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Master of Business Administration Degrees

Business degrees

Whether you’re looking to break into a new field or navigate the corporate ladder, a business degree can help prepare you. Our online business programs are designed to help you earn your degree around your busy schedule, all while gaining skills relevant to your industry.

Why choose us?

Whether you’re looking to break into a new field or navigate the corporate ladder, a business degree can help prepare you. Our online business programs are designed to help you earn your degree around your busy schedule, all while gaining skills relevant to your industry.

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What you'll like about our business degrees:

  • Choose from 25 business degrees and certificates that align to 80 business occupations.
  • Eligible transfer credits could cover up to 75% of your bachelor's degree in business or management.
  • Start a competency-based MBA degree you can finish in less than a year for under $10k.
  • Choose one of 18 business certificates, or in any other field of your choice, while earning your degree at the same time.
  • Have confidence in your business programs, because many of them are ACBSP-accredited.

Why choose us?

What you'll like about our business degrees:

  • Choose from 25 business degrees and certificates that align to 80 business occupations.
  • Eligible transfer credits could cover up to 75% of your bachelor's degree in business or management.
  • Start a competency-based MBA degree you can finish in less than a year for under $10k.
  • Choose one of 18 business certificates, or in any other field of your choice, while earning your degree at the same time.
  • Have confidence in your business programs, because many of them are ACBSP-accredited.

Business degrees

  1. Bachelor's
  2. Master's
  3. Doctoral
  4. Associates
  5. Certificate

Overview

We have more than 25 business degree and certificate programs aligned to 80 real-world business occupations.

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program prepares students for management roles in a variety of organizations. Gain a solid foundation in core business concepts while customizing your degree with a certificate in analytics, entrepreneurship or other area. And since you’ll take one, 5-week long course at a time with this program, you can work it into your busy life.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online & campus

4 years

Program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Get ready to lead in your organization with a Bachelor of Science in Management. You’ll hone the leadership skills needed to improve productivity, efficiency and communication in a business setting. Customize this business management degree by choosing electives in accounting, marketing and more. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Eligible college credits or previous work and life experience can cover up to 75% of your BSM degree.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online & campus

4 years

Program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

When it comes to numbers, successful businesses don’t rely on guesswork. Every activity is tracked, analyzed and verified by qualified professionals. Prepare to be one of them with our Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, and you’ll gain the accounting skills to help organizations run efficiently. Classes are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online & campus

4 years

Program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

No matter where you work, being able to get your ideas across and convincing others to see your point of view is a valuable skill. Our Bachelor of Science in Communication degree equips you with speech and writing skills that can make you an asset in any organization — especially as a writer, reporter, public relations specialist or other communications professional. And since classes are just 5 weeks long, you can fit our communication program into your busy life.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online & campus

4 years

Program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Time waits for no one — and neither does the competitive world of business. Complete your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at University of Phoenix in as little as 18 months. You’ll develop the skills to make important business decisions. And, since you’re only taking one course at a time, your online MBA won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online & campus

18 months

Program length

33

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

Complete in less than 12 months and for under $10,000.

Businesses today face unprecedented challenges that can only be solved by the professionals who are on the ground, dealing with them. Which is why our new competency-based MBA equips you with advanced business skills in under 12 months. This program is designed for professionals with a business degree and experience working in that field.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online

1 year

Program length

33

Total credits

$300

Cost per credit

Gain the kind of leadership skills that are valued in a variety of organizations. Our Master of Management equips you with the knowledge of business operations, research, analytics, laws, regulations and ethics needed to prepare for the next step in your career. Courses in this program are just 6 weeks long, so they’ll fit into your busy life.

You can waive up to 9 credits using comparable courses or prior work experience.

Format: Online & campus

15 months

Program length

33

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

Develop a mindset of change and innovation that breaks the sea of sameness. Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) can help you gain the strategic vision and skills to position yourself as a business leader. And since courses are only 8 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

38 months

Program length

54

Total credits

$810

Cost per credit

Don’t just think outside the box — remove it. Our Doctor of Management (DM) equips you with the critical thinking skills to find creative solutions to complex problems, so you can bring out the best of your leadership skills. Courses are just 8 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

3.2 years

Program length

54

Total credits

$810

Cost per credit

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals

Gain the skills to enter the competitive field of business with our Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals. You’ll develop a solid foundation in topics like accounting, management and communication. And courses are just 5 weeks long, so you can fit them into your busy life.

Courses in this degree align to skills employers want

Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers are looking for.

Format: Online

2 years

Program length

60

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

In today’s data-driven world, learning how to collect, integrate and analyze data can help your company make informed business decisions. Develop these valuable skills with our undergraduate Business Analytics Certificate. You can complete this program in as little as 11 months. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, you can fit them into your busy life.

