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Admissions

Applying to Nexford

The documents needed to apply vary by program level. For all programs, you need to submit a government issued identification and passport-style “selfie". 

 

If you're applying for an undergraduate program, you may need to provide proof you've graduated secondary (high) school or earned a GED, by submitting a transcripts, or in countries that require a national examination, submit the results (WAEC, IGCSE or NECO).

 

If you're applying for a graduate program, you'll also need to provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript. If the transcript is not in English, you will need to submit an official translation.  

 

At Nexford, you may start learning after you apply and will have 60 days to submit official copies of academic credentials. 

 

You may also be required to submit an official copy of your English proficiency certificate should our Admissions Team be unable to verify your institution’s/school’s language of instruction.

Nigerian applicants can provide a digital copy of their National ID by verifying it on the National Identification Commission Mobile App (download for Android and iOS)

Applicants with NIN slips should download the National Identification Commission Mobile app and verify ID using their National Identification Number (picking the option of ‘Full ID’). This allows the applicant to derive relevant information such as their full names and date of birth.

After verification of the ID is complete, applicants can screenshot and send Nexford Admissions a copy as their government-issued ID. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like if done successfully.


Applying is easy! Once you've decided on the program you want, and read up on the admissions criteria, head to apply.nexford.org to start your application. If you have everything ready, it should take you seven minutes (or faster!) to complete the form.

Download our step-by-step guide to understand what you need to do to complete your Nexford application and give yourself the best chance of acceptance.

Programs start on the first of each month, which gives you a lot of flexibility. You can apply now and choose to start right away, or on a date in the future. Whenever you choose to start, apply and enroll at least 10 days before the start of the month. This gives you enough time to finish orientation and get used to the online learning environment before your first course.

You'll be able to finish the application in 7 minutes (or faster!) providing you have all your documents. However, there are some things that may add a bit of time:

  • Do you need to take the English test? Set aside another 50 minutes – you'll be able to take the test when you apply, at no extra cost
  • Want to apply for a scholarship? You'll need to answer some questions about you – each question is about 150 words, so it won't take long!

Don't have all your documents? Start your application now – you can come back later to upload them. We'll save it for you! (Don't forget: your documents can be in any language: we'll translate them for you, at no extra cost.)

When you apply, you'll pay a one-off fee of $20, which allows us to process your application.

If you've studied business already, or you're just getting started, there's a program for you! Here's a quick rundown; visit our programs overview page for more information!

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate business program that has a standard completion time of 18 months.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an undergraduate degree where you'll gain foundational skills in business. The standard program completion time is 48 months.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business is half the length of the BBA, with a standard completion time of 24 months, and is a great point to start your business learning.

Can't commit to a whole degree? Take a course or certificate instead, and learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time.

Not at all! We can translate them for you – at no extra cost. Upload everything in your native language and we'll organize everything in-house. (Please note your application may take a little longer to process this way.)

You can take a photo with your smartphone, or scan it in.

Make sure your photo ID:

  • Shows your most recent legal name
  • Is valid within the past two years
  • Is written in English (although we can translate in-house at no cost!)

We can process your application quickest if you upload your passport. We also accept national identity cards (but as we have to translate them, it might slow things down).

Having difficulties uploading your photo ID? Check out Section ‘1.6 Proof of Identity’ of our guide.

Yes, you can, we'd love to get to know you! Introduce yourself and your work history to the team, so we can help you set goals and get on track.

Good question! The English language assessment is designed to test your understanding, reading and listening. We're looking for a minimum score – we want to check you'll succeed at Nexford.

You can view all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.

Are you eligible?

We accept mature students! At Nexford, we believe you're never too old to learn. However, we cannot accept learners under the age of 18 years. Any learner over the age of 18 years is welcome to apply and start learning at Nexford.

In most cases, you'll need to have graduated from high school before you can apply for your BBA. If you haven't graduated from high school yet, you may want to take the General Education Development certificate (GED). Get in touch to see what we can do: help@nexford.org

You'll need an undergraduate degree to apply for the MBA program. Nexford University accept applications globally. We understand that your qualification may not specifically say that you hold a bachelor's degree in your country, but it may be equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree. We'll be happy to have your credential reviewed! Get in touch with our Admissions team to know if you are qualified: admissions@nexford.org

 

However, your degree or qualification doesn't need to be in business.

 

If you have a degree in another discipline, you'll take four 6-8 week Business Foundation courses. Here, you'll learn the baseline business skills you need for our broader MBA. Upon successful completion, start taking MBA core courses.

 

If you have studied business before, you'll enter straight into the MBA and start taking your core courses.

Credit transfer

Starting August 1, 2022, Nexford University will begin reviewing requests from learners for transfer credit. In order for transfer credit to be awarded, an official transcript from awarding institution must be submitted for review.  Learners may review the transfer credit policy in the University catalog 

Yes, all Nexford courses are credit bearing.

No. If you have work experience, that's great, but you don't need it. Nexford's programs are practical, which means you'll gain on-the-job skills while you learn.

