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.

All courses are offered at the Harborside Campus. Each course is completed in an eight-week hybrid model; students meet in class once per week. Admission 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 foundation courses before the start of the MBA core classes. Students are given the opportunity to gain important work setting experience through the development of an action research project.**

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
ACCT5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
ECON5000A Survey of Economic Principles3
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 options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. 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 scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?