Business Administration: Master's Degree (MBA)
University of the People
  • Start Date: Open
  • 14 Months
  • Study Content: Online courses and libraries

Our Master of Business Administration online degree offers a hands-on approach to both business and community leadership, as part of a cutting-edge and stimulating educational experience.

Course Fee: 2,400 USD
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility


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Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and UoPeople partnership.

The Master of Business Administration offers a hands-on approach to both business and community leadership, as part of a cutting-edge and stimulating educational experience. The UoPeople MBA instills the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to pursue personal and professional goals, as well as excel in today's diverse organizations. Its graduates are positioned to thrive in business, industry, government and non -profit management.The UoPeople Master of Business Administration offers a hands-on approach to both business and community leadership, as part of a cutting-edge and stimulating educational experience. The UoPeople MBA instills the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to pursue personal and professional goals, as well as excel in today’s diverse organizations. Its graduates are positioned to thrive in business, industry, government and nonprofit management.The combination of the international student body, instructors from top universities worldwide, and high quality education ensure an exceptional learning experience.Courses are nine weeks in length, and students may take as many as three courses each term. The MBA can be completed in as little as six terms, or fifteen months of full-time study. Students also have the flexibility to enroll for part-time study and take one course per term. University of the People considers both what applicants have achieved in the past and what the evidence suggests they have the potential to achieve in the future. And, in keeping with its mission, admits students from all parts of the globe – creating a student body that mirrors today’s diverse society. Program GoalsThe program: Provides an understanding of the key sociological, psychological and organizational concepts and theories necessary for effective leadership and management Covers the knowledge and skills needed to plan, structure, manage, and monitor organizations Introduces methods for improving productivity, responsiveness, quality and customer/client satisfaction Provides in-depth knowledge of operational areas and their functions, processes and interrelationships Develops cross-cultural awareness and an understanding of the globality of today’s economy Fosters an ability to act creatively and be a driver for change Instills an appreciation for the importance of legal and ethical behavior on the part of the organization and its members Nurtures student potential and promotes increased self-awareness and growth Supports the development of networks among peers from around the globeStudents learn how to: Analyze core business processes Think systemically Manage the decision process Prepare economic analyses Position organizations for a competitive advantage Formulate strategic and tactical direction Understand the effective uses of technology Support and encourage a culture of innovation Manage conflict and foster collaboration Apply techniques for delegation and empowerment Understand influence of culture and globalization on organizations Work in groups and display enhanced interpersonal skills Effectively communicate within an organization Function in an ethical manner Take ownership of their own personal and professional growthAcademic Degree RequirementsThe Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires the completion of at least 36 semester hour credits of graduate level study including all courses listed for the degree. In order to graduate, students must meet the following requirements: Complete a minimum of 36 approved credits. Complete the eight core courses with a grade of C (2.00) or better in each course. Complete a minimum of three approved graduate elective courses with a grade of C (2.00) or better in each course. Earn a grade of B (3.00) or better in the capstone project/course. Earn an overall CGPA of 2.50 or higher for all graduate level coursework completed. Complete all requirements for the MBA in no more than 25 terms of active enrollment including any periods of separation from the University.

What is Tuition-Free?

UoPeople provides students the opportunity to receive an online degree program completely tuition-free. It is our goal to make higher-education accessible to all, anytime, anywhere. We do not charge our students for courses, course materials, or annual enrollment, making degree programs affordable and accessible. Our unique online model of higher education allows us to bring the classroom to you-- cutting the cost for our students overall.

Our tuition-free model allows us to provide leading degree programs in an innovative classroom setting. We offer students a choice of an online Associate and/or Bachelor degree in either Business Administration, Computer Science or Health Science as well as an MBA program, all tuition-free, online, flexible, and easily accessible.

While it is the university’s mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody, there is a nominal $60 Application Processing Fee for all applicants as well as a $100 Exam Processing Fee for each exam. Based on this, an Associates Degree can be completed in 2 years for $2000 and a Bachelor Degree can be completed in 4 years for $4000. UoPeople will never request these amounts upfront, but rather students will pay each Exam Processing Fee by the end of each exam period. These modest fees ensure that the university remains sustainable and can continue to provide quality education for everybody.

There are scholarships available for those students who cannot afford the nominal processing fees of the University. It is the University's belief that everyone deserves the right to an education, and that no one should be left behind due to financial constraints.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

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University of the People

UoPeople is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online, American university.

University of the People (UoPeople) believes that access to higher education is a key ingredient in the promotion of world peace and global economic development. It views higher education as a basic right, and believes that it can both transform the lives of individuals and be an important force for societal change. UoPeople believes that education plays a fundamental role in strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in promoting understanding and tolerance.

The UoPeople Method

University of the People’s unique online learning method not only provides students with access to some of the top university lecturers worldwide, it also allows students to study on a flexible time schedule, offers hands-on experience, and encourages ‘out of the box’ thinking. The University of the People student body hails from over 180 countries worldwide, inspiring interesting dialogue between peers, and offers students alternative perspectives to their own. University of the People's pedagogical model is based on an online collaborative learning environment that promotes peer-to-peer learning, and utilizes open-source technology along with open educational resources. Each UoPeople student will be allocated with a personal Program Advisor from the moment they begin their studies, who will continue alongside them until their graduation. The student’s personal Program Advisor will be the student’s support system, answer any questions the student may have, discuss course selection, and encourage them throughout their studies. It is UoPeople’s groundbreaking learning method that makes the University so unique and successful, and equips students with an excellent, well rounded, and hands-on learning experience.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with UoPeople.

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Effective Date: September 22, 2016