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Master of Business Administration

Business administrators help businesses of all kinds run smoothly — using their understanding of management, finance, and communications to help organizations thrive.

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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Highlights

<p>100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning</p>

100% online study including mobile-friendly content and access to LinkedIn Learning

<p>Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional program paces available</p>

Multiple starts per year with accelerated and working professional program paces available

<p>Classes in a variety of core business disciplines, including leadership, business ethics, and analytics</p>

Classes in a variety of core business disciplines, including leadership, business ethics, and analytics

<p>Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify</p>

Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

Why an MBA Degree?

Organizations of all sizes need professionals with a strong foundation in business. Our Master of Business Administration degree helps you learn about key areas of business, including organizational behavior, management, and finance — all with online flexibility. Our MBA curriculum can help you develop leadership skills as well as the strategic insights that will enable you to become an efficient decision-maker.

Additionally, as an online MBA student, you’ll get access to LinkedIn Learning. Choose from their catalog of courses and complete lessons as part of your assignments.

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WCU offers online MBA specialty programs

MBA - Health Administration & Leadership

Learn what it takes to be a leader in today’s evolving healthcare industry.

MBA - Project Management

Gain a strong foundation in project management and business information support systems.

MBA - Public Health

Take specialized courses to learn about the foundations and policies of the public health industry

Additional Information About our MBA Degree Online Program

Study on Your Schedule

Because we understand personal goals and life circumstances vary, we offer a range of timelines to online MBA degree completion.

Accelerated Pace
(12 Months)

This is a program for students eager to complete their MBA degree with speed. Online study is designed with consideration to location and schedule, and to create flexibility for students excited to complete a degree and begin the next phase of their careers.

Working Professional Pace (24 Months)

Our syllabus is also tailored to consider more complicated schedules, so we designed a course of study to accommodate working students, parents, and caretakers.

Curriculum

Preview your course of study by degree. MBA degree curricula are curated by specialty. The number of months your degree will take (depending on whether you choose an accelerated or working professional pace) will vary as well. We recommend reviewing your prospective curriculum in detail, so you know what to expect.

Master of Business Administration

Academic Calendar

New academic sessions begin, on average, and depending on programs, every eight weeks, and typically lasts about six trimesters on the accelerated schedule. You can access an up-to-date start-to-completion schedule by degree.

Academic Calendar

How Much Does The MBA - Master of Business Administration Program Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of MBA - Master of Business Administration tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the MBA - Master of Business Administration program costs at West Coast University.

We offer several MBA - Master of Business Administration financial aid options – including scholarships, grants, and loan access – to help support you through your studies. We also offer reduced tuition rates for military personnel and their spouses.

For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

Master of Business Administration

Accelerated*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 3 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $72.50 $62.50
Technology Fee3 $1,500 $1,500
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $29,450 $25,274
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $29,522.50 $25,336.50


Working Professional*

Degree Type Master of Science
Total Program Credits 36
Program Length (full time) 6 trimesters
Non-Military Rate Military Rate1
Core Courses (per credit x 36 credits) $775 $659
Total Tuition Cost $27,900 $23,724
STRF2 $77.50 $67.50
Technology Fee3 $3,000 $3,000
Estimate for Program Supply Fees4 $50 $50
Estimated Total Program Costs (Texas) $30,950 $26,774
Estimated Total Program Costs (California) $31,027.50 $26,841.50

* Upon enrollment, students select Accelerated or Working Professional, which will determine the pace at which students complete their degree. In most cases, students that select Accelerated will attempt two courses per term, and students that select Working Professional will attempt one course a term.

1 Rate provided to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Veterans, Veteran Spouse, Department of Defense employees, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veterans Affairs employees.

2 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

3 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

4 Program supplies include WCU identification card and background check.

Career Services and Placement

Our Career Services department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online MBA students and graduates.

WCU's online MBA program is designed to help students succeed in the ever-changing business landscape. The MBA curriculum gives you a foundation in multiple areas of business — from management to finance — helping prepare you for a variety of new opportunities.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

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FAQs
Can I get an MBA degree online?

With WCU, you can earn your Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree 100% online through our flexible online MBA program.

Why get an MBA degree?

An MBA degree helps open up new professional opportunities and can help advance your career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the demand for managers with a business background is projected to grow faster between 2019-2029 than the average for all other non-business and non-financial occupations.

Can you get an MBA without an undergraduate degree?

A bachelors is required but it does not need to be in business. For additional information you can look at our catalog. It may provide additional infomation we can use.

Can you get an MBA without a business degree?

A bachelors is required but it does not need to be in business. For additional information you can look at our catalog. It may provide additional infomation we can use.

Will my previous coursework transfer into the MBA program?

WCU considers credit transfers for the MBA program. You can work directly with your advisor to see which credits may be applied to your new degree and to get more information on the transfer credit process.

Will I be able to complete my degree or certificate if I am working?

All our online programs have been designed to give you the flexibility you need to earn your degree. While due dates and assignments help keep you on track, you will be able to watch lectures and complete coursework when and where it’s convenient for you. You choose whether to study in the mornings, evenings, or weekends.

How long does it take to complete an MBA degree?

Our online MBA programs offer two program paces. Our Accelerated program pace allows you to earn your degree in as little as 12 months. The Working Professional pace lets you take fewer classes per trimester, providing flexibility when you need it, and can be completed in as little as 24 months.

Is financial aid available for the MBA program?

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Among the scholarships offered are the Alumni Pathway Grant (covers up to 20% of tuition), the WCU Health Services Grant (covers up to 10% of tuition), and the WCU Performance Scholarship (covers up to 15% of tuition).

For additional information and eligibility requirements, visit our scholarships and grants page on our online catalog. 

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