MBA

Master of Business Administration

An ultra-flexible degree for professionals

Gain the skills to succeed in fast-moving global environments with our 100% online, affordable and accredited master's degree.

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Online MBA degree

At Nexford it costs an average of to pursue your online MBA. Invest in your future, not in a campus. Our affordable monthly tuition is calculated in line with your local economy, which ensures you never pay over the odds.

Flexible pace

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months. Work through the program at a flexible pace. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.

Courses: 12-19

With 26 courses on offer, personalizing your MBA online is easy. Master five to seven competencies per online MBA course and pick a pathway based on your career goals, with support at every stage.

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Specializations: 5

Want to earn your fully online MBA with a specialization? Specialize and build in-demand skills such as Data Science, Cybersecurity, AI and E-Commerce. Choose from 5 MBA specializations.

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Specialize with skills to drive your career

How will your CV stand out in an ever more crowded job market? If you’re not thinking about adding an MBA to yours, you should be: applications to online MBA programs increased by over 43% in 2020.

We’re a next-generation online American university for leaders, not followers. We believe in taking a different path and standing out from the crowd — which is why we offer MBA specializations for today’s world, not yesterday’s.

At Nexford, you have the flexibility to focus your fully online MBA program on a specific field of expertise if you’d like to. Choose from five online MBA specializations: Sustainability, Doing Business Across the World, Enabling E-Commerce, Advanced AI & the Future of Automation, and Managing Hyperconnectivity — or choose your own electives.

Why an online MBA at Nexford?

Perhaps you’re already working. Maybe you’re crafting a business plan. Why put that on hold to do your MBA? At Nexford, you can study fully online MBA courses and still earn while doing so. Then, when done, demonstrate what you can do, not what you’ve read about.

Workforce data tells us what employers want – spend your MBA degree online mastering precisely that with a curriculum developed by trusted experts: a combination of global industry specialists, faculty, and professional business organizations.

When done, you’ll find it easy to apply your work experience to academic concepts that connect with real-world business scenarios.

Nexford career services & development: start with the end in mind

At Nexford, you'll do more than just learn. Alongside your studies, you'll receive access to all of our career services: beginning when you enroll, and ending... well, never.

From early career planning to personal branding to job applications, we'll be alongside you every step of your program. Even after you've graduated our support doesn't stop, as we'll continue to bring you lifelong learning opportunities — including LinkedIn Learning & the Nexford Digital Library.

Your career success is at the heart of everything we do. Discover our career services, and see how you'll come away from Nexford with more than just a degree.

Online MBA industry projects

While studying your American MBA online, you’ll learn through real-life industry projects with top companies across various sectors

  • Engage in projects from today’s world, not yesterday’s
  • Receive 24/7 support during your study
  • Get personalized subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

Business Case for Change: Tesla

You take the role as a consultant and develop a business case for change to determine where AI supersedes the need for humans in certain functional areas.

Pitch Deck: Beyond Meat

Using Beyond Meat as a model for Food and Agribusiness, you develop a comprehensive pitch deck for Raising Funding for a Food and Agribusiness Venture.

Robotics Roadmap Presentation: 3M

You assume the role of a Senior Executive of at 3M and present a roadmap for deploying robotics and show impact on cognitive agents.

Partnering with industry leaders

We surveyed industry leaders who employ more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Executives from the following companies – and many more – participated in our global employer needs survey to help inform our curriculum design.

Request information about Nexford’s online programs

Select which program you’re interested in, and submit your details to learn more about Nexford's fully online programs — a Nexford Advisor will then be in touch.

MBA degree FAQ

How much does an online MBA cost?

On average, an online MBA costs $3,240 ($180/month for 18 months) at Nexford. At Nexford, you’ll invest in your future, not a campus — and our monthly fees are calculated in line with your local economy, which ensures you never pay over the odds.

Tuition costs vary by market — so see what an online MBA at Nexford will cost in your market here.

How long does it take to get an MBA online?

There is no hard and fast rule as this may differ from institution to institution. At Nexford, the average time taken to get an online MBA is 18 months of study. It can take more or less time to get your online MBA though, as you can finish faster or slower depending on how many courses you take each month whilst studying your online MBA.

How can I get an MBA online?

Our affordable online MBA and straightforward application process make studying an MBA online achievable for everyone. Applying is simple — 90% of our applicants complete the application process in 30 minutes or less!

Where can I get my MBA online?

You can get an MBA online anywhere in the world! Study whenever and wherever suits you best. At Nexford, you’re able to study your online MBA from the comfort of your own home, a cafe, a plane, wherever you wish! There are many different institutions that offer an online MBA — but few American universities offer an MBA as affordable as Nexford’s — with the total tuition cost for the MBA program averaging $3,240.

What is the best online MBA program?

The best online MBA program for you depends on your career goals. If you’re looking to advance your career by studying skills needed for the workplace of the future, Nexford’s online MBA program might be right for you. Have your CV stand out by choosing an MBA specialization in one of many topics including AI, E-Commerce, Sustainability, Hyperconnectivity, or Doing Business Across the World.

How hard is an MBA online?

An online MBA is just as hard as studying in class. You’ll have weekly deadlines to meet, as you study from wherever suits you — but we'll help you every step of the way, with 24/7 support from your personal Success Advisor, and faculty to guide you through your learning journey.

How are online MBA programs viewed?

How an online MBA is viewed by prospective employers varies greatly — depending on the online MBA you choose to enroll in. How much an online MBA cost varies greatly, and there are many MBAs online which will offer you a positive return on investment, build your network and allow you to earn more at work. However, there are also some online MBAs that have hidden costs and aren’t credible — which won’t benefit you or your career.

At Nexford, our online MBA program doesn’t have any hidden costs, with tuition tailored to your market. Our flexible learning allows you to keep your current job, and fit your learning in around your life — so you can earn while you learn, whilst learning real-life skills.

How to apply for online MBA?

Each online MBA has a different application process, which will vary depending at the university you are studying your online MBA at. The MBA online application costs will also be different from institute to institute, so it’s important to research which type of online MBA is best for you before you begin your application.

At Nexford, we’ve made applying for an online MBA simple! Once you’ve selected your online MBA program, you can begin your application. If you have any questions during the process, you can find advice and guidance on applying to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

Remember, while our application process is simple, our online MBA program is challenging. You will have to think critically, dedicate at least 15 hours a week — and you’ll need patience and commitment to succeed in our Online MBA program.

Is an American MBA online worth it?

The value of an online MBA from an American university varies, depending on which American MBA online you choose. Each institution has a different set of credentials, a different MBA curriculum, and different ways of teaching the MBA.

Many American online MBAs will offer students a positive return on their investment, as well as job opportunities and the prestige of an MBA on their CV. However, it’s important to research your online American MBA first.

Online MBA tuition costs can also widely vary from university to university. The cost of an American MBA at Nexford starts from $160/month (but varies depending on which country you live in), whereas some other American universities offer an online MBA for over $10,000. As a consequence, it’s important to research the American university online MBA costs before you enroll.