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BW's one year MBA is a versatile program designed for students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree, are working part-time or are interested in taking time off from work to complete the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Students in this program pursue an MBA on a full-time basis to optimize their leadership and career development potential.

Why Choose BW's One Year MBA?

Fostered by our extensive connections to the corporate world, the BW Carmel Boyer School of Business is agile and responsive in addressing the challenges and opportunities that companies are facing. At BW, education is personal. We are focused on teaching, real-world application and most importantly, positioning you for success.

Small class sizes led by thought leaders across industries provide a rich learning experience. You will develop key business and leadership skills by building a foundation of business theory and learn how to apply this knowledge to make decisions and solve problems in various real-world environments. Your success during and after the program is our number one priority.

One Year MBA Program Specializations

Choose one of our career-tailored specializations to stand out in the job market or advance at your current workplace.

Completing a One Year MBA

The full-time one year MBA program offers recent graduates and in some cases, working professionals, an opportunity to earn an accelerated MBA that offers a wide range of benefits to your career.

Recent Graduates

Students who have recently finished their undergraduate degree can fully focus on completing their graduate degree before taking on other commitments like starting a family and full-time employment.

Recent graduates take their core courses together as a cohort during the day, which encourages peer networking and discussions surrounding their early career experiences and current internships. Many students are also able to defer their undergraduate student loans while completing their graduate degrees, making it even easier to add on another year of school.

Working Professionals

Students with significant full-time working experience can also benefit from our one year MBA option. Students interested in this accelerated MBA should be prepared to take about four courses per semester to graduate within a year. While this program can be a great option for those who are working part-time or those who are interested in taking time off from work to complete the program in one year, most full-time working professionals find that our part-time flexible MBA is a better fit.

The Flexible MBA

At BW, we understand the lives of working professionals can be demanding, which is why our MBA is flexible. Students have the option to choose their start term (fall A, fall B, spring A, spring B or summer), switch class formats as often as they like (in-person, live online, and recorded online), and most importantly, adjust the pace of their program. This means that even if you initially start at a full-time pace, you'll always have the opportunity to reduce your course load or even take a semester off if needed. Our programs are built to fit your schedule

Learn more about the flexible MBA.


Small class sizes led by thought leaders and executives from across industries provide a rich learning experience. Our instructors are focused on teaching, real-world application, and, most importantly, positioning you for career advancement. BW's School of Business faculty bring first-hand knowledge and industry connections from their professional careers into the classroom.


Waive the GMAT or GRE

Applying to the MBA program is an easy online process. There is no application fee, and BW's MBA program can waive GMAT and GRE scores for most applicants. View application and admission requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Accreditation and Membership

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The BW Carmel Boyer School of Business is an accredited member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Learn More

Ready to take the next step and learn more about graduate business programs at BW? Submit the form below or contact Carmen Castro-Rivera at (440) 826-3331 or today.