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College of Business Online

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EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

97% of employers included in a 2018 Harris Poll Survey said WGU grads met or exceeded expectations. 1    

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The mark of business school EXCELLENCE and RESPECT.

WGU's College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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    Put your ambition to work.

    Our market-responsive online business degrees reach broadly across the business world, giving you options to explore. Benchmarks of business degree values are driven by what’s important to you: real-world application, the ability to graduate faster, and industry relevancy.

    “I’m impressed by the results…"

    "[WGU’s] graduation rates are high and the salaries its graduates earn are good.” — Bill Gates, “Why American Colleges Have to Change”

    Bill Gates of Microsoft speaking about WGU

97%

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

97% of employers included in a 2018 Harris Poll Survey said WGU grads met or exceeded expectations. 1    

ACBSP Accredited Logo

The mark of business school EXCELLENCE and RESPECT.

WGU's College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

New and popular programs.

You want to be noticed in today's market as a key contributor, strategic thinker, and team leader. Competency in those areas is developed through experience and study.

WGU programs are designed to help you build out your capabilities so that you can confidently reach your potential. Explore several business degree options by checking out our newest and most popular online degree programs.

M.S. Management and Leadership

B.S. Healthcare Management

MBA

Master of Business Administration

Compare Bachelor's Degrees

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

  • Time: 75% of grads finish in 19–46 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Account executive
  • Business analyst
  • Program manager
  • Director or Senior director
  • Vice president

This online degree program is an excellent choice for kick-starting your organizational management career.

You can become a healthcare industry leader:

  • Time: 81% of grads finish in 10–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Health information manager
  • Community service managers
  • Clinical managers
  • Medical records managers
  • Social service managers

The online courses in this career-focused business degree program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.

An SHRM-recognized online business degree program:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Human resource specialist
  • Director of talent acquisition
  • Recruiting manager
  • Organizational learning specialist
  • Vice president of HR

Earn your B.S. in Human Resources and help build strong organizations.

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 17–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:

  • Time: 74% of grads finish in 9–41 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Marketing and PR manager
  • Director of marketing and communications
  • Director of publications
  • Customer intelligence manager
  • Marketing sales manager

Marketing management is a creative and exciting field—and one where an undergraduate degree will open better opportunities.

 

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 71% of grads finish in 10–40 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accounting manager
  • Financial director
  • Vice president of finance and operations
  • Chief financial officer
  • Forensic accountant

Take your first step toward CPA certification and learn how to use GAAP, ledgers, and journals.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 72% of grads earned this degree in 18–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.


Compare Master's Degrees

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

  • Time: 73% of grads finish in 13–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Executive director
  • Chief strategic officer
  • nearly any leadership role that exists.

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

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

  • Time: 98% of grads finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

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.

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: 79% of grads finish in 11–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • and many 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 designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.

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

  • Time: 85% of grads finish in 9–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Director of operations
  • Executive director
  • and many newly developed leadership roles.

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

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

  • Time: 77% of grads finish in 12–27 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Internal audit manager
  • Senior accountant
  • and other specialized finance roles.

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

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6–24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $3,945 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 87% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Certifications included in the coursework of this program:

  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:

  • Time: 82% of graduates finish in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

 

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up.

Back-to-School Scholarship available.

Any time is back-to-school time at WGU.

Back to School Scholarship. Apply by September 30, 2019.

For a limited time, the $2,000 Back to School Scholarship is one more way WGU is removing the barriers between you and your degree. 

And now is the perfect time to get started. 

Programs begin the first of each month. Our low, flat-rate tuition is only about $7,600 per year—or less. And our flexible, online format lets you complete most coursework any time or place that fits your schedule.

Admission to our online business degree programs.

Degrees from the College of Business emphasize mastery of the skills and knowledge that are essential for continued advancement. Below are admissions requirements specific to College of Business programs that are in addition to WGU’s general admissions requirements.

Special requirements for select programs.

  • Submit a transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution.
  • Submit a resume demonstrating at least three years of significant experience in business, industry, or at a nonprofit organization.

See more about WGU's MBA, MBA Healthcare Management, MBA IT Management, or M.S. Management and Leadership degree programs.

  • Submit a transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution.
  • Demonstrate accounting experience through at least one of the following methods:
    • A bachelor's degree in accounting
    • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license

See more about WGU's M.S. Accounting degree program.

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ACBSP-accredited business programs.

WGU's College of Business has recently achieved accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

More about accreditation

The fast track to success.

Connie Washington used to run competitively—and she was fast. (She even got to race Olympic legend Florence Griffith-Joyner at one point.) Now, she's a director for a major software solution provider, thanks to the master's degree she earned at WGU. Oh, and she did that fast, too!


