Accelerated MBA Program - Frequently Asked Questions
The traditional MBA program is still available; as of August 2014, we have added an accelerated MBA program which can be completed in eighteen (18) months.
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 18 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 9 sessions; each session will last 8 weeks with a short break in between each session. Students will earn 6 credits during each session towards the 51 credit program. The ninth and final session will be devoted to the completion of the special project (MBA 595).
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: Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Q: What are the qualifications for admission?
A: Same as the traditional MBA but restricted to domestic students; no international students. 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, ability to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, because of 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 web page for a current list of approved tuition and fees. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.
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: No, due to visa restrictions international students cannot be admitted to the Accelerated Program. International students are encouraged to apply to the Traditional MBA Program.
Q: Additional questions?
A: For additional information, please call:
For program specific information: Mrs. Celina Alles-Gonzalez at (203) 392-5633
For application information: Graduate School at (203) 392-5240.
For financial information: Financial Aid at (203) 392-5222.