The Flex MBA, Online or On Campus

Our part-time Flex MBA is designed for working professionals who want to take their careers to the next level.

As the business world evolves, so must the MBA. The Flex MBA takes a decidedly contemporary approach to learning, starting with options to take courses online or on campus. As you learn core MBA fundamentals, you also examine modern technology and its growing impact on business—and our world.

The curriculum is built on WashU Olin’s Values Based, Data Driven approach to leadership. You’ll be transformed into an advanced leader ready for the challenges of tomorrow. 

  • Location
  • Duration
    2 years*
  • Format
  • Start
  • Cost

Grounded in Core MBA Fundamentals

WashU Olin’s Flex MBA degree program delivers the full rigor of a traditional MBA with the necessary flexibility for working professionals. Each semester, you can choose to take classes online or on campus. With both formats, you have live class sessions at set times and additional content to review outside of class. Whether on campus or online, you’re taught by the same professors as in our Full-Time MBA program.

*Finish in as little as two years or choose to decelerate earning your degree.


Electives on Contemporary Topics

As you start the program and your core classes, you can also dive into elective courses that interest you. Each semester, we offer a wide variety of 1.5-hour elective courses on contemporary topics like AI, healthcare, analytics and entrepreneurship. These courses are immersive and experiential, including weeklong intensives, weekend courses and global travel courses. And they’re an excellent way to study of-the-moment topics and build your degree your way.

A Network of Professionals

However you choose to pursue your degree—on campus or online—you develop close relationships with your professors and peers. An important part of your Flex MBA experience is getting to know your classmates and adding them to your professional network. That happens as you collaborate closely on classwork, discuss cases and work on group projects. Your professors, all easily accessible, and experts who speak in class also expand your network.

Flex MBA by the Numbers


3 formats

online, on campus or somewhere in between


6 years

average work experience


48 credit hours

finish in as little as 2 years



not required


31 years old

average student age


Career support

dedicated career management coaches

An MBA with ROI

With the Flex MBA, you can take your career wherever you want to go.

  • Thrive in a program designed for people who work full time 
  • Gain a strong foundation in core MBA fundamentals
  • Emerge fully prepared and ahead of the curve
  • Learn to consider and evaluate the impact of modern technology
  • Study and engage deeply with classmates across the country
  • Apply classroom techniques to real-world situations
  • Practice solving current business challenges
  • Gain access to resources that help you stay ahead in an ever-changing business world

Scholarships, Cost and Aid

You have a variety of options available to you to help fund your Flex MBA. Check out the scholarships you could qualify for, and learn more about the tuition for this program.

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Ask a Part-Time MBA Student

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Isabelle Smith

Professional MBA

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    There are multiple types of course formats that help maximize your learning experience and cater to your schedule.

    Expected Graduation



    St. Louis, MO


    University of Evansville, B.S. in Chemistry and Business Administration 


    Washington University School of Medicine, Financial Analyst

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Shonelle Price

Online MBA

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    Keep an open mind and be ready to learn, especially outside of your comfort zone.

    Expected Graduation



    Dardenne Prairie, MO


    Western Kentucky University, BFA in Performance, Minors in Dance and Criminology


    Mastercard, Vice President of Business Process Improvement

Career Prospects

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With the Flex MBA, you’re putting your career on the fast track. Whether you’re looking for a new position, title or company to work for, the sky’s the limit in terms of your future career options. And whatever your professional goals, we’re here to provide support and tools to help you along the way.

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