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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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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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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.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Total program cost varies between accelerated and working professional program paces. Either way, if tuition is an obstacle, WCU financial aid and/or scholarship options might be available to help you move forward. Adjusted tuition is also available to active and former military members. To see tuition breakdowns and estimated supply costs, Click Here to learn more.

To apply for financial aid assistance, we recommend applying alongside your admissions application in order for your consideration to be processed on your intended timeline. Learn More.

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
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. 

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.

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WCU distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.