MBA One Year Program

The one-year delivery of the Master of Business Administration degree program is designed to be an intensive program of study which will allow a student to complete all requirements in 12 months beginning in the fall or spring semester.*

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision-making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.

Graduates learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that will help them ethically solve problems which occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.

Admission to this accelerated program is offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students with an interest in developing new connections and a desire to complete the program quickly are prime candidates. Students are expected to have completed all required foundation courses before the start of the MBA core classes.  The One Year Program offers courses in both Hybrid and Online formats.**

The one-year program is identical to the traditional program except that all courses are offered in an eight-week hybrid model.  Students complete two courses per eight-week semester which adds up to four courses per semester, including the summer term.**

* Online students start in the fall, spring or summer semester.

** Students enrolling in the Online program will take courses in a 100% online environment and are not required to come to campus. 

Master of Business Administration - One Year Program

Master of Business Administration 

Foundation Courses
BUS5000Business Fundamentals3
BUS5010Quantitative Methods in Business3
Core Courses
FISV5600Financial Management3
FISV5720Financial Reporting and Control3
IBUS5511Global Economic Environments3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management3
Elective Courses *
Choose College of Business courses at the 5000 or higher level to fulfill the 9 credit elective requirement. Courses taken as foundation courses do not apply.9
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-42.0

Students may choose up to 6 credits of 5000-level or higher study abroad to satisfy elective courses.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international, domestic, and digital options for major, minor, free electives, experiential learning, and transferable courses. There are many affordable options for students during a semester, winter session, spring and/or summer breaks.  Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied, and some partners offer external scholarships.  Premiere programs do not qualify for JWU scholarships or grants; however federal aid is available.  Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go? Wherever you decide, make the best of your educational journey!