Walden’s online MBA program offers you the flexibility to pursue your education in a way that makes sense for you.

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Become the business professional organizations turn to for leadership and insight. Advance your career with an ACBSP-accredited program that blends curriculum grounded in real-world application with the flexibility to pursue your MBA on your terms.

Why Pursue Your Online MBA With Walden?

  • An MBA done your way. Walden offers three degree completion options to fit your schedule and budget. Choose from guided course instruction, competency-based learning, or accelerate your learning with our fast-track option.
  • Get there faster. Our fast-track option is designed to help you earn your Master of Business Administration degree in as little as 12 months.1
  • Become a leader in your field. Benefit from career-focused curriculum that equips you with the business expertise to make a difference in your organization.
  • Keep up with an evolving marketplace. Every assignment and classroom discussion is real world. Develop creative problem-solving skills and best practices to keep pace with the latest trends and challenges in business.
  • Focus your studies. Walden’s MBA offers 11 specializations to tailor your area of study to your interests.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge. In our capstone project, you’ll develop a Strategy Playbook with evidence-based recommendations that help a real-world organization meet its goals and thrive.
  • Tap into our dedicated advisors. From program start to graduation, our student success advisors help you map out your personal and professional goals—helping you apply your education and prepare for career advancement.
  • Get the support you need. Walden stands behind your success with resources like our Writing Center, free Business Essentials course, and one-on-one career counseling.

Degree Completion Options

Course-Based MBA

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If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.

Minimum completion time: 20 months
Tuition: $30,000*
Committed hours per week: 10 to 15 hours per week with one course every eight weeks
Specializations: General program, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Self-Designed, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

*Based on minimum completion time. Costs will vary, if completion time exceeds minimum.


There’s an Option That Works for You

The best path is forging your own path. Pick the MBA degree completion option that fits you: fast track, course-based, or competency-based.


General MBA

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Gain critical business skills and expertise to become an effective decision-maker and business leader in today’s global environment.

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Master the Skills to Excel in a Competitive Marketplace

Staying current in today’s fast-paced economy is non-negotiable. Build creative problem-solving skills that prepare you for changing trends and expectations. Our online MBA program can help you gain greater job security and the credentials to stand out. Learn to lead and inspire while developing a firm grasp of business best practices.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online Master of Business Administration program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and apply appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  • Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  • Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MBA?

An MBA is one of the most recognized degrees in business and is essential to prepare students for management and consulting roles. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), four out of five companies plan to hire MBA graduates.2 Whether you’re seeking a promotion, a change in roles, or an opportunity in a new organization, Walden’s online MBA program offers you the potential for substantial career growth.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to exchange ideas and build relationships with peers and faculty, creating a powerful professional network that can have an impact on your success long after graduation.

Walden’s MBA program will prepare you to lead others and make strategic decisions across a variety of business areas such as:

  • Marketing and sales
  • International affairs
  • Finance or accounting
  • Information technology
  • Human resources
  • Consulting

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Interesting Facts

81% of companies plan to hire MBA graduates specifically. That’s an 11% increase from 2017.2
The average salary of an MBA graduate, according to PayScale.3


Andre Lynch

Andre Lynch

BSBA and MBA Graduate
Looking back on my MBA program, it is impossible for me to not recognize the leaps and bounds of progress I have made both personally and professionally.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree with Walden is effecting positive social change.
I liked the convenience of distance learning. As a wife, mom, and career woman, I was unable to sit in a classroom several times per week.
Lisa Minnihan BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
Lisa Minnihan
Lisa Hargett MBA Graduate
Lisa R. Hargett
Tiko Russell MBA Graduate
Tiko Russell

1Time 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. full-time 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, caregiving responsibilities or health issues, leaves of absence, or other personal circumstances.

2Source: Graduate Management Admission Council. Corporate Recruiters Survey Report 2018.

3Source: PayScale. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (retrieved June, 2019). National salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.

Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation.

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