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Online Business Degrees

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97%

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).

  • 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

Business Management – B.S. Business Administration

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

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

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.

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.

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 organization:...

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.

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 consumer...

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.

 

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.

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.


Compare Master's Degrees

Master of Business Administration

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

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

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.

MBA Healthcare Management

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

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

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.

 

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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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Master of Health Leadership

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

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

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.

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Accounting – M.S.

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

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

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.

Information Technology Management – M.S.

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

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

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

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.

MBA Information Technology Management

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

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

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

Management and Leadership – M.S.

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

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

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.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

New Year Scholarships available.

Fulfill your ambition.

Apply for the WGU New Year Scholarship today.

WGU’s scholarship programs make pursuing your goals even more budget-friendly. Now through March 31, new students are eligible to apply for an exclusive scholarship: The New Year Scholarship. 

Fulfill your career ambition with an accredited, accessible, affordable education from WGU. 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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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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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."

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.

EXPLORE DEGREES

Business graduates found success at WGU.

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

Bruce
January 14, 2020

MBA Program

Great Dashboard, the instructors were top notch, I couldn’t have asked more from a program.

Joe
January 10, 2020

MBA from WGU

I worked hard and made many sacrifices to obtain my MBA in 4 months and 5 days from WGU and I can definitely say the competency-based design curriculum has allowed me to apply many of the course competencies in my work environment and gave the confidence I needed to "talk the talk" in business. I highly recommend WGU to anyone who want to continue or seek a higher education as all you need to bring is a positive attitude and apply the effort. WGU will empower you along with your support system to achieve your educational milestones and goals!

Julie
January 10, 2020

This is the first higher education…

This is the first higher education program that really is all they advertise, flexible, affordable, and totally achievable. I loved my experience earning my bachelor's degree and I am looking forward to starting my MBA program in April with WGU - go Night Owls! Woot. Woot.

Michele - MBA recipient
January 6, 2020

Best decision of my life

Best decision of my life. I heard of the WGU MBA program through a coworker who had completed it. The price per semester is beyond reasonable and the semesters are each 6 months long. No brick & mortar MBA program provides this semester length or flexibility. Working at my own pace allowed me to work towards my degree while also being able to shift it aside for life and work balance. In speaking with other MBA candidates of other schools, I found that every single one of them was envious of the semester length, ability to self-pace, and the less stressful environment you are able to achieve with WGU. The program itself was not a cakewalk, nor is WGU a diploma-mill. I attended a brick & mortar school for my undergraduate degree and found WGU coursework more challenging (as one Should expect from a postgraduate degree;) which actually relieved the last of my doubts about the program's validity and applicable use. All exams are vigorously proctored and the grading of assignments is outsourced so that the instructors are truly able to facilitate learning and become a partner in your success instead of your tribunal. A program mentor is available throughout your attendance to guide, facilitate, encourage and demystify the program; their job is to make the experience work for you so you are never alone in your journey. My previous experience with schools was always so fraught with struggle; from the financial aid department, all of the way to professors with God complexes. I experienced NONE of that nonsense with WGU. Truly, it was a peaceful, rewarding, and fulfilling experience and choosing to attend was the best decision of my life.

Bella
January 6, 2020

Good, but not for everyone

For the most part, WGU is great and was exactly what I was looking for- a low cost way to earn a degree quickly. No school is perfect. However, it's not for everyone. The classes offered in the MBA program have little to no guidance. You are expected to read a textbook and take a test. If you learn better with more interaction, this school probably isn't for you. Yes, people are there to help, but it doesn't seem like it's meant to be consistent help over all the material, but more so if you have a quick question about a topic. The classes that contained written assignments were much more guided. The rubrics laid out every question you needed to answer. I found Reddit to be the most valuable resource while going through this program. Many people had great "uncensored" tips not found on the Course Chat within WGU. The reason for the 4 star rating is due to the inconsistency. Some classes offered better resources than others. A data analysis class had many videos that basically taught the material, while the finance class had fewer. There was no consistency and it depended on the class. Another, more major inconsistency, were the instructors of the Capstone course. While everyone was friendly for the most part, I received contradicting info, which was very frustrating. For example, I scheduled a call to ask a question about a section of the writing assignment for the Capstone course. It was clear the person I was speaking to didn't read the reason why I was calling, nor looked at the emails I sent. She was very vague and kept asking me if I felt my "interpretation" was correct. She didn't look at any of the reports I sent to her. I asked another instructor who simply gave me a formula to use to answer the question. Luckily, I passed the course and graduated, but it was stressful having to hunt for information like that and get varying responses. If you're the type of person either with a lot of experience and know most of the material of your field, this school is great for you. Also, if you're the type of person who is academically talented and can problem solve, even when different information is presented to you, this school is also great. If you need a ton of support or more guided materials (rather than "Read this book and take a test."), I would consider looking elsewhere. I would also like to mention the suggested timeline was very exaggerated, in my opinion. They suggest 20 hours a week of studying and 2 years to finish. I spent maybe 10 hours a week and was able to finish the degree in a year. It also wasn't necessary to read every single chapter of the book. Quizlet and Reddit really helped me to narrow down what to focus on.

¹ 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU grads.
² Compare WGU's tuition with that of other online universities here.