The Best New York City Accelerated MBA Programs
When the decision is made to pursue an MBA, there are a number of questions one must ask themselves: how will I afford this degree? How will I make time for class? And can I keep my current job? Thankfully, most business schools acknowledge that not every student has the time or money to devote to a full-time curriculum. With flex or accelerated MBA options, students today have a number of different options for earning their degree on their terms.
If you’re looking to pursue an advanced business degree in the center of the world—New York City—but are concerned about the time and money it will take to complete an MBA, you might want to consider an Fast-Track or accelerated MBA program, some of which allow you to complete your degree in half the amount of time of a full-time program.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the top New York City accelerated MBA programs:
Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College
At Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, students have the option of enrolling in the One-Year MBA program, a 42-credit degree that is completed in 12 consecutive months.
The One-Year MBA at Zicklin provides students with the same rigorous academic experience as the full-time MBA program, but in half the time. The program is perfect for students with an undergraduate business degree and at least two-to-five years professional work experience in a business-related field, who can use their strong knowledge of business fundamentals to move quickly through the degree. Beginning in June, the program consists of two Summer Blocks, a fall and spring semester and Winter Intersession with the option of studying abroad.
Anisfield School of Business – Ramapo College of New Jersey
An Accelerated MBA is available at Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of Business in New Jersey, just outside of the New York metro area. Recognized as one of the top quality business schools accredited by the AACSB in New Jersey, Ramapo College accelerated MBA allows working professionals to earn their MBA in just 20 months while still maintaining a career. Anisfield’s Accelerated MBA also allows students the option to take two Project Management electives which will prepare them to sit for the Project Management Profession (PMP) exam along with their degree.
The Accelerated MBA at Anisfield can be completed in 20 months, which consists of 2 evenings per week on campus, three hours online and just two classes per ten-week term. The degree focuses on a foundational and functional core of knowledge, while also requiring courses on leadership, global business, and offering the chance to take electives like Supply Chain Management, Marketing Research and many more.
Binghamton University School of Management
At the Binghamton University School of Management, students with an undergraduate business degree can accelerate their MBA timeline with one of Binghamton’s three Fast-Track MBA programs.
Any student possessing a bachelor’s degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution may apply for the Management Fast-Track MBA, which can be completed in just one year. Accepting only students from AACSB institutions means all students entering the program have a similar strong business foundation, which allows the program to move quickly and allow more flexibility when it comes to elective courses. Undergraduate Binghamton students also have the option of enrolling in Fast-Track MBAs offered through the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Both of these programs last only a year by combining a student’s undergraduate degree with graduate coursework.
Lubin School of Business – Pace University
The Lubin School of Business at Pace offers students the opportunity to take a Fast-Track MBA in Marketing Management or Financial Management. At 39 credits, both programs cut the amount of time to earn a traditional MBA in half—which also significantly cuts the cost. Students who have graduated from an AACSB-accredited business school are eligible to apply with a 3.30 cumulative GPA or higher—those with a GPA higher than 3.5 may also be able to waive the GMAT requirement.
Students in these programs also have the opportunity to take advantage of student housing, fully immersing themselves in their Fast-Track program. The Marketing Management MBA emphasizes Professional Core Courses, such as Organization Behavior and Leadership or Managing Innovation, but also offers Specialization Electives, Breadth Electives and a Capstone Course. The Fast-Track Financial Management MBA offers many of the same foundational courses, but differs in required specialization courses and special electives.