Our university prepares students to be principled leaders in the global business community through a flexible learning environment that leverages technology and best practices focused on the practical application of knowledge.
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's online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs or ACBSP. As a premier 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 APUS 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.
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Program Director, Kathleen Irwin, explains how the program's curriculum is unique and different from other online universities.
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Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally-accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2012 Digest of Educational Statistics. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the internet as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students were included. Assumes 10 undergraduate classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours, or 6 graduate level classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours.
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