Daytime Accelerated MBA
Please note that with the 2017 admission cycle, the program will change to an 18-month semester-based schedule. This will allow us to offer internships and other critical program features. Please check back for additional details.
The Daytime Accelerated MBA offers students the opportunity to earn an MBA degree in a little more than one year. The program consists of five ten-week sessions, where students attend classes full-time, Monday through Thursday, and generally complete three classes per session. This demanding program is offered as a lockstep cohort format with 25-35 students in the cohort and begins the first Monday in July. The Daytime Accelerated MBA is attractive to students who recently completed their undergraduate degree and have limited work experience, to international students who seek an impressive educational experience, and to individuals who want pursue an expedited career change/refresh and don’t wish to work at the same time.
The program includes a three-unit, mandatory international trip where students work with local businesses that face critical international issues. This international experience includes going overseas for one week. Countries that we have visited include Argentina, Chile, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, and Spain. Please see here for our policy about attendance of the trip
The price of books, on campus parking, some meals, and the landed costs of the international trip are all included in the tuition.
Students are required to participate in a three-day orientation at a downtown Long Beach luxury hotel. The focus of the orientation is to prepare the student to work in teams, master the Harvard case discussion method, and begin the preparation for their career post-graduation. During the orientation, students get to know faculty, fellow students and alumni of the program and begin to work as teams. The orientation is included in the cost of the program.
Career planning and management are an important benefit of the Daytime Accelerated MBA. Students begin their career planning after they have been admitted and support continues for up to a year after graduation. Students work with a career advisor on identifying career goals and developing a job search strategy, as well as resume writing, interviewing, and other important career skills.
- Given that the program is 13 months and it is very demanding, internships are not feasible, nor do we advise or support students in the pursuit of an internship.
New Daytime Accelerated MBA cohorts begin every July. Applications are being accepted until the April 15 deadline.