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Merit is a leading post-graduate management institution founded in 2012. It was formerly called the Executive Academy of Scottsdale and operates its well-regarded online MBA and graduate certificate programs from Scottsdale, Arizona.

Students from all over the world take online MBA and graduate business courses accessed through Merit’s Global Learning Portal. Merit is a private educational institution, which was initially approved to operate by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (ASBPPE) in September, 2012.

The institution is a member of the Arizona Private Schools Association and accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

Merit Business School offers rigorous and rewarding online business management programs for qualified working-adult students wherever they may live. Many are international students who take courses online from the comfort of their homes or while they are traveling. There is no on-campus requirement.

Merit MBA and graduate certificate students are located in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Poland, India, Taiwan, and Great Britain. Faculty members are equally diverse, with rich backgrounds in management, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and consulting.

Rolling admissions allow students to enter the program several times each year.

To apply, please complete a graduate student application.