Format: Online

11 months

Program length

27

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a career — it’s a mindset. In as little as seven months, our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can equip you with the knowledge to help turn your innovative idea into a fully realized business. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Making smart long-term money decisions for things like retirement isn’t always easy. In as little as seven months, you can gain the skills to help others navigate the world of investment and financial planning with our Financial Planning Certificate (Undergraduate). Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Act like a boss — and lead like one — with our General Management Certificate (Undergraduate). You’ll learn how to coordinate business operations across accounting, operations, marketing and sales, human resources and other key departments. Since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

People are an organization’s most valuable resource — retaining them is invaluable. In as little as seven months, our Human Resource Management Certificate (Undergraduate) can help you gain the skills to break into this important field and manage both people and processes. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

The Certificate in Leadership and Management program is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to effectively lead others within a variety of organizational settings and situations. The program includes content related to organizational leadership, business strategy development, decision making, change management, effective communication, performance improvement, and entrepreneurship.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Without creative and bold marketing, an organization just blends in. Learn how to help yours stand out with our Marketing Certificate (Undergraduate). In as little as seven months, you can gain the specialized skills to win consumers’ hearts and minds. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

If you like businesses that operate like a well-oiled machine, our Operations Management Certificate is for you. You can develop the skills to manage people, processes and systems. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Getting things done in the business world takes a can-do attitude — and lots of organization. In as little as seven months, our Project Management Certificate can equip you with the skills to help organizations plan, execute and complete big initiatives. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

If your knack for numbers needs an outlet, find it in our Graduate Accounting Certificate program. Designed to be completed in as little as seven months, this certificate can help you break into the field of accounting. And, since courses are just 6 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

Take the first step toward the pinnacle of your business education. With our Post Master’s Certificate in Business Administration, you’ll be taught the skills to help influence your industry and prepare for leadership within your field. Courses are just eight weeks long, so they can fit into your busy life. And credits from this program are applicable toward our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree.

Format: Online

18 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$810

Cost per credit

Learn how to help people budget and invest their money with a Graduate Finance Certificate. Designed to be completed in as little as eight months, this program can equip you with the financial management skills to work in the budget analysis, financial analysis or financial services industries.

Format: Online

8 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

The healthcare industry is evolving — and counting on fresh, strategic solutions from professionals like you. Earn your Graduate Health Care Management Certificate and prepare to become a leader in health services organizations, private or group practices, or the health insurance industry. Classes are just 6 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

8 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

Organizations may depend on data, but their most valuable resource isn’t digital — it’s human. In as little as seven months, our Graduate Human Resource Management Certificate will help you develop the skills to help businesses find the right people and, more importantly, keep them. Classes are just 6 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

The business world is a sea of change. Help keep organizations afloat with our Post Master’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Decision-Making. In as little as 12 months, you’ll develop the leadership skills to help organizations change, adapt and thrive.

Format: Online

12 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$810

Cost per credit

In a sea of sameness, marketing can mean the difference between a product standing out or blending in. In as little as seven months, our Graduate Marketing Certificate can help you gain the skills to differentiate products and win consumers’ hearts and minds. Courses in this program are just 6 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

7 months

Program length

15

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

Behind every big initiative is someone with the drive to see it through to the end. In as little as seven months our Graduate Project Management Certificate can give you the skills to help organizations get things done. Courses are just 6 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

Format: Online

9 months

Program length

18

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

New ideas are often built on the back of an existing body of knowledge. Learn how to make your contribution with our Post Master’s Certificate in Research Essentials in as little as 10 months. You’ll gain the skills to pursue a career as a field interviewer, research assistant or market survey representative.

Format: Online

10 months

Program length

12

Total credits

$810

Cost per credit

Careers & Outcomes

CAREERS & OUTCOMES

What can you do with a business degree?

An business degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Business manager
  • General manager (GM)
  • Operations manager
  • Store manager
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Projected job growth, 2019-2020, according to BLS.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Accreditation & Faculty

Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Experienced faculty will guide and assist you on learning activities and exercises to help build your knowledge in areas where you will be assessed to demonstrate your level of learning and comprehension for a competency. Faculty then will help support you by providing robust feedback and further development opportunities on your authentic assessments to assist you in reaching mastery.

Programmatic accreditation

Most of our business programs have  been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Faculty fast facts

29

Average years of professional industry experience

15

Average years of teaching experience at UOPX

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

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The Digital Classroom

Our traditional Master of Business Administration allows you to take one course at a time, whereas competency-based programs are designed for you to take several 16-week courses concurrently, both allowing you the flexibility to demonstrate mastery that fits within your schedule — and the flexibility to balance work, life and school throughout your degree program.

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