If you do have work experience, we won't be able to offer credit just yet. We want everyone to start their program on a level playing field – that includes taking the same core courses and building the same foundational skills.

Starting August 1, 2022, Nexford University will begin reviewing requests from learners for transfer credit. In order for transfer credit to be awarded, an official transcript from awarding institution must be submitted for review.  Learners may review the transfer credit policy, as well as all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.

Want to transfer your Nexford credits elsewhere? Each university has it's own credit transfer policy, so we recommend you contact them directly as it is the decision of the receiving school if transfer credits are approved.

Common application problems

You can. We'll save your progress as you go.

When you're ready, you can pick up where you left off. Go back to apply.nexford.org and enter your email address. We'll send you a one-time code to your mobile number. Enter it to confirm it's you and continue your application!

You can find advice and guidance on applying to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

Good question! We're here to help you find the right program for your career.

The program you choose depends on how much experience you have, and whether you've studied before.

If you're new to business, or you've just graduated high school, you may be interested in our undergraduate programs (AAS in Business and BBA are great places to start).

If you have some experience already, check out our MBA to gain advanced skills in the field.

And if you're looking for something shorter that gives you the skills you need, quickly, have a look at our courses and certificates.

Visit the programs overview page to see everything in one place.


Uh-oh! While we can't provide specific advice here, email help@nexford.org and we'll tell you what to do. Include a screenshot if you can!

(In the meantime, make sure you're at the right link: apply.nexford.org)

Hmm, that's no good to hear. The solution depends on why you can't finish. We've put together a step-by-step guide to help you.

If you're missing documents, that's fine: exit the application and return later to upload. Everything will be there for you. 

If you're having tech problems, email us at help@nexford.org – we'll try to sort it out for you or give you another way to apply. 

No stress! You don't have to upload everything right now. Come back and try again later – we've saved your application.

Oops! We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency.

Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page or send us an email at billings@nexford.org

You can! We accept new learners on the first of each month. So even though you missed one deadline, there's another start date around the corner.

We're sorry you're having trouble. Make sure you're copying and pasting the code exactly as it appears in your email – no extra spaces or punctuation allowed!

If it still doesn't work, send us an email at help@nexford.org. We'll check what's going on.

You might be able to. Email help@nexford.org to talk about your options.

Once you've applied

You can't check – but you'll get an answer within seven business days. How's that for fast!

Once you've pressed submit, you can go back and upload any documents you were missing, but unfortunately you can't edit anything else. Make sure you double-check your application before you press submit.

Make your application the best it can be! We asked the admissions team for their tips – here's what they said.

Once you've applied, we'll send you an email within seven days with your admissions decision. Good luck!

Absolutely! We hope Nexford is a better fit for you this time around and we'd love you to apply again. Please note, you'll need to pay the $20 application fee again.

Enrolling

General enrollment questions

We get it – plans change. If you need to change your start date, log back in to the enrollment portal. You'll be able to select a new start date that suits you.

Set your start date when you enroll: you can start on the first of any month.

The date you choose is up to you! If you can start right away, wonderful. If you need a bit more time, choose a date in the future. Whatever you choose, make sure you pick your date as soon as you can. You don't want to miss the deadline!

Once you're admitted (congratulations!), the next step is to enroll. That's when you confirm your place at Nexford, choose your start date and pay your first month of tuition.

You'll enroll in your online learning environment. More information and links will be in your offer letter. Stay tuned!

You can find advice and guidance on enrolling to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

When you enroll, you’ll choose to pay monthly, in two or six month instalments. Pay your first month, two or six months upfront, and we'll set up a direct debit for the same time period. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

We'll send you a reminder before your payment date so you know it's coming. You'll also get a confirmation email when we receive your payment.

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.


If you have more questions about payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

You may enroll at any time, but we recommend you enroll at least one week before your first course. This gives you enough time to complete your orientation and explore the learning environment before you start.

Adding courses

Add and remove courses in your Nexford learner environment. It's easy to do!

You have until three days before the first of the month to add courses: so get choosing!

Chat to your success advisor if you need help picking courses that suit your career.

Before you enroll in new courses, you'll need to meet the requirements of the ones you're already taking.

Once you've met all the requirements, and passed your final assessment, you can enroll in new courses, and start on the first of the month.

If you fail a course, you can choose to retake it. Your best grade will be the one that is used to calculate your GPA.


Not at first. You'll start by taking one course at a time, so you can get used to the structure and workload, and get a feel for working online.


Then, if you're maintaining good grades, you can take more than one course if you want to. Speak to your success advisor to see if this is the right option for you.

Yes, of course! If you need help designing your study plan, chat with your success advisor, or someone in the success team. They'll help you choose courses that match your career goals and help you get the most out of your time at Nexford.

Changing your enrollment

We get it – plans change. If you need to change your start date, log back in to the enrollment portal. You'll be able to select a new start date that suits you.

