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Accelerated MBA

Earn your MBA on the fast track – right out of college. Designed for new and recent graduates, our Accelerated MBA gives you a head start on your career.

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Why an Accelerated MBA? 

Want to make an impact on the world as a business professional or entrepreneur? Start now, with an Accelerated MBA from Belmont University.

You can apply to our program while you’re still in college or shortly thereafter. Whether you want to launch your own startup, consult with Fortune 500 companies or explore investment banking, you'll get an early start on building your career.

As an Accelerated MBA student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and outstanding faculty who bring industry experience to every class they teach. Classes meet four evenings a week on a full-time basis, giving you flexibility during workday hours to complete internships, graduate assistantships or part-time jobs. And you can complete the program in less than a year.

What You'll Learn 

As an MBA student at Belmont, you’ll get a strong foundation in the functional areas of business:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • And more!

You’ll also choose from electives in everything from healthcare analytics and management consulting to strategic marketing, music business or study abroad.

In addition, you’ll study today’s global business framework in our required course, Managing Global Risks and Reputation in a Complex Business World. Focusing on the opportunities and risks of operating in global markets, the course offers a high-level overview of the economic, financial, governmental, geopolitical, cultural and social landscape of our world.

Career Possibilities

An MBA gives you the tools and credentials you need for just about any career—in business and beyond. Our alumni hold leadership positions in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, marketing, data analytics, music business and accounting.

Here are just a few roles your MBA will prepare you for:

  • Management consultant
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Business operations manager
  • Marketing director
  • Human resources manager
  • Financial manager
  • IT consultant
  • Entrepreneur

What’s more, our MBA graduates consistently report a 98% employment rate six months after graduating.

Janie Shachat

“Belmont’s Accelerated MBA program gave me the general business skills and healthcare-specific knowledge I needed to jumpstart my career in Nashville’s dynamic healthcare industry. I established a professional network that will be invaluable as I continue to grow in my professional life.”

–Janie Shachat | Accelerated MBA ’15 | Director, Clinic Operations at Ochsner Health

Program Details


The AMBA is a non-thesis degree consisting of 36 hours, of which 30 hours are required core courses and 6 hours are elective courses that are chosen by the student. M.B.A. elective courses may be related to a specific area or may be independent of each other providing students with a broader point of view.

  • Core Requirements: 30 hours
  • Elective Requirements: 6 hours

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Courses You'll Take

As an accelerated MBA student, you'll complete core courses that cover the functional areas of business and choose two elective courses to personalize your experience.

Required Core Curriculum

  • ACC 6480. Applied Accounting.
    Accounting supports decision-making, measures results, documents performance and motivates behavior. This class examines manager use of the accounting systems within an organization and in communicating externally. In particular, the class considers revenue recognition, service/product costing systems, financial statement analysis, management control systems, performance incentives and operating budgets.
  • BSA 6500. Data Analytics & Technology Management.
    This course provides an overview of the key tools, concepts and theories of data analytics and information technology management. Students will consider various technologies that may be used to develop and improve organizational strategy, decision-making and operational effectiveness. Additionally, students will get hands-on experience working with various tools for descriptive and predictive data analytics in order to translate business problems into data analyses that provide actionable insights.
  • FIN 6100. Financial Management.
    This course contains the basic financial concepts, tools and techniques used by financial managers. The topics covered include cash flow analysis, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return, the cost of capital, long-term financial planning and strategic financial decisions.
  • MGT 6215. Career and the Professions.
    As a component of the AMBA program, the Career and the Professions course prepares students for lifelong career management and provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge acquired through coursework in a work setting. In clarifying and broadening career goals, the course experience assists students in discovering, developing and refining necessary competencies and skills for their proposed career objectives.
  • MGT 6150. Management of Interpersonal Relationships.
    With an ever-changing virtual business landscape and in the face of disruptive technologies, successful relationship management is crucial in remaining flexible and viable in today’s competitive workforce. MGT 6150 provides a foundation and understanding for developing managerial, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills within organizational settings including effectively leading and working within groups and teams. Through the theoretical lens of organizational behavior and global human resource management, this interactive course analyzes a broad range of topics to ensure individuals facing workplace challenges are apt in communication, decision-making and managing oneself and others. Further, the exploration of self-awareness provides a personal narrative to develop individual skill sets necessary for productive professional growth.
  • MGT 6320. Leadership, Ethics and Management of Social Issues.
    This course examines current and perennial management issues encountered in the social environment of business, developing leadership and decision-making skills to address these issues successfully. Important management issues will be investigated, such as: legal and regulatory conditions, business contracts and torts, employment law, ethical considerations in business from a stakeholder theory perspective, types of management leadership styles and patterns of power corresponding to them. Ethical and legal astuteness requires a set of value-laden attitudes, context-specific knowledge of ethics and the law, precise leadership and the appropriate application of these tools.
  • MGT 6550. Operations & Supply Chain Management.
The first half of this course is focused on design, integration and improvement of the interrelated work activities that combine to produce an organization's products or services. Emphasis is placed on well-designed and well-managed operations as a source of customer satisfaction, reduced cost and sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include product and service design, process design and improvement, process technology, process planning and scheduling, strategies for dealing with fluctuating demand, procurement and supply management, and management of people. Quantitative models useful for operations analysis and decision-making are included.
The second half of this course will introduce students to the terminology, concepts, and skills related to supply chain management. The study of supply chain management involves the management of key business processes, the flow of goods and information and relationships with fellow members of the supply chain. Students will develop an understanding of the complexities associated with the physical movement of goods and information and how they affect the mission of the firm. Discussions will address the various processes and activities within an organization and how they interface with other members of a global supply chain.
  • MGT 6850. Crafting and Implementing Strategy: An Entrepreneurial Approach.
    This course explores how organizations in all life cycle stages create, deliver and capture value through the ability to formulate and implement successful strategies. Key areas include strategy and entrepreneurship theory and schools of thought, external and internal environmental analysis, strategic alternatives and implementation challenges. A variety of industry and organizational settings are examined to compare and contrast constraints and perspectives of startup and mature organizations. Instructional methods include a combination of readings, case studies, a business simulation, group and class discussions, guest speakers and a course project.
  • MKT 6450. Marketing Management.
    This course introduces students to the core concepts and principles of marketing management. Specifically, this course provides students the opportunity to study and practice an economics-oriented, framework-based approach to analyzing and “solving” marketing problems while enhancing critical thinking, group decision- making, written and oral communication and analytical skills. The purpose of this approach is to equip students not only with a structured knowledge of marketing strategy and tactics, but also with the facility to apply this knowledge in a wide variety of business and organizational settings. Methods of instruction include outside reading, lecture and case discussion.

