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Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

It’s the MBA with a job. 

Capitalize on experiential learning opportunities. We created the Fast Track MBA for determined young professionals, with under three years of work experience. Gain marketable work experience by working with one of our corporate business partners. The Fast Track MBA also includes your own personal leadership plan. Step forward in the job market with guidance from professional and faculty mentors.

Connect with businesses here in Nashville as well as abroad on our built-in international trip. 

New cohorts begin in June for the 11-month program and August for the 16-month program. The 11-month program meets two nights per week, while the 16-month program meets one or two nights each week depending on semester and term. The 16-month program allows the option of completing the Directed Work Experience or taking concentration courses to further develop your understanding in a topic of your choice. 

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and fee
    • Due to COVID-19 issues, Application Deadlines for Summer and Fall cohorts have been extended. Contact your recruiter to learn more!
  • GMAT scores (see waiver information below and try our Sample GMAT.)
    • GMAT test will be waived for all 2020 summer and fall applicants. 

  • Fast Track MBA candidates with an undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or higher may qualify for a GMAT waiver.
  • Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate, if applicable)
  • Have electronic transcripts emailed directly from your university to
  • If you are sending a hard copy, have it mailed to: ATTN: Graduate Admissions Office, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
  • Resume
  • Two professional references
  • Personal response to the following question: How will the knowledge and skills you expect to attain in Lipscomb's MBA program help you create more value in your organization and community?


Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition: 36-hour program / $1,350 per credit hour

  • Total Tuition: $48,600
  • $50 application fee and $195 graduation fee
  • Case materials included in tuition
  • Students are responsible for the cost of airfare and meals during the international travel course.


Types of Aid


Part-time MBA in TN by Bloomberg Businessweek


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.

Cohort Model

Our cohort model emphasizes communal learning and extended field experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to form professional and personal relationships with like-minded peers that will extend far beyond the duration of the program.


A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

  • Joe Ivey

    Joe Ivey


    Joe Ivey serves as a Professor of Management. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty, he served five years as the university's senior vice president for advancement. He...

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  • Bart Liddle

    Bart Liddle

    Assistant Professor

    Liddle, director of graduate business and assistant professor of management, comes to Lipscomb with two decades of industry experience. He began his career at KPMG and then spent almost 15 years...

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  • Allison Duke

    Allison Duke

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Allison Duke is a Senior Associate Dean and a Professor of Management at Lipscomb University. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Duke leads the development of strategic initiatives and innovative...

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  • Rick Holaway

    Ricky Holaway

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Rick Holaway serves as a Chair for Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Director of Graduate Programs and as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching marketing and management courses. Prior to becoming...

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  • Matt Paden

    Matt Paden

    Senior Vice President of Enrollment and Student En

    Matt Paden is special assistant to the president and an assistant professor of management at Lipscomb University. An expert in leadership development, Paden is a speaker, consultant and professor...

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Career Paths

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Sales Managers

Sales managers direct sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.