Online Master of Business Administration
The University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) empowers professionals, business students, and executives to earn a reputable graduate degree from anywhere while continuing to further their existing careers. The University is part of the American Public University System, which is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. The University's online MBA program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs or ACBSP. As a premiere leader in quality online education, the University offers an engaging and effective learning environment that connects peers and experienced faculty using Web-based learning technology, social media, advanced research materials, and an impressive online library.
This level of interconnectivity and engagement is supported by a proven business curriculum that teaches core fundamentals and dovetails with several business concentrations. Students have the flexibility to focus their studies in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general studies, global business administration, homeland security resource allocation, information technology management, marketing, and nonprofit management. The online MBA is distinct and unmatched in its ability to translate business competencies and make them applicable to U.S. intelligence, public safety, government, and consulting organizations due to the university’s close relationship and involvement in educating these communities.
The online MBA program at the University is ideal for individuals and working professionals seeking an advanced management degree that emphasizes timely research, analytical capabilities, and actionable strategies that can currently be implemented to drive business results. The curriculum is continually assessed and optimized using guidance from industry advisory councils. Whether choosing a general or specific concentration, students gain fundamental knowledge of core business competencies including administrative and leadership theory, business marketing, management, finance, law, information systems, and strategy development.
- Choose from nine concentrations
- Low tuition and no fee to apply
- Nearly 75% of businesses are planning to hire MBAs in 2012, up from 58% in 2011*
Online Degree Ranking
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The University’s Master of Business Administration has been awarded a Best Buy award from GetEducated.com. Degrees are ranked by analyzing tuition and fees at regionally accredited distance universities in the U.S.
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2012-2013 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||2 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||0%|
|Tuition & Fees as of September 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2012-2013 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies5||$1,807.25|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 89% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 If a comprehensive exam is required to complete your program of study there will be an additional fee of $250. This fee covers the cost of exam supplies and materials.
5 Cost for books and supplies is based on an average for the courses within this degree program. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
6 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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American Public University System (APUS) makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of an APUS program or coursework will result in employment within a particular field. Many employers take into account various criteria, in addition to education, when determining eligibility for employment. To assist our students in their career search, the APUS Office of Career Services provides students and alumni a variety of tools, resources, information, and guidance to assist them as they pursue their life goals.