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97%

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

97% of employers included in a 2019 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).

  • 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 2019 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

Business Management – B.S. Business Administration

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:...

Hone your business acumen and garner added...

Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

  • Time: 68% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Sample 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.

Accounting – B.S. Business Administration

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?...

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?...

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 62% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Some 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.

Health Information Management – B.S.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:...

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:...

A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

  • Time: 60% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,545 per 6-month term, plus one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350.

Some 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. 

Compared with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...

IT managers are needed in nearly every...

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 66% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Some 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.

Human Resource Management – B.S. Business Administration

An SHRM-recognized online business degree program:...

An SHRM-recognized online business degree program:...

An SHRM-recognized online business degree program:

  • Time: 65% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Sample 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.

Healthcare Management – B.S. Business Administration

You can become a healthcare industry leader:...

You can become a healthcare industry leader:...

You can become a healthcare industry leader:


Compare with B.S. Health Information Management

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish within 30 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

Sample 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.

Marketing – B.S. Business Administration

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

For those who want to lead brands and steer...

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

  • Time: 67% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,370 per 6-month term.

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

 


Compare Master's Degrees

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: 80% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 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
  • 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.

Management and Leadership – M.S.

An online master's degree focused on change management, ...

An online master's degree focused on change...

An online master's degree focused on change management,

innovation, and leading teams:

  • Time: 62% of graduates finish within 18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.

Sample 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.

Information Technology Management – M.S.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:...

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready...

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:

  • Time: 89% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn 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. 

Compare with MBA IT Management

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: 72% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 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
  • 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.

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Accounting – M.S.

Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public...

Become better qualified to pursue a greater...

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

  • Time: 76% of grads finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.

Some 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.

Master of Health Leadership

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care,...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive,...

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

  • Time: 78% of grads finish within 18-24 months. 
  • Tuition and fees: $4,485 per 6-month term.

Examples of 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.

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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.

Compare Similar Degrees

MBA Information Technology Management

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

Earn the online college degree that can move your...

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

  • Time: 68% of graduates finish within 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,325 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.

Compare with M.S. IT Management

Data Analytics – M.S.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish within 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.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Women in Leadership Scholarships available.

Change your workplace and your community.

Apply for the WGU Women in Leadership Scholarship.

More and more women are feeling called to take on leadership roles to effect positive change in their workplaces and communities. WGU is supporting this movement with the WGU Women in Leadership Scholarship. Apply by June 30, 2020. 

Earn the degree that will open the door to leadership opportunities. Programs begin the first of each month, and our flexible, online format lets you complete most coursework any time or place that fits your schedule.

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Our resources will help you be prepared for a business future you're excited about.

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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.

Have more questions?

Speak to an enrollment counselor

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 mean that 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 $4,325 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."

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Jim McCleskey
Course Instructor
College of Business

Online. Nonprofit. Surprisingly affordable.

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

EXPLORE DEGREES

Business graduates found success at WGU.

Hear from WGU Business College graduates and see how their educational experience benefited their lives.

Hannah
May 29, 2020

I have attempted to finish my degree…

I have attempted to finish my degree and go to school many times since graduating high school and I finally was awarded this opportunity through WGU. I just completed my Bachelors Degree in Business Management. I have never in many attempts to complete ever felt so encouraged and supported. The instructors and mentors walked me through every step and encouraged me greatly to guide me in the process. I love WGU and everything about it.

Nevany Castro
May 15, 2020

Highly recommend it

While online learning is challenging and not for everyone. WGU has made my dream possible. Affordable tuition was a major determining factor when deciding to go back to school. Admission process was fairly easy. And my assigned mentor played an important key to my success. Shout out to Terick Coleman, MBA. Best mentor anyone could have. WGU instructors kept it easy, hours were flexible and I was able to accelerate through my Bachelor program. I'm so satisfied with the school, that I decided to go back for my Master degree. I recommend WGU to anyone who is self starter, motivated, organized, resilient and driven. Most importantly someone who is looking to get a degree from an accredited reputable university at an affordable price.

Rae Ann clemens
May 12, 2020

WGU makes online learning so easy and…

WGU makes online learning so easy and accessible that I was able to earn my bachelors and my MBA. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever though I would have been able to accomplish so much and it was all because of WGU!

Christopher
May 8, 2020

Had a couple of hiccups during my…

Had a couple of hiccups during my studies but with help from the WGU staff I finished a BS and MBA.

Trudi
May 8, 2020

Loved the style and format of WGU

Loved the style and format of WGU. I was able to work at my own pace and obtain my MBA in one year!

¹ 2019 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU grads.
² Compare WGU's tuition with that of other online universities here.