Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Program Details

Completion Requirements

In our standard course-based format, your weekly schedule, program tuition, and program length are predetermined. Stay on track with fixed deadlines and costs.

  • 30 semester credits
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone courses (3 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)


Transfer of Credit:

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credits. For this specialization, students can transfer up to nine elective credits from any previous graduate-level work in the management or business discipline. Call an Enrollment Specialist to review your transfer credits and complete a free transfer of credit evaluation.

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 844-768-0325.

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



*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 844-483-7858.

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



FAQ About Walden’s Online MBA Program

Is Walden University’s MBA program accredited?

Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, 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.

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