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Master of Business Administration

If you're ready to become a leader in the business world, enroll in the online master's in business administration program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University today. Our master’s degree in business administration provides courses taught by professors with real-world experience who will help you learn and apply business knowledge to almost any professional situation. This degree can help expand your career options, as MBA studies tend to help students achieve upper management positions through the skills and knowledge they learn.

This online MBA program is IACBE accredited giving you quality assurance when choosing your graduate degree in business administration. Ashford’s business school also offers scholarships to help reduce tuition while pursuing your master's or bachelor's in business.

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What you will learn

Ashford’s online master’s in business administration (MBA) offers graduate-level study in the functions and activities performed in profit-seeking as well as not-for-profit organizations. You will study with a focus in areas such as operations, finance, marketing, accounting, and business strategy. Upon completion of the master’s in business administration degree program, you will be able to:

  • Solve managerial problems using critical thinking skills and quantitative analysis
  • Evaluate the moral and ethical principles practiced in the organizational setting
  • Analyze the use of managerial and leadership skills used to develop productive teams
  • Evaluate the influence of internal and external forces within organizations
  • Research business information to support the decision-making process
  • Assess internal and external communication practices used in business settings
  • Analyze business administration opportunities and challenges from a global perspective

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Your Courses in Business Administration

Expand your academic knowledge and develop professional competence in managing and influencing organizational effectiveness with your online master’s degree in business administration. You can choose the standard online MBA program or one of the several diverse and dynamic specializations to enhance your degree

Major Course Requirements

Core Courses (33 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Standard Program (9 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Specializations in Business Administration

Personalize your online MBA degree with a specialization that interests you. If you are an MBA student who has prior work experience in a specific industry, you may want to specialize in a program that will continue to help you pursue your career path. If you know you want to acquire a specialization but don’t know which one is right for you, some common specializations include finance, marketing, economics, and international business. Each specialization focuses on a unique element that will further enhance your skills and prepare you for a larger range of responsibility. A specialization consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations:

Business Economics

Entrepreneurship

Environmental Management

Finance

Global Management

Human Resources Management

Information Systems

Marketing

Media Management

Organizational Leadership

Project Management

Public Administration

Standard MBA

Supply Chain Management

Master of Business Administration

To Dr. Diane Hamilton, Chair of the Master of Business Administration program, the MBA is a prestigious degree that employers value because you gain experience in core business disciplines while building case studies that can be applied to real world business situations. Find out more in this video.

Careers in Business Administration

As with many of the business degrees from Ashford, the master's of business administration can lead to a career in a variety of settings and industries. When you graduate with your MBA degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of business administration are requirements. Take a look at your potential career options.

Business Administration Careers

The Master of Business Administration degree is IACBE accredited.

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.