Not at first. You'll start by taking one course at a time, so you can get used to the structure and workload, and get a feel for working online.


Then, if you're maintaining good grades, you can take more than one course if you want to. Speak to your success advisor to see if this is the right option for you.

If you’ve had a change of plans and decided you want to discontinue your studies, you can withdraw from your program. We have a fair way of handling refunds; we'll refund you any time you haven't used. Refunds are only processed in US dollars.

Our Success Advisors can help you out. Just email success@nexford.org

We're here for you! If you need a break for any reason, chat with your success advisor.

The time you can get off depends on your program. Everyone has a personal leave allowance (a total eight months for BBA learners, and total four months for MBA and AAS in Business learners). You can take time off in one-month blocks – you don't have to take it all at once.

You can, but you may have to wait a little bit.

If you left Nexford because you didn't have the funds (but you're ready now!), you can reapply as soon as you're ready. You'll need to pay the application fee again.

If you left Nexford because you weren't getting the grades you need, you'll need to wait six months before you reapply. Use this time to brush up your knowledge, and perhaps practice your skills at work or in an internship. Then, reapply when you're ready.

Before you withdraw, think about pausing your program instead. You won't have to pay tuition for the months you have off. When you're ready, you can pick up where you left off!

Common application problems

You can. We'll save your progress as you go.When you're ready, you can pick up where you left off. Go back to apply.nexford.org and enter your email address. We'll send you a one-time code to your mobile number. Enter it to confirm it's you and continue your application!

Good question! We're here to help you find the right program for your career.

The program you choose depends on how much experience you have, and whether you've studied before.

If you're new to business, or you've just graduated high school, you may be interested in our undergraduate programs (AAS in Business and BBA are great places to start).

If you have some experience already, check out our MBA to gain advanced skills in the field.

And if you're looking for something shorter that gives you the skills you need, quickly, have a look at our courses and certificates.

Visit the programs overview page to see everything in one place.


Uh-oh! While we can't provide specific advice here, email help@nexford.org and we'll tell you what to do. Include a screenshot if you can!

(In the meantime, make sure you're at the right link: apply.nexford.org)

Hmm, that's no good to hear. The solution depends on why you can't finish. We've put together a step-by-step guide to help you.

If you're missing documents, that's fine: exit the application and return later to upload. Everything will be there for you. 

If you're having tech problems, email us at help@nexford.org – we'll try to sort it out for you or give you another way to apply. 

No stress! You don't have to upload everything right now. Come back and try again later – we've saved your application.

Oops! We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency.

Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page or send us an email at billings@nexford.org

You can! We accept new learners on the first of each month. So even though you missed one deadline, there's another start date around the corner.

We're sorry you're having trouble. Make sure you're copying and pasting the code exactly as it appears in your email – no extra spaces or punctuation allowed!

If it still doesn't work, send us an email at help@nexford.org. We'll check what's going on.

You might be able to. Email help@nexford.org to talk about your options.

Tuition

General tuition questions

Affordability is in our mission: we want you to access high-quality, online education, no matter where you live in the world.

We are a mission-driven organization and a Public Benefit Organization (PBC). That means we're for-profit, but we prioritize public benefit every time.

We've calculated our tuition to be affordable in every country, and tuition is different for each program. Find out what you'll pay per month at our tuition page.

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

If you have more questions about tuition or payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

When you enroll, you can choose to pay monthly, or to pay two or six months at a time. Whichever option you choose, you can always change it later.

We've calculated our tuition to be affordable in every country. No more expensive degrees here! See what you'll pay at our tuition page.

Tuition is a flat monthly payment: you won't pay anything more.

When you graduate, you'll get an electronic copy of your transcript, no additional cost. A printed diploma is $80, a printed transcript is $25, and it’s $100 to have a document notarized.

Pay $20 application fee and join one of our globally affordable programs.

No, you won't! Nexford is 100% online so you won't have to buy textbooks or other equipment. All your course materials are available in your learner portal, and we have a fully stocked online library that's full of the latest books, insights and more.

You're welcome to complete a business placement or internship while you study, but these aren't built into the program.

Making payments

Yes – you'll get a reminder three days before your next payment is due.

No! You a single monthly tuition, which means even if you take two or three courses in one month, you'll pay the same flat tuition as if you're taking one course.

If your grades are good, take more courses at once and finish sooner. Because you're faster, you'll finish faster – and save more money.

Pay your first month (or two or six months) of tuition when you enroll. We'll securely save your card details and after that, we'll direct debit your card every month (or every six months): easy!

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

If you have more questions about payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, Flutterwave, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

If you have more questions about payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

Update your billing information in your online learning environment.

You can choose to pay every month, or pay in two or six-month installments. Whichever option you choose, you can set up a direct debit so you never forget. We'll send you a reminder three days before payment is due, charge your card, and send you a receipt when it's done.

Oh no! We'll see what we can do. Email help@nexford.org with the code and we'll try and help you out.

Check you entered your credit card details correctly. It seems simple, but even one wrong number could stop it from loading.

