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Accelerated Full Time MBA FAQ



What is the impact of an MBA to a career?

Getting an MBA opens all sorts of doors including:

  • joining a strong alumni network
  • gaining confidence in your knowledge
  • achieving the advanced skills needed to be a leader in business
  • effectively manage people

MBA Graduates see better marketability, more job security, a network of peers to connect with and tap into, and last but not least, salary increases.

According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the projected median starting base salary for recent MBA graduates in the United States is $110,000 and more than half of companies plan to increase the starting salaries for MBAs in 2017.

Will Accelerated Full Time MBA Applicants be interviewed? 

Applicants will not be interviewed; however, a Video Statement of Purpose and a short answer essay is required for the Admissions application.

Do you require work experience?

Work experience is not required, but we do prefer at a minimum one year of work experience.  We look for candidates who demonstrate leadership and academic potential. If you do not have one year of work experience you will be required to complete a summer internship halfway through the program. This is designed to make sure that all students have some work experience when they graduate.

Are there areas of specialization available in the AMBA Program? 

The Accelerated Full Time MBA has a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Do you have any special career programs for students

The goal of the Graduate Career Mentor Program is to connect professionals with current College of Business graduate students to form a mentor-mentee relationship.

  • Career course
  • Internship Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Resume Book for Employers

Learn more about the program.

Can I meet with a student or alum?

Absolutely, please contact / 562-985-5565 to set up a day and time to meet with either a student or an alum.

Can I sit in on a class?

Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit (e.g. finance, marketing), the Grad Programs Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at / 562-985-5565.