Accelerated Option

Fast-track your MBA with Kellogg

Our Accelerated Option can help you earn your MBA faster. Exclusive to Kellogg's Evening & Weekend MBA Program, this option is designed for students who have completed requisite business courses and want to dive into advanced electives sooner.

With fewer credits to graduate, the Accelerated Option allows you to complete your Kellogg MBA in as quickly as just one year and at less expense than earning your Evening & Weekend MBA at a traditional pace. You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to propel your career forward, faster than in other programs.


Benefits of the Accelerated Option:

  • Earn your MBA in as quickly as just one year (depending on the number of courses taken per quarter).
  • Reduce your tuition cost by up to 25%.
  • Fewer credits are required for graduation (15.5 vs. 20.5 at a traditional pace).
  • Dive into advanced electives sooner.
  • Choose between the evening schedule and weekend schedule.
  • Take up to four classes per quarter.

student perspectives

Susan Wang used the Kellogg part-time MBA program to prepare for a career in finance

"My goals for obtaining an MBA were to accelerate my career and to develop my leadership skills for the next level."

 — Susan Wang, Senior Associate, Finance, KPMG
 

How to qualify

To qualify for the Accelerated Option, you must have completed requisite coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level in at least three of the following four courses:

Topic Typical course Equivalent course at Kellogg
Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Microeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics
Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Operations
Introduction to Operations

To qualify for the Accelerated Option:

  • You must have received a grade of B or better in each class.
  • Online courses are not accepted.
  • In general, courses must have been completed in the past 10 years. 

Complete our online form to see if you are eligible. Each applicant is assessed individually. We will respond within five business days.

Check Eligibility

To apply for the Accelerated Option, complete our online form indicating the completed and outstanding classes and upload your academic transcripts.

See if you're eligible

Setting your pace: two paths for study

Courses required prior to enrollment
Accelerated:
At least three of the following four: microeconomics, marketing, operations or statistics

Traditional:
None
Credits to graduate
Accelerated:
15.5**

Traditional:
20.5
Courses per quarter*
0–4
Time to finish
Accelerated:
1–4 years to graduate (average time is 2 years)

Traditional:
1.25–5 years to graduate (average time is 2.5 years)

* The duration of your program depends on the number of courses you take per quarter. You have the flexibility to determine your own course load and may take quarters off if necessary.

** 15.5 indicates the number of credits to graduate if you've completed the requisite coursework for all four courses. If you've completed three of the four courses, the number of credits to graduate is 16.5.

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