Master Of Business Administration 45 Hour Online Degree Program At Liberty University
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100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Accreditation
ACBSP

Our Master’s in Business Administration is a Leader Among MBA Online Degree Programs

By providing a degree program focused on expanding professional business knowledge and training, Liberty University’s online MBA degree is leading the way in master’s level business administration training. The curriculum for this 100% online program builds on your existing knowledge and experience to develop your critical thinking, leadership, and management skills. Whether you are seeking to grow in your current position or explore other areas within the field of business administration, our program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and training you need.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online MBA?

Understanding the core aspects of business is essential for your future success, and Liberty’s master’s in business administration online program will provide you with the essential training you need for a variety of career opportunities worldwide. Each core business class in our online MBA is designed to prepare you for the specialized training you will gain when you choose an area of study. Specializations allow you to concentrate on one aspect of the business world, providing you with a focused degree that aligns with your passions and career goals.

In addition to unparalleled affordability and flexibility, our online master’s in business degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is an optional program-specific accreditation beyond what is required by the Department of Education, and its endorsement affirms the value and credibility of your degree. With a Master of Business Administration and specialized training, you can stand out among other business professionals in the corporate world.


What Can I Do with an MBA?

There are many questions you might have when considering going for an MBA. Questions like, “which is more important, job experience or an MBA degree?” Or “can I pursue a master in business administration while working full-time?” The answer to these questions depends on your job, life experience, and which field you go into. Choosing an MBA master’s that can help you in your chosen field is important. Deciding which specialization you want to study can help start you on the path to a rewarding career. 

Liberty University’s MBA programs make it much easier to accomplish the goals you have set for the future. Whether you are already working in a business-related field or you are preparing for a career change, your past job experience can pair well with your choice of MBA specialization.  Here are just a few of the jobs you can prepare for with a related specialization:

  • Management Analyst 

    • Description: A management analyst uses their expertise to work as a consultant for companies. Analysts look at ways they can boost productivity and improve efficiency in the operations of a company. As a management analyst, you might work full-time for a company or you might work for an organization that does consulting for a large number of companies.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Project Management

    • Job Outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs, this career path is expected to grow.1
  • Financial Analyst

    • Description: A financial analyst provides guidance to both individuals and businesses making investment decisions. In this career path, you would be expected to have keen assessments of the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Finance
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 11% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Detailed knowledge of geographic regions and the different types of financial products will be very helpful to be successful in this field.2
  • Company Executive

    • Description: Top executives of companies devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. In this job, you will work at directing and coordinating the operational activities of companies and organizations. 
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Leadership
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 8% from 2016 to 2026, about average growth for all occupations. The rate of growth is dependent on the industry you are in. These coveted positions are highly competitive.3
  • Product Manager

    • Description: As a product manager, you will seek to grow interest in a particular product or service that your company produces. You will work with a variety of people like art directors and sales agents to strategize and collaborate.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Marketing
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than average for all occupations. These positions will continue to be essential to companies that seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.4
  • Logistics Manager 

    • Description: You will coordinate your organization’s supply chain. This job will require you to plan the entire life cycle of a product, from acquisition to delivery.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Supply Chain Management
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 7% from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. These positions will continue to be essential to companies that seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.5
  • Healthcare Administrator 

    • Description: A healthcare administrator plans, directs, and coordinates medical and health services. You might manage a clinic, a hospital, or a specific department in a hospital.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Healthcare Management
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 20% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. As the baby-boomer population continues to grow older, so does the need for healthcare services.6
  • Business Operations Manager 

    • Description: This position focuses on the operational activities of companies and organizations. Nearly every industry needs managers who can plan and coordinate the way a company works day-to-day.
    • Recommended Program: MBA in Strategic Management
    • Job Outlook: The growth of this field is projected to be 8% from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. Again the growth and availability of this job depends on which industry you are in.7

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Business Administration Online Degree?

Our online MBA degree provides the training you need to grow as an industry professional and business leader. Throughout this degree, you’ll build on core business principles as well as focus on a chosen area of study. You will be taught and mentored by business professionals with years of real-world experience in management and leadership who are invested in the success of their students.

Whether you are interested in finance, international business, nonprofit leadership, project management, or one of the many areas of business, you can find the degree specialization that is right for you. And you’ll be able to do it without compromising your current family or professional commitments. Our master’s in business administration is offered completely online, so you can remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the stress of taking classes away from home.

Each of our online master’s degree in business administration specializations is designed to equip you with the tools and skills you need to incorporate effective communication, productive research, and ethical leadership into your sphere of influence. Choose a specialization you are passionate about, and prepare to see yourself thriving in the business world.

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Highlights
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Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Specializations for Liberty’s Online MBA Program

Students pursuing a master’s in business administration (45-credit-hour) degree are required to either choose a specialization or opt for Liberty’s 36-hour online MBA program. Explore information about each specialization below.

Master of Business Administration – 36 Hour Track

  • Master of Business Administration – Accounting Program
  • Master of Business Administration – American Legal Studies Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Criminal Justice Administration Program

Master of Business Administration – Economics

  • Master of Business Administration – Finance Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Human Resources Program
  • Master of Business Administration – International Business Program
  • Master of Business Administration – International Legal Studies Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Leadership Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Marketing Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Non-Profit Leadership and Management Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Project Management Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Public Administration Program
  • Master of Business Administration – Public Relations Program

Master of Business Administration – Real Estate Development

  • Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management Program

Master of Business Administration – Strategic Media and Digital Content

  • Master of Business Administration – Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program

Highlights of the Master’s in Business Administration Degree

  • By earning your master’s of business administration degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can have the confidence that your degree will be well-respected by leaders in your field.
  • Tuition for our master’s of business administration (MBA) online program has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Our MBA online programs are ACBSP accredited.
  • Most students are able to complete our MBA online program in about two years.
  • You will have opportunities to network with other business leaders in the program from around the country.

What are the Benefits of a Master’s of Business Administration Online Degree?

  • You will have access to a wider variety of job opportunities and advancements.

  • Many employers require a master’s in business administration for new hires and those looking to move up in the company. 

  • By specializing in a key area of business, you can become an expert in your field and position yourself for leadership.
  • More opportunities for increased pay are likely to open up for you. 

You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degrees in executive leadershipaccounting, or marketing. 

Master’s in Business Administration Information

Potential Career Options Upon Completing the MBA Online Program

  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Owner
  • Organizational Manager
  • Company Executive

Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor classifies this industry with a bright outlook for potential job growth. Managers have greater job security because of their role in personnel management, and this profession is not suitable for companies to outsource to foreign markets.*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.

Admission Requirements 

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm (visited July 14, 2019).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (visited August 06, 2019).

3,7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm (visited July 14, 2019).

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm (visited July 14, 2019).

5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Logisticians,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm (visited July 11, 2019).

6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited July 14, 2019).