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Master's Degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

Earn an MBA Degree in as Few as 10 Courses1

Once you decide to pursue your Master of Business Administration (MBA), finding a program that fits your schedule is critical. Here at DeVry University, we can help. Offered through our Keller Graduate School of Management, our MBA2 degree program can be completed in as few as 10 courses1 whether you study 100% online or take classes both online and on-campus with our hybrid format.3

Our MBA degree program can help you prepare for today’s rapidly changing business arena, with curriculum driven by digital innovation and real-world learning opportunities.

Get To Know Our Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our MBA degree program blends management theory with practical applications to help you steer companies with modern-day solutions. It emphasizes the skills and concepts that businesses look for in today’s workplace.

In our online MBA degree program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty who can help you find new ways to solve business problems and develop management and communication skills, all while developing the data analysis and leadership capabilities to help you lead them forward.

Start advancing your knowledge and skills in areas such as corporate management and cross-functional business leadership by enrolling in our MBA degree program today.

Our flexible MBA degree program also gives you the freedom to choose from 10 industry-focused specializations.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Course Waivers at Keller

Master’s Advantage

Put your degree to work sooner!

 
3
fewer courses
6
fewer months
 
 
Up to
$6,800
savings
Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business or technology, or a degree with a technology specialization, you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With prior learning credits, you can take fewer courses and put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

Accelerated Schedule*
12 months
Average 10 credits per semester
OR
Normal
Schedule
2 years
2 months
Average 6 credits per semester

ACCELERATE AT YOUR PACE

Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. *With at least 9 credit hours of qualifying Prior Learning Credit and an accelerated pace, you can earn your Master's Degree in as few as 12 months.4

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years and 2 months.5

4Requires at least 9 credit hours of Prior Learning Credit. Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 10 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
5Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 6 credit hours per semester and continuous, year-round enrollment with no breaks.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

Designed to help you meet the challenges of today’s business world, our MBA degree program covers the following:

  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Problem-Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Technology
    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

Our Master of Business Administration degree is accredited6 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org.

Careers

Career Opportunities

What’s next for someone with an MBA degree? Graduates of our Master of Business Administration degree program may consider careers such as:
  • Business Operations Manager

  • IT Director

  • Management Analyst

  • Market Research Analyst

  • Marketing Manager

  • Operations Research Analyst

  • Product Manager

  • Project Manager

Learn more about
Careers in Business

MBA Degree Courses

Program Core

ACCT5007

Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics

ACCT503

Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis

ECON545

Business Economics

FIN510

Corporate Finance

MATH5347

Applied Managerial Statistics

Strategic Business

MIS5407

Innovation through Technology

MKTG525

Strategic Marketing

One Human Resource Course Selection:

HRM587

Managing Organizational Change

HRM591

Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM595

Negotiation Skills 

One International Course Selection:

FIN565

International Finance

HRM584

Managing International Human Resources

INTL500

Global Perspectives for International Business

Leadership and Technology

MGMT5017

Organizational Structures and Business Processes

One Leadership Course Selection:

LEAD510

Digital Leadership

MGMT591

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

One Elective Course Selection:

BIAM500

Applications of Business Analytics I

HRM595

Negotiation Skills

MGMT520

Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business

MGMT550

Managerial Communication

MIS525

Essentials of Information Systems and Programming

NETW583

Strategic Management of Technology

PROJ586

Project Management Systems

Business Intelligence and Analytics Management Optional Concentration

BIAM500

Applications of Business Analytics I

MGMT5017

Organizational Structures and Business Processes

Capstone

MGMT601

MBA Capstone

7Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.

FAQs: Master of Business Administration

What is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree?

If you’re wondering, “What is an MBA degree?” we have the answers. Fundamentally, an MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is a graduate degree that is intended to prepare students for higher-level positions, such as leadership roles, within the greater field of business. Unlike many other graduate degrees that tend to be highly specialized, an MBA degree can be taken with a general approach or focused, or specialized, on a specific topic. Some areas of specialization for an MBA include accounting, finance and marketing. Many MBA degrees are also focused on career preparation.

Can I get my MBA degree online?

