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Master's degree

Master of Business Administration (Competency Based-CB)

1 year

Approximate Program Length

33

Total Credits

$300

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Nov 3, 2021

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.

What is competency-based education?

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Strategic planning

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

4

Courses at a time

16

Weeks per course

12

Courses per year

This program includes additional admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
  • Experience working in a business environment

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based).

What you'll learn

When you earn your Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based), you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Human capital management
  • Business law
  • Organizational leadership
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Research and statistics

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based)?

An MBA-CB can help prepare you to be an:

  • Business manager
  • Facilities manager
  • General manager
  • Operations director
  • Business administrator
5 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for management occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2018 and 2028.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$300

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our MBA has 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.

The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

137

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.