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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program helps you harness the power behind proven management strategies and adapt them to the boardroom. Earn your MBA online — or on campus, where available — and learn how University of Phoenix can help you strengthen your business knowledge and critical decision-making skills to lead your organization.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is designed for students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in business. The program reflects current research of managerial competencies as well as graduate business standards as reflected by existing national standardized graduate business tests. In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following:
• Recognize and solve problems systematically to make better business decisions.
• Manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs. Discover how diversity and values strengthen working relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
• Leverage technology in a global environment to create sustainable competitive advantage.
• Evaluate risks and develop plans to lessen or eliminate their impact.
• Develop awareness of one's own personal values and how they affect business decision making.
• Assess whether an organization's plans and actions are aligned to meet its values.
• Integrate knowledge and reach decisions with incomplete or limited information.
• Understand a broad range of theoretical and practical applications in business.
The MBA consists of 36-54 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of business: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation.
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Master of Business Administration gainful employment disclosures (CA).
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's a great way to "test-drive" the University, and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Master of Business Administration degree program at University of Phoenix.
The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix works with business leaders to develop an MBA program that provides relevant skills including a strong foundation in advanced business theory, general management and operations to help you prepare for your future. Explore the degree program that can help you be in-demand.
Our MBA program provides a solid education in business fundamentals such as marketing, accounting and management. The majority of our students are working learners who are able to apply these fundamentals to real-world problems. This combination of theory and practical application provides insight into the vast workings within a business.
Because University of Phoenix is committed to helping you develop real world proficiencies that you can apply to the business world, we've created virtual organizations in which you can strengthen decision-making and critical-thinking skills. Try our virtual organizations to further develop practical applications that are valuable in today's world.
According to our Alumni Association, 11 percent of our 23,300 business school graduates who responded to our 2011 survey have started a business.
View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Business Administration program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.
School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher, average 20 years of experience in their industry, and hold titles including CEO, CFO, COO and President.
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
We provide each student with representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.