Online Business Degree Programs

Pursue Your Passion as a Career

Earn your business degree from Grand Canyon University and work to become a servant leader by studying the business skills needed to drive organizational success while positively impacting society.


Percent of employers plan to hire MBA graduates in 20211


MBA in project management online program ranked third in the nation in 20222

Examine various aspects of business, management and leadership functions with a GCU business degree, such as a management and leadership degree or a doctorate in business.

Whether economics, business law, marketing, accounting or management spark your interests, GCU’s accredited business degrees can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and teach you ethical business practices. Find your passion and achieve personal success by fueling your education and career in business.

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Business is ranked No. 4 of top college majors based on job prospects, alumni salaries and popularity.3

Transform Workplaces and Develop Leadership Skills

A business degree from GCU, such as a bachelor’s degree in business and management, a business master’s degree or doctorate in business programs, gives you the opportunity to fine tune your business skills, gain leadership experiences and strengthen your critical thinking abilities. Our on-campus and online business degree programs teach:

  • Servant leadership
  • Conscious capitalism
  • Ethics
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Business best practices
  • Applicable business strategies

By pursuing an online business master’s degree, a doctorate in business or a business certificate, you will have the opportunity to gain an advanced education and position yourself for potential career advancement.

Accredited and Respected Business Degrees From GCU

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GCU offers comprehensive business management and leadership degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. After gaining a strong business foundation in an undergraduate business degree program, you may consider returning to pursue your MBA; studies show that may be a beneficial choice for many graduates. A study by the Graduate Management Admission Council reported that 89% of employers said they plan to hire MBA graduates in 2021.1


Take Business Courses Online or On Campus To Fit Your Schedule

To meet the needs of our students who all have unique lifestyles and different schedules, GCU offers on-campus, evening and online business degree programs. All three modalities can provide you with practical applications and a commitment to excellence by using powerful platforms. From the comfort of your own home, GCU’s esteemed faculty focuses on servant leadership and can help prepare bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in business degree students to become independent learners.

GCU’s Commitment to Affordable Education

Nearly $130 million

In scholarships for online students4

Nearly $180 million

In scholarships received by campus students

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GCU is committed to keeping its accredited business programs affordable to as many students as possible by not increasing campus tuition since 2009. This tuition freeze stems from our belief in the importance of a quality, attainable education for all.

We understand financing your education is a big investment in your future, which is why GCU offers several tools to help you estimate the cost of financing your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate in business degree.

Business Degree Programs at GCU

Whether you’re looking to gain knowledge to pursue your dream job or take your education and position yourself to potentially take your career to the next level, GCU offers multiple degree levels of management and leadership degrees both on campus and online. In the Colangelo College of Business at GCU, you’ll experience a combination of collaborative community and specialized knowledge while embracing the student-centric culture and faith-integrated education.


Bachelor’s Degrees in Business

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Business Master’s Degrees

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Doctorate in Business Degrees

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FAQs for Aspiring Business Degree Program Students

Browse through our most frequently asked questions below about business degrees and the different paths you can take your career.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial occupations have a median annual wage of $76,570 as of May 2021,5 and job growth for this same group is on track to grow by an estimated 7% from 2021 to 2031.6

There is a large selection of different levels of business specializations to choose from to help you gain an understanding of your preferred field. Some of these degree programs include business management, leadership, accounting, marketing, homeland security and emergency management or any of our online business degrees.

A business degree may be beneficial in a wide assortment of professions. Business is ranked No. 4 of top college majors based on job prospects, alumni salaries and popularity as well.7 Additionally, 715,100 new jobs are estimated to open for business and financial operations occupations from 2021 to 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.6

There is not one specific timeline for earning a business degree. The length of each program will depend on different factors, such as if it is an undergraduate or graduate degree, the amount of credits required, incorporating any transfer credits or whether you are completing the degree on a full or part-time basis. To learn more about how long a business program may take you to complete, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor.

Yes. Accredited schools, such as GCU, can provide the same educational experience to online and on campus students. Online business degree seekers can graduate with the same in-demand skills that employers may be seeking out in their employees.

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Retrieved from:

1 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hiring of Business School Graduates: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2020 in May 2021

2 Intelligent, Best Online MBA in Project Management Programs of 2022 in June 2021

3 The Princeton Review, Top 10 College Majors in June 2022

4 Online scholarships awarded from January 2022 to October 2022.

5 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Business and Financial Occupations as of May 2021, retrieved on Aug. 18, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates in business and financial occupations. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.

6 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, the data shown is effective September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business and Financial Occupations retrieved on Aug. 18, 2023.

7 The Princeton Review, Top 10 College Majors in June 2022

Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex world.

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