ExcelTrack® Online Master’s Degree in Business Administration
Program at a Glance
- Earn the same high-quality MBA—only faster and for less money.
- Control your pace, deadlines, courseload, and which resources will help you learn best.
- Move quickly past the topics you know and spend time on the things you don’t.
- Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
- Take as many of one-credit courses as you want in a term and pay one flat tuition rate.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
ExcelTrack® MBA Overview
Obtain the expertise to become a more effective business leader and develop the management, strategic, and critical thinking skills you need to take on challenging, high-level roles in competitive business environments. ExcelTrack® is personalized, online competency-based education that allows you to earn the same high-quality master's degree as a standard online Purdue Global program—only faster and for less money.*
Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, ExcelTrack® is centered on real-world career experiences and builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve already mastered.
Once enrolled, you take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and move quickly past those topics. That way, you’ll focus on developing the skills that are immediately applicable to challenges in the business world. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each course.
With our ExcelTrack® online MBA, you can speed up or slow down as much as you want, based on your schedule and personal learning path. You are evaluated by how well you demonstrate competencies, not by how long it takes to learn them.
Each ExcelTrack® course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know, and spend time only on what you need to learn.
You can take as many one-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
- You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
- You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
- You possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.Learn More About ExcelTrack®
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
What Courses Will I Take?
The ExcelTrack® competency-based MBA degree program consists of 2 standard online courses (8 quarter credit hours) and 52 one-credit modules.
Like Purdue Global’s standard online MBA program, courses focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to make sound business and management decisions.See All MBA Courses
- Business Analytics
- Economics for Global Decision Makers
- Managing the Value Chain
- Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
- Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
- Core Credits60
- Elective Credits0–16
- Total Credits60–76
Employment of management positions is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2020 to 2030, resulting in more than 900,000 new jobs.† Today’s employers are looking for MBA graduates with an international mindset—those who understand global issues, manage relationships across cultures, and grow businesses in emerging world markets.
Purdue Global’s professionally focused ExcelTrack® MBA program is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills to become a more effective leader and a more valued employee in your current career. You can pursue employment opportunities in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, management of information systems, and human resources.‡
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Social Perceptiveness
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Business Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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*ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-session resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 4-credit capstone and business perspectives course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.
†Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Occupations, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
‡Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Prior experience may be required for leadership roles. Certain finance positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states. Programs were not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to Purdue Global's State Licensure and Certifications page for state-specific information on licensure and state authorizations.