Early MBA

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Start an MBA program your Senior Year!

The OSU College of Arts and Sciences and Spears School of Business Accelerated MBA program allows students to finish a master's degree in Business Administration within a year of completing a bachelor's degree.

This Pathway unlocks future opportunities for management and eliminates the challenge of going back to school after launching into a career.

Applications Due: April 15, 2022

Application Process

To apply for the Accelerated MBA degree, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) degree program with preference given to students in either Business Essentials degree options or anyone with MATH 1483 or higher (excluding MATH 1493), ACCT 2003, MKTG 3213, MGMT 3013 and one course from BADM 3113, ECON 2003, EEE 2023, LSB 3213, MSIS 2103 or FIN 3113.

Fall of Junior Year

Explore and Prepare
a. Inquire with CAS Career Services if this is a good fit for you
b. Print, fill out and have your advisor sign the Advisor Clearance Form
c. Prepare/take the GRE or GMAT
d. Confirm with your CAS academic advisor the clearance form has reached the Watson Graduate School of Management

Spring of Junior Year

Meet Requirements
a. Official transcript with a minimum 3.0 GPA on coursework completed at OSU
b. Must have 90 credit hours completed toward your bachelor's degree at the end of your spring semester
c. Submit GRE or GMAT score
Prepare Your Materials
a.Three letters of professional recommendation
b. Statement of goals and objectives
c. Vita/Resume
Review Your Materials with Career Services
Seek assistance with your statement of goals, resume and tips for the interview
Submit Your Application


Interview with the MBA program
Interviews are guaranteed for CAS students with a 3.0 or higher


Senior Year

Start MBA courses while finishing your bachelor’s degree


Up to 6 MBA hours


Up to 7 MBA hours
(Not surpassing an overall total of 10 hours both terms)
MBA 5100 Professional Development (required)


6 MBA hours

Graduate Year

Finish MBA coursework
(minimum program requirements are 36 hours)

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10 MBA hours (or more as needed)


10 MBA hours (or more as needed)


(only if necessary)

The MBA Program charges a professional graduate program fee of $250 per semester when a student is enrolled in any graduate level business courses. This fee will be charged in the semester when the student is enrolled in MBA 5100 Professional Development. Enrollment in any Spears Business courses may result in other requisite fees to be paid, similar to any other specialized coursework.

Reminder! Applications are due April 15, 2022