Still can't pay? We'll look into it for you! Email us at help@nexford.org to chat about other ways to pay. We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

Oops! Before you do anything else, email help@nexford.org and we'll see what we can do.

Pay your first month's tuition at least a week before your start date. This saves your spot in the program, and gives you access to the learner portal so you can take orientation.

Support and funding

We're sorry to hear that. While we can't provide personalized advice here, we want to help you out. If you're not a learner yet, email help@nexford.org to talk about your situation and we'll help you come up with some options. If you're a Nexford learner, speak with your success advisor.

We've made tuition affordable, so you won't need federal financial aid in the first place! Calculate what you'll pay at our tuition page. We can help you source local financial support. Email help@nexford.org to find out more.

You might be eligible for a scholarship. See our current scholarships here.

Learn how to build a case for financing your studies.

Not necessarily – but our tuition is flexible. You have the option of paying every month to fit your budget, or paying in three or six-month installments.

Scholarships

General scholarships questions

Yes, we do! We want as many learners as possible to access university. That's why we offer scholarships for the brightest, and most innovative and driven people.

Scholarships help learners who are ready to attend university, but who don't have the financial means. Interested? See available scholarships.

It's easy! Apply for a scholarship at the same time as you're applying for a Nexford program. Within the application, we'll ask you several scholarship questions to see if you're eligible.

If you're successful, you'll get an email with a voucher code (it'll be in a separate email than your Offer Letter). Enter this code when you enroll.

We offer scholarships for learners in different countries or at different stages in their careers. Check out the list of scholarships available.

You can – but you can only apply one scholarship to your program. We want as many people as possible to have the chance of a scholarship.

How to apply for a scholarship

If you’re successful, you’ll be sent next steps via email — so keep an eye on your inbox!

When you receive your scholarship, we'll send you a voucher code. Use this code when you enroll to apply your scholarship. You only have to use the code once: we'll apply it automatically each month.

You can find advice and guidance on enrolling to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

Unfortunately, we can't reply to individual messages. Be sure to share any details, supporting information or your personal story in your application. That way, you can be sure we'll read it.

It depends on the scholarship. Each one is unique. Check out the terms and conditions of the scholarship you're interested in.

That depends on the scholarship. Usually you'll be able to choose from one or two start dates, and so you'll start at the time as other scholarship recipients. Check out the terms and conditions of the scholarship you're interested in.

Are you eligible?

No, you can live anywhere in the world, as we're 100% online! Nexford is open for global learners, and so are our scholarships. Apply away!

It depends on the scholarship. Each scholarship will detail this on the page containing further information regarding it. Should you have any questions, you can email help@nexford.org

It depends on the scholarship. Each one is unique. Check out the terms and conditions of the scholarship you're interested in. But, as a guide, you must be a new starter: current learners can’t apply for scholarships. If you’re not successful, you can apply again in six months.

You can! If you're interested in a scholarship, just answer the questions that appear within your application. With everything in one place, there's nothing else you need to do!

Because Nexford scholarships are designed for people reaching for the top, we expect you to maintain a 2.5 GPA in the BBA and a 3.0 in the MBA. Check out your scholarship terms and conditions for any other merit-based measures. Each one is unique.

Learning at Nexford

General learning experience questions

Nexford's learning experience is unlike any other. Think engaging, interactive online learning that helps you gain the skills you need – fast.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take courses, chat with peers and faculty, submit assignments, receive feedback, and track your grades. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.

The first thing you'll see when you log in is your dashboard: all the courses you're enrolled in, and easy links for everything else. Click around and explore: it's interactive so you can get the best results.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the learning environment during orientation week. You're in safe hands with us.

Good question. You might be used to learning in a classroom, on campus: but online learning isn't that different. With the learning experience at Nexford, you'll still be able to chat with other learners, faculty and your success advisor, and thanks to video calling it feels as good as face to face learning.

You'll learn in many different ways: live engagements, discussion forums, case studies, flashcards, videos, blog posts and news articles. There's always something to keep you engaged.

Many learners feel like they're more productive when they're learning online. They get the freedom to log on when they want, and they're not tied to fixed schedules (have you ever sat in an 8am lecture, half asleep?). Instead, they can log on when and where it suits them, and learn just the right amount of information.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take classes, chat with peers and faculty, submit assignments, and track your grades. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.

The first thing you'll see when you log in is your dashboard: all the courses you're enrolled in, and easy links for everything else. Click around and explore: it's interactive so you can get the best results.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the LMS during orientation week. You're in safe hands with us.

We're 100% online, so we don't have a campus! Our learners are our priority, which means we let you invest in your future – not a costly campus. (Affordability is our biggest mission!)

Our headquarters are in Washington DC. As an online university we do not operate a campus, if you'd like to schedule a meeting with us please fill out your contact details and we'll be in touch.

You can! Here's how: 

You can also live chat, send us a WhatsApp or call us. Find the details on our website.

You can view all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.

