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MBAs and other business graduate programs.

Your online path to a highly respected master's degree in business.

With three MBA options and degrees focusing in other areas of business leadership and practice, the WGU College of Business could very well be your career's crucial next step. Our programs are finely tuned to address the most in-demand skills needed for success in the diverse disciplines and fields making up today's constantly evolving world of business. And our alumni prove it every day, working in leadership roles from the Fortune 500 to the nonprofit industry, in the public and private sectors, and at companies large and small across the United States.

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.

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.

Earning a WGU business degree is more than worth it. Just ask our grads—and their employers.

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  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.

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Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

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Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

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Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2016 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers; 2016 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,403 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,207 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2016 Report

Respected degrees, awesome return on investment.

Earning a graduate degree is one of the best ways to increase your earning potential, improve your job security, and expand your opportunities for career advancement. Master’s degree programs from the WGU College of Business offer a rigorous, relevant education that prepares you to become a sought-after leader in your field.

 

WGU curriculum is career-relevant:

  • 82% of WGU graduates reported that the majority of competencies they learned in their programs related directly to their work.
  • 89% of WGU graduates were employed in their degree field.

Impressive average salary increases:

  • WGU graduates reported an average increase on income of $12,500 within two years of graduation, compared with salary pre-enrollment.
  • Four years after graduation, the average increase was $21,200, significantly higher than the national average of $6,700.
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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!

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You don't have time to waste. Don't worry: We're not in the business of wasting time.

You may be closer to your master's degree than you think. WGU's competency-based programs are built so that hard work, years of experience, motivation, and dedication to your studies can all add up to a faster time to completion—much faster, in many students' cases. It's because we measure your progress toward graduation by what you've learned and your ability to prove it. We don't care if you learned it through WGU's top-notch learning resources or from years of on-the-job experience—and we certainly don't care if you logged enough "semester hours" sitting in a "virtual classroom" or watching an "online lecture."

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Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.

At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.

For this course, there are 3 areas you need to prove competency in.

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Determine what you already know from previous work and education experience, and where you need to focus your studies. Prove your competency in 3 areas in this exercise.

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Click on the free learning resources created by education experts that will help you master the competencies.

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“The moment I started my MBA at WGU, I got promoted as a director of IT. Now, with my new skills and credentials, I'm hoping for a C-level position.” Manjit Sooch
MBA IT Management

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