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Business Administration Master’s Degree (MBA)

Our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program offers a broad perspective and is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge valuable to executives, administrators and managers.

The educational emphasis of the program is on organizational decision making. The program is appropriate for those pursuing or seeking a career at the executive level in either public or private organizations.


Master of Business Administration


  • Sales and marketing management
  • Retail management
  • Strategic planning
  • Management consulting
  • Human resource management
  • Executive-level positions in public or private organizations

Program Highlights

  • The MBA program is available either online or in a traditional face-to-face delivery mode. Online sections are offered in 8-week terms (two per long semester), while the face-to-face sections are 16-week, full-semester classes. Students are free to choose either format at any time.

  • Consisting of only 30 credit hours, the MBA program can be completed in as few as 12 months for full-time students. Part-time students will take longer, depending on the number of classes taken each semester.

  • Our highly qualified business faculty members have doctoral degrees, and many have significant business experience.

Admission Requirements

  • A GMAT score of 430 or higher, or an equivalent score on the GRE
    *The GMAT/GRE score requirement will be waived for those students who have an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.00 or better, or for those with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 hours, or for those with an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.50 or better and at least three years of meaningful business experience.
  • All university and college transcripts
  • Résumé
  • No essay required


Those students who hold an undergraduate business degree should be prepared to start the MBA curriculum without any foundation courses. Those who hold an undergraduate degree in an area other than business may be required to complete one or more of the following foundation requirements:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Understanding Corporate Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Math and Statistics
  • Excel for MBA Students

Each of these foundation requirements can be met by successfully completing the appropriate IVY online modules. The self-paced IVY modules can be found online at the mbapreworks websiteOnce each module has been completed with a minimum grade of 80, a completion certificate will automatically be sent to the department by IVY.

Some of these foundation requirements may be waived by the MBA director for those students who can demonstrate successful prior course work in these areas. The foundation requirements for each student are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is generally expected that students will complete all the necessary foundation requirements before they will be permitted to enroll in an MBA course.

Application Deadlines

Spring: December 1

Fall: August 1

Other Application Deadlines:

Summer: April 1

International Student Fall: June 10*

*International students are considered for a fall start only. 

Degree Plan

Students must complete 10 required courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no elective courses in the program. The required courses are:



Course Title



Advanced Management Accounting



Legal and Social Environment of Business



Managerial Economics



Financial Management



Management of Information Systems



Advanced Data Analytics



Organizational Behavior and Leadership



Operations and Supply Chain Management



Strategic Management in a Global Environment (capstone)*



Marketing Management

*The ETS Major Field Test for the MBA must be taken in conjunction with this course as a graduation requirement.

  • Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Academic Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. No application is required.


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