Accelerated Online MBA and Master of Management

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The accelerated Online Master of Business Administration and Master of Management degrees from National American University’s Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School empower you to advance your knowledge and skills in less time than a traditional degree program.

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Accelerated Online MBA and MM Program Overview

The accelerated MBA and MM programs are ideal if you want a faster path to earning an advanced degree. These online graduate programs give you the solid business foundation you need to advance your career without taking time away from work. By eliminating extraneous electives and a thesis, the accelerated path allows you to focus on meaningful assignments that are immediately relevant to your career path or employment. These programs also offer unique cohort experiences that can save you time and money.

Using multiple methods of instruction and open-source materials, your program will rely on scaffolding and high-impact assessments. Upon completion of your degree, you will have curated a digital career portfolio of program assignments that highlight your workplace knowledge, skills and abilities.

As a graduate of either program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate critical business principles and concepts to develop actionable policies and plans.
  • Use current business technologies in support of organizational sustainability.
  • Demonstrate the leadership skills required to achieve a multi-dimensional business strategy.
  • Evaluate an appropriate code of ethics for a global business environment.
  • Communicate and collaborate across diverse stakeholder groups.

Online Accelerated MBA and MM Classes and Curriculum

Each program consists of 10 courses totaling 45 credit hours taken over four terms that can be completed in one year:

  • Term 1: One 11-week course along with two sequential 5.5 week courses
  • Term 2: Two 5.5 week courses taken over 11 weeks
  • Term 3: Two 5.5 week courses taken over 11 weeks
  • Term 4: Three 5.5 week courses taken over 11 weeks
  • 11- week courses require 1 lesson per week
  • 5.5-week courses require 2 lessons per week

Questions? Contact an enrollment advisor.

Core courses for both degrees include an Introduction to Business, Communications and Student Success, Data-Driven Decision-Making, Strategy, Managing Organizations and Leading People, Human Resource Management and the final Portfolio (included in Strategy and Policy).

MBA candidates will also study Marketing Essentials, Financial Management and Business Economics, Enterprise Operations and Accounting.

MM candidates will study Project Management, Accounting and Finance for Managers, Marketing and Sales Management, and Legal Environments of Business and International Management.

Visit our course catalog for a complete list of MBA and MM requirements.

Prerequisite Requirements for the Online MBA and MM Programs

You must meet certain business study requirements to gain acceptance to the online MBA or MMprogram. There are two options available:

  • Option A: This is for students who completed undergraduate or graduate courses at an accredited two or four-year institution or from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party institution. You must meet the following requirements:
    • Earned a C or higher in the courses
    • Successfully completed CLEP or DANTES examinations
    • Submitted an experiential learning portfolio
  • Option B: This is for students who do not have sufficient business coursework. You can complete the following courses:
    • Statistics
    • Economic Analysis
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers

You also need to demonstrate proficiency in computers and application software.

For MBA:

It is recommended that students who wish to complete the accelerated format version of the program should be at least 25 years of age and should have a CGPA of 3.0. Additional admissions counseling may be recommended as this is a very rigorous, fast-paced program.

The following course pre-requisites are recommended but not required:

  • AC2760 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • MA3000 Business Statistics
  • EC2050 Macroeconomics
  • FN3000 Business Finance I

The above recommended pre-requisites may also be met through equivalent undergraduate courses or master’s courses taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency.

For MM:

It is recommended that students who wish to complete the accelerated format version of the program should be at least 25 years of age and should have a CGPA of 3.0. Additional admissions counseling may be recommended as this is a very rigorous, fast-paced program.

The following course pre-requisites are recommended but not required:

  • AC2760 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • MA3000 Business Statistics
  • EC2050 Macroeconomics
  • FN3000 Business Finance I

The above recommended pre-requisites may also be met through equivalent undergraduate courses or master’s courses taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency.

You also need to demonstrate proficiency in computers and application software.

Online MBA and MM Degree Tuition and Fees

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Online MBA and MM Degree Career Outcomes

The online MBA and MM programs provide you with the background you need to be a business leader across a number of different organizations. You will develop advanced skills in disciplines such as finance and accounting, and you will also learn how to create strategies and policies to reach your organization’s business objectives. Most importantly, you will demonstrate to employers that you have the skills to effectively lead teams in any environment.

Also, because the entire program is online, you do not have to take time away from work to complete your courses. This flexibility means you can immediately apply what you learn to your real-life business situations.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online MBA and MM Programs?

  • Business professionals: If you are a business professional ready to advance your career at your organization or with a new one, the online program is a great fit. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to join management or executive teams.
  • Professionals without a business background: As a non-business professional in an area such as engineering or healthcare, you can use an online program to move into corporate positions.

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.