Accelerated MBA Program

Consider starting graduate school during your senior year with the Accelerated MBA Program at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business!

Qualified students may be able to complete the bachelor’s degree and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in a total of five calendar years.

How does it work?
During your senior year, you can complete two courses that will count toward both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. This can save you both the time and tuition of two courses in graduate school. When do I apply? We encourage you to apply for the Accelerated MBA Program before the end of your junior year. If accepted, you are eligible to begin the program after you complete 90 undergraduate hours and have achieved senior status.

What about the GMAT?
A satisfactory GMAT score is required for full acceptance to the MBA program. You may be accepted provisionally into the Accelerated MBA program without a GMAT score as long as you provide an acceptable score before the first semester you are registered as a graduate student.

Do I have to start my MBA program right after I complete my bachelor’s degree?
No. You can begin your MBA program within a reasonable time after you complete your bachelor’s degree. You will be subject to the MBA curriculum in place at the time you begin as a graduate student.

How many courses are required to complete an MBA?
The maximum number of courses is 18. If you complete 2 graduate courses during your senior year, you will have only 16 courses remaining. In addition, six of the total 18 courses are considered foundation courses, each of which can be waived if you earn a B or better in an equivalent course or courses at the undergraduate level. For the student who is waived from all 6 courses and who completes two additional courses in the Accelerated MBA Program, only 10 courses remain for the completion of the degree. This creates a significant savings of time and money! During the undergraduate program, the equivalent of the six MBA foundation courses may be taken. Students are encouraged to apply to the BA/MBA or BS/MBA before the end of their junior year. Accepted students may enroll in two MBA courses during their senior year, one course each semester, and credit will be given toward the undergraduate degree. The remaining ten graduate business courses may be taken upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

For more information about the Accelerated MBA Program, and the undergraduate courses equivalent to the MBA foundation courses, contact Grace Whiting at 708.524.6456 or