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Embarking on an MBA journey is a life-changing decision, filled with promise and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Aspiring business leaders often contemplate when it’s the best time to pursue an MBA. Read on as we highlight the distinctive benefits and considerations associated with our Part-Time MBA Program.

Benefits of Attending a Part-Time MBA Program

Balancing Work and Study

Part-Time MBA students lead a dynamic life, juggling current job responsibilities with academic pursuits. This unique blend of professional and educational experiences allows you to apply classroom concepts directly to your workplace, enhancing your skill-set in real-time. There’s also plenty of opportunity for having fun through student groups, social activities, and even trips with classmates.

Flexibility and Cost Management

The Part-Time MBA option provides students with the flexibility to continue working and earning income while investing in your education. This financial stability can result in reduced student loans and allows individuals to manage educational costs effectively.

Networking within Your Industry

Part-Time MBA students bring valuable work experience to the classroom, creating a unique and lively learning environment. Students tend to find others that work in similar fields and form relationships with classmates who can relate to their profession and lifestyle. Networking also happens outside of the classroom. Engagement opportunities range from connecting with faculty, to attending industry-focused events, our annual Winter Formal and fun get-togethers, Partners activities, and much more.

Considerations of Attending a Part-Time MBA Program

Time Management

Balancing a job, academic responsibilities, and personal life can be challenging. Part-Time MBA students often need to master time management skills to succeed in both spheres. But Boothies are always there to support you along the way. With our pay-it-forward culture, you will find others to lean on during the most unexpected times. Keep in mind you have five years to complete the Part-Time MBA Program, which can work to your advantage if you seek a flexible schedule or need to adjust due to busy periods at your job.

Perceived Limit on Student Life Opportunities

The fragmented schedule and reduced time spent on campus may affect networking opportunities, but where there's a will there's a way. Students find all sorts of ways to counter the misconception of limited social connection points. Not only will you have the chance to network with business leaders and expand your network, you’ll have the opportunity to become a leader yourself in one of our 30+ student-led clubs and organizations, which host over 300+ events annually.

Figuring out when the time is right to pursue a Part-Time MBA depends on an individual's unique circumstances and career aspirations. Ultimately, the MBA experience is a transformative journey that equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen field. We would love to help your career dreams become a reality, so when the time is right we encourage you to apply.