Master of Business Administration


Grand Canyon University's Master of Business Administration degree provides students with the capacity for transformational leadership through the application of business practices. In today‛s competitive job market, an MBA or Master of Business Administration degree is highly sought after, and in some cases required to be considered for some executive level positions.

The proven Ken Blanchard principles of servant leadership and values-based management are infused in the Grand Canyon University MBA program, preparing our graduates to develop and nurture an entrepreneurial spirit within their organizations. Many MBA students have been able to immediately apply the principles learned in the classroom directly to their job.

For students who meet the prerequisites, you can earn your MBA in just 34 credits, graduating in only 18 months. To qualify, students must have earned a bachelor‛s degree in business or have met the accounting, finance and statistics prerequisites. For those who do not meet these requirements, a 46-credit program is available.

A broad range of business topics and principles will be explored in the MBA program including the key concepts of leadership and strategic management. Students will discuss the formulation and execution strategies within organizations and how to stay competitive in a global marketplace. Accounting and finance topics will be explored from both the basic principles to managerial concepts including forecasting and raising funds in capital markets. The MBA program encourages students to be informed critical thinkers and decision makers through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information.

For an additional 8 credits, students can earn an MBA emphasis in one of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Health Systems Management, Leadership, Marketing, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

To meet the needs of today‛s working adult, GCU offers a variety of options for attending class. Students can pursue their online MBA, attend class one evening per week at select locations, or enroll in the traditional Master of Business Administration program offered during the day on campus.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 $1,410
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $25,850 $19,090
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 83% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $34,504 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
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Management Analysts
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

On-campus program disclosures • Online/Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.