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Walden has made earning your MBA more achievable than ever before, with our ACBSP-accredited online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Earn your degree in as little as 12 months with our One-Year Fast-Track MBA option.1

Our MBA program removes traditional barriers to earning a degree, giving you a clear path forward to your goals. With over 50 years of serving working professionals looking to advance their education through distance learning, Walden understands what our students need to succeed. The MBA experience is designed around you, giving you continuous access to the people, tools, and resources you need to balance your life and stay on track to graduate.

A master’s in business administration graduate degree program helps students build on their work experience and become confident and capable business leaders.

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.

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Program Details

Learning Tracks

The Standard Track option is delivered 1 course at a time in 8 week terms. This track allows you to take 2 courses per academic semester.

One-Year Fast-Track permits 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.

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.)

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.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits

CORE COURSES

WMBA 4990

Business Essentials

A background in the basics of business is often a key to making the most of a graduate business or management program. In this foundational course, students can build their business acumen in major functional areas that are essential to business success including business leadership and management, business ethics, the legal environment of business, accounting, finance, economics, quantitative methods and statistics, information systems management, global business, marketing, and strategic management.

(0 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6000

Dynamic Leadership

Being an effective leader is essential in business and demands that an individual has a strong set of competencies including the ability to understand one's self, motivate others, understand organizational culture, and manage ambiguity. In this course, students begin their personal and professional transformation by closely examining their current strengths and weaknesses, values, decision-making processes, and approaches to dealing with difficult problems. Students also explore leadership in turbulent times by examining how effective leaders think as well as how various management styles impact situations and relationships within an organization.

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6010

Managing People and Promoting Collaboration

Contemporary business environments are increasingly competitive, global, fast paced, and knowledge intensive. In these environments, effective use of human capital is vital to an enterprise's success and survival. In this course, students will explore practical issues related to developing individuals and managing collaboration and will examine the skills and strategies necessary to address them effectively. Students will examine ethical and legal implications of managing a diverse workforce including issues that arise from cross-cultural differences and virtual work settings. The importance of communication as a tool to manage internal and external relationships is emphasized as it relates to the effectiveness of managing people to achieve organizational goals.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6020

Fostering a Culture of Innovation

In today's complex and uncertain environment, innovation is important to achieving business success. In this course, students will examine how to be an effective creative leader who can readily apply imagination to resolve complex problems. Additionally, students explore methods to establish a work environment conducive to creative thinking. Students will gain a set of proven methods, skills, and strategies that enable innovative breakthroughs to occur in a much more deliberate and predictable manner.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6030

Managing Business Information Systems

The need for information and dependence on information systems and enabling technologies are ubiquitous in business. Businesses use information systems to collect, process, store, and manage data, which can be aggregated and disseminated in the form of information to support effective decision making. Students in this course explore how to realize optimum benefit from information systems and technology to support and improve business decisions, processes, and services at all levels of business in alignment with business goals to achieve competitive advantage and sustainable business performance.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6695

Communication for Leaders and Managers

Effective communication is frequently cited as one of the most important factors in managerial and organizational success—as well as one of the areas of greatest dissatisfaction. In this course, students take a close look at the components of effective communication and hone strategies for communication success. They explore how self-perception and perception of others affect communication and will develop skills for communicating more effectively with diverse audiences. Topics include the communication process, interpersonal communication, self-awareness in communication, communication channels and mediums, and communicating across and beyond the organization.

