Logo BusinessBecause - The business school voice

Inspiring and informing your business school journey

mobile search icon

One-Year MBA Overtakes Two-Year MBA In Popularity Among Those Considering B-School

A new study from the Graduate Management Admission Council found one-year MBA programs are now more popular among b-school candidates than two-year degrees

By  Laura Wise

Fri Apr 14 2023

The one-year MBA has surpassed the two-year MBA in popularity among business school candidates, according to the 2023 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Prospective Students Survey.

Since 2019, the two-year MBA has been the top option for those considering business school, but the one-year format narrowly overtook it this year. Among the potential students taking part in the survey, 22% cited a one-year degree versus 20% for two-years. 

While there was a contest between the one-year and two-year format, the full-time MBA of any duration remained the most popular degree program to study, beating out interest in more...

Register for free to continue reading

The best of our Premium Articles