Online MBA USA | US-Accredited Degree Program

  • An American MBA program

  • Distance learning - 100% online MBA in United States for

  • Next-generation degree with real-world skills

  • For busy professionals like you who need flexibility

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More about Nexford’s online MBA programs in USA

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.

Online 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 total cost ). To ensure affordable quality, we adjust your monthly tuition to match your local market. 

A next-generation, 100% Online MBA in USA

  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Want to earn your master of business administration degree in the United States 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 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 USA as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning and IBM’s Digital Nation

US-Accredited Online MBA Program in USA

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, pay affordable monthly tuition, and graduate as fast as you want.

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

Meet Nexford's American Learners

Jason’s story: More than just a coffee aficionado

Jason Weimer, Founder of Simple Coffee Co. and MBA graduate, United States

Watch how a once Graphic Designer took a different path and used his Nexford MBA to expand his international coffee company.

Nexford career services & development: start with the end in mind

At Nexford, you'll do more than just learn. Alongside your studies, you'll receive access to all of our career services: beginning when you enroll, and ending... well, never.

From early career planning to personal branding to job applications, we'll be alongside you every step of your program. Even after you've graduated our support doesn't stop, as we'll continue to bring you lifelong learning opportunities — including LinkedIn Learning & the Nexford Digital Library.

Your career success is at the heart of everything we do. Discover our career services, and see how you'll come away from Nexford with more than just a degree.

Masters Of Business Administration (MBA) Degree: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions relating to our graduate business degree program:

On average, an online MBA costs $3,240 ($180/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!

You can get an MBA online 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 $3,240.

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 Intelligence, E-Commerce, Sustainability, Cybersecurity, or International Business.

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.

How an online MBA is viewed by prospective employers varies greatly — depending on the online MBA you choose to enroll in. How much an online MBA cost varies greatly, and there are many MBAs online which will offer you a positive return on investment, build your network and allow you to earn more at work. However, there are also some online MBAs that have hidden costs and aren’t credible — which won’t benefit you or your career.

At Nexford, our online MBA program doesn’t have any hidden costs, with tuition tailored to your market and course pace is flexible, yet structured. This allows you to go as fast or slow as you want as long as you meet assignment deadlines, keep your current job, and fit your learning in around your life — so you can earn while you learn, whilst learning real-life skills.

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 $180/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.

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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.