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online competency-based mba degree

Master of Business Administration (Competency Based-CB)

Complete your degree in less than 12 months and for under $10K

Businesses today face unprecedented challenges that can only be solved by the professionals who are on the ground, dealing with them. Which is why our new competency-based MBA equips you with advanced business skills in under 12 months. This program is designed for professionals with a business degree and experience working in that field.聽

What is compentency-based learning (CB)?

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You鈥檙e scheduled in 4 courses concurrently over a span of 16 weeks. CB programs encourage individual learning and provide an opportunity to engage with fellow students. You鈥檒l also receive support and guidance from faculty in your courses and a dedicated faculty mentor in your program.

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  1. Start your group of courses with the support of a faculty mentor.
  2. Take 3 to 4 courses at your own pace every 16-week period. Spend less time on material you know and more time on new subject matter.
  3. Once ready, faculty can unlock competency assessments so you can demonstrate what you know and how to apply it.

Stand out with an in-demand business degree


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Is CB a good fit for you?

TRADITIONAL COMPETENCY-BASED
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
Less than a year
6-week course at a time
6-week course at a time
6-week course at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
$698 per credit
$698 per credit
$698 per credit
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
COMPETENCY-BASED TRADITIONAL
Less than a year
Less than a year
Less than a year
16 months (MBA)
17 months (MHA/MIS)
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
More intensive timeline to complete 4 courses, which can be taken one at a time
6-week course at a time
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Self-paced, flexible learnings with limited faculty guidance
Traditional classroom led by instructors
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA and relevant work experience
Bachelor鈥檚 degree with 2.5 GPA
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$300 per credit (no additional fees)
$698 per credit

Ignite Your Passion

Start when you're ready

Courses

Browse courses for your online MBA degree

Education should hold practical value. That鈥檚 why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 33 credits

In a competency-based program, you earn credit by demonstrating your knowledge of a core skill, or competency. Since there are 33 credits in this program, one competency equals one credit.

  • An undergraduate degree, or higher, in business or business management
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Three years of experience within the past 10 years in a business environment

11 Core Courses

Here鈥檚 where you鈥檒l pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in this field.

11 Core Courses

4 courses at a time

16聽weeks per course

11聽courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based).

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks 鈥 not years.

Learning shouldn鈥檛 take years to put into practice. That鈥檚 why we鈥檙e empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We鈥檝e worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor鈥檚 and master鈥檚 degree programs.

Skills-aligned program icon

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks 鈥 not years.

Learning shouldn鈥檛 take years to put into practice. That鈥檚 why we鈥檙e empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every course.

We鈥檝e worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor鈥檚 and master鈥檚 degree programs.

Tuition

Affordable, fixed tuition

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That鈥檚 our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us. That's your Tuition Guarantee.

Tuition Guarantee

Lock-in Tuition

$300

Cost per credit

$300

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

Federal Student Loan Basics

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do聽with a Master of Business Administration degree (Competency-Based)?

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

A competency-based MBA can help prepare you to be a:

  • Business Manager
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Operations Director
  • Administrative Director

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Strategic planning

  • Decision making

Ready to get started?

Start your application for free or request additional information.

What you鈥檒l learn

When you earn your Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based), you鈥檒l be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You鈥檒l learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to deliver organizational value in dynamic environments.
  • Create strategies for sustainable organizational success that integrates the organization鈥檚 mission and vision with societal values.
  • Synthesize leadership skills to foster innovation and facilitate change in a dynamic business environment.
  • Evaluate the global environment to sustain an organization鈥檚 competitive advantage.
  • Integrate managerial skills to support strategic execution in a rapidly changing business environment.

5% Growth

According to the聽, job growth for general managers is projected to be as fast as average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS鈥 projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to 七色视频 students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free 鈥 no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision 鈥 and we want you to feel great about it. That鈥檚 why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request prior transcripts
  • No GMAT
  • No essay required

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.摆1闭听Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 14 hours a day, 5 days a week.聽

Computer requirements for courses

Many course assignments will require you to use a computer to complete and submit your assignment.聽

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Business professionals dedicated to you

Your educational success is a top priority for our business deans and faculty members. Their experience and hands-on perspective in the classroom will help you bridge the gap between academics and business industry knowledge. Our instructors bring an average of 29+ years of real-world business experience to the classroom.

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Donald Braunstein, MBA

Lead Faculty Area Chair, College of Business and Information Technology聽

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Tina Potter, DBA

Faculty, College of Business and Information Technology聽

Danica Djordevich

Danica Djordjevich, MAFM, CPA

Faculty, College of Business and Information Technology

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

programmatic accreditation

Our MBA has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the 七色视频 ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

A C B S P accredited

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Frequently聽asked questions about this MBA

With a competency-based MBA, you can set your own pace within each 16-week term and control how fast or slow you move through the curriculum. You can leverage prior experience and demonstrate your mastery of subject matter you already know and spend more time on unfamiliar topics. A CB MBA program may be an ideal fit for you if you have previous work experience and prefer more flexible, independent learning than a traditional program.聽

Our competency-based Master of Business Administration (CB MBA) program equips you with advanced business skills in a shorter time. You can complete a CB MBA program in less than 12 months and for under $10,000.

It鈥檚 designed for professionals who already have a business degree and want to leverage their experience in the field to complete a degree faster. You can learn in-demand skills like strategic planning, decision-making, capital budgeting and more, to enhance your marketability as a business professional and increase the quality of your future job opportunities.

Our competency-based Master of Business Administration (CB MBA) program enables you to consume content faster around your own schedule. You can enjoy a flexible learning experience with faculty guidance to prepare for competency assessments. This allows you to complete your degree faster and in a manner that may fit your demanding work and life commitments better.

Traditional MBA programs can take one to two years to complete, but you can finish in less than a year with a CB MBA program. In a CB MBA program, you can enroll in up to four courses concurrently rather than taking one course at a time in our traditional MBA program. CB MBA programs require more self-discipline than the traditional model because you have more autonomy while learning. To enroll in a CB MBA program, you must meet specific work experience and eligibility requirements.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.