The new Accelerated MBA at the GW School of Business is designed to allow students to complete an MBA degree in two years. The program is structured specifically for students that are employed.
The AMBA program is offered in a cohort format during the first year, which covers the majority of the core MBA curriculum. Those cohort courses are offered at a full-time credit load over the first year, allowing students to complete more credits in that first year than would normally be the case for a part-time student. This is accomplished by running those cohort courses in a condensed, five-week format. The courses run back-to-back, and they are held on Wednesday evenings (usually after 5:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (usually from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
Starting their second year, students will shift their focus toward their selective and elective requirements while completing their final required core. Because the electives will be offered in the normal, 14-week format, we shift the recommended course load down to a part-time course load; however, the second year can be completed at a full-time pace for students requiring or able to handle that credit load.