- Best for:
- High achieving graduates
- Finance, Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship
- Type of learning:
- Academic, Professional
- Course type:
- Interactive, bite-sized online lessons
- Licensed MBA degree & Business Certificates
- Learning pathways:
- MBA degree
- Mobile Apps:
- iOS & Android
Smartly offers a highly selective MBA degree with courses in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship that is completely free for admitted students. Each course is delivered in the Smartly app on your mobile device or computer in bite-sized lessons that take between 5 and 10 minutes. Students can finish the program in just four to eight months.
Aligned with the world's leading business schools, the MBA degree comprises courses across business disciplines including Finance, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship. The Smartly MBA degree consists of 9 core concentrations. Each one contains required courses, with up to 120 interactive, feedback-based lessons between 5 and 10 minutes in duration. To earn your MBA degree, you must complete all courses in the MBA curriculum within the required time frame, achieve scores of at least 80% in the graded SMARTCASE lessons, and pass the final MBA exam.
The Smartly MBA program also connects successful applicants to a network of employers around the world, actively seeking MBA candidates. By charging its corporate partners recruitment fees, Smartly is able to keep the MBA program free for students.
The Smartly MBA program isn't yet formally accredited. However, Smartly is licensed by the Washington DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education Higher Education Licensure Commission, meaning that Smartly confers a licensed MBA degree. Smartly does plan to seek accreditation in the future.
Tools & Features
- Enrollment by application only
- Preliminary Business Foundations course
- 600 bite-sized interactive lessons on 9 business subjects
- Continuous feedback
- MBA curriculum
- Course library
- User dashboard
- Sample course schedule
- Graded lessons
- Weekly assignments
- Independent final MBA exam
- Business Certificates