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What is a Master of Business Administration?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at the University of Arizona Global Campus delivers a challenging, rich, and relevant academic experience with the flexibility of 100% online courses. This online MBA is not only IACBE-accredited, ensuring your degree meets high-quality standards, but also aligns with the Forbes brand, one of the most respected names in the business world.

Our online MBA degree features unique courses and innovative learning tools that empower you to understand, compete, and thrive in today’s global business environment. We combine leadership and business concepts with simulations, videos from leading business experts, pertinent books and publications, and industry-specific case studies for a modern approach to a well-rounded master’s-level education in business administration.

Additionally, our MBA degree does not require you to take the GMAT or GRE, making it easier than ever to start earning your MBA.

Upon completion of the online MBA program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize leadership skills in situations involving, collaboration, self-advocacy, and business-critical decisions
  • Prepare written and oral communications to create a professional presence, articulate a vision, and bridge diverse perspectives and cultural differences that impact businesses
  • Integrate critical thinking and inventiveness to form strategies and overcome business challenges in both domestic and international business settings
  • Formulate financial analysis and business knowledge in marketing, data analytics, economics, operations, project management, human capital management, and emerging technologies to drive decision-making
  • Critique the use of legal and ethical principles and the influence of politics in the business environment

Why Choose the University of Arizona Global Campus?

Accelerated 6-week courses
1 course at a time
$0 application fee
IACBE-accredited MBA
Tuition Costs*

Military Students $350.00/credit

HRM Master's Courses $740.00/credit

Technology Fee** $145.00/course

Books and Other Class Materials** $155.00/course

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UAGC is proud to provide reduced tuition rates for our academic and corporate partners, helping community college transfer students and corporate employees earn their degrees with less financial burden.

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Course Overview


Year 1

  • This course provides a high-level learning experience that involves the analysis of leadership skills, models and practices, organizational settings, team development, global markets, and cultural factors impacting leadership. Students will focus on ethical considerations impacting leaders within modern organizations nationally and internationally. Students will utilize communication technologies to demonstrate communication skills useful to leaders.

  • The Global Marketing course develops a comprehensive understanding of global competition. It focuses on the managerial application of marketing tools and methodology utilized in gaining global competitive advantage and creating socially responsible marketing strategies. It covers the analysis of various environmental forces in the global arena such as economic environment, political, legal, and regulatory climates, as well as trade, cultural and social environments. Emphasis is placed on tools and tactics used in the development of a successful global marketing plan including information systems, market research, segmentation, targeting and positioning, various global marketing strategies, and the four major components of a marketing plan: products and brand, price, channels of distribution, and promotion.

  • The Human Capital Management Using Applied Psychology course will challenge students to think strategically about a company’s human assets and the potential global competitiveness that can be gained. The course will offer a view of applied psychology and an understanding of how and why people think and act. The course will also include practical application of human capital management topics such as recruitment, performance management, managing careers, diverse work force, training and development and retention. Importance will be placed on how to deploy human capital in an organization. Finally, emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues such as a flexible work force and predictive analytics.
  • The Law and Ethics in the Business Environment course covers major areas of legal regulation, including anti-trust, consumer protection, employment and labor law, intellectual property law, environmental regulations, securities and contract laws. While studying the laws, students will be acquainted with ethical decision-making tools to enhance ethical thinking and problem solving in both domestic and international contemporary business settings. Emphasis is placed on active, experiential application of legal and ethical reasoning and analysis as applied in diverse cultural environments.

  • The Financial Business Overview course will provide a thorough overview of the financial statements from a user perspective rather than a preparer perspective. A global perspective will be presented using both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Students will analyze statements using various techniques and interpret the financial statements to understand the performance of a business. The analysis will extend to include future decision making and strategic planning.
  • The Data and Decision Analytics course will provide students with the knowledge of how data influences decision making in modern organizations. Students will become familiar with a variety of business intelligence skills including data collection, data organization, analytical methods that lead to practical application. Students will explore data sets and how to use that data to make operational and strategic decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 592.

  • The Global Economics and Political Influence (featuring Steve Forbes) course introduces skills and perspective necessary to understand domestic and international macroeconomic events.  The course will provide an overview of macroeconomic topics including, unemployment, inflation, money supply, and the tools employed by the Federal Reserve System and the federal government to create and implement monetary and fiscal policies.  This course will also include international trade and the foreign exchange markets.  Finally, real life important policy debates such as government spending and taxes, social security, the role of government with contrasting views from Keynes and Hayek, and the importance of a sound money system will be critically explored. Prerequisite: BUS 592.

  • The Financial Statement Analysis course provides a detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the financial statements to aid in short-term and strategic long-term decision making. Accounting concepts will be studied from a manager’s perspective rather than a detailed accountant’s perspective to allow students to analyze and interpret financial results. Students will study both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to gain an understanding of the basic accounting concepts and language. Financial ratios, horizontal, and vertical analysis will be calculated to interpret and understand financial statements. Students will have the opportunity to explore accounting concepts at the corporate level and apply several concepts at the personal finance level as well. Prerequisite: BUS 592.


Year 2

  • The Financial Budgeting, Forecasting and Analysis course provides the concepts and tools to make sound comprehensive short-term and strategic long-term financial decisions. Topics include capital budgeting, long-term financing, capital allocation, and international financial management. Students will explore advanced corporate finance topics including valuation of securities and market efficiency. Emphasis will also be placed on contemporary global issues such as Bitcoin, microlending, crowdfunding, and green financing. Finally, the course will relate many of the corporate financial concepts to personal finances as there is an increased responsibility for individuals to manage their own wealth. Overall, the course will aid in developing a financial intuition to help students make better financial decisions in both career and life. Prerequisite: BUS 592.

