Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Become a role-modeling, barrier-breaking business leader and force for good with our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

 

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Become a role-modeling, barrier-breaking business leader and force for good with our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

 

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Why Choose Walden?

Accessible

With no GMAT/GRE requirement for the MBA program, Walden makes the application process more straightforward.

Achievable

From our MBA Success Planner to our Writing Center, we offer the end-to-end support you need to be successful in your program.

Applicable

Immediately apply new tools and techniques in the workplace to advance your career and help others be successful, too.

Be a Force for Change

Build emotional intelligence, confidence, and other soft skills to help you interact effectively with others and lead strong teams.

One-Year Fast-track MBA

With this path, double up on courses to and earn your degree in half the time of our traditional MBA program.

Tempo Learning®

Our unique format allows you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, without set weekly deadlines.

Program Details

Learning Tracks

The Standard Track option is delivered one course at a time in eight-week terms. This track allows you to take two courses per academic semester.

One-Year Fast-Track allows you to double up on courses and complete your MBA in one year, earning your degree in half the time of a traditional MBA program and saving on tuition.1

Curriculum

Walden’s online master’s in business administration program goes beyond practical knowledge to help you master the intangible soft skills essential to your growth. Throughout your studies, you’ll work on developing your emotional intelligence, negotiation capabilities, systems thinking, and coaching and mentoring skills.

Learn to effectively manage difficult situations and conversations and lead teams that feel supported and empowered. Strengthen your ability to build relationships and make better decisions—so that you can bring about positive changes in your organization and your career.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
    • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)

View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.

Transfer of Credit: : Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credits. Call an Enrollment Specialist to review your transfer credits and complete a free transfer-of-credit evaluation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0539.

Flexible Learnings

Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

  Course-based learning Tempo Learning®
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree  The flexible pace, ideal for some students
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty  ✔
Payment Plans and Scholarships*  ✔

*May not be available for all programs

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your Master of Business Administration degree in one year for under $13,000*

*Based on the completion time of the fastest 25% of Tempo MBA graduates. Total time and cost depend on credit transfer, subject experience, ability to work independently, and availability. 


Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

CURRICULUM COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS COST AMOUNT
Tuition 30 total semester credit hours $1,020 per semester hour $30,600
Technology Fee Per semester $230 $1,150
      $31,750**

BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP

YOUR TUITION

   

-$6,120

$25,630*

*Represents the course-based learning format, Standard Track, minimum time to completion, and Believe and Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. 

**Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 15 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-981-7100.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 to $1,200.

 

CURRICULUM COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS COST AMOUNT
Tuition Six 8-week terms (total 48 weeks) $3,590 per term (total 6 terms) $21,540
Technology Fee Per semester $230 $690
      $22,230*

*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 15 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-981-7100.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 to $1,200.

Progress at Your Pace. Control Your Cost.

Walden’s Tempo Learning® programs follow a subscription-based pricing format. Students are billed a flat-rate for each 3-month subscription term. All pricing is represented in U.S. dollars and is subject to change.

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period Technology Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $2,900 $165 3-month subscription period


Effective March 6, 2023

Program Subscription Period Tuition Subscription Period Technology Fee Subscription Period Time Frame
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $2,900 $170 3-month subscription period

 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for this program. Our financial aid advisors can help you identify funding opportunities to help you pay for your education.

Specializations

Program Outcomes

Become a Force for Good in Business

Walden’s MBA program goes beyond building practical knowledge to help you master business skills for good. Prepare to manage a diverse workforce with courage and compassion as you build soft skills like resilience, emotional intelligence, and a broader world perspective. In addition, our MBA allows you to rehearse your new skills with interactive virtual simulations. Practice coaching, mentoring, negotiating, and more in a safe environment that mimics real interactions you’ll have in the workplace.

Career Impact

With more companies running a "double bottom line" and prioritizing social responsibility, a socially conscious MBA program can prepare you to stand out to employers.

One of the most recognized—and respected—degrees in business, the MBA is fundamental to preparing the working professional for management and consulting roles. Exchange ideas and build relationships with peers and faculty from all areas of business. Create a strong professional network that can have an impact on your success long after graduation.

89%

OF THE RECRUITERS SURVEYED BY GMAC PLAN TO HIRE MBA GRADUATES SPECIFICALLY IN 2021.3

$115,000

THE MEDIAN ANNUAL STARTING SALARY FOR MBA TALENT AT U.S. COMPANIES STANDS AT US $115,000.3

An MBA degree can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2

  • Chief executive
  • Personal service manager
  • Social and community service manager
  • Operations manager or supervisor

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

An MBA degree can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Business management and operations
  • Healthcare, including nursing
  • Finance
  • Sales

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online Master of Business Administration program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate.
  • Develop well-reasoned, appropriate decisions within a business context.
  • Generate solutions to a variety of complex business scenarios.
  • Effectively employ business-appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to work effectively with others in diverse business environments.
  • Evaluate how business administration knowledge and skills enable a variety of stakeholders to contribute to positive social change.
 
 

Resources

FAQ About Walden’s Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Is Walden University’s MBA program accredited?

Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a mark of quality. Walden has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990.

Being accredited by the HLC validates that our institution lives its mission, operates with integrity, offers programs that focus on student learning, hires faculty that are academically qualified, and provides the resources and support necessary for our students to succeed.

Walden’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation indicates a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. In 2019, Walden’s College of Management and Human Potential and School of Management received the first-ever ACBSP Accreditation Plus Award, which recognizes high standards in business education.

Does Walden have a campus location?

No, Walden University provides an online learning platform for working professionals. Since 1970, Walden has dedicated its resources to improving and innovating the online learning experience for professionals who want to pursue their education without disrupting their careers. The university provides comprehensive student services, including 24/7 tech support, as well as multiple pathways to degree completion.

Does Walden require the GRE/GMAT?

Walden does not require college-level testing. Our admissions requirements are based on an applicant’s professional and academic experience.

How many hours a week do I need to devote to my MBA coursework?

Depending on your study habits and writing experience, you should plan to spend 15 to 18 hours a week on a 3-credit course. You should also factor in daily time in the online classroom to participate in discussions and prepare and upload assignments.

1Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic such as tuition and fee increases and/or the student’s transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities or health issues, leaves of absence, or other personal circumstances.

2Source: National Center for O*NET Development. Education Crosswalk Search. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved September 15, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP

3Source: Graduate Management Admission Council. Corporate Recruiters Survey Report 2020, available at https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/gmac_corporate_recruiters_survey_sept_2020.pdf.

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 separate accounting accreditation.

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