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Save Time & Money on a Top-Quality Online MBA

Theresa Schempp
By Theresa Schempp

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is excited to announce that students can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in as little as 15 months for about $21,000.

Building on our dedication to continuous innovation and to attainable, accessible, and affordable education, we evaluated our MBA program based on feedback from students and found an opportunity to streamline the program and accomplish the same learning outcomes in less time.

“We are excited about this special opportunity to offer a 30-credit MBA program beginning in Fall 2023 with faster time to completion and lower out-of-pocket costs for our students,” said Ravi Mittal, chair of UMGC’s department of business administration. “Courses will be facilitated by our experienced scholar-practitioner faculty who have demonstrated their teaching effectiveness before being assigned to teach in the MBA program.” 

Updates to the UMGC MBA: Orientation and Preflight 

The updated program removes what used to be the introductory course for the program and instead allows students to begin core coursework right away, after a brief orientation. 

“All incoming students will complete an interactive program orientation that familiarizes them with classroom structure and the MBA program’s project-based curriculum,” said Mittal. “The orientation also includes modules on resources and support services available to students throughout their studies at UMGC.” 

Recognizing students come to the MBA program with varying education and work experience backgrounds, UMGC is also introducing the Preflight tool to MBA students to help them continuously improve throughout the program. Preflight is a diagnostic self-assessment tool that students will use at the beginning of each MBA course that identifies areas of support each student may need or want to augment their studies. 

“Preflight will direct students to a Supplemental Study Blueprint which identifies just-in-time supplementary learning materials to address identified areas of support,” said Mittal. “Supplementary content will be available for the introduction or reinforcement of concepts or skills, as needed, as the student moves through the main content in the course.” 

Advance with a Trusted and Accredited MBA Program 

An MBA from UMGC provides students with a degree from an accredited university that is backed by the University System of Maryland (USM). UMGC’s MBA program has also been accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) for more than 20 years. IACBE's accreditation process examines if a program is functioning and teaching effectively, which requires that its member institutions follow a process of continuous quality improvement that builds student competencies and prepares them to succeed professionally. 

UMGC’s MBA program was the first U.S.-based MBA program designed specifically for online delivery. Our MBA program gives students the ability to frame business decisions and solve problems in the context of a global environment. Our faculty facilitate discussions so you can learn from both accomplished professors and students. Our innovative online classroom gives students 24-hour technical support and the ability to earn their degree on their schedule. 

Learn In-Demand Skills Employers Look For 

UMGC's MBA program is designed for entrepreneurial leaders who want to thrive in today's digital business environment. At UMGC, you can showcase the value of your MBA with a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR), which allows you to digitally demonstrate the in-demand skills you learned to employers.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for those in management occupations was $102,450 in May 2021, which was the highest of all major occupational groups.1  In addition, employment in management positions is expected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031 and result in over 883,000 new jobs over the next decade.1 

Learn from Experienced Faculty and Access Lifetime Career Services  

At UMGC, our world-class faculty have a wealth of experience in the field. This work experience results in coursework assignments that are designed to help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. In the MBA program, you can gain graduate-level expertise in areas such as strategic planning, project management, and budgeting. You will learn how to develop a marketing strategy, manage a workforce, and make investing and capital budgeting decisions.  

Learning from faculty with industry experience can also open the door for a variety of networking opportunities. UMGC has a strong network of over 20,000 MBA alumni and several of our student organizations, like the UMGC chapters of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) allow you to connect with classmates on similar career paths. You also gain access to UMGC’s lifetime career services at no additional cost, which provide you with career opportunities such as job fairs, federal job searches, and resume and cover letter assistance.   

Getting Started on Your MBA 

UMGC provides both an accredited and affordable education that allows you the flexibility to earn your degree as a working professional. UMGC doesn’t require the GMAT for admission and we enroll students year-round, so you can get started as soon as you’re ready. We also offer no-cost digital resources in place of textbooks for nearly every course. 

UMGC’s online MBA program is the perfect fit if you are looking to broaden your business knowledge or prepare for career advancement. You can apply at any time, and can access the completely online program from almost anywhere in the world. With an MBA, you can apply the skills you learn in the program to almost any industry, and it can make you stand out as a strong candidate employers are looking for. Take the next step in advancing your career and succeed with an MBA from UMGC.

1Management Occupations: Occupational Outlook Handbook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. September 8, 2022.

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