1-year MBA Programs


MMK
Thank you for your help.
I have been doing some researches the last two days I found some universities, which offer one-year MBA programs for students, who dont have a Bachelor in business,
So far I have found the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Tampa, the Mercer University, the University of Toledo, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the UNC Charlotte, the Cleveland State University, the University of Baltimore, the Mississppi State University and the Canisius college in Buffalo. My favorites so far are the Canisius college, the University of cincinnati and the University of Kentucky.
What do you think about these universities?

No, I have not been considering in pursuing a one-year MBA degree in Europe. I have been dreaming about living in the US since I was 12 and dont want to stay any longer in Europe. I have actually planned to start working in the US after finishing university in the USA, but with a degree (even if it is equivalente to a Master degree) in Italian Philology and due ti the economy crisis it seems to be impossible to find a job in the US.
Thank you for your help.
I have been doing some researches the last two days I found some universities, which offer one-year MBA programs for students, who dont have a Bachelor in business,
So far I have found the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Tampa, the Mercer University, the University of Toledo, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the UNC Charlotte, the Cleveland State University, the University of Baltimore, the Mississppi State University and the Canisius college in Buffalo. My favorites so far are the Canisius college, the University of cincinnati and the University of Kentucky.
What do you think about these universities?

No, I have not been considering in pursuing a one-year MBA degree in Europe. I have been dreaming about living in the US since I was 12 and dont want to stay any longer in Europe. I have actually planned to start working in the US after finishing university in the USA, but with a degree (even if it is equivalente to a Master degree) in Italian Philology and due ti the economy crisis it seems to be impossible to find a job in the US.
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Duncan
Most of these are serious schools, and have AACSB accreditation. Ignore any that do not. Generally, I really like the courses you have picked out. I think they are amongst the best designed one year MBAs in the US. You seem to have good nose for this, and should trust your judgement.

I would rank these schools like this (they are ranked within the three groups):

Strong:
UNC Charlotte
University of Kentucky
Rochester Institute of Technology

Medium:
Mississippi State University
University of Tampa
University of Toledo
University of Cincinnati
Mercer University

Weak.
Cleveland State University
University of Baltimore
Canisius College
Most of these are serious schools, and have AACSB accreditation. Ignore any that do not. Generally, I really like the courses you have picked out. I think they are amongst the best designed one year MBAs in the US. You seem to have good nose for this, and should trust your judgement.

I would rank these schools like this (they are ranked within the three groups):

Strong:
UNC Charlotte
University of Kentucky
Rochester Institute of Technology

Medium:
Mississippi State University
University of Tampa
University of Toledo
University of Cincinnati
Mercer University

Weak.
Cleveland State University
University of Baltimore
Canisius College
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ibiz
Can you please give an update for 2013?

Which would be the top 10 one-year MBA programs right now?
Can you please give an update for 2013?

Which would be the top 10 one-year MBA programs right now?
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Duncan
I think the FT ranking is very reliable. The top ten schools with one year options are Insead, HKUST, IE, Kellogg, CEIBS, Cambridge, IMD, ESADE, Oxford and Cornell.

PS it's at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013

PPS Ralph below mentions the Simon school. I have a client there now who is having a very positive experience there.
I think the FT ranking is very reliable. The top ten schools with one year options are Insead, HKUST, IE, Kellogg, CEIBS, Cambridge, IMD, ESADE, Oxford and Cornell.

PS it's at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013

PPS Ralph below mentions the Simon school. I have a client there now who is having a very positive experience there.
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ralph
I agree - the FT rankings are a good go-to for the top global one-year MBA programs. But what I find interesting is that there have been some good developments in the US, where the idea of one-year MBA programs is gaining more traction.

Briefly:

I've heard a lot of good things about the Rochester Simon program - it starts in June and students can pursue concentrations as well.

Thunderbird's 11-month program is also pretty interesting - with a fall start date and decent salary stats.

