 259 ranked online MBA programs, only 125 required GMAT or GRE scores. And all but six of those would waive that requirement in lieu of sufficient work experience or a certain college GPA.
University of Phoenix does not require GMAT or GRE scores for acceptance. Chris Gloor, the vice president of enrollment at University of Phoenix, explains this policy: "We are a university designed for working adults. Requiring exam results simply adds one more barrier to helping them achieve their goals. We’re in the business of removing barriers, not adding them."
You’ll need more than a strong internet connection to successfully complete an MBA program. According to Wilhelmsen, here’s how to prepare for success:
- Establish good time-management skills.
- Manage your own expectations — you’ll have papers, tests and deadlines to meet on top of your current obligations. Plan accordingly.
- Get your financials in order, from completing the FAFSA® on time to applying for any scholarships or loans ahead of time. The fewer financial surprises you encounter along your journey, the better.
At University of Phoenix, the MBA program tuition is both affordable and competitive. The MBA program can be earned for $698 per credit, while the competency-based offering comes in at $300 per credit.
Even better, your tuition rate gets locked in when you start so that you pay the same amount for the last credit that you did for the first.
Curious how UOPX stacks up against other schools? We’re happy to show you.
The cost of time and money may be significant. But the return may be even more so.
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