One-Year Full-Time MBA Programs

One-year programs are a great fit for career enhancers.


  • Accelerated, highly specialized programs last 11 to 16 months
  • Either less time is spent on core classes or there is limited opportunities for specialization
  • Students often relocate for one-year programs
  • Because this is a full immersion program, working at a full-time or part-time job is usually not possible
  • Program intensity tends to be high


  • Those who want to advance in their current industry or function can earn a degree in a short amount of time
  • Coursework is specialized and applicable to a career or industry specialty
  • Opportunities for networking are available


  • Internship opportunities are limited because there are no extended breaks between semesters
  • Some employers prefer the comprehensive structure and coursework of a two-year MBA program
  • Most programs have strict prerequisites for work experience or academic training