The same high standards, with greater flexibility.
Our Professional MBA program has the same high academic standards, professors, and courses as our full-time MBA program. The biggest difference is that you can take what you learn each evening and apply it immediately to your job. We focus on a collaborative learning environment not only among students, but also among faculty and staff.
Core + Electives = 54 credits
Our curriculum is made up of 27 credit hours of core classes and 27 credit hours of electives. This ensures you'll gain an absolute command of all functional business disciplines and an appreciation for values-based,data-driven decision-making.
Start with the core and advance from there.
During your first four semesters (summer included) you’ll dive into comprehensive core courses that lay the groundwork in the functional areas of business—marketing, accounting, finance, data analytics, strategy and more. Because these courses are based on the latest research and practices, they’re immediately applicable to today’s business challenges.
You’ll take these core classes with your entering cohort. Within that group, we’ll place you in smaller teams of four to five peers. These teams are designed to complement everyone’s professional and educational experience and expertise.
An unmatched 27 hours of electives.
No other local university allows you as much freedom to delve into the areas that interest you most. Complete a total of 27 credit hours of core classes, and the remaining 27 hours are up to you.
Download the Professional MBA curriculum (PDF).
Program speed and flexbility
Choose from a variety of electives in a wide range of days and times. You can speed up the program and finish your degree sooner rather than later. About 85% of PMBA students finish their degree within three years.
Our flexible program accommodates part-time MBA students who need to take all their courses remotely for a full semester. We also allow up to three missed classes per course due to business travel, family matters or other relevant issues. In those cases, you'll be provided with a Zoom link of the missed class session.
Monday through Thursday, plus Saturday options. Electives are offered Monday through Thursday evenings. We also offer electives on Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Weekender and weeklong electives.
- Weekenders = 1.5 credit hours, Friday through Sunday on select weekends. These will be scheduled on weekends in which core PMBA classes are not in session (in between semesters/mini terms) so Saturday students have an opportunity to enroll
- Week-long elective courses = 3 credit hours between semesters