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Business - B.S. to M.B.A.

Program(s) Available: Accel

The accelerated business program known as CATapult is designed for high-achieving first-year students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of Business Administration within four years. The bachelor’s degree can be any discipline within the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business. 

Why Study Business - B.S. to M.B.A. at Northwest

Students will learn the same content as the traditional courses, but complete the program at a faster pace. Example course plans for various business programs at Northwest: 

To be admitted into the CATapult program, students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 and a 3.00 high school grade-point average.

Please review the policy section on Accelerated Programs for additional information. All eligible incoming first-year will receive an official invitation to join the program through their Northwest email within the first few weeks of their initial Fall term.

*Enrollment Open to Students on F-1 Visas

Accelerated programs
Earn your bachelors and masters in just 4 years

"Not only is your degree a little quicker – it allows you to interact with the best and the brightest while you are doing it."


Students experience a realistic, agency-like atmosphere as they work with multiple teammates on a promotional campaign plan for an actual client.  The competing teams conduct research, analyze the data, devise a strategy, formulate tactics, and ultimately make a formal presentation of their plan to the client. 


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Each spring semester, college students, high school students, and community members present their business ideas in a competitive setting. The event provides students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to present ideas to professionals, small business owners and potential investors. It also allows students to network with business professionals and gain presentation experience.

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