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Program Types

1. Full Time MBA Program Options

Full Time Study 12-18 months:
A Full Time Study 12-18 Month program is occasionally referred to as an accelearted MBA because it fits all coursework from a 19-24 month program into a shorter time frame. Expect ot be studying more than 25 hours a week and going to school full time. 12-18 month programs are common in Europe.

Full Time Study 19-24 months:
A Full Time Study MBA program traditionally lasts 19-24 months. Students will be fully immersed in their studies and do not have time to work full-time. Expect to be studying upwards of 20 hours per week.

2. Part Time MBA Program Options

Part-Time Study Evenings:
Part-time study evenings programs allow students to work full-time while attending classes on week nights. It is a more flexible program, but it is also usually lengthier than the traditional or accelerated MBA (can take 3 years to complete).

Part-Time Study Weekends:
Part-time study weekends programs are similar to part-time study evenings programs, but offer classes on the weekends instead of evenings. This also allows students to continue working full-time and it is also usually a longer program than the traditional MBA (3-5 years).

Distance Learning:
Distance Learning programs are for students who are not in a position to study full time on campus due to work commitments, family commitments, or their financial situation. Distance learning allows you to study from your home. These programs are open to all regardless of geographic location as long as you have a reliable internet connection. This type of program is usually better for highly self-disciplined students as most of your study will be done independently.

3. Other Business Degree Options

Specialized Masters/MS Degree (non-MBA):
A Specialized Masters program is typically for students who are not looking to get their MBA, but would like to gain skills and knowledge about a specialized field such as accounting, finance or management. These programs usually require less work experience than an MBA and therefore a great option for younger candidates (1-2 years work experience).

Executive MBA (EMBA):
The EMBA is specifically geared towards candidates with significant work experience, usually 10-15 years minimum. Classes are usually at night and on weekends similar to part-time programs.

Dual (Double) Degree:
If your interests and goals span multiple disciplines you might want to consider a dual degree. Common dual degree programs include MD/MBA, JD/MBA, MBA/MFA and MS in Mathematics/MBA. This program provides a strong foundation in both business and one other academic area (i.e. law, medical, fine arts, mathematics, etc).

Executive Education:
Executive Education programs do not usually culminate with a formal degree, but they provide an opportunity for business leaders to educate themselves at graduate-level business schools.