I'd also look at the other BW-ranked business schools that offer one-year MBA programs: Florida/Hough, USC Marshall, Boston University, etc.

And of course there's the Kellogg MBA and the Cornell MBA - probably the best one-year MBAs in the US.
I agree - the FT rankings are a good go-to for the top global one-year MBA programs. But what I find interesting is that there have been some good developments in the US, where the idea of one-year MBA programs is gaining more traction.

Briefly:

I've heard a lot of good things about the Rochester Simon program - it starts in June and students can pursue concentrations as well.

Thunderbird's 11-month program is also pretty interesting - with a fall start date and decent salary stats.

I'd also look at the other BW-ranked business schools that offer one-year MBA programs: Florida/Hough, USC Marshall, Boston University, etc.

And of course there's the Kellogg MBA and the Cornell MBA - probably the best one-year MBAs in the US.
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ibiz
Duncan and Ralph, Your expert feedback is always helpful!

Thanks for your suggestions.
Duncan and Ralph, Your expert feedback is always helpful!

Thanks for your suggestions.
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gordoone
Good thread, it's been really interesting reading through it all!

Thunderbird's 11-month program is also pretty interesting - with a fall start date and decent salary stats.

Thank you for pointing this out Ralph. I've been looking into the Thunderbird program - do you think it's worth taking on an internship or a concentration for the program's fourth term?

And how do you think it compares to the other 1 year MBA options that have been discussed here (specifically the ones in the US: USC, Cornell, or the Simon School, especially)?
Good thread, it's been really interesting reading through it all!

<blockquote>Thunderbird's 11-month program is also pretty interesting - with a fall start date and decent salary stats.</blockquote>
Thank you for pointing this out Ralph. I've been looking into the Thunderbird program - do you think it's worth taking on an internship or a concentration for the program's fourth term?

And how do you think it compares to the other 1 year MBA options that have been discussed here (specifically the ones in the US: USC, Cornell, or the Simon School, especially)?
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ralph
Thank you for pointing this out Ralph. I've been looking into the Thunderbird program - do you think it's worth taking on an internship or a concentration for the program's fourth term?

I think an internship, in general, can be very valuable, in that it gives you some hands-on experience. And you should only do a concentration if you want to change career direction or industry. But Thunderbird doesn't offer a whole lot of options - and they're mostly centered around international business, so if this is relevant to you, then yes, it is worth it. However, tacking on an internship and a concentration makes the program 21 months long - which is substantially longer than a normal one-year MBA program.

And how do you think it compares to the other 1 year MBA options that have been discussed here (specifically the ones in the US: USC, Cornell, or the Simon School, especially)?

I think that if you are interested or already involved in international business, Thunderbird is a good choice. But it really depends on your career aspirations: for finance, Simon or Cornell. For technology, USC. For consulting, Cornell.
<blockquote>Thank you for pointing this out Ralph. I've been looking into the Thunderbird program - do you think it's worth taking on an internship or a concentration for the program's fourth term?</blockquote>
I think an internship, in general, can be very valuable, in that it gives you some hands-on experience. And you should only do a concentration if you want to change career direction or industry. But Thunderbird doesn't offer a whole lot of options - and they're mostly centered around international business, so if this is relevant to you, then yes, it is worth it. However, tacking on an internship and a concentration makes the program 21 months long - which is substantially longer than a normal one-year MBA program.

<blockquote>And how do you think it compares to the other 1 year MBA options that have been discussed here (specifically the ones in the US: USC, Cornell, or the Simon School, especially)?</blockquote>
I think that if you are interested or already involved in international business, Thunderbird is a good choice. But it really depends on your career aspirations: for finance, Simon or Cornell. For technology, USC. For consulting, Cornell.
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gordoone
Interesting, thanks for this info.

I hadn't looked closely at the concentrations - but you are right, there's all about international business!

I'm actually in marketing, and probably want to stay in marketing (and hopefully land a more strategic role.) So I may still consider Thunderbird, but are there other 1-year MBAs that might have a better focus? (in terms of placements.)
Interesting, thanks for this info.

