Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

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18 months



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Take the lead. Earn your MBA.

You’re a busy professional looking to elevate your career. At University of Phoenix, you can prepare for leadership in your career faster. Complete an on-campus or online MBA program in as little as 18 months. You’ll take just one 6-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree. Then, like more than 180,000 MBA graduates before you, harness the power behind proven management strategies to bring value and expertise to your organization.

In the MBA program, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop problem-solving skills that guide your business decisions
  • Leverage technology to create a competitive advantage
  • Evaluate and minimize risks
  • Manage and motivate employees toward maximum work performance
  • Align business decisions with your organization’s values

Your MBA can stand on its own, or it can be combined with a Master of Health Administration. Another option is to customize it with one of five concentrations. Let your MBA degree help you prepare to lead.

Specialize your MBA.

Course length:

6 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this program. These may be earned from a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have an industry or professional certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Society for Human Resource Management® Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Industry review

Our Industry Advisory Council, comprised of business leaders, meets regularly to help ensure our educational programs are up to date and aligned with current and emerging industry trends. This is just one more way a University of Phoenix® MBA degree can help you develop skills you’ll need in the business world.

Relevant curriculum

Our coursework isn’t guesswork. SAS Institute Inc., a leader in analytics, and the University of Phoenix School of Business have teamed up to help the University develop an MBA degree program that can help you enhance your career.

Core courses

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Management mgt521
Seminar In Business Topics bus515
Human Capital Management hrm531
Organizational Leadership ldr531
Business Law law531
Accounting acc561
Economics eco561
Corporate Finance fin571
Operations Management ops571
Applied Business Research & Statistics qnt561
Marketing mkt571
Strategic Planning & Implementation str581

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for general and operations managers is projected to be 9 percent between 2016 and 2026. An MBA can help prepare you to be a:

  • Business manager
  • Facilities manager
  • General manager
  • Operations director
  • Administrative director

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Business should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your MBA, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.


Program accreditation

The MBA has 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. The quality of the program is continuously benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for their industry of choice. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our MBA program, you can:

Specialize your MBA

Earn a concentration or certificate in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing or Project Management.

Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, our MBA program can be completed in short, manageable 6-week courses.

Trust our accreditation

Our Master of Business Administration is evaluated regularly by the ACBSP, ensuring the quality of your education.

Join a community of graduates – 1 million strong.

Having a degree can make a difference. See how alumna Felicia Evans Long is using her degree to make a “sweet” impact in her community.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your business career. You’ve got the will. And with an MBA degree that can be completed in 18 months, you’ve got the way.

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