Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

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18 months



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Get ready to lead in your organization

Time waits for no one — and neither does the competitive world of business. That’s why a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at University of Phoenix can be completed in as little as 18 months. You’ll develop the skills to make important business decisions. And, best of all, you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time on the path to your degree, enabling you to maintain work-life balance.

In the MBA program, you’ll learn to:

  • Identify and solve problems to make better business decisions
  • Manage, develop and motivate employees to meet changing organizational needs
  • Leverage technology in a global environment to create a competitive edge
  • Evaluate risks and develop plans to minimize their impact
  • Develop awareness of your personal values and how they affect decision making
  • 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.

Earn your graduate certificate

How our two MBA programs stack up

  Traditional MBA MBA CBE
18 months 1 year
COST PER CREDIT $698 + resource fees $300 (no resource fees)
TOTAL PROGRAM COST $23,034 + resource fees $9,900
SCHEDULE One 6-week course at a time Approximately four courses every 16 weeks
COURSE STRUCTURE Weeks consist of readings, videos, discussion, and assignments that measure your achievement against the course learning outcomes. Self-governed with this assistance of your faculty — you progress through the content until you’re ready to be evaluated on authentic assessment based on the learning outcomes of the course and competency.

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6 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 33 credits to complete this program. 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.

Core courses

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Managing In A Changing Environment mgt526
People And Organizations org535
Leading Change ldr535
The Digital Economy eco535
Managerial Accounting & Legal Aspects Of Business acc543
Corporate Finance fin571
Data Analysis And Business Analytics dat565
Creating Value Through Operations ops574
Marketing: Social, Mobile, And Analytics mkt574
Opportunity Evaluation And Value Creation mgt576
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 administrative services managers is projected to be 10 percent between 2016 and 2026. An MBA can help prepare you to be a:

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

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, graduates 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.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.


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:

Earn your graduate certificate

Options include Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and 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 accredited, and 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 from University of Phoenix you’ve also got the way.

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