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Online business degrees

A business degree could be a career changer

Our online business degrees prepare you for your next step in your business goals, from launching your own company as an entrepreneur to developing the next-level skills you need to excel in your current career.

Learn more about associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral online business degrees at University of Phoenix.

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Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Master's Degree

Master of Management


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Transfer your credits

Eligible transfer credits could cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree. See if any of your prior eligible college credits and relevant work and life experiences can lead to potential time-and-money-saving credits toward your business degree.

Why earn your business degree with us?

With our online business degrees you’ll take one course at a time, so you can focus on one subject while balancing life, work, and school. Courses are taught by professionals with years of real-world experience, providing you crucial insights you can apply to your career every day.

In addition, you’ll be able to customize your degree program by taking one of several available certificate programs that can be applied toward the elective course requirement, completing both credentials in the same amount of time. 

Customize your business degree

With 25+ business degrees and certificate programs that align to 80 occupations, tailor your degree in areas like business analytics, operations management, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Accreditation that matters

Select online business degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.

My MBA opened professional opportunities. Because of my knowledge about the business industry, I have been invited to speak to employees at organizations such as City of Hope, Google and others.”

Marie Q.  |  2018

Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing, ’12;
Master Business Administration, ‘15

How to apply

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Set your goals

Select  your business degree, course or certificate.

Begin online application

Complete your application on your own or with the help of an enrollment representative.

Start school

Register for class and get ready for the first day of school.

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Frequently asked questions

Depending on which degree option you’re pursuing, and how many eligible credits you can transfer toward your program, the time to complete your degree can range from 18 months to four years.

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals: approximately 2 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting: approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals: approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Business: approximately 4 years 
  • Bachelor of Science in Business with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals: approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Management: approximately 4 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Management with an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals: approximately 4 years
  • Master of Business Administration: approximately 18 months
  • Master of Business Administration (Competency Based): approximately 1 year
  • Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration: approximately 2 years
  • Master of Management: approximately 20 months
  • Doctor of Business Administration: approximately 3 years and 2 months
  • Doctor of Management: approximately 3 years and 2 months

Students can personalize their degree programs by adding certificates in various business areas such as Project Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Accounting, Finance, and more.

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From accounting and business analytics to entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and more, you can specialize your degree to best align with your career goals. You’ll choose from a variety of certificate options, all designed to prepare you with the in-demand and career-relevant business skills employers are looking for. 

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With PLA, you have three potential ways to help you save time and money on your online business degree:

  1. Have any relevant training, industry certifications, or work experiences evaluated for potential credit towards your degree.
  2. Choose from a wide range of journal topics such as public speaking, volunteering or more, and write a journal entry about your past experience to see if you can earn credits.
  3. If you have extensive knowledge in a specific subject area, you could take a test to earn potential credit toward your degree.

Coursework in our business degrees is relevant and taught by faculty with experience in their fields, helping you gain in-demand skills in a growing field. 

By following a “Learn, Practice, Apply” curriculum model, you’ll learn the key elements of business and how to apply that knowledge and skillset to real-world scenarios. These practical activities will give you the valuable feedback you need to better review and prepare for assignments throughout your courses.

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.