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School of Business

Learning at the Speed of Business

The WGU School of Business offers career-aligned, affordable programs designed to give students the future-focused skills they need to keep up with the pace of today’s business world. Led by Mitsu Frazier, senior vice president and executive dean, the WGU School of Business empowers students to learn at the speed of business and earn the skills needed to achieve their professional goals.

We Mean Business

The WGU School of Business actively works to positively impact the corporate landscape by building industry-aligned programs in partnership with industry leaders like Google and professional associations, like the American Marketing Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals, and the National Black MBA Association.

WGU Grads Hold Positions With Top Employers

Explore Business Programs at WGU

At Face Value

  • More than 100,000 business degrees awarded
  • Enrollment as of December 2023: 50,797
  • The M.S. Accounting degree is ranked second nationally in master's degree conferrals.* WGU graduate accounting students have a 58% pass rate on the CPA exam, exceeding other online universities’ pass rates as well as the pass rates of many leading state schools.** 
  • The accounting programs within the WGU School of Business became the largest provider of degree conferrals in the United States.*
  • In 2021, we launched one-year MBA and M.S. Management and Leadership degrees. Tuition cost for each is under $10,000.
  • Our MBA and BSBA in Management were listed by the Wall Street Journal as top return on investment programs.
  • The School of Business at WGU currently has one of the largest virtual student SHRM chapters in the country, a growing National Black MBA Association Club, and a student-led Facebook group with more than 13,000 members. 

* National Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) published by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics
** 2020 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Report

Business Recognition

ACBSP accreditation: All of WGU's School of Business bachelor's and master's degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures business programs deliver students the skills employers want.

SHRM academic alignment: The Society for Human Resource Management has analyzed WGU's Human Resource Management bachelor's degree and found that it aligns with SHRM's recommended minimum standards, integrating the HR components that are most relevant for new human resource professionals. 

School Leadership

Mitsu Frazier
Executive Dean and Senior Vice President, School of Business 
MBA, Western Governors University

Victor Aluise
Academic Vice President, School of Business
Ed.D., Columbia University

Margaret Simonis
Vice President and Dean, School of Business
M.A. Wellness Management, Ball State University

Casey Clark
Vice President and Dean, School of Business
Master of Arts, Teaching, Western Governors University

Advancing Students Forward

Ranging from career placement and advancement opportunities to accessing a vast and diverse community of employer and workforce networks, our graduates leave the WGU School of Business prepared to make an immediate impact in the business world.

The business world is constantly changing and programs within the WGU School of Business feature agile curriculum that meets the changing business needs and trends to prepare the next generation of business professionals. 

Students also have opportunities to join student chapters of professional organizations and gain hands-on experience through experiential and innovative learning opportunities like immersive internships. Professional student organizations within the WGU School of Business include:

Speed of Business Scholarship

Western Governors University is pleased to announce the Speed of Business Scholarship (worth up to $3,000) that can be applied toward any of WGU's School of Business degree programs.