Top Ten One-Year MBA Programs

One-year MBA programs are perfect for people who already have a master’s or graduate degree in a complimentary subject and for those who cannot afford to spend two years of their life in school or far from their families. Whatever your reason may be, here is a list of some of the top one-year MBAs around the world.
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
Location: Evanston, Illinois, USA
Program: One-Year MBA
Ranking: #5 by US News and World Report, #3 by BusinessWeek, #19 by Financial Times
Description: This 12-month program at Northwestern focuses on core courses during the summer and electives during the following year. The program is tailored for students who possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in business.
Tuition: One-Year MBA Program $58,580
INSEAD
Location: Fontainebleau, France or Singapore
Program: MBA
Ranking: #7 by Financial Times, #9 International by the Wall Street Journal, #6 by BusinessWeek
Description: INSEAD offers two campuses and two start dates. Students can choose to apply to the European campus in Fontainebleau, France or to the Asian campus in Singapore. In addition, there are two start dates – July and January. The program lasts 10 months and is divided into 5 periods that include core and electives courses.
Tuition: Fees for self-sponsored participants EUR48,800; Fees for company-sponsored participants EUR65,000
Instituto de Empresa
Location: Madrid, Spain
Program: International MBA
Ranking: #11 by Financial Times, #12 by The Wall Street Journal, #6 by Forbes
Description: The International MBA at Instituto de Empresa lasts 13 months (November – December) with a pre-program/orientation session that starts in September and includes an intensive Spanish course. The program includes core courses, electives, forums, optional business Spanish lessons, and projects.
Tuition: EUR45,000 + EUR1,050 (contribution to the IE Business School Foundation)
Cornell University
Johnson School
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
Program: Accelerated MBA
Ranking: # 14 by US News & World Report, #13 by BusinessWeek, #29 by Financial Times
Description: Cornell’s One-Year Accelerated MBA program lasts 12 months starting in May and graduating the following MBA. This program is specially designed for individuals who already possess a graduate degree in a technical, scientific or quantitative field. It requires strong quantitative skills and professional work experience.
Tuition: $62,600 USD
Cambridge University
Judge Business School
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Program: MBA
Ranking: #15 by Financial Times
Description: The One-Year MBA program at Cambridge starts in September and ends in August with the culmination of an individual project. The program includes core courses, electives, a Cambridge Venture project, a global consulting project, and an individual project. One thing that distinguishes this program from the rest is its location at the heart of Silicon Fern – a concentration of new high-tech and bio-tech businesses.
Tuition: MBA Program £28,000 College Fee £2,000
University of Oxford
Saïd Business School
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Program: MBA
Ranking: #19 by Financial Times
Description: Oxford’s one-year MBA program starts in October and ends in September. The program includes core courses, electives, and an entrepreneurship project. Most of the core courses focuses on quantitative subjects such as Finance, Economics, and Decision Science, while electives include marketing, entrepreneurship, private equity and other subjects.
Tuition: MBA Program £28,000 College Fee £3,000
ESADE
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Program: One-Year MBA
Ranking: #24 by Financial Times, #2 International by the Wall Street Journal, #7 by BusinessWeek
Description: ESADE’s one-year MBA program lasts 12 months starting in April. The program requires that applicants have a business or economics undergraduate degree or an engineering undergraduate degree with significant business experience. The program is divided in 5 modules, which include core and elective courses along with Spanish lessons.
Tuition: EUR42,500
Emory University
Goizueta Business School
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Program: One-Year MBA
Ranking: #20 by US News and World Report, #23 by BusinessWeek, #33 by Financial Times
Description: The One-Year MBA program at Emory starts in May and lasts 12 months. Admissions requirements include that applicants have a business or economics degree, or an engineering degree and business experience. Applicants should have strong quantitative skills and significant work experience. The program focuses on core courses and electives with the majority of core courses being completed during the summer.
Tuition: $56,220
University of Florida
Warrington College of Business Administration
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United Kingdom
Program: Traditional MBA – One-Year Option
Ranking: #37 by US News and World Report, #13 Regional by The Wall Street Journal, #6 by Princeton Review
Description: Besides a tradition two-year and online programs, the University of Florida offers two options for its one-year MBA. Option A is designed for students from all majors. This option lasts 12 months and focuses on core subjects and electives. Also, option A offers a 1/3 scholarship to all students. Option B is designed for business majors who completed their bachelor’s within 7 years. This option lasts 11 months and focuses mainly on electives.
Tuition: Option A Florida Residents $9,602 Out-of-State $29,397 (including 1/3 scholarship).
Option B Florida Residents $9,602 Out-of-State $29,397
Babson College
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Program: One-Year MBA
Ranking: #41 Overall (#1 Entrepreneurship) by US News and World Report, #1 Entrepreneurship by Financial Times
Description: Ranked as the top MBA in Entrepreneurship, Babson offers an MBA program that starts in May and lasts 12 months. This program requires that applicants have a business undergraduate degree and at least 2 years of professional experience. The program focuses on core courses during the summer months, and allows students to choose their electives during the following two semesters.
Tuition: $48,668

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