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Master of Business Administration Degrees

Whether you need the support to earn your degree in a classroom setting or want to get there faster, and on your own, our two Master of Business Administration programs can prepare you to step up — and stand out.

Why choose us?

Our MBA programs enable you to:

  • Prepare for a new career, while balancing work and life
  • Learn from instructors who work in the fields they teach
  • Gain relevant skills you can use on the job
  • Take four concurrent courses in our competency-based MBA or one course at a time in our traditional program
  • Have confidence in your degree, because it’s accredited by the ACBSP
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Which MBA is right for you?

Eligible for transfer credits

ACBSP Accredited

Format: Online & campus

16 months - Program length
33 - Total credits
$698 - Cost per credit

This could be a fit for you if:

  • You prefer a more traditional group setting
  • You have your bachelor's degree in any field
  • You've never studied business

Not eligible for transfer credits

ACBSP Accredited

Format: Online

12 months - Program length
33 - Total credits
$300 - Cost per credit

This could be a fit for you if:

  • Prefer to learn independently
  • Desire self-governed coursework with the assistance of your instructor
  • Possess a bachelor’s in business or management

The Competency-Based program requires additional admission requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree, or higher, in business or business management
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Three years of experience within the past 10 years in a business environment

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
  • Administration 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.

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Experienced faculty will guide and assist you on learning activities and exercises to help build your knowledge in areas where you will be assessed to demonstrate your level of learning and comprehension for a competency. Faculty then will help support you by providing robust feedback and further development opportunities on your authentic assessments to assist you in reaching mastery.

Programmatic accreditation

Master of Business Administration programs have  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.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

ACBSP Accredited

Faculty at a glance 


Average years of industry experience


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Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors*

*Student End of Course Survey, August 2021-22, (12,307 respondents)

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Get the kind of support you deserve

The Digital Classroom

Our traditional Master of Business Administration allows you to take one course at a time, whereas competency-based programs are designed for you to take several 16-week courses concurrently, both allowing you the flexibility to demonstrate mastery that fits within your schedule — and the flexibility to balance work, life and school throughout your degree program.