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Business Administration, One-Year M.B.A.

Darla Moore School of Business

We've packed the utmost in program quality and rigor into an intensive program that can be completed quickly if you’re feeling stuck in a workplace rut or you stop working temporarily.

The one-year M.B.A. can have an immediate impact on your career. For 10 months, you focus your studies on a specific business discipline and enhance your M.B.A. with electives and a functional specialization, and you can also pursue a business analytics certificate, one of the most sought-after credentials in the industry.

Program Highlights

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    Invest in Your Future

    Elevate your career with a short-term investment: this MBA can be completed in just 10 months and will open new doors for you.

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    Program Structure

    Move quickly through foundational courses, then spend most of your time on a specialization that aligns with career goals.

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    Flexible Curriculum

    Focus on your interests through the flexibility of this curriculum, including an optional business analytics certificate.

What You’ll Study

After completing your foundational courses, you'll focus on a functional specialization: either finance, global supply chain and operations management, marketing or strategic management. You can also pursue the business analytics certificate along with your one-year MBA. Business professionals with a proficiency in business analytics are in short supply.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Business Writing

    Creating clear and effective written communication for business purposes


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Decision-making Expertise

    Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions

    Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Workplace Settings

  • Advanced Technology/Manufacturing
  • Financial Services, Banking and Wealth Management
  • Health Care
  • International Affairs
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

I was interested in the one-year program because I wanted to get back into the workforce as quickly as possible.

Michelle Norwood
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