I hadn't looked closely at the concentrations - but you are right, there's all about international business!

I'm actually in marketing, and probably want to stay in marketing (and hopefully land a more strategic role.) So I may still consider Thunderbird, but are there other 1-year MBAs that might have a better focus? (in terms of placements.)
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ralph
Maybe the IBEAR MBA at USC Marshall? Although you can't take one of their strong concentrations in marketing (as offered through their two-year MBA), you might pick a few electives from them.

Otherwise, Kellogg is the highest-ranked of all the US business schools offering a one-year MBA.
Maybe the IBEAR MBA at USC Marshall? Although you can't take one of their strong concentrations in marketing (as offered through their two-year MBA), you might pick a few electives from them.

Otherwise, Kellogg is the highest-ranked of all the US business schools offering a one-year MBA.
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Razors Edg...
Agree about USC. The school is even listed in this "top business schools for a career in marketing" list:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/21/marketing

But to apply for the one-year MBA from the school, you'll need at least six years of work experience, and it looks like a lot of the accepted students in recent years have eight to ten years...
Agree about USC. The school is even listed in this "top business schools for a career in marketing" list:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/21/marketing

But to apply for the one-year MBA from the school, you'll need at least six years of work experience, and it looks like a lot of the accepted students in recent years have eight to ten years...
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gordoone
Thanks for the information. I have about five years of total work experience. I want to apply to USC, so should I wait one more year and apply to their 1 year MBA or just apply this year for their 2 year program? I guess I'll be done with either program around the same time.

Also do 1 year MBA students get the same kind of career support as the 2 year MBAs?
Thanks for the information. I have about five years of total work experience. I want to apply to USC, so should I wait one more year and apply to their 1 year MBA or just apply this year for their 2 year program? I guess I'll be done with either program around the same time.

Also do 1 year MBA students get the same kind of career support as the 2 year MBAs?
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Alain
Thanks for the information. I have about five years of total work experience. I want to apply to USC, so should I wait one more year and apply to their 1 year MBA or just apply this year for their 2 year program? I guess I'll be done with either program around the same time.


If you want to work in the US, a two year MBA will probably give you more time to do internships and explore job opportunities.

Also do 1 year MBA students get the same kind of career support as the 2 year MBAs?


I guess so, but it looks like USC sees a need to improve the career services for IBEAR MBA students:

http://www.marshall.usc.edu/ibear/admissions/faqs#careerservices

The Marshall School's Career Resource Center (CRC) provides support to all Marshall MBA students, including IBEAR self-sponsored participants. We are in the process of hiring a career development officer at CRC who will be responsible primarily in guiding IBEAR participants in their career plans. The CRC provides career management training workshops, career advising, employer sponsored events, an extensive career resource library, a published resume book and electronic referral system, job postings, mock interviews, and on-campus recruiting.

IBEAR provides additional support, including e-mail mailings to IBEAR business friends, posting IBEAR participants' resumes on the IBEAR website, and providing access to the worldwide IBEAR alumni network. IBEAR also invites alumni and others to campus to talk about job search success factors
<blockquote>Thanks for the information. I have about five years of total work experience. I want to apply to USC, so should I wait one more year and apply to their 1 year MBA or just apply this year for their 2 year program? I guess I'll be done with either program around the same time.</blockquote>

If you want to work in the US, a two year MBA will probably give you more time to do internships and explore job opportunities.

<blockquote>Also do 1 year MBA students get the same kind of career support as the 2 year MBAs?</blockquote>

I guess so, but it looks like USC sees a need to improve the career services for IBEAR MBA students:

http://www.marshall.usc.edu/ibear/admissions/faqs#careerservices

The Marshall School's Career Resource Center (CRC) provides support to all Marshall MBA students, including IBEAR self-sponsored participants. <i>We are in the process of hiring a career development officer at CRC who will be responsible primarily in guiding IBEAR participants in their career plans. </i>The CRC provides career management training workshops, career advising, employer sponsored events, an extensive career resource library, a published resume book and electronic referral system, job postings, mock interviews, and on-campus recruiting.

