Master of Business Administration

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Ashford University's Master of Business Administration program is designed to teach you the commerce strategies needed to work in the field of business, including management, finance, and marketing principles. You can learn more about the Master of Business Administration program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Forbes School of Business and Technology® at Ashford University's Master of Business Administration program is meant to help you gain a strong understanding of common business concepts, including economics, finance, and project management. Through a variety of coursework, you'll get a chance to build powerful communication and managerial skills, as well as learn about buyer psychology and other promotional tactics. The program also provides you with the option to choose a specialization, allowing you to tailor the program to your specific needs and interests. As an online Forbes School of Business and Technology student, you'll also have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you're applying for the Master of Business Administration program, you should be interested in the fields of business and management, as well as demonstrate strong communication skills and a proficiency in mathematics. Though not required, you may have had some work experience at a financial institution, health care organization, or marketing firm. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The program consists of 36 total credits, including 27 major credits and nine specialization or additional standard course credits. Students who transfer credits in may not be required to take all of the courses listed below.

Master of Business Administration Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Core Course Requirements
BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools
BUS 610 Organizational Behavior
BUS 620 Managerial Marketing
BUS 670 Legal Environment
MAT 540 Statistical Concepts for Research
BUS 591 Financial Accounting & Analysis
BUS 642 Business Research Methods & Tools
BUS 630 Managerial Accounting
BUS 640Managerial Economics
BUS 650 Managerial Finance
BUS 644Operations Management
Standard Program Course Requirements (no specialization)
BUS 616 International Business
INF 620 Management of Information Systems
BUS 690 Business Strategy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare you for a career in the field of business. Throughout your program, you will have the opportunity to learn the management and organizational skills needed to supervise employees and make business decisions.

Positions you may eligible to apply for include:

  • Salesperson
  • Small business manager
  • Investment banker
  • Marketing specialist
  • Operations manager for non-profit

Advanced Degrees

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to prepare you for entry-level and mid-level positions in an array of business-related industries. However, if you wish to pursue higher level employment or become a CEO, you may need to further your education. Some advanced degrees you may be eligible to apply for include:

  • Business PhD
  • Finance PhD
  • Marketing PhD

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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