About courses

Yes, there is! Before your first month, you'll have a whole week where you can log in to the online platform at no extra cost, explore where you'll take courses, and connect with your success advisor and faculty.

Orientation is designed to make you feel confident and comfortable before your first course.

We'll send you an email with more information about a week before you're set to start. Get ready!

Short answer – no.

Before you enroll in new courses, you'll need to meet the requirements of the ones you're already doing.

Once you've met all the requirements, and passed your final assessment, you can enroll in new courses, and start on the first of the month.

Not at first. You'll start by taking one course at a time, so you can get used to the structure and workload, and get a feel for working online.

Then, if you're maintaining good grades, you can take more than one course if you want to. Speak to your success advisor to see if this is the right option for you.

Each course contains six modules that build on each other. You'll complete them in order, and show you've mastered the content.

When you enroll in a course, you'll be able to see all six modules in your dashboard right away, so you can start planning ahead.

Every module teaches business skills you'll use. Practice your skills as you go with practical assignments. Then, at the end of the whole course, tie your learning together with a final assessment.

The feedback you receive will be valuable for upcoming modules and courses to build on your knowledge as you go.

You have eight weeks to complete each course. Nexford is 100% online, which means you can log in when it suits you.

While you're learning, your personal Success Advisor will help you stay on track.

You'll show off your knowledge at a few points in each course: 

  • At the end of each module, you'll get an assessment, designed to help you practice the skills you learned in that module. You'll need to submit that assessment before you move on to the next module. For assessments, you'll get your results in up to five days. 
  • At the end of each course (so, every six modules), you'll have an assignment to complete. Think of it as your final project, designed to tie all your knowledge together. You'll need to submit that assignment before you can start your next course. For assignments, you'll get your results in up to two days. 

You'll also encounter quizzes and puzzles along the way, which help you check-in on how much you're learning. These aren't assessed, but they're a fun way to see how much you know – and what you need to revisit.

The feedback you get on each assessment and assignment is really valuable as you move through the program. Learn, apply and watch your skills grow!

Nexford's people

You can connect with our learners! Chat with them on course message boards, meet them in person at Nexford events, or set up a study group in your city. Connect with your team online, via instant messenger, Slack or email. Keep checking on social media for our Facebook Group for potential learners, learners and alumni - coming soon.

They're not your typical faculty members; they're here to teach and build lifelong relationships with you. They're your coaches, mentors, and inspirations, and will ensure you cross your own personal finish line.

Each faculty member has a terminal degree (the highest they can get in their field), and has spent many years working in different organizations (private, public, non-profit, for-profit) and sectors (healthcare, technology, finance, manufacturing).

They come from all walks of life but they are connected by the same mission: to provide you the opportunity to achieve your dreams with high-quality, affordable, online education.

Absolutely! Our Writing Coach is on hand to answer any questions you have about English, writing and speaking skills and APA formatting. Make an appointment online, come to a drop-in session, or attend a writing workshop – they're at no extra cost for all learners!

Support is a huge part of what you'll get when learning at Nexford.

At Nexford, you'll never be alone. There's always someone here to coach you through your program, and mentor you through your career. So, who's who?

For your first few months, your personal success advisor will help you settle in, design personalized study plans, and help you shape your career.

You'll also have 24/7 access to the whole success team. Get your questions answered, exactly when you need them. (Great for late sleepers.)

Contact your faculty any time to ask about course content, get feedback on assignments, and more.

You'll also work with a network of other learners in 25+ countries across the world. Chat with them and support each other.

We're sorry to hear! Your faculty are always on hand to answer questions about coursework. Here's how you can contact them:

  • Visit them in office hours (drop in sessions where you can talk to faculty, three times a week)
  • Send an email or chat to them online
  • Set up a video call
  • Chat in the discussion forums that appear in most courses (your questions could help other learners, too!).

Feel like you don't have enough hours in the day? Your success advisor can help you with time management.

US university

Study 100% online at home and you could choose to graduate in the US if you want to. All Nexford learners have the chance to join our graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where you can celebrate with learners and faculty.

Please note you'll need to fund your travels, and you're responsible for any visa applications you need. We'll provide you a letter of recommendation for your visa.

We're 100% online, so no: you won't need a visa for Nexford. Join us from your computer, smartphone or tablet – wherever you are in the world.

What you'll learn

Absolutely! You'll learn skills in small chunks, so you can start applying them at work straight away. Many of our learners will take a module at night, then use their new business skills at work the next day, while they're still fresh in their minds.

You learn relevant job skills to help you from day one at work.

Nexford's curriculum was co-developed by our faculty and industry leaders, to make sure you're always learning the most up to date topics.

To find out what employers want, we asked them! We interviewed Fortune 500 leaders (who employ 2.5 million people) and used AI to survey 30 million job openings.

You'll learn the most up to date business skills that you can use at work now and in the future.

Here's a snapshot! 

  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Management
  • Innovation and Change
  • Finance

Want to know more? Download a brochure for the program you're interested in to see the full list of hard and soft skills you'll learn.