IBEAR provides additional support, including e-mail mailings to IBEAR business friends, posting IBEAR participants' resumes on the IBEAR website, and providing access to the worldwide IBEAR alumni network. IBEAR also invites alumni and others to campus to talk about job search success factors
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supermann
I think a big problem with a lot of these one year MBAs is that they don't offer internships. I'm looking at Canadian programs and it seems like only a few have internship components.

Although it looks like that USC program you're talking about has a consulting project, which isn't exactly comparable but is at least some hands-on experience.
I think a big problem with a lot of these one year MBAs is that they don't offer internships. I'm looking at Canadian programs and it seems like only a few have internship components.

Although it looks like that USC program you're talking about has a consulting project, which isn't exactly comparable but is at least some hands-on experience.
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Razors Edg...
Cornell Johnson's Accelerated MBA includes a two-week internship component. It's not much but at least it's something...
Cornell Johnson's Accelerated MBA includes a two-week internship component. It's not much but at least it's something...
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Rickard-R
I'd like to point out that I saw that Cornell will offer its 1-year MBA in New York City, in case anybody is interested. I'm looking at schools in California, so it's not really of interest to me, but it's not terrible to be in the city, especially if you're not a big fan of upstate!
I'd like to point out that I saw that Cornell will offer its 1-year MBA in New York City, in case anybody is interested. I'm looking at schools in California, so it's not really of interest to me, but it's not terrible to be in the city, especially if you're not a big fan of upstate!
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MrChangX
I'd like to point out that I saw that Cornell will offer its 1-year MBA in New York City, in case anybody is interested. I'm looking at schools in California, so it's not really of interest to me, but it's not terrible to be in the city, especially if you're not a big fan of upstate!

I'm interested in this program as well. Do you have any other details about it? I'm a bit concerned that since they're just beginning to offer the program in New York City, that there's no way to be sure of successful placements... Although it does have the Cornell brand name.
<blockquote>I'd like to point out that I saw that Cornell will offer its 1-year MBA in New York City, in case anybody is interested. I'm looking at schools in California, so it's not really of interest to me, but it's not terrible to be in the city, especially if you're not a big fan of upstate!</blockquote>
I'm interested in this program as well. Do you have any other details about it? I'm a bit concerned that since they're just beginning to offer the program in New York City, that there's no way to be sure of successful placements... Although it does have the Cornell brand name.
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Duncan
There's lots of information about it in the Internet.
There's lots of information about it in the Internet.
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Rickard-R

I'm interested in this program as well. Do you have any other details about it? I'm a bit concerned that since they're just beginning to offer the program in New York City, that there's no way to be sure of successful placements... Although it does have the Cornell brand name.

Sorry for the late response. No, I don't have any more info about it - other than it looks like it's aimed at technology-oriented students. Good luck!
<blockquote>
I'm interested in this program as well. Do you have any other details about it? I'm a bit concerned that since they're just beginning to offer the program in New York City, that there's no way to be sure of successful placements... Although it does have the Cornell brand name.</blockquote>
Sorry for the late response. No, I don't have any more info about it - other than it looks like it's aimed at technology-oriented students. Good luck!
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manojbala
Hi Duncan,Ezra,Ralph.

What do you think of University of Cincinnati -Lindner's 1 year MBA program(with internship -16 months) ? Considering the location,Cincinnati would be a good choice. Also,it's one of the top schools from ROI perspective in US. Thanks..
Hi Duncan,Ezra,Ralph.

What do you think of University of Cincinnati -Lindner's 1 year MBA program(with internship -16 months) ? Considering the location,Cincinnati would be a good choice. Also,it's one of the top schools from ROI perspective in US. Thanks..
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