A part-time MBA is perfect for students with financial restraints who are unable to commit to the intensive nature of a full-time MBA course. If you want to stay in work, have family commitments or simply prefer to study in your own time, then a part-time MBA program is for you.
Many business schools now offer viable part-time MBA programs which will provide you with the same skills, information and contacts as a full-time course. You will study modules on advanced management, accountancy, marketing and global business amongst others, with periods of study taking place in the evening, at weekends and during intensive periods of study where you may be required to take part in a residential.
You should expect your international MBA program to have content on the following:
A part-time international MBA program will normally take two to three years to complete, depending on which country you decide to study your business course in. You will be expected to study in your own time at weekends and evenings. You will also be expected to attend lectures and seminars when available. Some courses also require you to attend week-long residential.
Most part-time MBA programs are structured around a series of compulsory modules, followed by a number of electives. You will also work on a final business project or case study.
A part-time MBA program is designed to help mid-level business professionals and academics take their careers to the next level – ideally to executive level. As a part-time MBA program is built around the students’ working life, most would expect to gain a promotion or salary increase at their existing employer.
However, the skills you gain through an MBA will help you during your future business career, from the knowledge you gain to the network of contacts you make.
Different part-time MBAs will have different entry requirements, but in general business schools will ask for several years work experience, a previous business qualification, GMAT scores and a successful interview.
You may have to demonstrate the following:
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