MBA PROGRAM FORMATS

Online Program

The MBA online program is intended to be an 18 month program and is scheduled separately from the University academic calendar. The courses are offered in four sessions. Each session is scheduled in 12 week intervals. The typical course load is two courses per session. The academic calendar is as follows:

  • Session 1 (Spring) - beginning of January to end of March
  • Session 2 (Summer) - beginning of April to end of June
  • Session 3 (Fall #1) - end of June to end of September
  • Session 4 (Fall #2) - end of September to middle of December

For a list of courses offered, go to Schedule in the Student Services section.

Though the curriculum is similar, Online courses are fundamentally different than Campus courses.  It is not simply that classes don't meet on Campus, instruction techniques must vary to facilitate learning without face-to-face interaction.  You'll still have traditional activities, like reading assignments, papers, and projects, but in place of in-class meetings, we hold online discussions, exercises, or other assignments.  Instead of meeting three hours on one evening (per course) each week, you are expected to engage online in Blackboard several times per week; interacting with classmates in online discussions or carrying out other online activities.  These assignments and discussions are designed to facilitate learning and understanding.

 

On-Campus Program

The MBA on-campus program is an 18 month program and is scheduled with the University academic calendar. Students must attend the program year round to finish in 18 months. The current academic calendar can be found here. The University has three semesters in any given year.

  • Spring Semester (January through May)
  • Summer Semester (June through July)
  • Fall Semester (August through December)

Campus students follow a set schedule of two courses per semester. Each course will meet one evening per week for approximately three hours.