Accelerated MBA

The Accelerated MBA is a progressive graduate program directed to adult learners. This innovative accelerated learning option offers the MBA degree in a shorter time-frame while achieving the same number of class hours and learning outcomes as the College’s traditional MBA program. The accelerated option consists of 36 credit hours that are completed in 12 short months leading to the General MBA.

Convenient Classes

Fridays from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fully online during the summer

The campus classroom experience is enhanced with web-based learning opportunities.

Students in the MBA Accelerated Option have the opportunity to forge many valuable and meaningful life-time business relationships as they progress through the program as a cohort with a pre-determined schedule of courses.

The Program is offered on the Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University which is located in the heart of downtown Nashville, at the foot of the State Capitol. This recently renovated facility houses a state-of-the-art executive education classroom featuring the most modern technology, a Bloomberg driven financial trading room offering real-time financial market information, technology based classrooms, and a comprehensive graduate-library along with a bookstore and varied support services for adult learners.

All MBA Accelerated course objectives/learning outcomes are aligned with those taught in the MBA program. The MBA Accelerated Option requires 11 courses (33 credit hours) and one elective course (3 credit hours).  Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Accelerated Option Curriculum


  • Weeks 1-4 Statistical Decision Making
  • Weeks 5-8 Managerial Accounting/Controllership
  • Weeks 9-12 Management & Evaluation of Information Systems
  • Weeks 13-16 Managerial Finance


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Corporate Asset Management or Logistics


  • International Accounting
  • Managerial Economics


  • Weeks 1-4 Marketing Management
  • Weeks 5-8 Behavior in Organizations
  • Weeks 9-12 Operations Management
  • Weeks 13-16 Business Strategy & the Economic Environment