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Master's degree

Master of Business Administration (Competency Based)

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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: Jan 27, 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?

Instead of measuring your progress through lectures and written assignments, our competency-based programs assess your knowledge of real-world skills. You’ll take approximately four courses every 16 weeks, moving through the content through the completion of authentic assessments evaluated by your instructor

This program gives you even more flexibility to balance school around your life. More importantly, it means every competency you master doesn’t just bring you closer to graduation — it's another skill you can use in the workplace.

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

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.

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Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

137

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

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 in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.