Graduate Degree Master of Business Administration Advance Your Career in Just 12 Months


You don’t need a business degree to get a Master of Business Administration. Our MBA program is designed to provide leadership skills and give you the foundation to succeed in any field, regardless of your background.

There is high demand for well-rounded leaders who can bring both business and leadership skills to the table. The MBA prepares professionals for career enhancement and personal development in the high-tech, 21st century global marketplace. It seeks to develop leaders committed to creating sustainable, social, environmental, and economic value through effective and responsive business practices.

You’ll engage with highly qualified faculty on your schedule and experience an accelerated online MBA with the rigor and personal attention you need to get the most out of your education. Upon graduation, you’ll have the communication and teamwork skills necessary to compete in a global environment, a firm understanding of advanced business concepts, knowledge of relevant emerging business trends, and key leadership skills necessary for managerial roles.

Our MBA program is offered in a participative online learning environment. The 10-course program can be completed in as little as 12 months, and students may enroll on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

At Virginia Wesleyan University, discover one of the most affordable online MBA programs in the region and master your future in business and leadership.


  • Next Start Date:May 15, 2023
  • Total Degree Credit Hours:30
  • Program Length:Finish in as little as 12 months
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$499
  • Major Credit Hours:30


  • You’re ready to earn an affordable and advanced credential in just one year.
  • You’re an innovator who wants to compete in a global marketplace.
  • You like the idea of entrepreneurship and being your own boss.
  • You already have a career, but you’re looking to grow professionally.

Dr. Nadia Nafar, Associate Professor of Management, Business and Economics/Assistant Dean of Global Campus“The MBA program at Virginia Wesleyan University enables students to advance in their careers and increase their earning potential. The program is rigorous, flexible, and affordable. Qualified faculty with tremendous professional and academic experience design and teach the MBA courses. Students learn using a “hands on” approach that allows them to develop their leadership and decision-making skills. VWU’s MBA program is flexible. We understand that students juggle many responsibilities, such as work and family. This is why all our courses are offered online and we allow different entry points to the program throughout the year. Students can finish their MBA program in one year or at their own pace. We believe that quality education should be accessible. For this reason, the MBA program at VWU is one of the most affordable programs in the region. We want to provide quality, rigorous education that is flexible, affordable, and accessible to all students.”

Sarah Guzzo, Current Student – Director of Student Activities“Even though this program is online, I knew Virginia Wesleyan was the right place to pursue an online program while working full time. The professors are a part of a small, close-knit community who care for one another. I knew that I would be a person to each professor, and they would provide valuable support and feedback which can be difficult to do in an online format.”

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Career Outcomes Your online MBA empowers you to pursue a number of career paths.

  • Business Operations

    Most companies need smart, skilled people to manage the organization’s operational needs, like working with vendors or making supply chain decisions. With the wide variety of skills you learn from VWU, you’ll have what it takes to step into an operational leadership role.

  • Health Services Management

    Increasingly, hospitals are relying on people with top-notch business skills to ensure they stay in the black, so they can provide quality patient care for as many people as possible. The advanced management skills VWU’s MBA program teaches you can help you thrive in this vital industry.

  • Entrepreneurship

    If the idea of working for yourself and carving out your own niche in the fast-paced business world appeals to you, you might be an entrepreneur in the making. Use the skills you learn from VWU to kick-start your own business venture and propel it to success.

  • Public Relations

    VWU’s MBA imparts critical communication skills, and you can use those communication skills to help craft the message that a business wants to send to the public. As a public relations specialist, you can speak for a business and make sure it always puts its best foot forward.

  • Finance

    Managing a business's money is a complex, exacting job, but it’s one your VWU education prepares you for. Take charge of the organization’s finances and manage its financial strategy with the skills you learn from your MBA.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA program at Virginia Wesleyan University, students must:

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Provide official academic transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities previously attended. If more than one institution has been attended, the cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted must be 2.7 or higher. In addition, the GPA earned at the institution at which the bachelor’s degree was awarded must be 2.7 or higher.
  3. Have completed Statistics, Financial Accounting, and Microeconomics or Macroeconomics. (Individuals missing one or more prerequisite are encouraged to speak with an enrollment counselor to explore their options for enrollment.)

Tuition Cost & Financing

Virginia Wesleyan University has one of the most affordable online MBA programs in the region, at only $499 per credit hour. Financing options are available for those who qualify.

Members of the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) will also receive $150 reduction in cost per credit hour.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Course Information Ten courses are needed for completion of the MBA program, following the specified tracks. Each course is 3 credit hours.

  • MBE 500 - Accounting Information and Management Decisions
  • MBE 510 - Operations Management and Supply Chain Management
  • MBE 520 - Ethical Management in a Global Environment
  • MBE 530 - Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, and Control
  • MBE 540 - Managerial Economic Analysis
  • MBE 550 - Managerial Finance
  • MBE 561 - Applied Leadership Theory
  • MBE 570 - Organizational Psychology and Behavior
  • MBE 581 - Negotiations
  • MBE 590 - Advanced Strategy and Policy Integration

Why Virginia Wesleyan Online?

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    Successful Alumni

    More than 90 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

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    Highly Qualified Faculty

    90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields.

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    Military Friendly

    Virginia Wesleyan University is a Yellow Ribbon school, and we have a dedicated Veterans Service Team.

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    Streamlined Admission

    Admission decisions are made on the basis of a review of the applicant's undergraduate transcript. No SAT, ACT, or GMAT required!

Why Study Online? Learning online is different from working in a classroom setting. Here's what you can expect.

  • Structure Your Week

    You have control over when you work on your online MBA. You’ll probably spend between 18 and 24 hours per week on coursework in order to complete your degree in 12 months.

  • Talk to Your Instructor

    You have access to your instructor when you need help, via Blackboard. Your online instructors will let you know when they’re available to answer your questions, help you through difficult tasks and point you in the right direction.

  • Work With Classmates

    Just because you’re learning from home doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Other students will be participating in your class discussions, and you can connect with them on Blackboard when you need to. Your fellow classmates can be a great source of ideas and understanding.

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Yellow Ribbon

Virginia Wesleyan University is a military friendly school. In addition to providing veteran support services to our students, we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. With this program, you can use your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to pay for all VWU tuition and fees.

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Virginia Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate masters degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Virginia Wesleyan University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (