Online MBA Kenya | US-Accredited Degree Program

  • An American MBA programme

  • Distance learning - 100% online MBA in Kenya for (average total cost )

  • Pay tuition in US Dollars or Kenyan Shillings

  • For busy working professionals like you who need flexibility

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More about Nexford’s online MBA programs

Submit your details to learn more about our 100% online, next-generation MBA degree program. You’ll receive our MBA brochure, as well as personalized information to help you choose the right program for your goals.

MBA Overview

Duration

Complete an MBA in an average of 18 months or shorter if you want. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save. 

Effort

15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule  so you can earn while you learn. 

Format

Leaner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience.

Cost

, average . To ensure affordable quality, we adjust your monthly tuition to match your local market. 

A next-generation, 100% Online MBA in Kenya

  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Want to earn your master of business administration degree in Kenya with a specialization? Stand out to employers by building in-demand skills such as AI, E-Commerce and Sustainability
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world from Nairobi with hard skills like digital fluency
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 110+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn an accredited online MBA degree in Kenya as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning and IBM’s Digital Nation

US-Accredited Online Program

Nexford is accredited by DEAC, which 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), and Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. We are a degree-granting institution of higher education, licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission and globally recognized by Quality Matters, and the NSLS. 

Nexford was born different for you. No term time. No campus. Learn real-world skills from any location, pay affordable monthly tuition, and graduate as fast as you want. Distance learning at its finest.

Meet Nexford's Kenyan Learners

Meet Sarah, a Relationship Manager at a leading insurance company and MBA learner

Sarah Kamau is one of our go-getting MBA learners in Kenya who truly believes that she is accomplishing so much more and furthering her career since enrolling at Nexford.

She is doing an MBA, specializing in Global Business, and was interested in Nexford straight away because it was affordable and she saw the value in getting a world-class education that would provide her with the learning style which was far better and more prestigious than that of the undergraduate degree she did previously in Kenya.

Meet Beatrice, a current Nexford MBA learner in Nairobi, Kenya

Beatrice is one of our outstanding MBA learners in Kenya. She chose Nexford because it was affordable, was flexible enough to allow her to fit her studies into her busy schedule, and provided a quality American degree that she could earn without having to leave her country. Her sales and communications skills have improved and she recommends that everybody be part of this next-generation education.

Meet Mercy, a Recruitment & Customer Service Executive and Nexford MBA learner

Mercy Njunge is one of the latest Kenyan learners to come through Nexford's online doors.

She chose Nexford over local Kenyan universities because based on her findings she felt that an American university is more advanced, so by proxy the valuable work skills she received at Nexford would also be more advanced. This she hopes will put her in a better position in the work market.

Mercy strongly believes that her Nexford MBA will help advance her career and open the door to more job opportunities thanks to her newly acquired research and advanced communication skills.

News from Nexford

Looking for more reasons to sign up for an online, distance learning mba in Kenya? Read about recent industry developments to see how such an online degree program will help to transform you career path.

The growing popularity of online learning and Nexford University in Kenya

The growing popularity of online learning and Nexford University in Kenya

A majority of learners agree that online learning is much better than traditional classroom settings, according to a SHIFT Learning survey which found that over 70% of learners reported this in their experience. The learners also reported that they retained up to 60% more from eLearning than they would with the other methods – compared to classroom learners who reported that they barely retained 10% of what was taught.

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Solving skill shortages will accelerate digital transformation

Solving skill shortages will accelerate digital transformation

There is no doubting the drive towards digital transformation, and the impact it brings, is accelerating. We can see it with the rise of fintech opening up financial inclusion for millions, or telemedicine and healthtech solutions transforming the healthcare sector. But these “tech” innovations are often driven by startups disrupting their respective industries, rather than by the digital transformation taking place within large corporations.

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Why you should choose Nexford University for your online degree programmes

Why you should choose Nexford University for your online degree programmes

In today's highly competitive Kenya job market, people are trying to gain an edge by adding more skills to their repertoire. They may wish to pursue a certificate, diploma, degree, or postgraduate program that they believe will provide them with the necessary skills to compete in the global job market. Some are already working and are unwilling to quit their jobs to pursue on-campus higher education. They want to work and study at the same time.

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Online MBA industry projects

While studying your American MBA online, you’ll learn through real-life industry projects with top companies across various sectors

  • Engage in projects from today’s world, not yesterday’s
  • Receive 24/7 support during your study
  • Get personalized subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

Business Case for Change: Tesla

You take the role as a consultant and develop a business case for change to determine where AI supersedes the need for humans in certain functional areas.

Pitch Deck: Beyond Meat

Using Beyond Meat as a model for Food and Agribusiness, you develop a comprehensive pitch deck for Raising Funding for a Food and Agribusiness Venture.

Robotics Roadmap Presentation: 3M

You assume the role of a Senior Executive of at 3M and present a roadmap for deploying robotics and show impact on cognitive agents.

MBA Degree Specializations - Skills & knowledge to drive your career

Choose from 5 specializations in hot-topic areas below. 

  • MBA with Specialization in Artificial Intelligence

    MBA with Specialization in Artificial Intelligence

    The robots aren’t coming; they’re already here. AI and automation promises considerable economic benefits. How can you ensure each link of the value chain is marching to the same beat?

