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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 C-suite coaches and faculty mentors.

Connect with businesses here in Nashville as well as abroad on our built-in international trip. After graduation day, you will join 95 percent of your peers who got the job they wanted.

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.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and fee
  • GMAT scores (see waiver information below and try our Sample GMAT.)
  • 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 gradadmissions@lipscomb.edu
  • 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?
Courses

Courses

Fast Track MBA Required Courses (36 hours)

  • BU 6000 - Orientation to MBA Program (Non-credit and P/F)
  • BU 6010 - MBA Graduation Seminar (Non-credit and P/F)
  • BU 6012 - Embracing Values
  • BU 6032 - Accounting for Executives
  • BU 6052 - Financial Management
  • BU 6062 - Strategic Marketing
  • BU 6082 - Strategy
  • BU 6112 - Organizational Behavior
  • BU 6122 - Entrepreneurship
  • BU 6132 - Operations
  • BU 6142 - Business Intelligence
  • BU 6232 - Integrated Decision Making
  • BU 6252 - Integrated Talent Management
  • BU 6262 - Applied Value Creation
  • BU 6532 - Leading Effective Organizations
  • BU 6632 - International Business
  • ICM 5082 - Strategic Negotiation in Legal Settings
  • BU 661V - Directed Work Experience

 

Each student will complete six hours of BU 661v (Directed Work Experience) across the program - two hours each semester.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition: 36-hour program / $1,320 per credit hour

  • Total Tuition: $47,520
  • $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

#2

Part-time MBA in TN by Bloomberg Businessweek

Networking

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.

Nashville

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

    Clinical Professor

    Joe Ivey serves as an associate professor of management and as executive director of the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty, he served...

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  • Bart Liddle

    Bart Liddle

    Assistant Professor of Management

    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

    Associate Dean, College of Business

    Allison Burgess Duke is Associate Dean of Graduate Business and an Associate Professor of Management at Lipscomb University. Duke teaches HR Strategy, Recruiting & Selection, The Employment Relationship, and Organizational...

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  • Rick Holaway

    Rick Holaway

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Rick Holaway serves as a Director of Graduate Programs and as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching marketing and management courses. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty,...

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  • Matt Paden

    Matt Paden

    Senior Vice President of Enrollment and Student Engagement

    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.