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Employer Satisfaction

99% of employers included in a 2016 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).

  • Overview

    Put your ambition to work.

    Our market-responsive programs reach broadly across the business world, giving you options to explore. Benchmarks of program value 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
  • Bachelor's Degrees

    Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:

    • Time: 71% of grads finish in less than 3 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

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

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

    You can become a healthcare industry leader:

    • Time: 83% of grads finish in 6-16 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

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

    The curriculum of this program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.

    An SHRM-recognized degree program:

    • Time: 71% of grads finish within 3 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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 under 3.5 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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 this program 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: 98% of grads finish between 6-18 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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 a degree will open better opportunities.

    Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

    • Time: 72% of grads finished in under 3.5 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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.

    (From the College of Health Professions.)

    A program designed for future leaders in HIM:

    • Time: 61% of grads earned this degree in 2–4 years.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,335 per 6-month term.

    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.

  • Master's Degrees

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

    • Time: 69% of grads finish in 6-18 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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 degree that can move your career into IT upper management:

    • Time: 98% of grads finish in 6-18 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

    • Chief technology officer
    • Director of IT services
    • Senior systems administrator
    • Management information system 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: 71% of grads finish in 6-24 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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.

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

    • Time: 63% of grads finish in 6-18 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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: 61% of grads finish in 6-18 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 per 6-month term.

    Careers and jobs this 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.

    (From the College of Health Professions.)

    A master's focused on managing comprehensive care - directly in line with the innovations of the healthcare industry.

    • Time: 68% of grads in similar programs finish in 6-24 months. 
    • Tuition and fees: $3,895 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 healthcare can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that facilities need to solve.

    (From the College of Information Technology.)

    Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

    • Time: 81% of IT master's grads finish in 6-30 months.
    • Tuition and fees: $3,785 per 6-month term.

    Certifications included in the coursework of this program:

    • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 Credential
    • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9
    • Oracle Database SQL (1Z0-071)

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

99%

Employer Satisfaction

99% of employers included in a 2016 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).

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

Accredited

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Western Governors University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), which provides accreditation to many other institutions, such as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, University of Idaho, and Brigham Young University.    

Respected

“WGU gives students the ability to really assemble the complete package, from the subject matter to the specific skills to the certification that gives employers confidence when they’re making a hiring decision.” 

                        - Brad Smith
                          Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer

Recognized

Named a Best Value School four years running by University Research & Review. What do they say about the value of WGU?

"This is a school for those who are focused on attaining a respected credential and are willing to dive in and go get it."

Accredited

Respected

Recognized

WGU celebrates women in leadership with scholarship offer up to $2000

Women in Leadership Scholarships: Apply by June 30.

True leaders don't wait for opportunity to come knocking. A degree from WGU can empower the leader in you to knock on opportunity's door. And with millions of dollars in scholarships available—including, for a limited time, our Women in Leadership Scholarships—you have the key. Come on in!

"The degree paid for itself 10 times over."

In today’s complex business market, there is always chatter about the actual value of the degree.  Some believe that work experience alone will afford you the career you want. Those who put in the effort to earn advanced degrees more often attribute their success to having that degree.  Misty Dieffenbach holds two degrees from WGU and speaks to the ROI she’s experienced.

WGU graduate in business

New & 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 degree options by checking out our newest and most popular programs.

M.S. Management and Leadership

B.S. Business Management

MBA

Master of Business Administration

WGU Sage Talks - An Innovative Lecture Series

Dr. Story Musgrave at WGU SageTalks

6 Steps to Design a Life for Yourself

Dr. Story Musgrave | Doctor, Astronaut, Optimist

As Story says, life is a series of opportunities. Watch as he outlines 6 simple steps to help you design you life.

Karen Semon speaking on leadership at WGU SageTalks

Driving Change through Transformational Leadership

Karen Semon | Leadership Coach

"Change is where the world is at right now." Karen, who has built a career around helping to develop transformational leaders, speaks to why the role of transformational leadership is so critical in today's business environments.

ACBSP-accredited business programs.

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

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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
Founding President, MoCa 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
Founding President, MoCa 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

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