  • The Project and Operations Management course includes critical project planning basics as well as methods to achieve efficiency in manufacturing and service industries in today’s marketplace. Students will explore the connections between various business activities and processes which impact production. Some of these areas include the organization’s ability to utilize project management methods, meet product specifications, adhere to contractual requirements, schedule deliverables, and effectively utilize available resources to attain profitability. Students will study the influences on operations outcomes, capacity management, process analysis, quantitative work measurement, and production control. Additionally, this course will enhance students’ understanding of project and operations management by investigating business tools for effective global operations management.

  • This course provides a personalized, directed, and experiential learning process that involves practical application of knowledge and skills developed and acquired during the MBA degree program. In this course, students will examine practical application of finance, marketing, human resources management, and information technology. Students are required to conduct research, analysis, and implementation of strategic plans related to business establishment, growth, and longevity. The course provides experience with ethical conduct associated within a socially-responsible business.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of MBA program core courses.

  • This course provides a personalized, directed, and experiential learning process that involves practical application of knowledge and skills developed and acquired during the MBA degree program. In this course, students will examine practical application of finance, marketing, human resources management, and information technology. Students are required to conduct research, analysis, and implementation of strategic plans related to business establishment, growth, and longevity. The course provides experience with ethical conduct associated within a socially-responsible business.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of MBA program core courses.

Program Requirements

To be awarded the Master of Business Administration degree, all students must complete 39 credit hours with a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average in all coursework attempted at UAGC.

Students who submit official transcripts indicating they have earned a bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, accounting, finance, or economics, or have successfully completed undergraduate coursework in accounting or finance with a grade of “C” or higher, or graduate coursework in accounting or finance with a grade of “B” or higher, will be exempt from the requirement to take BUS 592 Financial Business Overview.

Special Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. UAGC does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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What Can I Do With an MBA?

Career Paths

MBA career opportunities may include:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Logistics Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager and Director
  • Community Service Director
  • Business Development Manager
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Career Fields

A Master’s in Business Administration provides a broad background and general knowledge in the field of business. As there are many possible fields of employment, specific employment will depend on your undergraduate degree and work experience. Generally, an MBA graduate may work in private or public companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or become an entrepreneur.

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UAGC is a great school that supports the military community. Right now, that I’m in my master’s program, I get the military grant, and I know it saves me a lot of money. Not everybody has the opportunity to get their school expenses paid. For the military, it’s an awesome benefit.

Daisy Valtierra
Daisy Valtierra
MBA Class of 2023

Master of Business Administration (MBA) FAQs

  • Earning an MBA online from UAGC will equip you with advanced business knowledge, leadership skills, and a strategic mindset. It may open doors to new positions and provide a versatile skill set applicable across various industries, making it a valuable investment in professional growth.

  • The main difference is the mode of delivery. Online MBA programs offer flexibility in terms of schedule and location, allowing students to complete their coursework from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Typical MBA courses focus on vital business administration topics like human resources, finance, budgeting, analysis, operations management, business management, business law, global marketing, and global economics.

    The coursework for the Master of Business Administration degree at UAGC was designed to build the core competencies for career readiness as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). During the program, you’ll achieve competency in critical thinking and problem-solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, digital technology, leadership, professionalism and work ethics, career management, and global and intercultural fluency.

  • Yes, one of the advantages of earning your MBA online at UAGC is the flexibility we offer, allowing you to continue working while completing your studies. This is especially beneficial for working professionals seeking to make the next move in their career.

  • Many employers recognize and value online MBA degrees from reputable institutions such as UAGC. Our MBA program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and taught by expert faculty with real-world experience. Our partnership with Forbes lends further credence to the caliber of our online MBA program.

  • Earning an MBA online can offer several benefits, but it's important to carefully consider your goals and learning style to determine if this mode of education is the right fit for you. Here are some of the advantages of pursuing an online master's degree in business administration at UAGC:

    • Flexible Online Classroom: Discover an online classroom experience that gives you the flexibility to create your own schedule. You will have access to 24/7 online support and service along with all the tools and technology needed for you to successfully complete your program coursework.
    • Educational Format: Take courses that are six weeks long, one class at a time. Pursuing your MBA online can give you options that a traditional classroom format doesn’t allow. Instead of taking multiple classes all at once, explore the option of taking one class at a time that works within your current life schedule.
    • Qualified Faculty: You will be taught by faculty who have real-world experience and top academic credentials, allowing you to learn the latest concepts and theories in the field of business.

These tuition costs are estimated based on average undergraduate students; rates are not guaranteed.


The Technology Fee covers access to University systems such as the online classroom, the Student Portal, and other academic resources. The Technology Fee and the Course Digital Materials (CDM) Fee are fully refundable if a student does not attend beyond Day 3 of a course (Week 3 if covered under the University of Arizona Global Campus Promise Refund Schedule). After this time, the fee becomes non-refundable. Students are charged the Technology Fee for repeated coursework. Students are not charged the CDM fee for repeated coursework if previously charged.


The transferability of credits is subject to the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar’s Office to determine the credits that will officially apply toward a UAGC degree program. Credits must be earned at the same degree level in order to be applied. Additional restrictions may apply. See the UAGC Academic Catalog for full undergraduate and graduate transfer policies.

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