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Accelerated MBA


The Accelerated MBA Program at Brandeis IBS helps candidates with a previous master’s degree in a business field boost or redirect their careers with added training and an MBA degree.

This MBA option is designed for students who have already completed a specialized master’s degree in a field such as management, marketing, finance or another functional area. Depending on the focus of their prior graduate study, students may be exempt from specific courses in the Brandeis MBA program.

16-Month Post-Master's Program

One semester of coursework may be transferred to Brandeis from an accredited graduate business program completed within the last 10 years. This will allow completion of the Brandeis MBA in three semesters instead of the usual four semesters. 

Same Traditional MBA Offerings, Shorter Time

The program is taught by the same leading scholars and practitioners and offers the same courses, concentrations and degree as the Traditional 2-year MBA.

Among the Best

Accelerated MBA students study at the Brandeis campus in Waltham – a short distance from Boston’s thriving financial center. The International Business School is part of Brandeis University, which is ranked #34 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of top universities. The excellence of the Brandeis MBA program is recognized by a number of publications.

STEM-Designated Data Analytics Concentration

International students concentrating in data analytics are eligible for up to 36 months of practical training in the U.S. after graduation. Learn more.

Career Options

The completion of an MBA, combined with a specialized master's degree, gives students the knowledge, tools and skills needed to take their international business careers to the next level.

This unique combination builds on their professional experiences and connects them to top business practitioners, leading companies and organizations.

Accelerated MBA Admissions

Transfer credit will be accepted from graduate programs in business, management, economics or finance at any school accredited by the AACSB or equivalent bodies, such as EQUIS or AMBA. The prior master’s degree will qualify a student to transfer up to 16 credits, or one full semester of study.  

Learn more by contacting admissions at or via live chat. The Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Admissions team looks forward to working with you.