ONLINE mba DEGREE
ONLINE mba DEGREE
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Register by: Apr 12, 2023
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You’ll need 33 credits to complete this MBA program. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.
The Master of Business Administration includes 11 core courses, in topics ranging from Corporate Finance and Management to Business Value Creation and Marketing.
Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.
Each course shows which in-demand skills are covered — so you know when you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills employers want.Learn more about skills-based learning
This course covers the skills and techniques managers need to provide leadership and direction within a changing organizational environment. Students will examine evolving demographics and emerging technologies related to innovative talent management, including effective leadership responses to organizational challenges.
This course provides students with the interpersonal skills needed to motivate people in the workplace and the human resources skills necessary to manage group dynamics and create synergy among group members. The course will help to develop high commitment and productivity from people and groups through awareness of one's own values, behaviors, and decision‐making tendencies.
This course applies leadership concepts to create organizational change. Students will create a plan to lead an organizational change in which they have no direct authority over necessary decisions. Other topics include leadership theories, organizational theory, levels of organizational change, and transformation leadership.
This course emphasizes the importance of economic theories in the context of digital transformation. You gain a fundamental understanding of how to approach business problems related to digitalization within the world economy. You apply and discuss economic theories and how they can help to analyze, understand, and solve business problems.
In this course, students examine managerial accounting as part of the business's accounting information system as well as legal aspects of the business enterprise. Topics include managerial accounting and capital budgeting, cost analysis, management planning and control, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, debtor‐creditor relationships, property and insurance, and legal aspects of employment and environment.
This course applies corporate finance concepts to make management decisions. Students discuss methods used to evaluate financial alternatives and create financial plans. Other topics include cash flows, business valuation, working capital, capital budgets, and long‐term financing.
This course introduces students to a variety of data analytic solutions. Students will learn how to retrieve real business data and create reports, support business decisions with visual representations of data, manage and improve a business process based on quantitative analysis, analyze long-term trends and patterns in the data, and develop actionable results that drive the business decision-making process.
This course examines the importance of effectiveness and efficiency and evaluates the potential trade-offs between them to create value within an organization. Students will learn to apply process analysis, process improvement, supply chain management, and strategic operations decision-making to solve business challenges. Students will understand the entire value chain and how these decisions integrate for efficient and effective performance across a network of organizations.
In this course, you learn to develop marketing strategies, consider how to communicate value to target markets, learn the importance of branding, and look at marketing through digital and social media lenses and the relevance of legacy marketing approaches. You will practice these concepts and apply them by creating your own strategic marketing plan. Your strategic marketing plan is an important preparation for your capstone course, where you will assemble a complete business plan
This course examines the processes of identifying, exploring, and exploiting opportunities for value creation. Students will learn how to create value within a large organization or entrepreneurial venture, a critical skill enabling entrepreneurial thinking. Students will gain exposure to strategic thinking, creation of competitive advantage, monitoring of entrepreneurial opportunities, alliances, acquisitions, and restructurings.
This capstone course integrates concepts from all prior courses in the program. Students apply the concepts of strategic planning and implementation to create a sustainable competitive advantage for an organization. Other topics include environmental scanning, strategic analysis, corporate social responsibility, implementation and evaluation, and risk management.
Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online MBA.
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:
An MBA can help prepare you to be a:
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.
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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.
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.
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:
Choose a competency-based online MBA if you:
*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.