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I assume that you question is related to whether a full-time one-year MBA course of study is good enough to prepare you for a managerial position.
Master degree programmes take either one or two years in different education systems. For example, in the US Master’s programmes normally are two years and in most of the European countries – they take one year. This applies to the MBA programmes as well.
MBA programmes are targeted at experienced professionals with clear career objectives who have identified their strengths, as well the areas which they want to improve during an MBA. The MBA curriculum builds knowledge in the full scope of disciplines related to managing and growing a business. A considerable part of the learning experience also comes from what classroom peers share, from work on case-studies and from hands-on experience provided by the professors and guests from the business community. MBA studies are highly intense and very demanding in terms of commitment and energy.
The choice between one-year and two year MBAs also depends on other factors such as how long you can stay out of the job market, your budget, whether you would like to have a summer between the two years for internships, etc.
Both one-year and two-year MBA programmes are at the top of global MBA rankings and have valued accreditations by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Also, the majority of the MBA programmes which have a triple accreditation (the Golden Crown) are European ones, that is – one-year programmes.
For more stats and facts about one-year vs. two-year MBA programmesm you can check out the Debate of the Month dedicated to American vs. European MBAs
Let me know if this answers your question. I will be glad to advise you.
Iliana Bobova Head of Admissions Consulting PrepAdviser