  • Digital Fluency

Locate and access digital information efficiently and critique its relevance and accuracy using technologies responsibly and securely.


  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Create connections in a holistic, innovative, and interdisciplinary manner to think unconventionally, question the status quo, and imagine new scenarios 


  • Information-Driven Decision Making

Apply tools and skills needed to collect, analyze, interpret, and present data effectively in order to make decisions.


  • Communication and Collaboration

Create written and oral messages by tailoring its content and means of delivery to the needs of the target audience.


  • Civic Responsibility

Apply tools and skills needed to collect, analyze, interpret, and present data effectively in order to make decisions.


  • Cultural and Emotional Intelligence

Use cultural and emotional intelligence practices to promote more effective communication and personal relationships.


  • Adaptive Lifelong Learning

Create a continuous learning and self-improvement plan in response to the demands of a situation or conditions.


  • Customer-Centric Thinking

Apply customer-centric knowledge and competencies to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

How you're assessed

No, but you'll have assessments at the end of every module, and at the end of every course to consolidate your knowledge and practice your skills. You'll get feedback on every task you do.

Just like in business, you'll be expected to complete some tasks as part of a group. You'll probably be in different timezones, and follow different schedules – so this will require some coordination (just like in the workplace).

Work together and assign tasks, chat about your goals and learn from everyone else. Connect with your team online, via instant messenger, Slack or email. Hold video calls and keep in touch.

What are the benefits of group work? Gain skills in leadership, teamwork and collaboration. Do tasks that play to your strengths, and get a glimpse into ways of working around the world.

If you’re taking your BBA or MBA, you might have seen the capstone in your list of courses. This is the final course in your MBA degree, and it’s designed to tie all the skills you’ve learned together.

It’s a major project – and it will form part of your portfolio when you apply for jobs.

Submitting your assignments

Yes, if it's before the deadline. If it's after the deadline and you just realized, get in touch with the Associate or Assistant Professor to see what options are available.

You can! Chat to your success advisor to find out how. (Please note you won't be able to start a new course until you've submitted your assignment, so keep this in mind when you're applying for an extension.)

Submit your assignments in your online learner environment. You'll see a tab for submission straight after each module and course you're enrolled in. This tab has details about the assignment, and a button where you can upload your completed document.

For assessments at the end of each module, you'll get your grades in five days.

For assignments at the end of each course, you'll get your grades within two days.

We use the latest tools and technology through Turnitin to ensure you get fast and relevant feedback from your faculty. You'll get relevant, constructive feedback with everything you submit, and you'll be able to apply your feedback to the next task you do.

Electives and specializations

Enroll like you would any other course: in the online learning environment. Before you choose your specialization, chat with your success advisor – they'll help you choose the right one for your career.

A specialization is a course that teaches you specific skills in an advanced topic of business. Specializations cover the topics the world is talking about, right now. Personalize your degree with one of five MBA specializations, or one of eight BBA specializations.

If you don’t take a specialization, you’ll select four elective courses that you think best match your goals. Think of specializations as building layers of knowledge in one field or area and electives as freeing you up to create pockets of knowledge.

Flexibility

There are no fixed times at Nexford, so you can log in when it suits you!

Sometimes you'll be invited to live engagements, drop-in sessions and workshops – but these are completely optional. Think of them as a way to really reinforce what you learn in each module.

Very flexible! You'll have eight weeks to finish each course, and in that time you can learn exactly when it suits you. Log in before work or on the train home, or complete a module after the kids have gone to bed. There are no fixed times so you really can learn when you want to. And, because you can learn on any device, your learning can be as mobile as you are.

To get the most out of your learning, we recommend at least 20 hours a week. That's enough time to learn and practice skills, and you'll move through your program at a steady rate.


If you have more time to spare, even better! There's no limit to how fast you can go when your grades are good. Spend more hours per week learning and you'll move through courses even quicker.

Life is busy – we get it! If you feel like you're juggling too many things at once, talk to your success advisor. They'll help you create a study plan and manage your time, so you can get back on track. Find out more about how to balance your time.

Your online campus

Yes. Head to the learner environment to update your password and login details.

We'll send you your Nexford username when you enroll. If you lose it, have a look through your emails, chat to your success advisor, or send a message to help@nexford.org

That's easy! Head to learn.nexford.org, press Learner login, and enter your username and password to get started.

We're sorry to hear! Have you updated your password recently? If you still can't log in, email your success advisor or help@nexford.org

How long will you be without a device? If you won't have one for a while, it may be worth putting your course on hold: we don't want you to get behind on your work! Chat to your success advisor to find out how.

If you don't have regular access to a device, Nexford might not be for you. Before you apply, check you'll be able to access a computer, smartphone or tablet when you need to study.

This happens to all of us at times! Remember that Nexford is all about flexible learning. With no fixed times, even if your internet drops out, you can log on another time. You'll have up to eight weeks to finish each course – this should give you plenty of time to finish.

