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Fast-Track Accelerated Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Earn your MBA in the fast lane in as little as one year with our Fast-Track Accelerated program.





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Get Ahead with Our Fast-Track Accelerated Online MBA Programs

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, we designed our Fast-Track Master of Business Administration (MBA) as an accelerated 100% online program for hard-working, highly motivated adults who don’t want to wait to advance in their career or take time off to attend school full time.

Modeled after our traditional MBA program, students earn the same number of credits and select a concentration while taking at least two courses at once. This accelerated MBA program can be finished in roughly one year’s time, give or take a few months, allowing graduates to achieve their education and career goals at their own pace.

MVNU structures the Fast-Track MBA around two formats:

  • 11-month timeframe: students take two courses at the same time, from start to finish. Core and concentration courses are taken sequentially.
  • 15-month timeframe: students take their three concentration classes while completing their core courses one at a time.

Adding to the accelerated format, MVNU schedules all MBA classes in six-week blocks.

Fast-Track MBA Highlights

The Fast-Track MBA reflects the overall mission of MVNU’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS). We base all course content and formats around the needs of today’s working adult—someone seeking to get ahead in the business world while not stepping back from their career to gain an advanced credential.

Our business programs particularly focus on market-ready skills that can be applied on the job, while the flexible, accelerated online format lets you complete your MBA around your day-to-day obligations at your own pace. At the same time, our cohort-based classroom model facilitates relationships between you, your professors, and fellow students, helping you build essential business contacts.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour

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Program Length

11-15 months

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Total Credit Hours


Accelerated MBA Curriculum

Managerial Economics

A study of the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory and policy including the concepts of demand and supply theory, resource and product markets, fiscal and monetary policy, and price theory and maximization.

Global Business

An intensive course designed to give a thorough understanding of the important dimensions of conducting business internationally. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexities associated with international business including: the importance of cultural differences, choice of modes of entry, strategic marketing strategies, strategic human resource strategies, and important international business theories.

Marketing Management

An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. Special emphasis is given to developing a framework for analyzing strategic marketing situations by defining target markets and developing a marketing mix related to the market stakeholders of the organization.

Curriculum stats/highlights

The Fast-Track MBA covers the same course content as our standard online MBA program. Over the course of 36 credit hours, students begin with a core curriculum (27 credit hours) and select one of nine concentrations (nine credit hours) or complete the MBA-HCA program.

If a student has already earned a graduate business degree at MVNU and is working toward a second, at least seven unique graduate business courses must be completed to fulfill the MBA’s requirements. Between the two degrees, all students must complete a minimum of 57 credit hours.

*The remaining 9 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration. All MBA courses are 100% online.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Ethical Leadership 3
Managerial Economics 3
Marketing Management 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Global Business 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Corporate Finance 3
Strategic Management 3
Total MBA Core Hours 27
+ MBA Concentration* 9
Total MBA Hours 36

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Career-focused MBA Concentrations

MVNU’s MBA programs blend a 27-hour core education with nine hours of concentrated coursework that covers an array of topics. Within each concentration, students receive industry-specific training from expert faculty members that can unlock growth potential in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Explore what we have to offer:


Become a knowledgeable and well-rounded business professional by developing your leadership skills and accounting skills while earning your MBA.


Learn to create and manage Big Data initiatives, as well as associated business processes that facilitate large-scale analytics solutions in organizations.


Prepare for a career in designing and managing business processes, either directly (V.P. of Ops, COO) or indirectly (e.g., management consulting). Develop skills for managing interfaces between operations and other business functions such as finance, marketing, managerial accounting and human resources.


Students in the Finance concentration prepare for financial leadership roles in corporations, investment banks, or private firms by gaining an understanding of markets, institutions, investments, and financial planning.


Prepare for a career in consulting, entrepreneurship, or general management by learning business skills, along with specific skills related to marketing.


Students graduate ready to be leaders, executives, and agents for change in any organization by developing a wide range of skills in human resources, operations, and change management.


Graduates of the HR Management concentration are qualified for executive roles in human resource management after obtaining skills in leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits through the MBA program.


This concentration is ideal for students who seek a leadership role in a non-profit, governmental, or social service program. Students gain the expertise needed to effectively lead an agency by integrating concepts of knowledge in managing interdisciplinary relationships, including secondary trauma, program planning, development, evaluation, and grant writing.


The Ministry Leadership concentration equips students with the know-how to master leadership roles within a church and parachurch organization, allowing them to achieve overall personal and spiritual growth while gaining a practical, biblical, and theological understanding of ministry.

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We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisors welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisors provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

College Guide


Online education puts personal and professional goals within reach, and online learners find the flexibility needed to complete or continue their education with financial aid support to make degrees more affordable. Learn how online degree programs can take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Online College Guide.

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