The program is two-years long and year-round (8 sequential quarters). The Integral MBA + Uptima Business Accelerator includes:
a) completion of 60 units of coursework at Meridian University to achieve the MBA.
b) successful completion of a minimum of 2 modules in the Uptima’s Small Business & Enterprise Accelerator.
Meridian accepts applications year-round. MBA students enroll in the Business Accelerator program to begin classes in the Summer quarter of their first year or Fall quarter of their second year, depending on which Uptima module they are beginning with.
Meridian’s Integral MBA uses a number of learning frameworks to support your education. Meridian’s Integral MBA uses weeklong face-to-face seminars twice a year, online courses, regular activities at Impact HUB Oakland, internships and teleseminars. Together these frameworks provide a very rich learning context that supports personal transformation, deep relationships and professional skills. Uptima’s Small Business & Enterprise Program courses are weekly in-person workshops led by experts in each topic, all held at Impact HUB Oakland, with additional online resources and activities related to the weekly workshop content. All Uptima content and activities are focused on developing the business.
Impact HUB Oakland, the campus for our joint program, is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Oakland, California is recognized as one of the coolest and most diverse cities in the U.S., a place where purpose-driven people are pioneering solutions. Opened in February 2014, Impact HUB Oakland has quickly grown membership and recognition as a center for activity focused on imagining and co-creating a sustainable and equitable world. What better place for our students to discover the inspiration, connections and cross-fertilization in which to root their enterprises?