Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Friday, August 10, 2018
You will get varying views on this one. Some will say it doesn't matter because employers just want to know if you can do the work. Others, like yours truly, would see a high value in your having completed an accelerated program. It shows you have drive and a lot of intellectual energy. Those are two very important attributes (besides many others) for your career journey. Consider that it takes the average college student about six years to finish, so your doing an accelerated program says a lot.
However, some employers will want to also know how you balanced the energy you dedicated to finishing your academic work. For example, I did a project with a company that specifically wanted to know that their candidates--recent college grads--were active outside of the classroom. This company wanted candidates who had strong leadership, communication, and collaborative skills. So, we targeted student athletes, student government leaders, Greeks, etc. So, it is a positive that you completed such a program but I also believe that having had balance will make you a stronger candidate.