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Campus: San Diego, CA

Type: Private

Base Program Cost: See school for details

Per Credit Hour: See school for details

Minimum Credit Hours: 42

GMAT Required: No

Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months

Online Concentrations: Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Quality Management

On Campus Requirements: No

Accreditation: Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC),

School Site: Learn More | Tuition, Financial Aid


Earn the degree you have been pushing back for quite some time now. At Ashford University you can achieve your goals with the resources you need, online classrooms and a supportive environment. The experience you gain at Ashford is not only your experience but one that is shared and unites you with students and faculty around the world. The modern college experience directly represents this institution.


Ashford University’s MBA program offers students practical management knowledge. Students study foundational courses such as finance, human resource management, information systems, and marketing. At Ashford, students can customize their education by choosing to enroll in other classes such as business economics, environmental management, and entrepreneurship. With Ashford University, you have the option of completing the standard program or you can choose to personalize it, giving yourself the chance to bring together major course credits in business with semester credits in one of several specializations. Every specialization offered by Ashford University focuses on a unique element that will further develop your skills and prepare you for an increased level of responsibility. For more information about on-time completion rates and the median debt of students who complete each program, please visit

Students take one course one at a time for six weeks each, in an asynchronous online environment.

In addition to a general MBA degree, students can choose to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance
  • Global Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Supply Chain Management


Students must have a regionally or approved nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with minimum 2.0 GPA to apply to the Ashford MBA program. In addition to this academic criteria, students must possess the following online competencies:

  • Ability to access course and program material on the Internet
  • Ability to correspond with University staff, students, and faculty using email and the Internet
  • Ability to use appropriate antivirus utilities so that files transmitted and received are virus free

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states. Ashford University only accepts students that graduated in 2012 or earlier, and are at least 22 years of age or older.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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