Accelerated MBA Program

This all-inclusive, fast-track, hybrid-style MBA option combines quality, convenience, and affordability for the region’s working professionals and can be completed in fifteen (15) months.

This fast-track 15-month program bypasses a traditional semester structure. Each cohort (program set) comprises nine sessions, with each session lasting eight weeks, and a one-week break between each session. During each eight-week session, students will complete two courses for six (6) credits, for a full-time course load of 12 credits per semester.

Classes are in hybrid format; the coursework is online with four Saturday in-class meetings per session. 

Prospective students will meet the same standards for admission as in the Traditional MBA program.
   

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is the accelerated MBA program different from the regular program?
A: The accelerated program is a full-time hybrid (online and on-ground classes) program that meets on weekends and lasts 15 months. 

Q: What is the structure of the program? 
A: This program does not follow the traditional Fall/Spring semester framework of the typical academic year. Instead, there will be nine (9) sessions; each session will last eight (8) weeks with a short break in between sessions. Students will earn six (6) credits during each session toward the 42 credit program.  

Q: What will be the class format?
A: Classes are provided in a hybrid format, both on-ground and online. Classes meet on-ground every other week during each eight (8) week session on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Q: What are the qualifications for admission?
A: Same as the traditional MBA. To be admitted into the program, students should have graduated with a 3.0 GPA or better from an accredited undergraduate institution, submit official transcripts of all colleges previously attended; provide a current resume; write and submit a 500-word personal statement on why s/he wants to pursue the MBA; and submit two letters of reference attesting to leadership potential and ability to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, due to the intense nature of the program, applicants must demonstrate that they are capable of meeting short deadlines.

Q: Who will teach the classes?
A: Classes will be taught by the same excellent full-time faculty who teach in the traditional MBA program.

Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: Please visit the Student Accounts Office  for a current list of approved tuition and fees. 

Q: How do I apply to the program?
A: First schedule an appointment with the MBA Director. Then start the application. 

Q: I am an international student, can I apply?           
A: Yes!