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Best Part Time MBA Programs - Part 1 (Kellogg & NYU Stern)

Part Time MBAPart-time MBA programs are designed to help working professionals obtain business expertise in their chosen field, helping them advance in their career path. The course allows students to apply classroom lessons immediately on their jobs, ensuring a complete learning experience.

As most Part-Time MBA participants have family and other commitments, it is important that students choose a program that offers a flexible study schedule. Here are the world’s best part-time MBA programs for working professionals:

1) Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Kellogg School has a top-class MBA program that enables students to pursue management education without taking a break in their careers. The program has a flexible structure that allows students to attend classes on weekdays or weekends while completing the program in 2.5 to 5 years. They can choose from 18 majors and specialize in one while benefitting from all the facilities and resources that full time MBA student enjoy.

At any time, students can take quarterly leave. They can also take up four MBA courses that are introduced newly as part of the curriculum. Students even have the option of completing their last four classes at a new location with another MBA program, in case of relocation. Loan assistance is offered, but no institutional scholarships or grant is available. On graduating, students can participate in the graduate MBA recruitment process, and benefit from all the career guidance and resources available to full time MBA students.

Course structure and study options


Professionals who work in Chicago can opt for weekday classes as it offers a wider range of specializations. Those who do not stay in Chicago, or have jobs that involve travel can take up the weekend option.  Students can always attend any class during the week or on weekends, or even officially switch/transfer between the two. Both the programs require students to complete a core program that is identical to that of the full-time MBA.

The Evening MBA Program

Students can start the course in the fall, winter, spring, or summer, and can undertake a maximum of three courses per quarter. Classes are held from 6pm to 9pm on all weekdays. While the program can take 2 - 5 years to complete, on an average students take 3 years to finish the program. After completing the core courses, students get to choose from 18 majors like Analytical Finance, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Human Resources Management,   International Business, Marketing Management, Media Management and Social Enterprise at Kellogg.

The Saturday MBA Program

The weekend MBA program’s classes start in June, with two sessions held every Saturday – 9am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Students can take up to three classes per quarter. The core curriculum is completed in the first year, after which the electives can be taken up. Students can opt for seven majors: International Business, Finance, Marketing, Management & Strategy, Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Management & Organizations. While this program can be completed in 2-5 years, students usually finish it in 3 years.

The Accelerated Part-time Program


The accelerated program is meant for students who have completed the following courses, either as part of an undergraduate or graduate program: Accounting and at least five among Finance, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Marketing, Operations and Statistics. Students can start this program in any quarter, pick either the weekday or the weekend program and get their degree in 1.25 to 4 years.

2) New York University (Stern)


Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA Program offers the advantage of studying in New York, along with the wide alumni network that dominates the world’s premier financial district.  The program is offered in two campuses – Manhattan and Westchester. There are options of studying during weekdays or weekends and completing the course in 2 to 3 years.
While weekday students can choose from 24 specializations, those studying on weekends can only specialize in Finance and Management.

Students benefit from donor award scholarships after completing 30 credits. In fact, more than 40% of part-time students receive aid. While they have access to the full-time MBA students’ facilities including experiential learning programs like the Michael Price Student Investment Fund and the Stern Consulting Corps, they are not allowed to be a part of the regular MBA recruitment process. Instead, the Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP) assists them. What part-time students have is access to Stern’s 100,000+ Alumni Network.

Course structure and study options


Professionals who work in and around New York City can opt to study at the Manhattan campus while those from the areas or counties surrounding New York can choose Westchester. Both campuses share the same world class faculty. Weekday students can choose from 24 specializations including Business analytics, Corporate finance, Entertainment, Media & Technology, Leadership & Change Management, Social Innovation & Impact and Global Business.

The Westchester Campus


Stern's Westchester campus offers a 3-year, weeknight Langone Part-time MBA program with two options - Fall Start or Spring Start. During the first year, classes are held on two nights every week, and students can choose from either a Monday/Wednesday or a Tuesday/Thursday plan, studying from 6pm - 9pm. Students have to take 15 credits outside of Westchester, and this can be done the at the Stern campus, or at any of the international partner schools.

The Manhattan Campus

Manhattan Weeknights:
This segment offers the most flexible options, with course durations of 2, 2.5 and 3 years, depending on how many classes are opted for each week. The Courses can be taken on a Fall Start or Spring Start.

Manhattan Weekends: Here, the options are a 3 Year, Fall Start or Spring Start program. Two classes are held every Saturday, 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. One major disadvantage is that students can only specialize in Finance or Management.

Read Best Part Time MBA Programs - Part 2 (Booth, Haas & UCLA)

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

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