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Advance your career with a stand-out MBA that's focused on your career goals and tailored to fit your busy life.

Prepare for leadership in UMGC's award-winning Master of Business Administration program, designed for busy professionals like you. Offered online or in a hybrid format with both online and on-site components, the MBA can help you develop key managerial competencies to advance in any type of business.

You'll develop sought-after skills in finance, marketing, operations, information literacy, technology fluency, and systems thinking, as well as key competencies for effectiveness as a manager, including ethical leadership, team building, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.

The MBA curriculum includes coursework in management, legal and ethical issues in business, leadership, finance, marketing, strategy, decision making, and operations. Courses feature projects for actual companies and agencies to give you real-world experience in managing operations that you can apply right away on the job.

About the Master of Business Administration Legacy Program

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Make effective management decisions that exhibit high ethical standards in a global and culturally diverse environment.

  • Use oral and written communication skills to express ideas effectively and persuasively with all organizational stakeholders using a variety of tools, including synchronous and asynchronous technologies.

  • Develop comprehensive solutions to business problems by synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical reasoning.

  • Manage the effective use of technology in an organization to achieve superior performance and operational effectiveness.

  • Apply proven management theories and practices to resolve a wide range of organizational issues.

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Envision an innovative product and create a marketing plan for it

  • Assess the business environment for a company that is considering entering and operating in two countries using analyses of the management challenges of a multinational enterprise that has actually entered the recommended country

  • Present and defend an optimal performance appraisal system for your current position or for one you hope to hold within the next five years

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Program Recognition / Accreditation

In 2011, the UMGC MBA program won the Best Practices Award (Silver) in Distance Learning Programming—Higher Education from the U.S. Distance Learning Association.

The MBA program has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).