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Master of Business Administration


Master of Business Administration

16 months

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit

Online & campus


Start when you're ready

Register by: Apr 12, 2023

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 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 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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Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


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.

Earn your graduate certificate in one of these fields:

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Business Administration ?

An MBA can help prepare you to be a: 

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Operations Director
  • Administrative Director


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for general managers is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

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.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

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

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

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.

Student Experience

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.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

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.

A C B S P Accredited

Real-world Faculty


Average years of industry experience


Chief Executive Officers


Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors.

Doris Savron

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

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Frequently asked questions about the Master of Business Administration degree

An MBA degree is a Master of Business Administration. This is a graduate degree that delves into the subject of business management and administration. Courses focus on critical thinking and effective management so that program graduates are prepared to lead organizations of any size into the future. You can choose a traditional MBA degree that allows you to take one course at a time, or a competency-based MBA degree designed for you to take several 16-week courses concurrently. Regardless of which program you choose, you’ll learn 33 in-demand skills with our Master of Business Administration degrees.

Learn more about MBA degrees

A traditional MBA degree can be completed in 16 months. A competency-based MBA degree can be completed in as little as 12 months. 

Choose your MBA degree

An online MBA can be either traditional or competency-based. Select a degree that best fits your needs.
Choose a traditional online MBA if you:

  • Prefer a more traditional group setting
  • Have your bachelor's degree in any field

Choose a competency-based online MBA if you:

  • Prefer to learn independently
  • Desire self-governed coursework with the assistance of your instructor
  • Possess a bachelor’s in business or management
  • Have worked in a corporate setting for at least three years

Choose your online MBA

*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.