Enhance your knowledge and expand your influence with an MBA from Walden.

Walden's ACBSP-accredited online MBA program now offers two ways to learn. Choose from our traditional course-based option, or our new competency-based format, Tempo Learning™. This unique option allows you to:

  • Accomplish your education goals on your schedule.
  • Demonstrate what you already know from your experience.
  • Save time and money—set your price by setting your pace.

Which Option is Right For You?

Contact us today to discuss the benefits of each option—course-based vs. competency-based. They will provide information for both options regarding start dates, program duration, transfer of credit, tuition-savings opportunities, and more.

With Walden's MBA program, you can focus your studies on a specialization that fits your professional goals. Our course-based option offers the 11 specializations below.

*Denotes a specialization that is offered as part of both course-based and competency-based options.


  • Accounting

    Advance your accounting theory and practice skills as well as your management techniques through this specialization.

  • Communication

    Explore the best techniques for communication with various audiences and purposes, at an organizational level.

  • Corporate Finance

    Examine financial principles, theories, and practices at a deeper level and explore how to make influential decisions.

  • Entrepreneurship Small Business

    Discover the best techniques for launching a new business in today's market, along with the risks and rewards associated with each step.

  • Healthcare Management*

    Become a leader in a critical, ever-growing industry and learn how to address common challenges. This specialization is offered as part of Walden's Tempo Learning™ option.

  • Human Resource Management

    The Human Resources Management specialization allows you to take a deeper look into the practices and strategies necessary to recruit, manage, and lead staff.

  • International Business

    Take a closer look at global organization structure and the challenges and opportunities that leaders in the global market are faced with today.

  • Leadership

    Put your passion for leading others to work, and discover your potential as a leader with this evergreen specialization.

  • Marketing

    Expand your knowledge of the fundamentals within marketing that keep businesses in today's market current and growing.

  • Project Management*

    Focus your studies on the best ways to foster efficient teamwork, oversee complex projects, and achieve cost-effective results. This specialization is offered as part of Walden's Tempo Learning™ option.

  • Self-Designed

    Design your MBA program in a way that aligns with your professional goals. Choose our Self-Designed specialization and take elective courses from a variety of our specializations offered.

Two Ways to Learn

Regardless of which learning option you choose—course-based or competency-based—you will benefit from our relevant and engaging curriculum that focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges that businesses are facing today, and how to excel as a strategic leader.

  • You can choose to take advantage of Walden's Tempo Learning (competency-based) option, and apply what you already know to your course learnings. With Tempo Learning, you can complete the program at your pace—completing competencies quickly on what you already know, and taking your time on newer concepts.
  • As part of Walden's course-based option, you can prepare for success with our Career Management Program, CareerBoost®. CareerBoost will equip you with long-term career planning skills and provide strategies to help you define your personal development goals and achieve your ambitions. 

To speak with an enrollment advisor about which option is right for you, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.


More about our MBA program

  • Career Options

    Walden's MBA program will prepare you to lead others and make strategic decisions, across a variety of departments such as:*

    • Marketing and Sales
    • International Affairs
    • Finance or Accounting
    • Information Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Consulting

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MBA program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MBA program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditations

    ACBSPWalden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.

Why earn your MBA at Walden?

  • Tempo Learning

    Competency-based learning—the faster you go, the less you pay.

  • Acquire Relevant Skills

    Master skills that employers today are looking for.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“The mentorship at Walden has been the greatest value. It's consistent, empowering, and encouraging. It's provided a wealth of resources."

André Lynch | MBA and BS in Business Administration graduate