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Master of Business Administration Online MBA Degree

16 months

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Online & campus


Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 8, 2021

Time waits for no one — and neither does the competitive world of business. Complete your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at University of Phoenix in as little as 16 months. You’ll develop the skills to make important business decisions. And, since you’re only taking one course at a time, your online MBA won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Decision Making

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Prove you have the skills employers want

We’ve set skills up. You’ll knock them out — and show them off.

Use your personalized skills dashboard to see which skills you’ve demonstrated and what you’ll learn next. Confidently tell your boss or your next interviewer just how capable you are.

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.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online MBA.

What you'll learn

When you earn your master’s degree in business administration, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to deliver organizational value in dynamic environments.
  • Create strategies for sustainable organizational success that integrates the organization’s mission and vision with societal values.
  • Synthesize leadership skills to foster innovation and facilitate change in a dynamic business environment.
  • Evaluate the global environment to sustain an organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Integrate managerial skills to support strategic execution in a rapidly changing business environment.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Business Administration ?

An MBA can help prepare you to be a: 

  • Business manager
  • Facilities manager
  • General manager
  • Operations director
  • Business administrator
9 %

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

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.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.


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.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

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


Average years of industry experience


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


Frequently asked questions about the Master of Business Administration degree

 A Master of Busines Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree focused on high level business acumen and executive leadership qualities. We offer two great ways to get your Master of Business Administration degree. Each teaches 33 important skills but come in two different formats: traditional and competency-based.

A traditional MBA may appeal to you if you prefer more faculty instruction and taking one course at a time. A competency-based MBA (MBA-CB) might be a better fit if you have some business experience and prefer more independence, faculty mentorship and taking multiple courses at once.

The big difference between business administration and business management is that administration focuses on process, while management focuses on people. Business administration asks how to implement change at a high level, while business management asks how to encourage people to change.

How long it takes to complete an MBA depends on which Master of Business Administration degree you choose. Our competency-based program (MBA-CB) can be completed in less than a year because you’re taking multiple 16-week courses at once. Our traditional MBA degree program takes 18 months on average but can be shorter with transfer credits and course waivers.

For starters, University of Phoenix offers career services not only to current students but to all graduates for life! Visit this page for all the details.

Additionally, our program offers exceptional flexibility. We understand that life happens. Some students have outside jobs, families to take care of or cannot commute. Learn how we can help with time management to take the stress off your shoulders.

Besides our flexibility with 1 class at a time, 5 weeks long with 24/7 access, our faculty are actually in the business field and can provide insight. We also offer a variety of certificate options that you can add to your Master’s degree that can allow you to become specialized in many different areas.

Best of all, former college students can earn their degrees without completely starting over in their coursework. Click here to learn how we can help with cost-savings programs.

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.