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Take charge of your business career

Trying to take your career to a higher level? Gain skills that can help prepare you for a new role and that you can apply to your current business position through our online master’s business degrees. You can learn advanced business and leadership concepts that can apply to a variety of fields with roles in business administration, management, and health. You may qualify for admission to the master’s business degree competency-based degree that helps you reach graduation faster and for less money. 

Busy life? We have good news. Our courses are 100% online and only 6 weeks long. Plus there are up to 17 times during the year that you can begin classes. This gives you the flexibility to start school when it fits into your schedule and add to your skills and expand career opportunities. 

Find the business master's degree for you

Up to 17

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

33 credits*

The number of credits required to complete a master’s business degree with UOPX.

16 months^

The program length of a master’s business degree with UOPX.

Skills you’ll develop with core master’s business degree courses

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

  • Management
  • Operations
  • Communication 
  • Leadership
  • Decision making

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COMPETENCY-BASED

  • Management
  • Operations
  • Communication 
  • Leadership
  • Decision making

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Operations

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Skills mapping in process

Outlook for workers with a master's degree in business

BLS CATEGORY: Management Occupations

JOB GROWTH: 9%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030

JOB TITLES:

  •  Business Manager
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Operations Director
  • Administrative Director

 

BLS CATEGORY: Medical and Health Services Managers

JOB GROWTH: 32%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth in medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

JOB TITLES:

  • Health information management director
  • Health manager

BLS CATEGORY: Management Occupations

JOB GROWTH: 9%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030.

JOB TITLES:

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Operations Director
  • Administrative Director

 

 

BLS CATEGORY: Management Occupations

JOB GROWTH: 9%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030.

JOB TITLES:

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Operations Manager
  • Store manager 

 

 

Master’s business degree course requirements

Master of Business Administration

There are 14 core, program-specific courses to help you build the knowledge, confidence and skills to lead in business. Core courses include topics like: manage in a changing environment, the digital economy, corporate finance and more.
 

Master of Management

There are 11 core, program-specific courses to help you build the knowledge, confidence and skills to prepare to lead in business. Core courses include topics like: opportunity assessment and innovation, leading change, inclusive leadership, business law and more.

Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration

There are 20 core, program-specific courses in this dual program that help sharpen your leadership skills to gain the confidence and knowledge to prepare to lead in the business of healthcare. Core courses include topics like: systems thinking in health care environments, health sector policy and governance, quantitative reasoning and more. 

Master of Business Administration Competency-based

There are 14 core, program-specific courses to help you build the knowledge, confidence and skills to lead in business. This competency-based program requires students to have an undergraduate business degree and business job experience. Take 3 to 4 classes at your own pace every 16-week period. Spend less time on material you know and more on new subject matter. Core courses include topics like: manage in a changing environment, the digital economy, corporate finance and more.

Student experience

“The University of Phoenix helped me to become successful. The easy online courses, affordable tuition rates, and readily available resources helped me achieve my goal. The outcome is well earned.” 

Sherita B. 
4-time UOPX graduate 
AABFN, 2017; CERT/HRM, 2018; BSB/HR, 2020; MBA, 2021

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

How to apply for your master’s business degree program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee — no obligation!
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • No out-of-state tuition

Experienced faculty

If you want to learn from accomplished, real-world faculty with actual experience in the fields they teach, we have good news. Before they join UOPX faculty, our instructors go through a thorough a careful preparation and mentoring process. And with a student-faculty ratio of 28:1*, you’ll get the attention you want. 

You’ll be encouraged, challenged – even inspired by your instructor. 

Programmatic accreditation

Our MBA and MM programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by  the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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

Business Master's Degree FAQs

This depends on the degree option you’re pursuing. Other factors include the number of eligible credits you can transfer toward your program, whether you qualify for and want to enroll our self-paced program, the Master of Business Administration Competency-based program and whether you take breaks from your program.  Here are the published program lengths:

  • Master of Health Care Administration/Master of Business Administration: program length 30 months
  • Master of Management: program length 16 months 
  • Master of Business Administration: program length 16 months
  • Master of Business Administration Competency-based: program length approx. 12 months

Advanced degrees, like master’s, are an important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills necessary to stay competitive in fields like business, healthcare and information technology. So, if you’re looking to build knowledge and career-relevant skills, an online master’s degree can help.

Yes, our courses are 100% online.  Plus, our traditional online master’s business degree programs give you the added flexibility because you only take one course at a time. Our courses last 6 weeks and are in an asynchronous learning environment that allows you and your peers to engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. 

If you’d prefer to learn in a self-paced, faculty-supported environment, our Master of Business Administration Competency-based program may be a good option  . Courses are taken 4 at a time -over a 16-week period. You can work at your own pace with faculty mentor support. To be admitted to the program, you must have an undergraduate business degree and business job experience. 

Regardless of which program model you select, you’ll learn from faculty who are leaders in their field. They bring their experience and practice to the classroom. This exposes you to industry-leading strategies necessary to promote your career growth. 

Throughout your learning experience you are never alone. Our academic counselors and finance advisors support and help guide you make solid decisions from your first day to your last.

You may be able to transfer eligible credits to our traditional online master’s degree program if the university or college you attended is accredited. If you apply for our Master of Business Administration Competency-based program, you may be able to leverage your relevant business skills to earn your master’s degree faster and for less cost. An enrollment representative can help you understand if your prior college credits can apply to your chosen program.