We want our degrees to be affordable so that current and future business leaders from around the world can afford them without going into debt.
As an institution focused only on distance-learning graduate degrees, we don’t have expensive campuses and buildings to maintain, and we pass the cost savings on to our students.
Most MBA Programs make you hunt from one page to the next to calculate what the program will really cost. And most universities charge up to $1,000 per year in extra fees that don't show up until you get your bill.
We've worked hard to make our pricing simple and easy to find.
You won't find any hidden "technology" or "wellness" fees here.
We tell you what everything will cost and when payment will be needed.
The tuition for the GEN 301 - Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation course is $400.
The books for this course cost $40 if purchased as Kindle books on Amazon.
The course is online, so there is no cost for travel.
The tuition for each MBA is $9,000.
This tuition covers the cost of both Launch Seminars, including meals and lodging (based on double occupancy).
The cost of books and travel to and from the Launch Seminars is not included.
The estimated cost of all the MBA books is between $600 and $900, depending on whether books are purchased digitally or in paperback/hardback formats.
All books are available on Amazon in both digital and paperback/hardback formats.
The cost to travel to the Launch Seminars will vary depending on the student’s distance from the Launch Seminar locations, which may vary from year to year.
Launch Seminar Refunds
The Launch Seminar registration fee of $180 is non-refundable. A full refund of the $720 tuition will be granted for any Launch Seminar withdrawal that takes place before the start of the Launch Seminar. However, the first Launch Seminar is a prerequisite for the online courses and the second Launch Seminar is a prerequisite for the practicum. Therefore, withdrawal from a Launch Seminar constitutes an automatic suspension of the student’s enrollment in their MBA cohort. Students then have two choices: 1) They may transfer to a future cohort, which will drop them from all remaining courses in their current MBA cohort but will keep them in the MBA program. 2) They may resign from the MBA program.
Online Course Refunds
A full refund will be granted for any course withdrawal that takes place before the end of the first week of an online course. After the first week of an online course, an 80% refund will be granted. After the second week, a 60% refund will be granted. After the third week, a 40% refund will be granted. After the fourth week, a 20% refund will be granted. There is no refund for a course withdrawal that takes place after the fifth week of an online course.
All tuition payments are made through the GLU Student Portal.
You can pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.
The tuition payment for the initial Launch Seminar must be received at least four weeks before the start date.
The tuition payments for all other courses must be received at least one week before the start of the course.
Here is the MBA tuition payment schedule:
$900 due in July of Year 1
$600 due in August of Year 1
$600 due in October of Year 1
$600 due in January of Year 2
$600 due in March of Year 2
$600 due in May of Year 2
$600 due in August of Year 2
$600 due in October of Year 2
$600 due in January of Year 3
$600 due in March of Year 3
$900 due in May of Year 3
$900 due in July of Year 3
$900 due in September of Year 3
Total MBA tuition: $9,000
We don't currently offer financial aid or scholarships because they create additional costs that force us to increase our tuition.
In order to offer financial aid, we would have to have a department that specializes in tracking and complying with laws, releasing funds to students, and managing reporting.
In order to offer scholarships, we would have to have a fundraising department, with programs for soliciting donors, reviewing and approving applicants, releasing funds to students, and reporting to donors.
We've chosen to keep our focus on creating the most affordable MBA program possible - one that minimizes overhead while maximizing value.
We offer a 30% tuition discount to immediate family members and a 20% tuition discount to extended family members, up to the level of the first family member’s enrollment at Global Leadership University.
Here’s how we define “family members:”
We consider immediate family members (30% discount) to include parents, siblings, children, and spouses.
We consider extended family members (20% discount) to include anyone related to you, including by marriage. This includes your cousins, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. It also includes your spouse’s parents, siblings, children, cousins, aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews.
Here’s how you qualify:
If the first family member is taking or has taken our Intro Course, then immediate family members will receive a 30% discount on the Intro Course, and extended family members will receive a 20% discount on the Intro Course.
If the first family member is taking or has taken our MBA Program or Graduate Certificate, then immediate family members will receive a 30% discount on the MBA Program or Graduate Certificate, and extended family members will receive a 20% discount on the MBA Program or Graduate Certificate.
One example of this discount policy is that husbands and wives can take the Intro Course at the same time or later, and one of them will receive the 30% discount. They can also take the MBA Program or Graduate Certificate at the same time or later, and one of them will receive the 30% discount.
Feel free to contact us:
If you’re not sure how this works, or if you’re not sure if you qualify, send us an email at .
Here are some entrepreneurial ideas for self-financing your MBA:
Ask your employer to contribute to your MBA.
Ask selected family and friends to contribute toward your MBA. This “family scholarship plan” is practiced in many countries around the world, especially in family-oriented cultures where the whole family network rejoices and benefits when one family member benefits. If this is not customary in your family, you might try this as your first multicultural learning experiment!