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

  • An American MBA 100% online in South Africa for $180/month (average total cost $3,240)
  • For busy professionals like you who need flexibility
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More about Nexford’s online MBA programs

Submit your details to learn more about our 100% online, next-generation MBA degree program. You’ll receive our MBA brochure, as well as personalized information to help you choose the right program for your goals.

Duration

Complete an MBA in an average of 18 months or shorter if you want. 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

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

Cost

$180/month, average $3,240. To ensure affordable quality, we adjust your monthly tuition to match your local market. 

Be a next-generation you

  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Want to earn your degree with a specialization? Stand out to employers by building in-demand skills such as AI, E-Commerce and Sustainability
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world from Nairobi with hard skills like digital fluency
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 85+ 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, pay affordable monthly tuition, and graduate as fast as you want.

As an American expat living in Thailand I enjoyed that I could complete my MBA in advanced AI online and take advantage of the high-tech specializations on offer. The MBA is already benefiting my business as I now have a better understanding of how to integrate that high-tech into a traditional business model. Others who I think will most benefit from an MBA will be professionals who are looking to upskill or change career path.

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Online MBA industry projects

While studying your American MBA online, you’ll learn through real-life industry projects with top companies across various sectors

  • Engage in projects from today’s world, not yesterday’s
  • Receive 24/7 support during your study
  • Get personalized subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

Business Case for Change: Tesla

You take the role as a consultant and develop a business case for change to determine where AI supersedes the need for humans in certain functional areas.

Pitch Deck: Beyond Meat

Using Beyond Meat as a model for Food and Agribusiness, you develop a comprehensive pitch deck for Raising Funding for a Food and Agribusiness Venture.

Robotics Roadmap Presentation: 3M

You assume the role of a Senior Executive of at 3M and present a roadmap for deploying robotics and show impact on cognitive agents.

Specialize with skills & knowledge to drive your career

Choose from 5 specializations in hot-topic areas below. 

  • MBA with Specialization in Advanced AI & the Future of Automation

    MBA with Specialization in 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
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
  • MBA with Specialization in Enabling E-Commerce

    MBA with Specialization in 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
  • MBA with Specialization in Sustainability

    MBA with Specialization in 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
  • MBA with Specialization in Doing Business Across the World

    MBA with Specialization in 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
  • MBA with Specialization in Managing Hyperconnectivity

    MBA with Specialization in 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

Nexford career services & development: start with the end in mind

At Nexford, you'll do more than just learn. Alongside your studies, you'll receive access to all of our career services: beginning when you enroll, and ending... well, never.

From early career planning to personal branding to job applications, we'll be alongside you every step of your program. Even after you've graduated our support doesn't stop, as we'll continue to bring you lifelong learning opportunities — including LinkedIn Learning & the Nexford Digital Library.

Your career success is at the heart of everything we do. Discover our career services, and see how you'll come away from Nexford with more than just a degree.

Nexford University FAQ

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.

Nexford graduates are just as qualified as any traditional university degree holder, and they’re also likely to have more relevant competencies. The kind that modern employers urgently require. Our academic programs are designed based on industry and employment needs. We align with real employers to equip you with the skills to thrive in today’s workplace.

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 registrar@nexford.org. 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 registrar@nexford.org

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.

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.

If you need assistance, please contact the Nexford registrar at registrar@nexford.org

We're a new university and we're still building up the data we need; it's a bit too soon to appear in rankings tables. Until we do, we're committed to delivering high-quality, affordable online education to learners across the globe, to help them rank higher in their careers.

We are a real university, with real learners, faculty, advisors, and graduates! Not convinced? Check out the below:

Still not convinced? Book a chat with one of our Nexford Application Specialists! They're happy to answer any questions you have.

We're licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) in Washington DC, which is the same organization that licenses all physical universities operating in Washington DC and accredited by Accreditation Service for International Colleges (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.

Quality Matters (QM) has certified our courses for quality, we’re recognized by the Chartered Management Institute CMI), and we're an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

WES is unable to review any of our credentials at this time. WES requires US universities to be nationally or regionally accredited for them to evaluate the credentials.


We are currently licensed by HELC and have a UK-based accreditation from ASIC. We are working hard in the background to get further accreditation.

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.

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.

All applicants to Nexford’s MBA degree must provide proof that they completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field, or equivalent for international institutions, with a valid copy of their official diploma and transcript. If applicants are not able to provide these documents, they must submit an explanation in writing together with any supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying their graduate status. If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency. If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

View our full graduate admission requirements.