    3 Courses

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Sciences for Decision Making
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
  • MBA with Specialization in Enabling E-Commerce

    MBA with Specialization in Enabling E-Commerce

    It’s not only the Amazons of this world that have to think about bricks and clicks. B2B, B2G, and B2C across the world need a strategic handle on the future of e-commerce.

    3 Courses

    • Enabling E-Commerce and Digital Strategy
    • Policy and Regulatory Enablement of E-commerce
    • Operations Digital Transformation
  • MBA with Specialization in Sustainability

    MBA with Specialization in Sustainability

    Crops, food production and water supply are under strain as human populations increase. Design a practical approach to addressing future wellness programs by recognizing cultural differences, the challenges of technology initiatives, and occupational healthcare shortages.

    3 Courses

    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Renewable Energy
    • Managing Healthcare
  • MBA with Specialization in International Business

    MBA with Specialization in International Business

    You have a great idea: does it translate across cultures? Unpack the cultural complexities and get to grips with doing business in high-growth hotzones.

    3 Courses

    • Doing Business in India
    • Doing Business in China
    • Doing Business in Sub Saharan Africa
  • MBA with Specialization in Cybersecurity

    MBA with Specialization in Cybersecurity

    From cyber war rooms to hackers, cybersecurity is top of every business agenda. Discover IoT ecosystems to minimize technical and product risk using Agile and Lean frameworks.

    3 Courses

    • Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
    • Product Management with Agile and Lean

Online MBA Kenya: FAQs

On average, an online MBA costs $3,960 ($220/month for 18 months) at Nexford. At Nexford, you’ll invest in your future, not a campus — and our monthly fees are calculated in line with your local economy, which ensures you never pay over the odds.

Tuition costs vary by market — so see what an online MBA at Nexford will cost in your market here.


There is no hard and fast rule as this may differ from institution to institution. At Nexford, the average time taken to get an online MBA is 18 months of study. It can take more or less time to get your online MBA though, as you can finish faster or slower depending on how many courses you take each month whilst studying your online MBA.

Our affordable online MBA and straightforward application process make studying an MBA online achievable for everyone. Applying is simple — 90% of our applicants complete the application process in 30 minutes or less!

An online MBA is just as hard as studying in class. You’ll have weekly deadlines to meet, as you study from wherever suits you — but we'll help you every step of the way, with 24/7 support from your personal Success Advisor, and bookable one-on-one faculty sessions to guide you through your learning journey.

The best online MBA program for you depends on your career goals. If you’re looking to advance your career by studying skills needed for the workplace of the future, Nexford’s online MBA program might be right for you. Have your CV stand out by choosing an MBA specialization in one of many topics including Artificial IntelligenceE-CommerceSustainabilityCybersecurity, or International Business.

You can get an distance learning/online MBA anywhere in the world! Study whenever and wherever suits you best. At Nexford, you’re able to study your online MBA from the comfort of your own home, a cafe, a plane, wherever you wish! There are many different institutions that offer an online MBA — but few American universities offer an MBA as affordable as Nexford’s — with the total tuition cost for the MBA program averaging $3,600.

Each online MBA has a different application process, which will vary depending at the university you are studying your online MBA at. The MBA online application costs will also be different from institute to institute, so it’s important to research which type of online MBA is best for you before you begin your application.

At Nexford, we’ve made applying for an online MBA simple! Once you’ve selected your online MBA program, you can begin your application. If you have any questions during the process, you can find advice and guidance on applying to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

Remember, while our application process is simple, our online MBA program is challenging. You will have to think critically, dedicate at least 15 hours a week — and you’ll need patience and commitment to succeed in our Online MBA program.

The value of an online MBA from an American university varies, depending on which American MBA online you choose. Each institution has a different set of credentials, a different MBA curriculum, and different ways of teaching the MBA.

Many American online MBAs will offer students a positive return on their investment, as well as job opportunities and the prestige of an MBA on their CV. However, it’s important to research your online American MBA first.

Online MBA tuition costs can also widely vary from university to university. The cost of an American MBA at Nexford starts from $200/month (but varies depending on which country you live in), whereas some other American universities offer an online MBA for over $10,000. As a consequence, it’s important to research the American university online MBA costs before you enroll.

Nexford University FAQ

Affordability is in our mission: we want you to access high-quality, online education, no matter where you live in the world.

We are a mission-driven organization and a Public Benefit Organization (PBC). That means we're for-profit, but we prioritize public benefit every time.

  • 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).
  • We also hold an accreditation with a UK-based organization called ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) and this is specifically accrediting distance education providers or online universities like Nexford University.
  • 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.

We're a new university and we're still building up the data we need; it's a bit too soon to appear in rankings tables. Until we do, we're committed to delivering high-quality, affordable online education to learners across the globe, to help them rank higher in their careers.

We are a real university, with real learners, faculty, advisors, and graduates! Not convinced? Check out the below:

Still not convinced? Book a chat with one of our Nexford Application Specialists! They're happy to answer any questions you have.

Yes!


Nexford University is accredited in the US by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which 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), and accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), which is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges.


We're also licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) in Washington DC, and our courses have been certified by Quality Matters (QM).

WES will evaluate Nexford degrees, however they will not say they are equivalent to a Canadian degree because we are nationally accredited in the United States by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  DEAC is recognized as an accrediting agency by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Most schools in the U.S. and Canada will do their own credit evaluations.

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 credential 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.

 

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.

All applicants to Nexford’s MBA degree must provide proof that they completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in 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.