College of Business FAQs.

WGU is hands down the best college to get a business degree. If you are a future student that wants to further their education in business, but doesn’t fit in the standard higher education model, you will find WGU to be a flexible alternative. We are an online college that doesn’t limit or take you away from your other life responsibilities. We are a non-profit institution, and don't have limits on how quickly you can progress through your program. If you haven’t already, check out our competency-based model. Coming to WGU will mea hat you are getting a degree from an accredited university. WGU is regionally accredited, but on top of that the College of Business also holds the ACBSP accreditation.

WGU has a low-cost, flat-rate tuition that is ideal for college students. Our tuition is billed per six-month term, not per credit. That means you can move quickly through your program and pay less. Additionally, as a nonprofit institution, we can keep our tuition rates extremely affordable for our students. WGU is all online, which means we can cut out those extra costs for buildings, energy bills, and maintenance. We work hard to keep our tuition prices competitive, and affordable for students. We also offer financial aid options, and scholarships to help make your education even more affordable.

Getting your business degree online can be extremely affordable here at WGU. The best part is, you can decide how long it takes you to get your degree through our competency-based model. Mixing that model with our flat-rate tuition, you can accelerate through your classes while not feeling it on payday. A bachelor's degree in business will only cost you $3,370 per term, and only $3,945 for our graduate programs. See more about WGU tuition in the Business College here.

WGU allows you to accelerate through your business classes on your timetable. Our competency-based model allows students who have mastered material to move forward quickly. It also means that you can move forward in material that comes easily, and spend more time on sections that need more work. Don’t ever feel like you are being held back by a professor or the rest of the class again. As soon as you are competent and can demonstrate your mastery of the material then you get to move forward. This will not only save you a lot of time, but a lot of money too.

Skeptical of online schools? Don’t be. WGU not only holds a regional accreditation but our Business College is also ACBSP accredited. That means your degree looks credible and exemplary to employers. We have a wide range of business programs. They range from the broadly used Business Management degree to our more specific Accounting degree. You will also see we offer Management degrees in Human Resources, Marketing, Healthcare, and Information Technology. For the real go-getters you can even pair these degrees with their master's degree counterparts. So, whether you want to be an accountant or a chief technical officer, we can help.

To ensure our degree programs are consistent with the expectations of today's business environments, we develop our courses with input from councils composed of nationally recognized experts and employ faculty with industry experience and subject-matter expertise. Together, insights from the council members and instruction from faculty ensure the learning experience is of the highest quality and relevance to market demands.

"WGU has developed a unique approach that meets this country's diverse education needs, employing an almost unbelievably cost-effective delivery model. This approach has led to some eye-opening performance of the students being served. I am excited to engage with WGU and contribute in a small way toward their noble mission."

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James Suh
Nashville Analytics, LLC

"Exceptional mentoring means believing in our model. Our unique approach coupled with deep collaboration between mentoring support teams is not only effective, but demonstrates a university-wide commitment that is special and second to none."

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Kari Toney
Program Mentor
College of IT

"What we do here changes lives. When someone earns a degree, that changes things for their family and, through the influence of their family, changes the community. And that changes the world. I have the chance to help change the world every day at work, and that inspires me to give my best."

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Jim McCleskey
Course Instructor
College of Business

To ensure our degree programs are consistent with the expectations of today's business environments, we develop our courses with input from councils composed of nationally recognized experts and employ faculty with industry experience and subject-matter expertise. Together, insights from the council members and instruction from faculty ensure the learning experience is of the highest quality and relevance to market demands.

"WGU has developed a unique approach that meets this country's diverse education needs, employing an almost unbelievably cost-effective delivery model. This approach has led to some eye-opening performance of the students being served. I am excited to engage with WGU and contribute in a small way toward their noble mission."

James Suh headshot
James Suh
Nashville Analytics, LLC

"Exceptional mentoring means believing in our model. Our unique approach coupled with deep collaboration between mentoring support teams is not only effective, but demonstrates a university-wide commitment that is special and second to none."

Kari Toney headshot
Kari Toney
Program Mentor
College of IT

"What we do here changes lives. When someone earns a degree, that changes things for their family and, through the influence of their family, changes the community. And that changes the world. I have the chance to help change the world every day at work, and that inspires me to give my best."

Jim McCleskey headshot
Jim McCleskey
Course Instructor
College of Business

Online. Nonprofit. Surprisingly affordable.

Discover which WGU program is the path to your unique career goals.

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² Compare WGU's tuition with that of other online universities here.