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

Program(s) Available: Accel

The accelerated business program known as CATapult is designed for high-achieving freshmen to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master 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 - Accelerated B.S. to M.B.A. at Northwest

Students will learn the same content as the traditional courses, but at a quicker 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 3.0 high school grade-point average.

Please review the policy section on Accelerated Programs for additional information and visit the CATapult program webpage more information and to sign up.

Earn your bachelors and masters in just four 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."


Knacktive combines six disciplines (computer science, English, graphic design, marketing, mass communications and public relations) into a one-semester interactive and collaborative course. The student-led teams conduct market research, analyze data, write creative strategies, and developed an integrated, digital marketing communication campaign and promotional materials for a real-world client.

At the end of each course, the team makes a formal presentation or client pitch in an attempt to convince the client to use their project. This experience aligns with the digital marketing and advertising agencies competing for clients. Learn more about Knactive and see the work.

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