All students must complete all prerequisite courses before entering Massey MBA programs. The courses are required to ensure the success of all students. The MBA coursework is challenging, and we focus on ensuring that all students have the proper academic background to enter graduate-level business courses with a command of fundamental concepts. Most students who earned an undergraduate degree in business already have the prerequisites, while some students may have some of the prereqs, but not all. And many prospective students have none of the perquisites.

Massey MBA prerequisite courses include:

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics

Haven't completed all of the prerequisites?

For students who need all or most of the prerequisites, the Summer Business Institute (SBI) is the most effective way to complete the coursework before entering a Massey MBA program. Designed and taught by Massey faculty members, SBI courses are completed over twelve weeks in the summer. Students attend classes two weeknights per week and on Saturdays during the program. Students who complete the Summer Business Institute hit the ground running, fully prepared for success in Massey’s MBA programs.

Summer Business Institute

The following items are required to complete the application:*

  1. Submit an application and a $58.00 fee through BusinessCAS
  2. Belmont does not charge an application fee.
  3. Upload a one-page essay on personal and professional goals
  4. Upload a current resume
  5. Send official university transcripts from schools you attended to BusinessCAS, NOT Belmont.
  6. Provide the names and email addresses of two recommenders. Recommendations are submitted through online links provided. We do not accept recommendations from family members, pastors, or friends because they may lack objectivity. 
  7. Optional - GMAT (or GRE) official score report (Encouraged, but not required)
  8. Interview - In-person OR via Zoom.

International Applicants who attended college outside the United States May also need to provide an official transcript evaluation and English Proficiency test score to BusinessCAS.  Belmont now accepts MANY English test options.  A full list of options for transcript evaluation companies and English testing options (as well as exceptions) can be found on the Belmont International Student Applicant page. If you are in F-1 status and have immigration questions, please contact Shauna Walsh in Belmont’s International Student and Scholar Services for more information at 615-460-6243 or

Application Deadlines

Massey Graduate School of Business Application Deadlines

All prospective students should apply as soon as possible to complete their applications by the deadlines listed below. Your application must be completed and you must be accepted into the program to be considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships.

SPRING:   Completed Application Deadline - December 1

SUMMER:  Completed Application Deadline - April 15

FALL:  Completed Application Deadline - August 1


For all Scholarship & GA Opportunities: You must be ADMITTED before March 1 for best scholarship opportunities.

For All Scholarships: There is no separate scholarship application.

For Merit Scholarships: Submit a GMAT Score for the best chances.

For Need-Based Scholarships: Submit the corresponding FAFSA Application for your academic year at the time you apply. Please note, that graduate students do NOT use their parent's income for FAFSA, so it benefits you to submit this, even if you have no intentions of using student loans. Learn more on the Graduate Tuition & Aid website.

For Diversity Scholarships: No additional information is needed beyond completing the demographic information on your application for admission.

You’ll learn far beyond the classroom at Belmont. Here are just a few of the opportunities in store for you:

  • Engage in monthly professional development events
  • Attend lectures featuring top business professionals
  • Travel to abroad as part of one of our electives! Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Prague, Singapore, or another international destination as part of our
  • Complete a professional field experience through a professional internship or SCOPE Consultancy elective.
  • Get customized career guidance from the Jack C. Massey College of Business Career Development Center

Belmont University’s MBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide achieve AACSB accreditation, and Belmont is the only private college or university in Tennessee that is accredited by AACSB International for BBA, MBA and accounting programs.

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Jack C. Massey College of Business

Carrie Finnegan
Graduate Recruiting & Admissions Counselor
Email Carrie