Accelerated MBA

Fast track your career with the accelerated, 12-month MBA. A fully immersive one-year program for U.S. or international students who have an earned undergraduate degree (any major). This program may also be taken by working professionals with the flexibility to take on a full-time course load.

The innovative curriculum is delivered in an accelerated, but primarily face-to-face classroom approach, with classes held during the day and the evening. If students have all the necessary foundation courses completed in advance, they may begin the program in June, and complete the program the following June. Alternatively, students may choose to begin the program in September and complete the program by the following August.

Program Overview

Academics

The Labovitz MBA curriculum is designed to effectively prepare you for management roles within a variety of industries. The Labovitz School puts an emphasis on outstanding and innovative learning that is centered around creative problem-solving. We equip you for success in an ever-expanding global marketplace.

Unlike many other programs, the Labovitz MBA program requires completion of only 32 graduate-level credits.

MBA Core Courses (20 credits)

  • Business Ethics
  • Data Analysis & Statistics for Managers
  • Decision Making in Operations
  • Accounting for Decision Making and Control
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management and Decision Making
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Challenges

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • 1-3 credit electives at the 5xxx or 8xxx level
  • Other options include directed research, special topics, or short-term study abroad

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • Strategic Management

Upcoming Class Schedules for Duluth or Rochester.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in the Labovitz MBA may choose to study abroad as one of their electives. Each year, there are numerous opportunities to participate in short-term, faculty-led, study abroad opportunities offered through the Labovitz School.

Recent programs have included courses in Australia, China, India, Ireland, Peru, and Thailand. Unlike most graduate-level courses, graduate students on these short-term programs pay the same program fee as undergraduates but earn graduate-level credit that counts towards their electives in the program.

Explore the Study Abroad Office to learn more.

*Elective courses may also be taken online through the UW Online Consortium. Instructions to register may be found here. A maximum of 12 credits taken outside the University of Minnesota system to be applied towards a UM graduate degree.

Prerequisites

Foundation Coursework

2020-2021 Schedule of Foundation Courses

A basic foundation in business is required to prepare you for the graduate level MBA program. Students may satisfy these prerequisites through foundation coursework, prior undergraduate coursework, or proving competency by exam.

Our two-credit foundation courses are offered fully online at the undergraduate tuition rate. Foundation courses are to be completed ahead of program admission or within your first four semesters. Courses include Accounting, Economics, Operations, Management, Statistics, Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources.

Students completing all 8 courses will earn a Certificate in Business Administration from the Labovitz School.

Mathematics

All students are required to have an adequate quantitative background to begin the MBA program, which includes College Algebra and Finite Mathematics/Precalculus.

Admission Requirements

As part of the Labovitz MBA admission process, each applicant's complete application is carefully considered, including undergraduate GPA, GMAT or GRE score, years of full-time work experience, professional goals, and completion of formal education or training in foundation areas.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
  • GMAT or GRE score (exemptions available for CPAs, PharmD/MBA and 4+1 MBA students, LSBE alumni, and applicants with prior graduate degrees)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)
  • 2+ years of full-time work experience
  • 550+ GMAT Score

Detailed Application Instructions