Grand Canyon University



3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

An Accredited Online MBA Program in as Little as 24 Months²

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate level degree awarded to students with an advanced knowledge of business. MBA program candidates cultivate skills in leadership with a focus on courses such as accounting, finance, economics and marketing.

There are many reasons to pursue this online MBA program with Grand Canyon University (GCU):

    Earn Your MBA Online in as Little as 24 Months2
        If you double up on courses at least three times and have waived credits.
        All MBA courses are offered 100 percent online.
    Finish Quickly
        You may be able to finish your degree in as few as 34 credits.

Accreditation from ACBSP

GCU’s MBA program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which speaks to the quality and excellence of research, teaching and student outcomes.

Earn Your MBA With No GMAT Required

In any business-related career field, the MBA degree is highly sought after. The master’s degree in business administration program at GCU enhances a broad range of marketable skills that can give job applicants an edge. Many working professionals want to get started on an MBA degree online, but lack the time to study for the GMAT. The Colangelo College of Business addresses this issue by inviting you to apply for the MBA program, with no GMAT required.

89% Are Hiring
89% of employers said they plan to hire MBA graduates in 2021.1

Benefits of Earning Your MBA Online

The online MBA with no GMAT required offers a path for deepening your understanding of the business knowledge, skills and processes that fuel success. In this MBA program, you will enhance these skills:

    Servant leadership
    Effective communication
    Ethical decision-making
    Critical thinking and analysis
    Productive networking

This master’s in business administration program is designed with a broad range of business fields in mind. As an MBA candidate, you will develop transferable skills that can apply to any industry.

Future business leaders and executives will focus on leadership development, operations management and organizational growth. GCU filters these content areas through the lens of ethical decision-making and critical thinking with a Christian worldview. GCU is an accredited, private university. The core programs from the Colangelo College of Business are approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Specialized MBA Degree Options Focused on Your Interests

At GCU, our online MBA program offers a variety of emphases to help you specialize in a particular area of business. These emphases range from accounting and finance to healthcare systems and sports management. MBA programs at GCU prepare you for an exciting career in a variety of industries by helping you foster an entrepreneurial spirit and gain effective leadership skills. What you learn in class each week can be applied in your workplace the next day.

Admission Requirements for GCU’s MBA Online and Evening Program

Admission into GCU’s MBA program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college, university or program with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. If that requirement cannot be met, you may still be eligible through either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Learn more about GCU’s graduate admission requirements.

Explore Various Business Sectors in GCU’s Online Master of Business Administration

With our online MBA program, you do not have to choose between your career and your education. GCU is a modern school that embraces a 21st century style of learning. Complete your MBA degree courses online and take part in small group discussions in a diverse, online classroom. This affordable degree requires 34 to 46 credits, depending upon your undergraduate background. Most of the MBA online classes are eight weeks long.

While in your online MBA program, you will gain insight and knowledge about various business sectors. The core program course topics include:

    Leadership in organizations
    Practices in accounting
    Principles of finance
    Applied probability and statistics in business
    Management for marketing
    Accounting management
    Management for operations

You will also study quantitative tools and techniques, managerial finance, strategic management and economics. The coursework includes individual and group projects, case studies, theories and applications. Some of the core ideas you will examine include:

    Sustainability in the global marketplace
    Behaviors and techniques of efficient operations
    The use of economic data for smart decision-making
    Asset evaluation

GCU’s Colangelo College of Business provides a distinct lens from which you can learn and develop as a business professional. Areas of emphasis include

    Business as a force for good: Elevating humanity through business done right, through conscious capitalism.
    Free markets and purpose for prosperity: Higher purpose of business and a stakeholder orientation for long-term success.
    Business as ministry: Approach business through a Christian perspective; love, care and support your team, because everybody matters.

The Value of GCU’s Online MBA Program for Business Leaders

Business leaders are often expected to have an MBA. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 89% of all employers surveyed expected to hire MBA graduates in 2021.1 A Master of Business Administration program can also open doors to future executives who are pursuing networking opportunities. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 87% of employers indicated they were confident business schools would prepare students for success in their business.1

1 Retrieved from 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 This applies to an MBA without an emphasis.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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