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Earn Your MBA Online in Under a Year

Through one of St. Thomas University's six online Master of Business Administration programs -- General, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Sports Administration, Accounting or Cyber Security -- you can obtain a degree online in as few as 10 months. The online format enables working professionals with busy schedules to earn an MBA while continuing to work.

Achieving a master's in less than a year may seem impossible, but advance planning and a few extra steps can help you earn your degree in the shortest possible time frame.

The St. Thomas MBA programs offer accelerated seven-week courses. You can choose from six start dates offered throughout the year to enter the program at a time most convenient for you. The course requirements for each MBA program can be as low as 30 hours. Implementing the strategies below can help you fast-track your degree plan even further.

Course Requirements

The St. Thomas University online MBA programs require 10-13 classes, equivalent to 30-39 credit hours -- 30 for the basic degree plan, and an extra nine contingent on a transcript review. Broken down, this will require 21 hours of core classes, nine credit hours of electives, and up to nine hours of foundation courses.

The MBA programs are offered over six sessions -- two each in the fall, spring and summer. Classes start as early as two weeks after the application deadline, enabling you to begin and move through the program quickly. Take a look at the calendar for the General MBA program to get an idea of start dates and application deadlines.

Ways to Speed Up Your MBA

You can finish your MBA in under a year if you:

  • Take more than one class per session. You could take two or more classes per session, reducing your completion time by at least half.
  • Avoid the additional foundation hours. If you complete the 30 required hours with a high GPA, you may be able to finish the MBA without the additional foundation credit hours, contingent upon approval from an academic advisor.

Ultimately, these MBA programs enable you to earn the degree faster -- the convenience of online coursework allows you to work on assignments in your own time, around your busy schedule.

By taking two or more classes per session and avoiding the additional foundation hours, you can graduate with an MBA in less than a year.

Learn more about St. Thomas University's online MBA programs.

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