Merit Business School was founded in 2012 as a graduate school of business offering quality online MBA and graduate business certificate degrees. Merit is a new kind of business school for today’s modern, well-traveled student. Through our global learning platform and online support systems, we offer truly affordable access to quality business programs for working adults from around the world. Our goal is to improve access to quality management education and career opportunities for business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs. Merit students are confident, optimistic, and ethical leaders who transcend national boundaries. Merit graduates are skilled in critical thinking, problem-solving, technology, and presentation skills—-essential traits for entrepreneurial and organizational success. We’re proud of our world-class practitioner faculty and relevant curriculum, which engages students on every continent—Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Merit enables working adults to access quality education anytime, anywhere. The school was originally called the Executive Academy of Scottsdale and still operates from Scottsdale, Arizona. Merit is recognized in the area of graduate business education and entrepreneurship. Merit takes pride in presenting a rigorous, American-style MBA to a global student population, which wants to stay current with modern business principles and practices. For 2016, Merit Business School offers a fully licensed online MBA program with flexible start dates and relevant concentrations—-ideal for time-constrained individuals who want to advance their careers or start a new business.


Merit Business School is state licensed and aligns its programs with CHEA-approved, nationally recognized accreditation standards. Merit delivers high-quality postgraduate instruction using multiple assessment measures and is working with appropriate national and specialized accreditors.

International Students

More than 80% of Merit’s students are from non-U.S. countries, creating a diverse and vibrant educational community. International students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are welcome to apply for admission to the Merit MBA and graduate certificate programs. Due to the online nature of our program, Merit Business School cannot issue I-20 documentation to allow international MBA students to enter the U.S. on student visas. Nonetheless, through its Global Learning Portal and outstanding faculty members, Merit provides an unparalleled opportunity for international MBA students to obtain an affordable, top-quality American-style business education online. There is no residency requirement. You can study and learn wherever you live. There are a variety of payment options, too. Want to learn more? Contact a Merit representative today and find out how to take your next steps.

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