You are interested in pursuing your MBA part time, but not quite sure which program is best fit to your busy life and career needs. The Carlson School has two great part-time options—both flexible, providing you access to Carlson’s robust academic and career services, vast alumni network, and world-renowned business professors. But the programs are structured differently to accommodate the non-local and traveling professional. Which program meets your academic and professional needs?

 Part-Time Distance MBAPart-Time MBA
  Differences  
  • Cohort-based; complete the program in approximately 2.5 years (8 semesters)
  • Program structure: online courses with a commitment to completing two on-campus experiences
  • A number of electives to choose from to customize your experience
  • Move at your own pace; on average, 3.5 years to complete program
  • Program structure: combination of weekday/in person, online, and condensed/weekend courses
  • Specializations offered in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, management, marketing, medical industry, and supply chain
Similarities
  • A part-time program for the working professional
  • Courses taught by internationally renowned scholars and business leaders
  • Program enrolls in the fall or spring semesters
  • 48 – 57 credits* required for graduation
  • Tuition: $1,302/credit (2015-2016 academic year)

*Up to 9 credits waivable based on previous college coursework meeting program requirements, and course waiver exams.