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 that 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 by 60 percent in just the past few years. 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
Queens University of Charlotte Flexible MBA (Online) View Full Profile
University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA View Full Profile
George Mason University Online MBA View Full Profile
University of New Haven Online MBA View Full Profile

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Professors to Know in Part-Time MBA Programs

  • Altaf Ahmad, PhD, Arizona State University

    Altaf Ahmad is a distinguished Clinical Associate Professor in the field of Information Systems and Technology Management at the esteemed Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, part of the University of Pittsburgh.

    Before becoming a valued member of the Pitt Business faculty in 2022, Altaf held various positions at the renowned W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. During his time there, he played a vital role in leading the undergraduate program in Information Systems and played a key role in establishing the Business Data Analytics major. Additionally, Altaf excelled as an instructor, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in programming, database management, and web development. He also actively engaged with students, providing coaching for case competitions, hackathons, and advising student clubs. His exceptional teaching abilities, leadership skills, and commitment to service were duly recognized, with multiple awards and accolades, including the prestigious Huizingh Outstanding Teacher award on two occasions.

  • Goker Aydin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

    Dr. Goker Aydin teaches operations management and business analytics at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins. He holds a doctoral degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and his primary areas of interest include dynamic pricing, operations management, quantitative methods, revenue management, and supply chain management.

    Dr. Aydin uses mathematical models to gain insights into retailers' and suppliers' demand and supply uncertainty. He has earned many awards and contributed to multiple publications; most recently, Dr. Aydin was awarded the Kelley School MBA Class Teaching Excellence Award.

  • Cheryl Druehl, PhD, George Mason University

    Dr. Cheryl Druehl is an associate professor in operations management at George Mason's School of Business. She is also the interim senior associate dean and an associate dean for faculty thanks to her contributions to research, teaching, and service at the school. She teaches courses in operations management, management of technology and innovation processes, and supply chain management at the MBA, EMBA, and undergraduate levels.


Dr. Druehl has a doctorate in business administration from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research interests include innovative contests, management of technology and innovation, new product development, sustainability, supply chain coordination, contracts, and competition. Dr. Druehl currently serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Operations Management and Productions and Operations Management Journal.

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