One more thing! You can also access your courses from your smartphone or tablet – so even if you can't connect on your desktop, you can still keep learning!

Grading policies

A detailed account of Nexford’s grading policies can be found here.

Non-discrimination policy

Nexford University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all. Nexford prohibits any discrimination, on the basis of national origin, race, color, religious beliefs, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and breastfeeding), citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, family duties, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, tobacco use, or status as unemployed, in its educational and employment programs, policies, practices, and procedures.

Discrimination is defined as treating members of a protected class less favorably because of their membership in that class, or employing a policy or practice that has a disproportionately adverse impact on the members of a protected class. The university complies with all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations, including Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in university programs and activities.


You can view all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.

Refund & cancellation policy

Details of Nexford’s refund and cancellation policy can be found here.


You can view all Nexford policies, including the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of learners and Nexford University, in the Nexford academic catalog.

Nexford's programs

General program questions

Nexford's programs are designed to suit you, with flexible paced learning. Usually, learners take one course per month and finish in standard completion time of 18 months (for MBA), 24 months (for AAS in Business) or 48 months (for BBA). However, if your grades are good enough, you can enroll in two or three courses per month and finish faster, saving you time and money.

We're here for you!

If you're enrolled in an MBA, you may not have studied business before. But that doesn't mean you'll fall behind.

If your degree was in another discipline, you'll need to take our Business Foundations Certificate. Here, you'll learn the baseline business skills you need for our MBA program. Once completed, you can start taking MBA courses.This makes sure you're on an even platform with other learners on the MBA program, even those who have taken a Bachelor of Business previously.

During your program, you'll have access to a wide system of support: your success advisor, faculty and peers. You'll never be alone: we're here to answer any questions you have, and help fill the gaps in your knowledge.

Yes, all Nexford courses and certificates are credit bearing.

Don't want to commit to a full degree? Learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time with a course or certificate.

Courses let you learn one specific area of business, at a level that suits you (intermediate or advanced).

Certificates are built as a series of courses so you'll gain a collection of skills you can use. Finish a certificate in 3-6 months (the time it takes depends on how many courses you take).

With some courses, you'll get a badge you can add to your LinkedIn profile. Show off to your network!


Most importantly: you'll have learned new skills you can apply at work, or in future jobs. That's worth celebrating!

As well as an official diploma, you'll get a series of badges you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

As well as this, you'll get a series of skills you can use at work (or at jobs in the future).

Program outcomes

A detailed account of the program outcomes for Nexford’s AAS can be found here.

A detailed account of the program outcomes for Nexford’s BBA can be found here.

A detailed account of the program outcomes for Nexford’s MBA can be found here.

Accreditation

Accreditation

You may have a chance to graduate at our ceremony in Washington DC, so you can celebrate with faculty and other learners.

If you don't attend (or even if you do!) when you graduate, you'll have a global perspective that could take you around the world. A Nexford qualification opens doors!

Yes, we plan to become accredited in other countries soon. Accreditation takes time and, as we're a new university, we haven't quite built up the data we need.

We are! We've built partnerships all over the world, including in Nigeria, Egypt and the Philippines. Our curriculum is built on insights from leading companies, including Fortune 500 members.

  • We're licensed in Washington DC, by the Higher Education Licensure Commission
  • We're accredited by ASIC: a UK-based, international body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges 
  • QM has certified two courses for quality, with more on the way
  • We're recognized by CMI.

Read more about our accreditation.

Nexford University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), which is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges.

ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution.

Nexford University is a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education. We’re licensed under the Degree Granting Institution Rules of the District of Columbia, by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. All institutions of higher education licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) are governed by District of Columbia Municipal regulations. Take a look at our HELC License.

We can't answer that for sure: every employer has different ideas about what qualifications they'll recognize. What we do know is that Nexford will teach you job skills that are in demand right now.

How do we know this? We've partnered with high-profile employers like IBM, Union Bank in Nigeria, and Eva Pharma in Egypt, to bring their employees skills they can use.

To find our what employers want we asked them! We surveyed 25 Fortune 500 leaders (who employ 2.5 million people globally), and used AI to survey 30 million job openings. That way, we teach you the skills you need for the jobs you want.

Our advice: start building relationships with employers you like now! We can help you contact them so you can build your study plan to suit.

NUC currently does not recognize nor have any regulatory cover for foreign universities or fully online universities. To put it into perspective, just the same way NUC can’t accredit a traditional American university which is outside of NUC’s jurisdiction, it also can’t accredit Nexford University. This may affect Nexford bachelor’s degree graduates who are looking to pursue NYSC, although graduates of Nexford University are still eligible to apply for a certificate of exclusion which is an official NYSC certificate.

Your career

General career questions

The job skills you learn at Nexford will prepare you to apply for jobs, or advance in the job you already have. While we can't say what job you'll get for certain, we're here to help you reach your goals.

To build our curriculum, we interviewed 25 Fortune 500 execs who employ 2.5 million people globally, and used AI to survey more than 30 million job openings. Then, we created a series of business programs that teach skills employers are looking for.

