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WGU and Amazon Career Choice

Amazon and WGU: A Nonprofit University Built for You

WGU is a university built for you. We know how hard it is to juggle work, life, and earning a degree, which is why thousands of Amazonians have chosen to attend WGU for their degrees with hundreds of WGU alumni working at Amazon. We care if you have to work a double shift. We care what's going on in your personal life. We know you have incredible life demands, so we've built WGU around you. Take tests when you’re ready. Complete courses on your time. And speed up when you know your stuff. We're a university that cares about you. We are the University of You. Find out today how you can join the many Amazon employees who are currently receiving a high quality education to help them propel their careers forward.

Start Your First Course

WGU has joined Amazon Career Choice to help you earn a bachelor’s degree in IT or business for free. Choose from 10 different degrees with additional academic programs coming later in early 2022.

Not sure which one is right for you? Don’t worry. You can try out a course before you begin your full degree program.

And here’s what you’ll also love about WGU:

  • Pass classes faster using the knowledge and experience you already have.
  • A personal mentor will be with you the entire way, from orientation through graduation.
  • Complete courses online at your own pace with no set log-in times.
  • A generous transfer policy gives you credit for college coursework you've already completed.

Get Started in Three Simple Steps

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Complete the Pre-Enrollment Form

Once you've found a degree program that interests you, click "Get Started" to fill out your pre-enrollment form. Also be sure to complete the necessary steps on the Amazon Career Choice website.
Note: As part of the Amazon Career Choice program, a full-time Amazon employee has up to $5,250 and a part-time employee has up to $2,625 to spend on WGU courses during a calendar year. These amounts are paid by Amazon. In addition, once an Amazon employee through the Career Choice program spends $5,250 in a calendar year, any additional courses they decide to take during that same calendar year are free. Part-time associates, to meet the $5,250 free-course threshold in a calendar year, would need to pay $2,625 out of pocket after using their $2,625 Amazon benefit. 

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An Enrollment Counselor Will Contact You

After you complete the form, an Enrollment Counselor will reach out and let you know how to proceed. 

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Begin Your First Class

A mentor will teach you the ins and outs of studying at WGU and show you how to get started on your first course. If you complete your trial course and feel ready to enroll in the full degree program, just let them know. They'll set you up for success and guide you along your WGU journey.

Choose From the Following Degree Programs

In partnership with Amazon Career Choice, WGU offers you the chance to earn an IT or business bachelor’s degree online for free.

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: 70% of graduates finish within 41 months.

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.

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: 70% of graduates finish within 41 months.

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.

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree....

Protect your career and earning potential with...

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 29 months.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

Certifications included in this program at no extra cost include:

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • ITIL® Foundation Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
  • CompTIA Network Security Professional
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

Cloud Computing – B.S.

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and...

A program designed to arm you with the...

A program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Certifications included, at no extra cost:

  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL® Foundation

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your online degree program.

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: 70% of graduates finish within 41 months.

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.

Accounting – B.S. Business Administration

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

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

Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 41 months.

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.

Data Management/Data Analytics – B.S.

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Certifications: CIW and CompTIA certs, all included.

Unique to WGU's program is the incorporation of a Udacity Nanodegree—a highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science.

Certified Internet Web certification included:

  • CIW Data Analyst

CompTIA certifications included:

  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

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: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.

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:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.

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.

Network Operations and Security – B.S.

For network operations and security professionals:...

For network operations and security professionals:...

For network operations and security professionals:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Certifications: several Cisco and CompTIA included in this program

Cisco certification included is the Cisco Certified Network Associate. CompTIA certifications included are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+. This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

Time to Graduation

2.5 years

The average time to complete a bachelor's degree with WGU is 2.5 years, proving that WGU students are motivated and use the opportunity to control their speed to graduation.

Salary Growth

$12,300

Just two years after graduation, WGU students report earning $12,300 more per year, while the national average salary increase after two years is just $6,200. 

Transfer Average

34 credits

Students transfer an average of 34 credits to bachelor's of business programs at WGU, helping them move through their degree program even faster.

Prepared for Success on the Job

of polled employers said that WGU grads meet or exceed their expectations.

—2020 Harris Poll

of employers polled said the performance of their WGU graduate employee was excellent or very good.

—2019 Harris Poll

of employers polled said that WGU grads are prepared for their jobs

—2019 Harris Poll

What Makes WGU Different?

Student-centric, personalized, and uniquely designed for working professionals, a WGU education feels different. Here you'll receive personalized guidance every step of the way and flexible education that fits around your busy life. 

 

Flexibility

Do your coursework wherever you have internet access.

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A Personal Program Mentor

You'll have an individual Program Mentor who is with you from the day you start until graduation.

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No Set Log-In Times

Never worry about getting to class on time. Your education is available on-demand whenever you are.

"I chose WGU because of its ease, price, and the possibility of gaining IT certifications along with my degree. Now that I've graduated, I have four years of IT experience, a bachelor's degree, and five IT certifications that help show that my skills are valuable. That's a really good jumpstart for a career. After I graduated from WGU I quickly got a much better job and nearly doubled my salary." Eric Gardner
B.S. Information Technology

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