Simon Business School

Accelerated 18-Month MBA Program

An Accelerated Pace for More Experienced Professionals.

If you’re an experienced professional with 5-6 years of relevant work experience, or are not looking for a career change, you may be eligible for our accelerated degree program, which will let you earn your Simon MBA in just 18 months. While the term is shorter, you’ll still benefit from the same academic instruction that drives the Two-Year MBA program—completing 9 core classes and 11 electives, a total of 20 courses. However, unlike our flagship Two-Year MBA program, the fast-paced 18-month curriculum starts in January with limited internship opportunities.

This program is geared toward established professionals or company-sponsored students who do not need an internship to gain critical experience. If you would like to strengthen in-class instruction with real-world experience typically gained through an internship, please consider the comprehensive Two-Year MBA program.

Accelerated 18-month MBA Highlights
Schedule Monday - Thursday classes
Duration 18 months (January entry)
Credits 67 credits (61 billable credits)
Curriculum 9 core classes, Business Communication Sequence, 11 electives
Academic Concentrations One or more of our concentrations
Cohort Format Cohorts and Assigned Study Teams for core MBA classes
Internship Internship may be possible depending on course schedule and student visa status.
Work Profile Average of 6.1 years work experience.
Distinctive Features Same curriculum as two-year MBA, on a faster timeline. Complete one or multiple concentrations.