Part-time Online MBA Programs - Degrees & Coursework

Many busy professionals consider returning to school to earn their master’s degree in business administration (MBA), but for some, the thought of devoting two years to intense full-time study is not realistic. Some cannot afford to quit their current position; others have family members who depend on them. Even some married graduate students realize that living solely on their spouse’s income for the duration of the program is not sustainable. While this might sound discouraging, the good news is that universities that offer full-time MBA programs have noticed and responded by creating part-time and flexible MBA programs.

Business schools began offering flexible and part-time degrees in response to declining applications for full-time MBA programs. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, enrollment for two-year full-time MBA programs has dropped. As a result, schools have restructured some of their degree programs to allow students to complete an MBA degree on a part-time basis.

Some schools and students use the terms part-time and flexible interchangeably. While a part-time degree program can be part of a school’s flexible offerings, a flexible program doesn’t necessarily mean that it is part-time. For example, a program can be a full-time hybrid program, which means the school offers flexibility with both online and in-person classes. Importantly, most part-time MBA programs are entirely online, adding more flexibility for students already pressed for time or money.

Featured Flexible & Part-Time MBA Programs
University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA View Full Profile
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Kimmy Gustafson
Kimmy Gustafson

Kimmy Gustafson leverages her broad writing experience and passion for higher education to provide our readers with in-depth, quality content about the evolving landscape of business schools and the various pathways in business education. Her experience as a start-up CEO provides her with a unique perspective on the business world, and she has written for since 2019.

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