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Accredited Online MBA Program:Master of Business Administration

Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
  • 30 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $694 per credit (in-state)
  • $694 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Earn an MBA entirely online in just 16 months for about $21,000. The online Master of Business Administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed for busy professionals looking to gain the skills and knowledge that today’s employers need. Learn from faculty members who are active or former professionals in industry, government, and non-profit organizations and discuss course concepts with classmates who have a range of professional and life experiences. Earn a specialization in one of five key areas: marketing, finance, human resource management, global business, or nonprofit management.

Course materials are available as no-cost electronic resources through UMGC's online classroom for most courses in this online program, so you can save money on textbooks. And, the GMAT is not required for admission!

Earn a Well-Respected Graduate Business Degree

UMGC’s online MBA program is the perfect fit if you are looking to broaden your business knowledge or prepare for career advancement. Our program's primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. Develop and advance your competencies in finance, marketing, human resources, strategy, and leadership and apply your learning from these disciplines to real-life business problems. 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. 

In addition, the UMGC online MBA program holds the following distinctions:

  • Continuously accredited by IACBE for more than 20 years
  • A strong network of almost 20,000 MBA alumni
  • Among top 5 online learning completions
  • First U.S.-based MBA program designed specifically for online delivery
  • An innovative online classroom with 24-hour technical support

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Gain Career-Focused Experience with an MBA

Employers in the global business world want professionals who are ready to contribute. So, UMGC’s online MBA program curriculum is designed to help students develop expertise in high-demand areas like strategic planning, project management, budgeting, forecasting, and data analysis. UMGC’s MBA program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve the following:

Study in an IACBE-Accredited Online MBA Program

UMGC's School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. Please view our IACBE member status page and Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

IACBE's accreditation process examines if a program is functioning effectively, accomplishing its mission, and teaching students what they are intended to learn. This requires that its member institutions follow a process of continuous quality improvement that builds student competencies and prepares them to succeed professionally.

Prepare for a Range of Career Options with an MBA

This online program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations. UMGC's online MBA program courses are taught by experienced faculty and address skills and competencies that today’s employers seek.

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Intend to Hire
More than 90 percent of corporate recruiters plan to hire MBA graduates.
Graduate Management Admission Council™ | “Corporate Recruiters Survey 2022” | June 2022
Annual Job Openings
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 1.1 million job openings in the management industry annually from 2022 to 2032.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | Last Reviewed: April 30, 2024
Well-Prepared Alumni
In UMGC's recent alumni career survey, 93% of MBA program alumni indicated that their UMGC experience prepared them well for the workforce.
UMGC Alumni Career Survey | Fall 2022

Practice Real-World Skills in Your MBA Courses 

Throughout the online MBA curriculum, your instructors will assign hands-on coursework that is designed to help you prioritize in-demand skills and experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects through the online MBA program:

  • Develop a detailed project management plan for the design, construction, outfitting, and stocking of a new retail store in Brazil for a U.S.-based home improvement company. 
  • Craft an international business plan that requires devising a marketing strategy, developing financial projections, and creating a strategy implementation plan for a U.S.-based medical devices company.
  • Conduct a situation audit to review various aspects of an organization, including its mission, goals, and values; organizational strategy; organizational size and structure; critical resources; leadership, governance, and management; strengths and weaknesses; and capacity for learning and change. 
  • Analyze a company’s investment activities, debt service, and taxes, and determine how to increase productivity with the objective of improving the company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
  • Develop an outline that reflects the true elements of business startup: opportunity recognition analysis, feasibility analysis, mission/vision/values/strategy analysis, growth strategies, business model, and international strategy and organization.
  • Analyze and prepare a comprehensive report and presentation for a retail chain management team, including data-driven insights, actionable recommendations, and a strategic roadmap for optimizing store performance and enhancing competitiveness in the retail market.

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