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Online Business Degrees

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EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

98% of employers included in a 2020 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

98%

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

98% of employers included in a 2020 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).

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: $3,720 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: $3,720 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: $3,795 per 6-month term, plus a 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. 

Compare 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: $3,720 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

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

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

A SHRM-recognized online business degree program:

  • Time: 65% of graduates finish within 36 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,720 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: $3,720 per 6-month term.

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

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

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: $3,720 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: $4,675 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.

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: $4,675 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.

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: $4,235 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. 

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: $4,675 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.

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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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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: $4,675 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.

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: $4,385 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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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: $4,675 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.

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: $4,235 per 6-month term.

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

Didn't find the online business degree that you were looking for?

Business graduates found success at WGU.

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

Customer
July 28, 2021

The best University for working adults

I attended WGU for 5 years and finally finished with my Bachelors Degree. I did that while working my regular full-time job. From my initial contact with WGU to decide to go back to college after almost 30 years being out to my final test and project, my WGU mentor was with me all the way. They offered encouragement and tips for success along they way. The cost to attend was very affordable and the fact that you can accelerate in your program makes WGU a great choice.

Robin Collins
July 23, 2021

Mentors make the difference

At 45 years old, I decided I needed more, my current job was a dead-end, and I needed something more. The only way I knew to do that was by going back to school. However, at 45, with a family, a mortgage, etc., it wasn't like I could quit my job and go to a brick-and-mortar school. When I found WGU, they offered that balance. I could study at my own pace if I only got through 4 courses in a semester; that was fine. If I got through 12, that was fine too. With an amazing mentor as my champion, she helped make sure I kept my focus. And encouraged me to do the best I could. Together we found my balance, what worked for me to be successful, and I liked that about WGU. It was MY education, not Class of 2021. It was what worked for me, not what worked for the majority. I was able to do a 4-year degree in 2 years; it wasn't easy and at times a little overwhelming, but one class at a time, they started falling off, and here I am graduated. A week before my graduation, I was promoted into an amazing position with potential and growth in the company I already worked for, and I have to believe that WGU helped that happen.

Axel Sanchez
July 23, 2021

Forever grateful

WGU allowed me to not only to finish my bachelors, but also helped me In a time of need. I had lost my job and to make matters worse my old laptop was damaged. I fell behind on some course work. My mentor continued to support and encourage me. With her help, I was able to obtain a laptop from WGU through a grant program. I was perplexed and asked her if I owed WGU for the laptop, she said no just promise your going to try your best and I did. I finished my bachelors July 2021. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to finish my goal. Right now I’m preparing to start the masters program and guess what? That laptop is going to help me achieve that. Thank you! WGU!

¹ 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU grads.
² Compare WGU's tuition with that of other online universities here.

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Business Programs Top Ranked for ROI

It's important to be thoughtful before investing in a degree. Comparing the cost of the program and the ROI you'll get is key in determining if a program is right for you. WGU programs rank extremely highly when it comes to ROI and competitive tuition. Learn more about how we rank when it comes to post-graduate debt and salary levels.

The Bachelor of Science—Business Management program boasts 267% ROI, which is a two-year post-graduation earnings and student debt comparison, and is ranked #2 among other online colleges.

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The Bachelor of Science—Marketing program boasts 249% ROI, which is a two-year post-graduation earnings and student debt comparison, and is ranked #2 among other online colleges.

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The Bachelor of Science—Accounting program boasts 202% ROI, which is a two-year post-graduation earnings and student debt comparison, and is ranked #1 among other online colleges.

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I got a $2,500 Back to School Scholarship

You could too. Choose WGU for your bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Going back to school is a huge investment in your future—which is why you should choose your alma mater wisely. At WGU, you get a respected, accredited degree for about half the cost of other universities. You also get a flexible program where you can complete courses, take tests, and even graduate on your own schedule. And when you factor in numerous available scholarships like our $2,500 Back to School opportunity, it just adds up. Get started on your future today.

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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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.

Doing research is crucial when comparing business administration degrees. Things like the cost of the program, the amount of time it will take, and the courses are all important factors when making a decision. But there is more you should think about when making your choice. The amount of debt students have, the amount they are able to earn after they graduate, and how many online students a university has are also extremely important factors in determining which is the best program to meet your needs.
1. Excelsior College
ROI: 497%
Exclusively Online Students: 25,245
Tuition: $9,180 per year
2. Western Governors University
ROI: 267%
Exclusively Online Students: 136,139
Tuition: $6,450 per year
See WGU's Business Management Program
3. American Public University System
ROI: 249%
Exclusively Online Students: 45,249
Tuition: $11,550 per year
4. Arizona State University—Skysong
ROI: 225%
Exclusively Online Students: 43,721
Tuition: $8,550 per year
5. Capella University
ROI: 171%
Exclusively Online Students: 37,859
Tuition: $10,710 per year

Compare tuition prices for business management programs at online colleges. Other fees may apply, and fees will vary based on degree program and institution. These calculations are made based on 4 year degree programs, with prices listed on an institution's website.
Western Governors University
$28,600
Capella University
$38,400
Southern New Hampshire University
$38,400
Purdue Global University
$50,085
University of Phoenix
$47,760
Grand Canyon University
$56,400
Devry University
$62,708
Walden University
$62,795

On average, online business degrees will cost $38,000 to $60,000 total. There also may be in-state or out-of-state tuition factors, as well as additional fees. However, you may be able to find online degree programs that cost much less. For example, business degree programs at WGU are $3,720 per term for a bachelor's degree, and only $4,675 for graduate programs. This is less than half the cost of other online institutions.*

A bachelor's degree in business usually takes around for years to complete at a traditional university. Often online business degree programs allow you to accelerate your program. For example, at WGU business undergraduate programs can be completed in around two years thanks to the accelerated course program.

An online business degree can open up many opporutnities for you to begin or advance your career in business. Since a business degree is versatile and teaches many skills, it could qualify you to work in any of several unique industries. With an online business degree, you could potentially qualify for a job in management, finance, accounting, marketing, information technology, or even healthcare. So whether you want to be an accountant or a chief technology officer, an online business degree can help.

CPA licensure requirements vary by state. Check here for more information about accounting license requirements in your state.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

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