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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.
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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Please use our International Form if you live outside of the U.S.

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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.

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 855-646-5286.

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 COMPONENTREQUIREMENTSCOSTAMOUNT
Tuition30 total semester credit hours$1,020 per semester hour$30,600
Program FeePer 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 & Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

**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 855-646-5286.

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

CURRICULUM COMPONENTREQUIREMENTSCOSTAMOUNT
TuitionSix 8-week terms (total 48 weeks)$3,590 per term (total 6 terms)$21,540
Program FeePer 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 855-646-5286.

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.

ProgramSubscription Period TuitionSubscription Period Program FeeSubscription Period Time Frame
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$2,900$1703-month subscription period
You may be able to complete your Master of Business Administration degree in 12 months for under $13,000.*

Effective March 4, 2024

ProgramSubscription Period TuitionSubscription Period Program FeeSubscription Period Time Frame
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$3,000$1753-month subscription period
You may be able to complete your Master of Business Administration degree in 12 months for under $13,000.*

*Represents the Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the completion time of the fastest 25% of Tempo Learning MBA graduates. Your actual total program time and costs will depend on your individual pace and transfer credits. A student’s pace is usually determined by their experience, ability to work independently, and availability. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.

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.

With Tempo Learning, you may be able to complete your Master of Business Administration degree in as few as 12 months for as low as $13,000*

*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest 25% of Tempo Learning MBA graduates. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Tuition and fees are subject to change. See Tuition and Fees section and Scholarship Details for more information.

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.

 
 

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 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.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) | Chief Executives

3BLS | Administrative Services Managers

Walden’s BS in Business Administration (BSBA), 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).

For Student Achievement data, view Walden’s profile on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator and the CMHP DATA page.

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