Fast-Trak MBA Program
The Fast-Trak MBA program incorporates innovative ideas and a real-world experience in a balanced approach to graduate education. The cohort class structure offers a lock-step, planned curriculum in an executive setting. Members of each class begin the program together sharing the same educational experience and taking the same courses in the same sequence throughout the year. Through this approach, effective student teams are developed which often grow into long-term friendships.
Why choose the Fast-Trak MBA Program?
Students enrolled in the Fast-Trak double degree program must successfully complete all components of coursework delivered by NIU and the partner University, either IEA or ENAE, to be awarded both degrees.
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Required Course Work
Selection of Participants
Each year, more than 1,500 graduate students apply to Northern Illinois University. The graduate students are an important part of the academic community at NIU. They pursue degrees and conduct research in every department of the university. All students enjoy the benefits of working with the high-caliber faculty and facilities at NIU.
Participants are carefully selected to include a balanced mixture of participants with comparable managerial and professional responsibilities but different backgrounds and organizational affiliations. No specific undergraduate degree, course prerequisites, or training is required for admission.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The selection of Fast-Trak MBA candidates for the class starting the end of August will begin in early spring. June 1 application is preferred for early admission decision. The selection of Fast-Trak MBA candidates for the class starting in January will begin in early Fall.