Part-Time MBA

Find exhaustive information about part-time MBA programmes: their length, their admission criteria, curriculum, and fees.

Part-Time MBA

Structure:

There are 2 main formats for part-time programmes:

  • Regular part-time
  • Modular MBA

Regular format: Consists of 1-2 demanding evenings a week in class plus approximately 15 hours a week for individual study, preparation and group work. Modular MBA: Modules lasting from one week to one-month on-campus, alternated with lengthy periods spent off-campus in the workplace. A Modular MBA consists of distance learning elements: via Internet-based technologies schools keep in contact with students during their time back at work and there is much online learning during these periods.

Contents:

2 types of courses: core courses and electives. In comparison with a full-time MBA, the difference may include a smaller range of electives and less academic elements such as foreign trips, project work and in the field management development.

Location:

As a rule, regular part-time programmes are local. Modular MBA programmes often require studying on several campuses.

Benefits:

  • Accessible to young professionals
  • The cost of an MBA can be spread over a long period of time
  • Flexibility of curriculum
  • Modular MBA allows you to study abroad

Drawbacks:

It is a challenge to balance study, work and personal life.

Length:

In Europe, 2-3 years on average and in the U.S, 3-4 years.

Costs:

15,000 to 60,000 euros. To complete a modular MBA, tuition fees don’t include accommodation and transportation expenses.

Admissions requirements:

University degree, GMAT, TOEFL, minimum 3 years of work experience, essays, interviews.

Employer sponsorship:

54 percent of MBA part-time students in the world are sponsored by their employers; 64 percent of students in Europe; 58 percent in North America and 33 percent in Asia and Australia ("Which MBA?", 2005).

Career services:

  • Restricted or no access.
  • Full access: employers are interested in part-time students because they have a wealth of experience..
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