UMUC Launches One-Year MBA Program Online

Selective, accelerated program—starting this fall—offers the same core curriculum as the university’s award-winning online MBA program

July 22, 2011

ADELPHI, MD (June 22, 2011)—UMUC today announced the Fall 2011 launch of its One-Year MBA program, available completely online. The program is designed to develop key managerial competencies—including critical thinking, systems thinking, team building, decision making, and ethical leadership—that are applicable in any business setting and that prepare students to take on greater managerial responsibilities and to function more effectively in executive-level positions.

The One-Year MBA program offers the same core curriculum as UMUC's standard online MBA program. To accommodate the accelerated schedule of eight five-week content courses and three business practicum courses, two professors—with expertise in the subject matter and in online instruction—will work together to teach each course. In addition, the business practicum courses will offer students the opportunity to apply what they have learned to their own organizations.

“UMUC’s new One-Year MBA program—available entirely online—is ideally suited for today’s busy executives and today’s supremely competitive and constantly shifting job market,” said Rosemary Hartigan, JD, director of the One-Year MBA program. “Whether students are honing their managerial and decision-making skills at the highest levels, preparing to move into executive leadership or updating their résumés prior to launching a job search, the One-Year MBA program may offer the best solution in the shortest amount of time.”

Given the demands of the accelerated curriculum, admission to the One-Year MBA program is selective. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, students must meet one of the following three criteria: (1) hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited university; (2) have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and a score in the top 20th percentile on the GMAT; or (3) hold one of 14 approved professional certifications, such as the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), Project Management Professional (PMP), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).