Online MBA Degree Program

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We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in business or a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript. Documents not in English must be accompanied by official translations, such as those provided by a validated institutional official or embassy.

  • If your Bachelor’s degree is in business or a business-related - please submit your university transcript during the application process in addition to your diploma, so it can be evaluated
  • If your Bachelor’s degree is not in a business-related field - don’t worry, you can still get a Nexford’s MBA, although first you’ll have complete a Business Fundamentals Course with a minimum of a C or better before proceeding with the MBA core courses.

For further details, please talk to our admissions team by contacting help@nexford.org.

At Nexford, we make translating your transcripts and diplomas easy. We offer an in-house translation service. This simplifies the process for you, so you can concentrate on finding your documents. Just leave the translation to us.

English Proficiency

To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to the Nexford University MBA program, applicants must complete one (1) of the following:

  • Provide Nexford with an official transcript from an English-speaking college or university
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving at least a minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years, by submitting an official score report during the admission process. (see Minimum Score Required for English Proficiency)

Note: Admission Officers may request alternative supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying the applicant’s English proficiency status. All outcomes based on the supporting materials provided, will remain within the learners record according to the university records retention policy.

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Top MBA FAQ

Yes! We know that graduation is a time to celebrate your success with your friends, family and loved ones. Nexford will run local (in certain countries) and global graduation ceremonies, and plans to host a US graduation in the future too.

We believe everyone deserves access to high-quality education, regardless of where they live. That's why affordability is at the heart of everything we do. Here's how we make it happen:

  • Mission-driven approach: We're a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). This means, while we are a for-profit company, our primary mission is to provide widespread access to affordable education.
  • Global focus: Our online model means we don't have the same overhead costs as traditional universities, allowing us to pass those savings on to you.

You have almost completed your application! Before you sign and submit the required documentation, the below statements will help you understand the next steps of your admission to Nexford University (NXU).

Your application will shortly be reviewed by the Admissions team. If you are admitted, you will be admitted under one of two types of admission:

Full admission

This will be granted if your application has met the admission criteria and all submitted admission documents are complete, reviewed and accepted by the University’s Office of Admissions.

OR

Provisional admission

We need proof that you completed a Bachelor's degree at an accredited institution in business or a business-related field. If your degree is in a different field, you will be provisionally accepted into the MBA program until you have successfully completed the Business Fundamentals Course with a minimum of a C or better. This step is designed to ensure that you have the necessary business foundations knowledge necessary to succeed in our rigorous MBA program.

If your application has met the admission criteria through self-certification but supporting admission documents are unofficial or incomplete, students receive a notice of provisional admission. You will be able to begin learning under the status of Accepted Evaluation Pending (AEP) but you will need to provide all necessary documentation within 60 days from the enrollment start date in order to be fully matriculated.

Once enrolled, you can still complete courses under the Accepted Evaluation Pending status. If you do not provide the documentation within the required timeframe:

  • You will be placed on suspension, which will run for two (2) months from date of suspension, to allow time to submit your documents
  • You will not be allowed to enroll in future courses, and not receive tuition invoices within the two-month timeframe
  • You will not receive academic credit for any completed course(s) and will instead be eligible for a non-degree certificate of completion. This certificate can be evaluated for possible credit if you are accepted into an NXU program in the future


If admission documents are still outstanding after suspension, you will be administratively dismissed from their program and must reapply to resume your program by sending a request in writing to the Office of Admissions (admissions@nexford.org) and must submit pending admission documents at the time of readmission to Nexford University.


For learners who fail to submit their pending admission documents within the 60-day deadline, exceptions can be applied in certain circumstances if the learner submits the appropriate verification and/or supporting documentation. If approved by the Manager of Admissions and Registrar, this will allow the learner a 30-day extension to submit their pending admission documents.


Please note that if any information you provide is determined to be inaccurate or misleading, the university reserves the right to unenroll you from the course and either place you in a different course or nullify your application.

By submitting the application, you agree to us collecting any missing official transcripts and diplomas from your previous learning institution(s). Click here to read our full terms and conditions.

  • It should be accepted in the US as we are nationally accredited in the US by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Acceptance of your credentials from NXU is still dependent on the receiving organization. It is the sole discretion of the receiving institution/employer whether or not they will accept the degree that you will get at any university.
  • What we ensure is that you can stand out in a competitive job market. We utilize competency-based education to ensure you are able to apply your knowledge to real-world situations rather than just spending time memorizing theory. You'll have a capacity to adapt and pivot, and walk away with highly portable skills.

Starting August 1, 2022, Nexford University will begin reviewing requests from learners for transfer credit. In order for transfer credit to be awarded, an official transcript from awarding institution must be submitted for review.  Learners may review the transfer credit policy and any transfer credit review fee in the University catalog.

Want to transfer your Nexford credits elsewhere? Each university has it's own credit transfer policy, so we recommend you contact them directly as it is the decision of the receiving school if transfer credits are approved.

When you apply, you'll pay a one-off fee of $25, which allows us to process your application.

You'll need an undergraduate degree to apply for the MBA program. Nexford University accepts applications globally. We understand that your qualification may not specifically say that you hold a bachelor's degree in your country, but it may be equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree. We'll be happy to have your credentials reviewed! Get in touch with our Admissions team to know if you are qualified: admissions@nexford.org

However, your degree or qualification doesn't need to be in business or a business-related field.

If you have a degree in another discipline, you'll take four 6-8 week Advanced Business Foundation courses. Here, you'll learn the baseline business skills you need for our broader MBA. Upon successful completion, start taking MBA core courses.

If you have studied business before, you'll enter straight into the MBA and start taking your core courses.

Nexford's learning experience is unlike any other. Think engaging, interactive online learning that helps you gain the skills you need – fast.


Our online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take courses, chat with peers, submit assignments, receive feedback, track your grades, and access your faculty's calendars to book one-on-one sessions. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.


You'll get access to your modules through Canvas, a learning management platform, and you can even take your learning wherever you go with the Canvas mobile app. Module materials include reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes, and relevant case studies. 


Live lectures are done by faculty once every two weeks or more often. Don't worry, these sessions are entirely optional, and you don't have to wait for them to progress in your learning or course — everything you need to complete your projects, assignments, or assessments is available through your modules.


Assessments are weekly, and you must meet assessment and project deadlines to progress seamlessly. We recommend you allocate a minimum of 15-20 hours per week to your learning at your most convenient time to achieve this. If you need additional support, our Learner Success team is available 24/7. They will also help you with transitioning to online studies, creating your study timeline, and goal setting.


Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the learning environment during orientation. You're in safe hands with us.

We're 100% online, so we don't have a campus! Our learners are our priority, which means we let you invest in your future – not a costly campus. (Affordability is our biggest mission!)

No. Relevant work experience is helpful, but not required.

To apply for an MBA, check out our graduate admission requirements.

We’re a brand new university, born different and designed to enhance higher education. Our core aim is to bridge career ambitions with academic programs that will help you achieve your goals. At this stage, we won’t be awarding credit for past work experience. This may change in the near future.

All applicants to Nexford’s MBA degree must provide proof that they completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in business or a business-related field, or equivalent for international institutions, with a valid copy of their official diploma and transcript. If applicants are not able to provide these documents, they must submit an explanation in writing together with any supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying their graduate status. If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency. If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

View our full graduate admission requirements.

You can view all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.