Walden University

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U.S. News Rankings

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#161 Overall Score: 42 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (including MBA)

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Graduate Business Program Overview

Walden University offers about 10 online graduate business degree programs, including executive MBA and MBA programs. The school also provides master's degrees in accounting, project management, leadership and human resources management.

Walden University is a for-profit institution that is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. While several of Walden's online graduate business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a recognized accrediting body, a number of programs are not.

Students in the MBA program can specialize in accounting, health care management and corporate finance, among other fields. After successfully completing the first four courses in the MBA program, students receive a graduate-level certificate in business management. Credit for previous graduate course work and professional experience may be offered to some students, and all are required to earn a degree within five years of enrollment.

Most degrees at Walden University can be earned entirely online, and students have access to many virtual technology and support services. Academic advising, 24/7 tech support and mentoring are available. CareerBoost, the school's career management tool, offers resources for sharpening job search techniques, improving interview skills and crafting effective resumes and cover letters.

The application deadline for the online graduate business programs at Walden University, a proprietary school, is rolling. At Walden University, all of the online classes are recorded and archived. Students should also note that the online graduate business programs at Walden University are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2001-2002
Total enrollment 4,408
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $855 (in-state)
$855 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL N/A
Admissions e-mail N/A

U.S. News Rankings

Faculty Credentials and Training rank 112
Faculty Credentials and Training score 76
Student Services and Technology rank 110
Student Services and Technology score 42
Student Engagement rank 167
Student Engagement score 36
Admissions Selectivity rank 114
Admissions Selectivity score 35
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.5

Applying

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website N/A
Director of admissions Devon Loetz
Admissions phone (866) 492-5336
Admissions email N/A

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Academics

School awards MBAs Yes
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 91 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
One-year retention rates N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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Student Body

Enrollment 4,408
Average age of new entrants 35 years
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 48
24-7 live tech support Yes

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) N/A
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) N/A
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $855
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $855

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