Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration

Experience an unmatched, AACSB-accredited MBA – only five percent of business schools in the world have this accreditation – in the concentration that’s right for you.

As a North Alabama MBA student, you will have the advantage of being a part of the largest MBA program in the state of Alabama – one with years of student success stories and national recognition to show for it. Our online EMBA is ranked ninth in the U.S. by College Consensus and the MBA is ranked 41 in the world by Great Business Schools. You can see all of our accolades here.

Online or on campus, you will benefit from the research and knowledge of your experienced professors through their dynamic delivery of practical business skills and strategies, case studies, and analysis of real-world business problems.




$495 per credit hour + fees


Time to Complete
12-18 Months (Full Time)
18-24 Months (Part Time)


100% Online




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Why UNA for Your MBA?

  • Program flexibility for working professionals with 5 starts per year.
  • 9 concentrations to choose from or create your own path.
  • 100% online or hybrid, the choice is yours.
  • AACSB Accredited.
  • New students receive their first course free with our New Start Scholarship*.
  • No GMAT Required.
*The New Start Scholarship only applies to newly enrolled students in an online program who enroll in a minimum of two courses.

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“A couple of my co-workers were already getting their MBA from UNA and said they really enjoyed the program because it is virtual, the professors are flexible, and they could do it on their own time.”

Emily Nicholas, Industry Marketing Manager for Energy, Natural Resources, and Chemicals, Current Student




The UNA MBA offers the ability for you to specialize in a particular concentration and there are 9 different concentrations to choose from, or you can design your own path. The Executive MBA gives individuals with significant business experience the opportunity to improve their leadership and management skills.



Accolades and Honors

Your MBA from North Alabama comes with a long list of accolades and honors recognizing both academics and affordability.

  • CEO Magazine ranked the Sanders College of Business and Technology a Tier One program in overall delivery and #17 in the world for online MBA programs
  • Still the largest MBA Program in Alabama as ranked by Birmingham Business Journal
  • Named #3 MBA Program in Alabama by Online MBA Today
  • Named #1 in Alabama for 100% Online MBA with AACSB Accreditation by Online MBA Page

Digital Badge: CEO Magazine Tier One North American MBA Rankings
Digital Badge: 15 Best Executive MBA Online Great Business Schools
Digital Badge: Best MBA in International Business
Digital Badge: Best Online EMBA Programs from College Consensus


What Can I Do With an MBA?

The purpose of an MBA is to provide training in the theory and practice of business management. It is suitable for students from a wide range of industry backgrounds: arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, business, education, computer science, or technology. The MBA gives you control of your future, provides opportunities, and helps you to be a valuable contributor to the world around you. It will also have a positive effect on your income. At $115,000, the median salary of MBA grads is 75% more than that of people with a bachelor’s degree alone. No matter what your career goals are, a graduate business degree can help you to achieve them.

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“The MBA program at UNA has given me the tools to become a better leader and effectively manage my team. The curriculum has challenged me to improve my management abilities and allows me to interact with multidisciplinary students from around the world.”

Dinah Byrd, Administrative Director, Current Student


Admissions Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance into the program vary by concentration and professional experience, but generally include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • No GMAT Required

A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit may be accepted by transfer from other approved institutions.

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Tuition & Aid

Earn a high quality MBA degree online for $19,890 with no extra fees; less than half the national average tuition 1. We want to make your educational experience affordable and multiple scholarships are available. As a newly enrolled student in an online program, you will receive your first course free when you enroll in a minimum of two courses.

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Tuition Cost

Online MBA, including Executive option: $495 per credit hour + fees

1 The national average for MBA tuition is $35,000-$50,000, according to


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