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Keep Your Momentum and Earn a Business Master's Degree

You've earned a bachelor's degree from WGU, but why stop there? As a new WGU grad, it’s easy to continue and pursue your master's degree. In fact, nearly 30% of current business master's degree seekers at WGU are continuing grads.

Around one-third of current WGU business master's degree seekers earned their bachelor's at WGU.

Currently there are over 6,000 WGU business bachelor's degree grads pursuing a master's degree at WGU.

The average time to complete a master’s at WGU is 12 to 18 months. Increase your earning power in a year depending on the program.

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Why Should You Earn a Master's in Business?

  • Progress at work. Add a master's degree to your résumé and earn a promotion or change your career direction.
  • Boost your salary. A master's degree could help you earn more money. Time earning a master's in business is time well spent.
  • Keep moving. You already know the ins and outs of a WGU degree program. Keep up your momentum and earn an advanced degree.
  • Finish fast. Most graduate students earn their business master's degree in 12 to 24 months. You may be able to move even quicker.

Business Master's Degrees Offered

WGU offers five career-focused master's programs in business. For most of them, you will have to have earned a bachelor's degree from a recognized, accredited institution. If you're looking to gain additional expertise in technical business skills and leadership, a master's degree in business can be a perfect fit. For specific information on degree-specific prerequisites and steps, view the College of Business admissions requirements.

Here are some ways to get started:

Master of Business Administration

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on...

The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management, strategy, and leading teams:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Executive director
  • Chief strategic officer

Our competency-based model gives you an innovative learning experience you won't find anywhere else—and our MBA grads tell us they loved accelerating their program to see a faster ROI.

MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare...

Prepare for a career leading private or public...

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: Graduates can finish within 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • Other executive-level roles

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

Compare online business degrees

This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers that is designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

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Management and Leadership – M.S.

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An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and leading teams:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director

Develop a comprehensive suite of leadership skills and your confidence to navigate changing business structures.

MBA Information Technology Management

Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT...

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Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

  • Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of IT services
  • Senior systems administrator
  • Management information systems director
  • Computer and information systems manager

Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.

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Accounting – M.S.

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Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private accounting positions:

  • Time: 70% of grads finish within 23 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,675 per 6-month term.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Internal audit manager
  • Senior accountant
  • Other specialized finance roles

This MAcc program is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and also the CMA or CIA exams.

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Ready to Continue at WGU?

You know what a WGU degree can do for your career and your life. Another degree could be the crucial next step you need to take. You've seen how WGU fits inside your life, so there's no better time than today to get started at WGU—again! We would love to have you return to WGU and continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Schedule an appointment with a continuing grad specialist to learn about the next steps, today.

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Returning Grads Enjoy VIP Benefits

You've learned how easy it is to fit a WGU degree program into your life, so keep going! As a returning student, you'll receive a number of perks. If you're ready, we'd love to welcome you back to WGU to pursue a master's degree. Click here to learn more about returning to WGU.

Elite Applicant Status

Your application for admission is much shorter than the standard application, and it will automatically be moved to the front of the line for consideration.

Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities

Returning grads are eligible to apply for the exclusive Alumni Master's Degree Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500.

New Student Scholarship Eligibility

Returning WGU graduates are also eligible to apply for the scholarship opportunities available to new students.

What Careers Can I Pursue with a Business-Focused Master's Degree from WGU?

A master’s degree can qualify you for higher-paying jobs. C-level executives often earn high six-figure salaries. The positions you qualify for could vary depending on the specific master's degree you earn. In general, your advanced degree in business may prepare you for management positions and C-level roles such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Executive Director
  • President
  • Auditor

Why Should I Return to WGU?

Maintain Momentum

You’ve earned a bachelor’s degree. You know how a WGU degree fits into your life, so why not keep going? Continue on and earn your master’s at WGU in as few as 12 to 18 months.

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Progress Your Career

On average, advanced degree holders make $17,000 more than those with just a bachelor’s. For a small investment you can earn your master’s degree at WGU and see big returns.

Exclusive Access

As a continuing student, you can enroll more quickly and apply for an alumni-only scholarship. Visit your student portal to complete the enrollment process quickly.

Explore Other Master's Programs

We offer master's degree programs in four in-demand fields. See what else is available.