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Program accelerates MBA degree plan

December 27, 2006

ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business has introduced an MBA evening accelerated program, making it possible for students to receive their MBA degree in 18 months. Designed for working professionals who want to take their careers to the next level, the program delivers the same quality degree that was offered by the previous 21-month program.

The inaugural program will launch in February and become one of a select number of U.S. business schools to offer an intensive course on Emotional Intelligence (EI).

EI is defined as the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotion as a source of human energy, information, communication and influence, and the course will focus on building leadership skills by harnessing the power of emotion to more effectively communicate and persuade.

Sixteen courses (12 core courses and four elective courses) will be taught over the 18 months, delivered in a sequence that helps students to build skills and knowledge logically. Core courses will be offered on a 10-week trimester schedule, as well as over five-week intervals during the summer.

Students will choose among a wide variety of elective classes to complete their 48-credit hour MBA degree. Classes meet two nights per week.