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GPSFast-Track MBA

Fast-Track Accelerated Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

At Mount Vernon Nazarene University, we designed our Fast-Track Master of Business Administration (MBA) as an accelerated 100% online program for hard-working, highly motivated adults who don’t want to wait to advance in their career or take time off to attend school full time. Modeled after our traditional MBA program, students earn the same number of credits and select a concentration while taking at least two courses at once. This accelerated MBA program can be finished in roughly one year’s time, give or take a few months, allowing graduates to achieve their education and career goals at their own pace.

Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:11-15 months

MVNU structures the Fast-Track MBA around two formats:

  • 11-month timeframe: students take two courses at the same time, from start to finish. Core and concentration courses are taken sequentially.
  • 15-month timeframe: students take their three concentration classes while completing their core courses one at a time.

Adding to the accelerated format, MVNU schedules all MBA classes in six-week blocks.

The Fast-Track MBA reflects the overall mission of MVNU’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS). We base all course content and formats around the needs of today’s working adult—someone seeking to get ahead in the business world while not stepping back from their career to gain an advanced credential. Our business programs particularly focus on market-ready skills that can be applied on the job, while the flexible, accelerated online format lets you complete your MBA around your day-to-day obligations at your own pace. At the same time, our cohort-based classroom model facilitates relationships between you, your professors, and fellow students, helping you build essential business contacts.

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MVNU's Fast-Track MBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Accredited


The Fast-Track MBA covers the same course content as our standard online MBA program. Over the course of


credit hours, students begin with a core curriculum (27 credit hours) and select one of nine concentrations (nine credit hours) or complete the MBA-HCA program.

Fast-Track MBA Curriculum Credit Hours
Ethical Leadership 3
Managerial Economics 3
Marketing Management 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Global Business 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Corporate Finance 3
Strategic Management 3
+ MBA Concentration 9

If a student has already earned a graduate business degree at MVNU and is working toward a second, at least seven unique graduate business courses must be completed to fulfill the MBA’s requirements. Between the two degrees, all students must complete a minimum of 57 credit hours.

MVNU’s online MBA curriculum aims to create confident, informed leaders that effectively plan projects, achieve team goals, meet the expectations of today’s business world, and act ethically and with integrity. The core of the Fast-Track MBA degree centers around the essential areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing and blends these higher-level concepts with topics related to organizational behavior, legal matters, global business, and strategy. At the same time, coursework reinforces problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills throughout.

Within the nine core courses, Ethical Leadership must be completed first, and students then wrap up this portion with Strategic Management.

Concentrations add specialization to the core MBA curriculum, allowing students to focus on a specific area of the business world. Students may select one of nine MBA concentrations or pursue the MBA-HCA program:

Get an in-depth look at high-level accounting concepts while strengthening your business knowledge and leadership skills.

Big Data is now integral to business operations. This concentration blends the technical know-how with key business concepts, with the goal of harnessing all available information to make stronger, more targeted decisions.

Coursework goes over concepts related to markets, investing, financial institutions, and financial planning, helping students work toward a leadership or management role at an investment bank, leading a finance department in a large corporation, or an executive position at a private firm.

This concentration equips students seeking a management or executive role within a human resources department with the skills to lead others, put together training and professional development programs, and develop compensation and benefits packages.

Businesses, by default, don’t operate with smooth precision. This concentration focuses on the design and management of business structures and processes, with emphasis placed on finance, marketing, accounting, and human resources.

Advanced marketing courses cover data collection and developing strategies to target consumers and increase revenue, preparing you for positions in a corporate marketing department, general management, consulting, or entrepreneurship.

Be the leader your church needs, in terms of spiritual guidance and financial decisions. Mixing leadership, biblical, and theological concepts, this concentration prepares students to make decisions for and achieve spiritual growth within church and parachurch organizations.

Advanced marketing courses cover data collection and developing strategies to target consumers and increase revenue, preparing you for positions in a corporate marketing department, general management, consulting, or entrepreneurship.

Preparing students to be department and company leaders, coursework emphasizes organizational change through concepts in human resources, operations, and management.

Designed for practicing clinicians and health care professionals seeking a leadership role in a hospital or assisted living center, the Health Care Administration (HCA) program takes on a slightly different format. Students complete six MBA core courses (18 credit hours) and six HCA courses (18 credit hours) covering health care–specific management, legal, administration, and leadership topics.

The Fast-Track option and completion time are dependent on the current course schedule and student availability for the selected concentration.


For many business professionals, you advance through the ranks but then find your career plateauing at a certain point. Along many paths, an MBA becomes key for getting ahead and assuming more responsibilities. Additionally, based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more jobs will require this advanced credential between 2018 and 2028.

Specifically, management-related occupations are predicted to grow 7% over this period, influenced by new organizations being formed or existing companies expanding their operations.

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Advertising, Promotions, or Marketing Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Financial Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Medical and Health Care Services Manager
  • Property or Real Estate Manager
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager


Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$498 36 $17,928

MVNU structures all GPS programs, including the Fast-Track MBA, on a per-credit, course-by-course basis, rather than using a flat semester tuition rate. Students pay as they go along, with the tuition payment due on the first night of each class. The Fast-Track MBA’s total tuition does not include the cost of textbooks and other classroom materials.


Factoring in the needs of working adults looking to get an affordable, flexible education, MVNU’s GPS offers a tuition guarantee for all programs. The per-credit tuition rate stays the same during your time enrolled, provided your course of study remains free of interruptions and you make satisfactory academic progress.


MVNU offers our graduates several financial aid options, even if they’re opting for an accelerated track. These include scholarships, loans, grants, and tuition reimbursement. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and submit it with your application to be eligible. In the meantime, inquire with your employer about their tuition assistance programs and requirements. Read more about MVNU's financial aid solutions for graduate students.


Online education puts personal and professional goals within reach, and online learners find the flexibility needed to complete or continue their education with financial aid support to make degrees more affordable. Learn how online degree programs can take your career to the next level with The Ultimate Online College Guide.



Instead of waiting and seeing opportunities pass you by, let MVNU’s Fast-Track online accelerated MBA help you reach your career objectives. To find out more, fill out a request for information form today, or after you’ve reviewed all requirements, start your online application.