Tarleton State University has added an accelerated MBA to its College of Business Administration, giving graduate students an opportunity to complete the degree program in 12 months.

The fully online choice is in addition to Tarleton’s traditional two-year MBA degree program.

Both degree options are designed for hardworking individuals who want a broad business-based academic experience that will prepare them for workplace advancement and provide the skills and tools needed for career changes.

“We worked diligently to ensure this new accelerated format has the same quality components and experiences as our traditional MBA program, but in a condensed format,” said Dr. Nate Heller, director of graduate studies for the business college.

The first two semesters of the fast-tracked MBA consist of eight- and 16-week courses followed by an accelerated four-week class. The final semester seminar is focused on research-based strategies to solve real-world business problems.

 “It’s wonderful to see our programs innovating to accommodate the varied needs of our graduate students in terms of flexibility and format,” said Dr. Barry Lambert, dean of Tarleton’s College of Graduate Studies. “This new accelerated MBA format is evidence of faculty and department chairs within the College of Business Administration seeing a need, and working together to find solutions that benefit our students.”

To find out more about Tarleton’s MBA degree program, visit www.tarleton.edu/MBA.