Stay tuned for an employment report on our graduates - coming in 2021.

We'd love you to apply! We're always accepting applications for job openings around the world. Check out our current positions at our jobs portal. Good luck!

Yes, we do. We hold regular events and seminars worldwide where you can turn up and chat with local industry leaders, entrepreneurs and learners just like you. Some of these events are exclusive to learners (you'll need to enroll to experience all we have to offer!).

We're happy you want to show off your skills! With some courses, you'll get a badge that we created just for this! You'll receive an email with instructions. And add your digital badge to your profile and show it off to your network

Want to shout about Nexford? If you're a current learner or alumni, don't forget to add Nexford University to the education section of your LinkedIn profile.

Badges

A digital badge is a cross-industry digital recognition of professional skills that can be shared on your social and networking sites, as well as your digital signature and resume.

No, at Nexford you get badges when you finish milestone courses. These are the courses that provide most value for employers.

Read more about the credentials we offer and how skills mapping works.

If you’re completing a BBA, you’ll be able to earn up to nine badges:

  • American Institutions and Culture
  • Science of Happiness
  • Professional Communication
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • Business and Culture in China
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Content Marketing and Social Media

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If you’re completing an MBA, you’ll be able to earn up to nine badges:

  • Financial Decision Making
  • Global Business
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Technology & Operations Management
  • Introduction to Intrapreneurship and Innovation
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Data Sciences for Decision Making
  • Cybersecurity Leadership
  • Doing Business in China

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It’s great you want to show the world what you can do! You can share your badge in a number of ways:

  • Send your network a link to the page with your badge. It will show your name, the skills you’ve mastered and that you’ve earned the badge at Nexford University
  • Add the design to your resume under your qualifications section
  • To display your badge on your Linkedin profile, please follow the steps from this guide.

No way! There’s no cost and it’s one of the many ways Nexford prepares you to succeed in your career.

Show the world what you know! A digital badge is recognition of professional skills that can be shared on your social and networking sites – yes, LinkedIn – as well as your resume.

How badges give you an edge

  1. Easy sharing options – show the world what you can do the instant you master a skill. Read the blog.
  2. Employment opportunities – show potential employers that you demonstrate high proficiency 
  3. Stacking options – Nexford’s credentials can be “stacked” – or combined – to help you master an area in a big way.

You always have that choice!

Our badges are there to help you advance in your career - but you control how and where you share them.

You have to maintain a certain grade to receive a badge. For courses that form part of our AAS in Business or BBA degrees it has to be C or higher, while for MBA courses - B or higher.

Graduation

Graduation

We'll send you a high-quality electronic version of your certificate, at no extra cost to you.

You can get a printed diploma for $80, or a printed transcript for $25 (we'll send them to your postal address. Make sure your contact details are up to date!).

To be eligible for graduation, you'll need to have met all the requirements of your degree. That means you've submitted all your assignments, and finished your courses in the required timeframe.

If you think you're ready to graduate, talk to your success advisor. They'll point you in the right direction!

Take a look to see an example of a certificate! It won't mention that you studied online, but you should be proud of your online qualification! More than six million Americans study online – and it's a more affordable way to get a quality education.

Yes! We know that graduation is a time to celebrate your success with your friends, family and loved ones. Nexford will run local (in certain countries) and global graduation ceremonies, and plans to host a US graduation in the future too.

The job skills you learn at Nexford will prepare you to apply for jobs, or advance in the job you already have. While we can't say what job you'll get for certain, we're here to help you reach your goals.

To build our curriculum, we interviewed 25 Fortune 500 execs who employ 2.5 million people globally, and used AI to survey more than 30 million job openings. Then, we created a series of business programs that teach skills employers are looking for.

Stay tuned for an employment report on our graduates - coming in 2021.

Connect with us

Connect with us

We'd love you to apply! We're always accepting applications for job openings around the world. Check out our current positions at our jobs portal. Good luck!

Sure! Let's chat. You can now chat with a Nexford Application Specialist by calling us on +1 (202) 280-2049 or via our official WhatsApp account.

Yes; we've already established partnerships in markets across the globe. Let's talk about how we can work together. Email partner@nexford.org

We're based in Washington DC and have teams across the world. If you'd like to schedule a meeting with us please fill out your contact details and we'll be in touch.

If you're looking to apply, first we suggest that you check out the information available to you on admissions.

To get in contact with us, simply go to our contact us page.

Nexford University - Hours of Operation

Monday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:00 pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

The Nexford University Administrative Office is closed for most major United States holidays.

All times are based on Eastern Standard time.

Success Advising and Faculty

Availability Success Advising: Nexford Success Advisors are available 24/7, seven days a week.

Faculty: Nexford Faculty are available throughout the day with coverage of 17 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are also available during weekly virtual office hours (specified in the course) or by appointment.

Nexford University is located in Washington DC, USA. Our headquarters address is 1140 3rd St NE Washington, DC 20002, US