Join America’s online university for global leaders from Nigeria

Dreaming bigger than your current job? Want to learn the art of startup, digital, tech, or leadership?

  • Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow
  • An American MBA online in Nigeria for $160/month
  • For busy professionals like you who need flexibility
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Graduate in 12-15 months


15-20 hours per week


100% online, flexible pace


$160/month, average $2,400

Be a next-generation you

  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 93% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 65+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning and IBM’s Digital Nation

Online learning, American made

Nexford is an American university licensed by HELC in Washington DC with international accreditation from ASIC – and globally recognized by CMI, Quality Matters, and the NSLS. Nexford was born different for you. No term time. No campus. Learn real-world skills 100% online, pay affordable monthly tuition in your local currency if you choose, and graduate as fast as you want. 

Quality higher education is extremely important for young people to enable them to position themselves in a globally competitive world. Institutions like Nexford are really the next-generation of systems available for us to offer more. The only way we can get out of depths of inequality that cut across this continent is to offer opportunities. Nexford is future-focused and mission-driven.

Dr Oby Ezekwesili

Former Nigerian Minister of Education

Our partners

We’ve established partnerships with local organizations that align with our goals, value and mission - giving you the best possible learning experience. We want everybody to benefit from a world-class education, regardless of background, location or circumstance. That includes you.

As an employer, I would gladly hire anyone who is a graduate of Nexford. If I didn’t believe in it, I wouldn’t send my employees to undergo courses with the school.

Abubakar Suleiman CEO, Sterling Bank

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Open the door to opportunities by learning the skills employers want 

A Nexford MBA is designed for experienced professionals like you. 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. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever. Just some of the high-profile companies that many of our previous alumni have gone on to work for. 

I’ve taken disruptive innovation at INSEAD and marketing strategy at Cranfield – now I’m studying my MBA at Nexford University. Nexford is the first of its kind. I love to be part of anything that is a first-mover. Nexford is an innovative hub without brick and mortar. You don't have to sit in a class. You can study at your own pace. If you want an innovative education that is not just imparting knowledge, but that is relevant to today's global trends, then Nexford is the place.

'Jide Adeyemi

Current MBA learner, Nigeria

Learners love Nexford

Here's what learners, graduates, employers, and faculty want you to know about online education born different for you. Come join the movement. Each month we open our doors to learners from all over the world and then equip them with the skills to help them open the door to a brighter future. 

Learning Experience FAQs

Is the Lagos Learning Space safe?

To help you stay safe and keep a social distance, please book your visit at least 24 hours in advance. Learn how we're keeping you safe at the space: download the PDF.

Where is your Nigerian office?

Our Nigerian office is located at 23 A Kunle Ogunba Street off Otunba Adeleke off Admiralty, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. Follow directions on google maps here.

Please book an appointment with our local team using link below.

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What if my previous school can’t provide my required documents in time for my Nexford application?

If your documents aren’t ready, let us know at You can start your program now and upload missing documents later!

Does WES recognize Nexford degrees?

WES is unable to review any of our credentials right now. Although we’re licensed in the US and accredited by ASIC in the UK, we need to be accredited in the US for WES to review our degrees. We’re well on our way with the US accreditation process and this is something that we hope to be able to announce in 2021.

You are more than welcome to wait until Nexford has US accreditation to have WES review your degree, or, you could have your degree authenticated by the US Department of State or explore the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada process. We want to support you in this process, so please let us know whether you’d like to pursue any of these routes and we’ll gladly work with you to make this happen. Contact if you’ve graduated or your success advisor if you’re a current learner.

If you’ll like to get your Nexford degree authenticated, please request an ‘official true copy of the credentials’ you’d like to have authenticated from Once you receive the copy, follow the process outlined here by the US State Department to get them authenticated for use in your home country.

Nexford can also handle the authentication process on your behalf for a non-refundable processing fee of US$100. For this service, please contact us at

In some cases, you may also need to get your credentials authenticated by your country’s embassy in Washington, DC. To find out, you will have to check with your country’s embassy in Washington, DC.

If you need assistance, please contact the Nexford registrar at

Once you receive our authenticated documents, Nexford is unable to help with any further authentication in your home country. You’ll need to handle any local processes on your own.

Can I get a visa to travel abroad with Nexford?

We're based in Washington DC, and we're 100% online. That means you have the freedom to study from your home country and graduate with an American degree. You're welcome to study in the US, but unfortunately, we're not able to help with your travels or visa.

All Nexford learners have the chance to join our graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where you can celebrate with learners and faculty. Nexford University can provide you with a letter stating that you are indeed an enrolled learner at our university and have completed your degree requirements.

The letter will also state that we are holding a graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where we are licensed and based. You may use that letter to apply for a visit visa to attend the ceremony.

Do you have a physical campus?

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!)

What is the university experience at Nexford like?

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.

Are you accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC)?

We're a 100% online American university licensed by HELC in Washington DC, and accredited by ASIC - a UK-based, international organization. We're certified by QM for quality and recognized by CMI. You can find out more about our license and accreditation here.

Regarding NUC approval, it's a process we're working on and may accomplish by the time you complete your program with us (although we can't commit to that right now). Please see here and here photos of our visits with the NUC Executive Secretary and the Chairman of the Board. Meanwhile, we've already partnered with many leading employers around the world, including in Nigeria, such as Union Bank, Sterling Bank, Dangote, and IBM, and have several learners from Nigeria and 60+ countries around the world. This is an example of how valued a Nexford degree is amongst employers! Our mission is to provide you with the latest job skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's workplace.