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University of Phoenix Tops List of Largest Phoenix-Area MBA Programs

By Michele Mitchum

Innovative programs, skills-mapped curriculum, and student success shape its distinctive impact

University of Phoenix is proud to announce its top ranking in the survey of the Largest Phoenix-Area MBA Programs published in the Phoenix Business Journal. Ranked by Total Enrollment for Fall 2023, the survey provides key insights into the MBA landscape, including the number of full-time and part-time students, and tuition details.

“We’re proud students choose us when there are many options, that’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We’re committed to providing career-relevant education and the ongoing pursuit of excellence in our programs to keep up with job market demands,” states Kathryn Uhles, dean, College of Business and Information Technology at the University of Phoenix. “This information reinforces our mission to positively impact the lives of our students, their families, and their communities by creating innovative programs that meet the need for high-quality and flexible options for all our students.”

Faculty at the College of Business and Information Technology offer both academic credentials and industry experience to the students they serve, with an average of 32.8 years of professional experience and 18.6 years of teaching experience with University of Phoenix. Professional experience of College faculty include that of chief executives, presidents and executive directors.

Devon Moody is a graduate of the University of Phoenix’s MBA program, and a Creative Change Strategist. She says the structure and support of the University’s MBA program was a vital component of her success. “When I first learned about the MBA program, I was a single mom and a recent college graduate,” she shares. “I was looking for a flexible program to accommodate my life as a new mother, so I enrolled in a hybrid-MBA program and was amazed at the networking opportunities in the program. I enjoyed my MBA so much that I later enrolled in a graduate marketing certificate program, which furthered my skills.”

Moody, a University of Phoenix MBA graduate, has excelled as a business consultant and strategist, dedicated to fostering positive change in underserved communities. She says she still appreciates the diverse connections made during her MBA program, which she feels enhanced her ability to understand and communicate effectively with communities through various marketing strategies.

The MBA program at University of Phoenix, in addition to the standard online degree offering, now offers a competency-based delivery model, which on average allows students with eligible credits and relevant experience to complete their degree at a lower cost, have a greater monthly credit earning pace and the opportunity to complete their degree sooner than standard program counterparts. 

In addition to the competency-based model, University of Phoenix offers an innovative skills-mapped curriculum, focused on the working adult learner, has culminated in 100 percent of associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs open for new enrollment now being fully skills-mapped. University of Phoenix has issued over 420,000 badges since September 2021, for skills obtained in undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses.

The University’s transition to a skills-mapped curriculum helps ensure that students are identifying and acquiring skills in weeks, rather than years, yielding value from their education as they progress through courses rather than just at the point of graduation.

Learn more here about MBA programs at University of Phoenix.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix innovates to help working adults enhance their careers and develop skills in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant courses, interactive learning, skills-mapped curriculum for our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and a Career Services for Life® commitment help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information, visit