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Learn to Lead in the Global Business World with the TROY MBA

Become a leader with broad knowledge of general business and a deep understanding of global business with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Troy University. No matter your educational or career background, if you want to learn about management, this graduate-level program is for you. Through our MBA business degree, you’ll learn to use analytical, technical and behavioral tools to develop and execute strategic business efforts. We designed our program to be flexible, allowing you the ability to pursue your degree in person or online. How long does it take to earn an MBA? At TROY, you can finish in as little as one year by taking classes full-time — or go part-time and complete your degree in 18-24 months.

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An MBA Degree Designed for Working Professionals

With 9-week terms and online and in-person classes, our MBA program is especially suited for working professionals and active-duty military personnel. At TROY, you’re not locked into a rigid course sequence. So, if life gets in the way — in the form of deployment, job relocation or another event — you can sit out a term without having to reapply. Build on your real-world experience by developing the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to compete in today’s business world.

Our AACSB Dual-Accredited School Puts TROY Among the Best MBA Programs

What puts ours among the best MBA programs? Dual Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. TROY’s Sorrell College of Business is one of only about 200 business colleges in the world to hold dual accreditation from AACSB, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools. That means you’ll receive your Master of Business Administration from an institution that meets rigorous quality standards.
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Master of Business Administration Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, your MBA courses may include:
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MBA Program Locations

Get the flexibility you need by taking MBA courses online, in class or through a blend of both. For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.

An MBA Program Led By Expert Faculty Across Business Disciplines

You’ll learn from a faculty of highly qualified and experienced individuals who are also friendly, student-oriented and dedicated to your success at TROY and beyond. From them, you will learn everything related to general business, from how to boost production policies and procedures to how to improve the financial performance of organizations. Your professors will also teach you the professionalism and etiquette you need to succeed in today’s business world. 

At TROY, we engage faculty from all business disciplines so you learn from true experts in the areas most interesting to you and your career. Our faculty rotate from semester to semester and term to term, always bringing their discipline-specific expertise to you. The strong work ethic they demonstrate will inspire and motivate you to strive for excellence.

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Master of Business Administration Jobs

What can you do with an MBA? With your TROY MBA business degree, you’ll be prepared to excel in management-level jobs in industries such as health care, manufacturing, hospitality, services, retail and in government.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Phillip Mixon

Dr. Phillip Mixon

Dr. Phillip Mixon, Associate Professor of Economics, joined the Sorrell College of Business in August 2007 and was named MBA Director October 2023. Dr. Mixon holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Mississippi State University. Dr. Mixon has served as a consulting economist for multiple corporation throughout the Southern United States.

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FAQ About the MBA Program

Learn more about the field of general business and our program.
What does MBA stand for?
MBA stands for Master of Business Administration. This graduate-level degree covers various aspects of business management, from accounting to marketing and finance to leadership. Enhancing your business knowledge and skills and expanding your professional opportunities are some of the many reasons to pursue an MBA business degree.
Does it matter where you get your MBA?
Absolutely. Your MBA degree should come from a reputable and accredited university, as it will appeal to employers and help validate your skills. TROY, for example, delivers its Master of Business Administration program through the Sorrell College of Business, one of only about 200 business colleges in the world to hold dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard for business schools. That tells you — and employers — that your degree is from an institution that has met rigorous standards and has a deep commitment to quality.
Is an MBA worth it?
That depends on your career goals. If you’re looking to advance your career and develop skills in management, leadership analytics and more, a Master of Business Administration is a valuable credential. It is also an excellent choice if you’re looking to start or grow your own business. However, weigh the pros and cons before pursuing an MBA business degree. Look for the best MBA programs and choose the one that matches your interests and career goals.
How long does it take to get an MBA?
At TROY, you can finish the program in as little as one year if you attend full time. If you take classes part time, it will take you 18 to 24 months. Some institutions offer an accelerated program that can be completed in 11 to 16 months — others have part-time programs that can take four to six years to complete. If time to degree completion is important to you, make sure to do your research to see how long it will take you to earn your MBA degree.
What can you do with an MBA?
By earning your MBA degree, you open up job opportunities in a range of industries and settings. That’s because you’re developing skills and knowledge that are highly valued in the business world. Your Master of Business Administration can help you advance in your organization, launch or grow your business and prepare you for jobs from financial manager to operations research manager and marketing manager to supply chain manager. And by earning this credential, you’ll also boost your earning potential.
How do I apply for TROY’s MBA business degree, and what are the requirements?
If you’re a U.S. citizen, follow these steps to apply. If you are an international student, you will find the information about international admissions requirements here.

No GMAT or GRE is required. However, international students have other test requirements. 

Graduate Assistantships: The MBA Director does not award graduate assistantships or any other financial aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about application fee waivers, graduate assistantships or other work-study paid positions.


Entrance requirements: An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 out of 4.0 minimum GPA for unconditional admissions. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 to 2.49 GPA for possible admission under a conditional status. Conditional status requires students to complete three specific graduate business courses (9 semester credit hours) with a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program. 

International colleges and universities must be approved by TROY based on global standards that International Admissions verifies for each applicant.

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