Yes! You can earn your MBA degree online. At DeVry, we offer our MBA program in both hybrid3 (on-campus and online) and 100% online formats. We know that many of our MBA students are already working and are looking for a way to improve their business comprehension while adding an important credential to their resume. Because of this, we offer an online MBA program that enables you to study on the schedule that works for you.

Is an online MBA worth it?

If you’re wondering, “Is an MBA worth it?” our answer is yes. An online MBA degree can help you further your understanding of the business world and work toward the pursuit of higher-level or leadership roles. MBAs typically develop not only your industry insight but also your interpersonal and leadership skills. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executives at large corporations will typically hold a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a business-related field, such as an MBA.8

What can you do with a Master of Business Administration degree?

The versatility of an MBA degree allows you to put it to work in the way that fits best with your career goals. What can you do with an MBA degree? Pursue a senior-level management position within your company or at a new organization. If you want to break into a new industry altogether, your new MBA degree could be an important part of your career change plans. Some of the jobs that Keller MBA graduates may consider include:

  • Business Operations Manager
  • IT Director
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager

What MBA degree specializations does Keller offer?

For students advancing their education and working professionals who want to build their management skills, we offer 10 MBA Specializations, including Accounting, Business Intelligence and Analytics Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Health Services, Human Resources, Information Systems Management, Marketing and Project Management.

Can I earn my MBA degree part-time?

Yes, we offer the option to earn your MBA part-time, helping you balance your education with work, family and other commitments. In addition, the advantages of a part-time MBA program can include the convenience of earning your degree 100% online and the ability to apply the new skills you develop toward your current job.

What are the admissions requirements for an MBA degree?

Here at DeVry University, applicants to our Keller Graduate School of Management must hold a bachelor’s degree from a University-recognized institution and demonstrate math and verbal skills proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated by achieving an undergraduate GPA higher than 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, or submitting acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Visit our Graduate Admissions page for more detailed information.

What are the benefits of earning an MBA degree?

Considering the resume-building potential of an MBA degree and the skills that can be acquired through an MBA curriculum, this graduate degree may  broaden the range of career opportunities that you may qualify for. This is important whether you plan to enter the job market in a mid-level position, seek a more senior-level position in your current profession or break away to an altogether new career path. An MBA may help you meet the qualifications for a job or stand out amongst other candidates.

There are many ways in which an MBA degree can be beneficial, including improving your knowledge, education and skills, helping you pursue higher-level management positions, expanding your professional network and helping you to gain a global perspective.

What's the difference between an MBA degree and an MPA degree?

Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the public-sector equivalent to the MBA degree. This master’s degree in public affairs prepares recipients to pursue upper-level career opportunities in the public sector, such as in the federal government, in nonprofits or as public policy advocates or researchers.

What is the tuition for Keller's MBA degree program?

Several factors will contribute to the actual cost of your Keller MBA, including qualifying transfer credits, course waivers7 and/or credit for professional training. This can reduce your total tuition cost and allow you to put your MBA degree to work sooner. Refer to our Tuition page for complete financial information, including scholarship and grant opportunities.9

What skills could I learn while earning my MBA Degree?

Whether you’ve chosen to pursue an MBA degree to prepare to advance in your current career or explore new opportunities, earning an MBA can help you build on your business administration skills in areas like accounting, marketing and information technology, as well as acquire new skills in business strategy, management, communication and collaboration that are essential in upper management roles. When you choose an MBA specialization, you may also hone your skills in specialized areas like project management, global supply chain management or human resources.

Kersha Robinson
MBA in Business Administration, 2019
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My experience at Keller Graduate School of Management shaped my life personally and professionally. I became more confident and started my own part-time business because I believed in myself and stepped outside of the box.
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1Students attending certain DeVry locations are not eligible for course waivers based on undergraduate coursework; however, such students are eligible for course waivers based on graduate/professional degrees or CPA certifications. Students attending a Missouri location may be awarded waivers for no more than 25% of the program’s credit hours. Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Master of Business Administration in Management program in New York.
3Program, course and extended classroom availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
4Requires at least 9 credit hours of Prior Learning Credit. Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 10 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
5Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 6 credit hours per semester and continuous, year-round enrollment with no breaks.
6Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
7Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.
8https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm
9Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by-session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.