Online Master’s Degree in Business Administration

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Program at a Glance
  • The U.S. is expected to add more than 800,000 new management positions between 2016 and 2026.*
  • Customize your MBA by choosing from 6 optional concentrations.
  • Gain relevant, practical skills, and immediately apply the concepts you learn in the classroom to challenges in the business world.
  • We are part of the Purdue University system, which includes Purdue University, one of the most respected research universities in the world.
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 6 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 60–76
COST PER CREDIT $485
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Business Administration Overview

Purdue Global’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to give working business professionals the real-world tools they need to pursue leadership and management positions in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Today’s employers are looking for MBA graduates who are ready to take on responsibilities right away—those who can understand global issues, manage relationships across cultures, and grow businesses in emerging world markets. 

Our curriculum has been developed by a select panel of global business professionals and features international business case studies as well as unique examples. 

Optional Degree Concentrations

Specialized knowledge and expertise can prepare you for leadership roles in today’s competitive business environments. Choose from six optional concentrations:

  • Finance: Analyze strategies for investing in various markets and explore mergers and acquisitions and financial management issues for international businesses.
  • Health care management: Focus on navigating the changing health care field, including rigorous patient-privacy regulations, staffing challenges, and issues of cost control.
  • Human resources: Explore recruitment and hiring practices, employee training, corporate policies, change management, and executive leadership. 
  • Information technology: Examine critical concepts relevant to the IT professional including systems analysis and design and the management of technology in a business environment.
  • Marketing: Apply marketing research methods and techniques to analyze and implement strategic advertising and develop the skills to manage a sales force.
  • Project management: Strategize, plan, schedule, implement, and determine project deliverables and milestones, and address business needs and manage costs.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the online MBA degree program, you must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue Global’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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The human resources concentration aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. 
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Career Opportunities

This professionally focused program is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills to become a more effective leader and more valued employee in your current career.

As a graduate of Purdue Global’s online MBA program, you can pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Management of information systems
  • Human resources

Program Outcomes to Support Your Career Growth

Build the core skills and competencies that employers demand. You will study how to:

  • Create value in production and distribution of goods, services, and information throughout the supply chain.
  • Apply business knowledge to take well-reasoned action in diverse situations.
  • Address business issues or establish new procedures within an existing process.
  • Generate a new business or establish new procedures within an existing business.
  • Demonstrate the leadership necessary to accomplish business goals and maximize organizational performance.
  • Evaluate the ethical and social implications of business decisions in a global context.

Academic Quality

The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the field of business.

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Courses in the MBA program put a focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to make sound business and management decisions. 

Sample Courses
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
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Purdue Global’s online master’s degree in business administration program allows you to complete four or more additional courses in one of six designated MBA concentrations.

  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Project management
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits60
  • Elective Credits16
  • Total Credits76
Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits60
  • Total Credits60

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Master of Business Administration and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Certain finance positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states. This program was 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 the University Catalog for additional information.