Earn an MBA with a Specialization

Make your CV stand out from other MBA graduates. Choose from 5 MBA specialization subjects that could set your career apart.

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How MBA specializations work

A specialization, like a college major, is a specific set of subjects on top of your core MBA. You’ll need to complete 10 core MBA courses as well as three specialization courses, that’s a total of 13 courses. Each focused series of courses includes hands-on projects and culminates in a specialisation with your MBA. The courses concentrate your knowledge in a particular area. How to choose an MBA specialization at Nexford? Select from one of five specializations below.

To build our MBA with specialization, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever. So, whether you’re pivoting roles, accelerating in the career you already have, or launching a startup, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your MBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and an MBA degree!

Duration

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months, but flexibly paced. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.

Effort

15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule so you can earn while you learn. 

Format

Learner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience. 

Cost

Your MBA specializations in focus

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

    Crops, food production and water supply are under strain as human populations increase. Design a practical approach to addressing future wellness programs by recognizing cultural differences, the challenges of technology initiatives, and occupational healthcare shortages.

    3 Courses

    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Renewable Energy
    • Managing Healthcare
  • Doing Business Across the World

    Doing Business Across the World

    You have a great idea: does it translate across cultures? Unpack the cultural complexities and get to grips with doing business in high-growth hotzones.

    3 Courses

    • Doing Business in India
    • Doing Business in China
    • Doing Business in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Enabling E-Commerce

    Enabling E-Commerce

    It’s not only the Amazons of this world that have to think about bricks and clicks. B2B, B2G, and B2C across the world need a strategic handle on the future of e-commerce.

    3 Courses

    • Enabling E-Commerce and Digital Strategy
    • Policy and Regulatory Enablement of E-commerce
    • Operations Digital Transformation
  • Advanced AI & the Future of Automation

    Advanced AI & the Future of Automation

    The robots aren’t coming; they’re already here. AI and automation promises considerable economic benefits. How can you ensure each link of the value chain is marching to the same beat?

    3 Courses

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Sciences for Decision Making
    • Robotics and Automation
  • Managing Hyperconnectivity

    Managing Hyperconnectivity

    From cyber war rooms to hackers, cybersecurity is top of every business agenda. Discover IoT ecosystems to minimize technical and product risk using Agile and Lean frameworks.

    3 Courses

    • Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
    • Product Management with Agile and Lean

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your MBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and an MBA degree!

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning straight away and send us your documents later (in exceptional circumstances). If you’re unable to immediately provide us with your transcript or diploma, you can just upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee.

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a college or university
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn an MBA with a Specialization for as little as $160 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months. Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your MBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is one of the most affordable American universities in the world. We’re not ordinary.