Accelerated MBA programs have long been the preferred format in the rest of the world, they are relatively new to the U.S.
Accelerated programs provide the same essential management education in a condensed timeline, typically less than two years.
The shorter time period allows graduates to begin earning a return on their investment sooner and the programs tend to be less costly.
Degree credit requirements differ widely among accelerated programs but usually range between 35 and 45 total credits. Coursework is completed over terms that last 6-10 week’s vs the traditional 15-week semester.
The major difference between accelerated and traditional programs is the number of elective classes. As a general rule, accelerated programs require fewer elective classes.
Accelerated curriculums are completed on a part-time basis and appeal to working professionals who can commit to a rigorous schedule without too much disruption to their personal or professional lives.
To facilitate the condensed timetable many accelerated programs make use of a hybrid delivery model where some portion of the curriculum is delivered online.
A completed Graduate Application, online or pdf
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a recommended grade point average of 3.0
A 250-word personal statement describing why the candidate is interested in the program, how it fits into personal intellectual development and what the applicant expects to accomplish by enrolling*
One letter of recommendation*
Applications without payment or waiver will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed
Tuition and Cost
30 credits – $1,063 per credit hour
Financial Aid is based on your financial need. Financial aid comes in the form of grants, loans and work-study.
The first step to receiving financial aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
First-year applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships based on academic performance and their potential to become active members of our community.
All aspects of a student’s application are considered including extra-curricular activities, but limited funding and a large number of applications makes our scholarship awards highly competitive. A recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher is encouraged to be eligible for consideration, along with a rigorous HS course schedule.