Part-time MBA

Part-Time MBA students talking in class
Master of Business Administration

About the Program

With the ability to take classes on campus, online or in a hybrid format, Weatherhead School of Management’s Part-Time MBA program offers you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace as a working professional. In our program—ranked #12 in the country according to Fortune— you can advance your career in as little as two years or in up to three years. Our curriculum combines hard-skill courses, including those in accounting, finance, operations and business analytics, with soft-skill courses, such as those on leadership and organizational behavior, to prepare you for an ever-changing business world.

What to Expect

With faculty guidance, you’ll create a personalized learning plan through our Leadership Assessment and Development (LEAD) course, combining elective options with our curriculum to produce an integrated degree that hones your general management skills. We’ll help you consider the pace that works best for you to complete the required 48 hours of coursework on whichever degree path best suits your schedule.

Both online courses and in-person classes generally take place in the evening, usually one night per week in the fall and spring semesters and sometimes two nights per week in the summer. You’ll choose five elective options in the program’s final stages and can determine your own specialization without the rigid structure of formalized concentration areas.


As a father and full-time employee, I found CWRU's part-time MBA program to be as accessible as it was worthwhile. The curriculum gave me the tools and perspective required to monitor and adapt to fast-moving fields like R&D.

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Beyond the Classroom

As one of our part-time students, you’ll be empowered to take advantage of the same resources available to students enrolled full time. Our Career Management Office and Leadership Speaker Series are available to you, along with many world-class programs and seminars that will help vitalize your experience. What’s more, you’ll have the chance to participate in on-campus career fairs, attend employer information sessions and engage with professional associations throughout the city of Cleveland. 

Looking for a student organization to pursue your interests? The Graduate Business Student Association and other student clubs provide ample opportunities for professional development, local community service activities, engagement with employers and social gatherings.

By the Numbers


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Admissions Requirements

We are committed to recruiting a community of students with diverse perspectives and a range of robust educational, professional and life experiences. These experiences, along with demonstrated student excellence, enrich the dialogue and teamwork in the classroom.

When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, we require the following:

  • Online application form
  • Short video essay
  • Brief vision statement
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores for GMAT or GRE (waiver available)
  • Two recommendations
  • $100 non-refundable application fee 

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