Acceleration Options

The standard length of the Evening program is 32 months. However, elective courses may be taken earlier in the program to finish in as few as 24 months. Other ways to personalize your MBA experience include:

Accelerated Course Electives (ACE)

ACE courses are delivered in an intensive format specifically designed for students in the Evening MBA program. Although they are not required, ACE courses provide a unique opportunity to accelerate the completion of your MBA degree. Offered in a three-week format between the fall and spring semesters, ACE courses earn an elective course credit.

Examples of recent ACE courses include:

  • Managing Teams
  • Networks and Organizations
  • Leadership Communication
  • Negotiations
  • Management Science in Spreadsheets

Directed Study

If you have a specific interest in a topic that isn't offered as an elective, you can create your own course under the Goizueta Directed Study option. You can develop your idea for a directed study, propose the project, and partner with a faculty member to complete your work. Some students have successfully structured a Goizueta Directed Study so that it not only provides academic credit (up to 3 credit hours) but also helps them to address a business challenge they face in their job.

Through the directed study option, you will work collaboratively with experienced faculty and learn how to transform abstract theoretical questions into workable projects, publishable in major journals. Through this interaction, you learn the research norms and values that will guide you through today’s global business landscape.

Washington Campus

Held in Washington, D.C. for one week each January and March, our Washington Campus course -- Business and Public Policy: How Washington D.C. Works and What Issues Matter -- is an exciting way to earn an elective course credit as you study public policy.

Seminars emphasize the governmental process and the range of considerations and constraints that bear upon the decisions of policy makers. You will examine the workings of the legislative, regulatory, judicial, and executive functions of government in order to better understand how to build critical public policy dimensions into daily business operations. Many students use the opportunity to meet with lobbyists in their industries or meet with public officials.