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MBA: One-Year

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The John Cook School of Business One-Year MBA is ideal for driven professionals who want to focus on advancing their careers and re-enter the workforce in 12 months. 


A SLU One-Year MBA. A Lifetime of Opportunities. 

The first and only AACSB-accredited program of its kind in the region, the One-Year MBA is ideal for individuals grounded in business, either through a BSBA degree or significant work experience (two years, minimum), and who are ready to spend a year honing their skills in our immersive program. The SLU One-Year MBA begins each summer and spans three terms — summer, fall and spring. 
Between the fall and spring semesters, students will study abroad for two weeks in Hong Kong to gain valuable hands-on international business experience. For a first-hand view of what the study abroad experience is like, please read our student blog: Back from Hong Kong.

Curriculum Overview

The Cook School, with its continuing mission to provide excellence in business education offers MBA coursework, professional development and networking opportunities that foster both ethical and technical skills. Our highly-regarded faculty is dedicated to educating the whole person, preparing One-Year MBA students for an empowered experience that provides them with the tools necessary to create real and lasting change.

Program Overview

As a one of a kind opportunity, the One-Year MBA is a specialized program developed for students. The program allows students to get the most and maximize their potential throughout the year they are enrolled.

Sessions Overview

The One-Year MBA is divided into three sessions. The summer session is an intense schedule, where the fundamentals of the MBA program are met.  The fall session builds on the summer courses and allows students to take electives in the evenings.  The spring session has fewer courses allowing more time for internships and a focus on career development. During the final session students also complete their Capstone, which is a live consulting case where students work in teams, utilizing the skills they have obtained in the previous two semesters.