tempo logoProfessionals and entrepreneurs today need real-world business acumen to remain current with the latest innovations in an increasingly global market. Our ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered through Tempo Learning® was designed based on input from industry leaders, so that what you learn in your program can be applied immediately in your career.

This custom-paced online MBA allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

Through the competency-based MBA program, you can learn to:

  • Solve business challenges, lead diverse teams to achieve strategic organizational goals, and advance your career as you explore business and leadership fundamentals.
  • Identify business problems and develop innovative solutions in the workplace through the use of leadership and marketing frameworks, IT risk and financial health analysis, and systems thinking strategies.
  • Apply technology tools, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to analyze and evaluate complex data and make informed business decisions.
  • Gain insight into emerging business trends with opportunities to learn from a dynamic network of business leaders and experts. The program includes special access to video mini-lectures by industry leaders and business icons such as Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham, Tony Hsieh, and Ursula Burns
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Tempo Learning - Master of Business Administration Degree

Tempo Learning - Master of Business Administration Degree
You've spent hours creating project timelines, days managing budgets, and years growing in your profession. What if you could apply the skills you've gained in those hours, days, and years to your master of business administration degree? Tempo Learning is a new way to learn where you set the pace and leverage your real world experiences toward earning a degree that can take you further faster. Tempo Learning by Walden University-- it's time for a change.

Tempo Learning® provides an innovative way for you to control how you work toward your degree.

  • Flexibility that fits your schedule
  • Control what you learn and when
  • Set your price by setting your pace
  • Let your experience work for you


Lisa Minnihan

Lisa Minnihan

BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
I liked the convenience of distance learning. As a wife, mom, and career woman, I was unable to sit in a classroom several times per week.
I have been able to adjust my workload to the other demands on my time—specifically work and family. In addition, the reasonable fee structure has made it feasible for me to participate at this time, despite having a child in college.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree with Walden is effecting positive social change.
Tiko Russell MBA Graduate
Tiko Russell
Heidi McFadden MS in Early Childhood Studies - Tempo Learning Student
Heidi McFadden
Lisa Hargett MBA Graduate
Lisa R. Hargett

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and apply appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  • Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  • Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

An ACBSP-Accredited MBA Program

ACBSPWalden University's online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in today's global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.