Daytime Accelerated MBA
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 experience where students work with local businesses that face critical international issues.
Included in the price are books, parking, some meals, and the landed costs of the international trip. Career Services are an important benefit of the Daytime Accelerated MBA. Students work from the beginning with an advisor on job searching skills. Because the program is so short, internships are not available.
Students also participate in a three-day orientation at a downtown Long Beach luxury hotel that features team building and case study exercises, as well as activities designed to introduce students to the program and to the services of the university. 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.
New Daytime Accelerated MBA cohorts begin every July. Applications are being accepted until the April 15 deadline.