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Move forward faster by earning MBA credits in your undergraduate career

Business leaders are in demand and furthering your business career with an MBA can help you stay competitive in a changing marketplace. In Carlow's Accelerated MBA program, you can enhance your undergraduate studies by taking and earning graduate-level credit, helping you fast-track your MBA.

Students who are in their junior or senior year at Carlow who meet the program requirements may apply for application to this accelerated MBA program, which allows you to earn up to 9 credits of MBA courses. If you are looking to move through your education faster and pursue an advanced degree, consider this program, which adds no time to your bachelor's degree program.

Accelerated MBA Program Highlights

Whether you pursue 3, 6, or 9 MBA credits in this program, you will be saving time and money on your graduate degree. Completing graduate-level coursework as an undergraduate student will put you ahead of your peers and prep you for success in an advanced program. Our Accelerated MBA also offers the following:

  • No adding time to your undergraduate program; credits count toward both undergraduate and graduate requirements;
  • Ability to earn up to 9 MBA credits, allowing you to earn your MBA in as little as one year;
  • Interaction with graduate students and faculty - and engagement in higher-level work as a junior or senior.

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Accelerated MBA Entrance Options

An Accelerated MBA program will build off your current field of study and prepare you for a quicker route to graduate school and a successful career in business. You are invited to apply for this program if you are currently in one of the following undergraduate programs at Carlow University:

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Accelerated MBA Program Requirements

Formal admission to the Accelerated MBA program beings during your junior year. Juniors and seniors who meet the following requirements are invited to apply:

  • Must have a major in the School of Management
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Undergraduate advisor's approval
  • Submitted application materials, which include letters of recommendation from two undergraduate School of Management instructors and a personal statement
  • Approval of the MBA Director

Once admitted to the program, students will need to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Graduate courses need a grade of B- or higher; graduate courses will count for undergraduate credit if the student earns a lower grade.

Full and final admission to Carlow's MBA program will be granted upon completion of your undergraduate degree and fulfillment of any additional criteria.

Undergraduate MBA Courses

Earn up to 9 MBA credits by choosing one or all of these 3-credit courses:

MBA 752 Advances in IT and IT Management (online or in-class)

In today's IT/digital world, managers of large and small organizations need to know how to make information technology work for them and how to use it to give them a true competitive edge. You'll move beyond the fundamentals, strengthen your ability to manage IT initiatives, and learn how to work more effectively with technology partners.

MBA 722 Strategic Planning (in-class)

This course examines the setting and prioritizing of goals in relation to the mission, culture, resources, and objectives of the organization in order to gain competitive advantage. You will analyze organizational strengths, weaknesses, structure, culture, and past performance. Gain familiarity with tools such as simulations, optimizations, database management, goal setting, and decision-making software to identify trends and develop an organizational strategic plan. At the end of the course, you will prepare and present a strategic plan for an organization or  business in the local community.

MBA 732 Financial Analysis and Planning (in-class)

In this course, you'll learn about financial management, planning, and analysis. You'll cover topics including financial statements, budgets, stock markets, cost of capital, and present and future values. You will examine corporate annual reports, participate in a simulated stock market competition, prepare cash budgets, analyze capital investment opportunities, and conduct and present a team research project on a financial topic of your choice.

Where Our Graduates Go

Students in our accelerated MBA program have gone on to pursue their MBA and attain positions at local and national companies. Graduates have gone on to continue their careers at organizations such as:

  • Top Lead Marketing
  • Highmark Inc
  • UPMC  

Begin Your Business Journey at Carlow

At Carlow, you'll find a community of talented, forward-thinking, ethically-driven students and faculty who will support you through your education. To learn more about what it is like to study at Carlow, request more information today. Or, apply now online for free.


The Department of Management and Accounting Fraud and Forensics at Carlow University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. In granting candidacy status, the IACBE has determined that the business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are eligible for accreditation:

Master's Level Programs

  • Master of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics, Department of Accounting in Fraud and Forensics
Bachelor's Level Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Department of Accounting Fraud and Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Department of Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting, Department of Accounting Fraud and Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and Technology, Department of Management