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College of Business and Technology

Accelerated Masters of Business Administration Program

Accelerated MBA

AMBA Students

The Accelerated Masters of Business Administration (AMBA) program in the College of Business and Technology (CBAT) at East Tennessee State University is a comprehensive 12-month curriculum designed for the experienced, time-limited professional who wants an MBA from an accredited, highly ranked business school. Our Accelerated MBA is one of only a handful of programs that lets you to earn your degree in less than one year. The combination of on-line and weekend classroom instruction allows for minimal absence from the job. Our AMBA is also cohort-based: classmates function as a support group to help each other through the program.

 ETSU's business school is not only regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), but is also accredited by the premier business school accrediting agency, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Less than 5% of business schools world wide meet the rigorous standards of the AACSB International.

The Accelerated MBA (AMBA) is a program that allows working professionals to earn an accredited MBA in 12 months. The courses and faculty are the same as a traditional MBA, but classes meet online and in-person in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is designed for those with at least three years of professional experience who desire a rapid-paced, alternative delivery of MBA courses.

Classes meet every third weekend:

  • Friday night (6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.),
  • Saturday morning (8:00 a.m. noon), and
  • Saturday afternoon (1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.).

Each of the four weekend sessions will be divided between the three courses.The program is divided into four terms of twelve weeks each. In each of the terms an AMBA student will take three courses. In total, a student will attend four weekends in each term.


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