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6040

Improving Business Performance

One of the most critical challenges in maintaining and improving organizational performance is identifying core strengths and weaknesses within the organization and across the more general value creation landscape. The focus of this course is on the challenges and opportunities for managers to create value and to increase organizational performance through the effective deployment of systems thinking and change management skills. Students in the course explore systems thinking as a process whereby problems are viewed as individual components within a larger system and explore how various operational and systems thinking frameworks can be utilized to optimize organizational performance in both industrial and service settings.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6050

Accounting for Management Decision Making

Accounting is the language of business. Managers must understand and be able to effectively use this language to create meaningful measures upon which to make appropriate decisions. They must know what to measure, how to measure, and what the consequences of the measurement might be. This course takes a rigorous stakeholder approach that integrates fundamental managerial accounting topics with strategic business analysis. Students will explore the use of accounting information to make effective business decisions; analysis of the impact of decisions on various stakeholder groups; and the development of sustainable solutions based on the information that is measured, analysis of various types of budgets, strategic planning, and forecasting as well as communicating accounting information effectively to various stakeholders.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6060

Marketing for Competitiveness

Effective managers know that a clear understanding of the role of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for organizations to succeed in today's fast-paced, competitive environment. In this course, students gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing tools and strategies. Students also explore how product, price, place, promotion, and people contribute to the marketing mix as they explore research-based insights into consumer behavior.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000

(3 sem. cr.)
WMBA 6070

Managerial Finance

Today's companies are challenged to constantly do more with less. Effective managers know how to deploy scarce financial resources in ways to achieve optimum returns on these resources. Students will discover the latest financial tools and analytic methods to strengthen the capital investment decision-making process. Students will use critical-thinking skills to apply and, at times, challenge traditional financial theory, while balancing various stakeholder interests in the financial decision-making process. Students will examine a range of contemporary issues and techniques relevant to sound and ethical financial decision making.

Prerequisites

  • WMBA 6000
  • WMBA 6050

(3 sem. cr.)

CAPSTONE COURSE

WMBA 6990

Capstone: Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies

The purpose of the capstone course is to integrate the knowledge and concepts students have gained through the MBA program. Students will practice their skills and employ their knowledge by evaluating business strategies capable of achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Students in this course will be required to identify and address challenges and opportunities found in today's complex and often uncertain business environment. Students complete their transformational journey through the program by reflecting on their learning and will consider the next phase of their career development. The aim of the course is to improve the students' ability to manage in an environment requiring both strategic and operational knowledge.

Prerequisites

  • All required core and concentration courses

(3 sem. cr.)
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Time 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. fulltime enrollment; writing, research and editing skills; use of external data for their doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations; care giving responsibilities or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

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

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Payment Plans and Scholarships*

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*May not be available for all programs

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

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Specializations

Healthcare Management

Gain a greater understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and the financial management techniques that guide the operation of successful healthcare organizations today.

Human Resource Management

Learn practical approaches for managing talent, measuring employee performance, and leading high-functioning teams.

Project Management

Explore strategies for supervising projects of various scopes and sizes. Learn firsthand how to avoid common project pitfalls.

Self-Designed

Get the freedom and flexibility to tailor your program to complement your professional objectives.

Program Outcomes

Career Impact

One of the most recognized—and respected—degrees in business, the MBA is fundamental to preparing the working professional for management and consulting roles. No matter your goals, an online Master of Business Administration program offers the potential for substantial career growth.

Beyond practical skills, an MBA program gives you the opportunity to exchange ideas and build relationships with peers and faculty from all areas of business. Create a powerful professional network that can have an impact on your success long after graduation.

89%

of companies plan to hire MBA graduates specifically in 2021.3

$86,000

The average salary of an MBA graduate, according to PayScale.3

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

  • Business development or sales manager
  • Business or management analyst
  • Project 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

Meet Your Academic Team – Online Master of Business Administration

  • Timothy Gandee

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Gandee has more than 30 years of corporate experience, with the last 20 years at upper-management and executive levels for a large, global, Tier 1 automotive supplier. He is also a published author of several academic papers and a textbook on quality management.

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  • Alberto Roldan-Lopez

    Alberto Roldan-Lopez

    Academic Coordinator

    After serving eight years in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Roldan worked in the healthcare field as a paramedic and later as the director of a trauma center. He also founded a management recruitment firm before devoting himself full time to being a management and finance professor in 2010.

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  • Bruce Huang

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Huang has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the fields of information technology and education. He is a serial entrepreneur, professor, and technologist.

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