Set Your Own Pace
The Part-Time MBA consists of an 18-month cohort-based core curriculum followed by an elective period. Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, with typically two class sessions per night and weeks alternating between in-person and virtual delivery. This hybrid design offers busy working professionals the best of both worlds – intensive in-person class meetings, allowing for important community formation and network development, as well as engaging online sessions, maximizing flexibility and convenience.
Students in the Part-Time MBA program take the same core curriculum as students in Darden’s Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA formats. Students progress through the core as a cohort before entering an elective period in which they can choose to accelerate their course of study or advance towards graduation at a more deliberate pace. The fastest completion timeline for Part-Time MBA students is 28 months. The slowest path is 48 months. The standard pacing is 33 months. All Part-Time MBA students enroll in August.
While the base location for the Part-Time MBA program is UVA Darden DC Metro in Rosslyn, the program also includes two touchpoints in Charlottesville, a week-long residency at the beginning of the program and another week-long residency at the conclusion of the core curricular period, roughly 20 months into the program.
During the elective period, students take a total of 17 elective courses as they progress towards the 60 credit hours required for graduation. Students choose from a diverse slate of electives offered for Part-Time MBA students and also have the ability to enroll in Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA electives, space permitting and with faculty approval. For students seeking an international experience during their MBA program, Part-Time MBA students may also participate in a global elective.
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