Part-time MBA

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

About the Program

With its forward-thinking program design, world-class faculty and flexible curriculum, Weatherhead School of Management's top-ranked part-time MBA gives you the leadership and business skills you need to advance yourself, your colleagues, your company and the world. As the highest-ranked part-time MBA degree in Northern Ohio and the #12 in the country, according to Fortune, our program attracts top business professionals who are committed to furthering their education and careers. Our cohort-based format allows you and your classmates to grow together, developing a strong network and lasting friendships.

What to Expect

In under three years, you’ll complete 48 hours of coursework in our cohort-based program that offers the same challenging curriculum as our full-time MBA. With faculty guidance, you’ll create a personalized learning plan through our Leadership Assessment and Development (LEAD) course that combines the curriculum and elective options into an integrated degree focused on honing your general management skills.

Core classes meet one evening per week in the fall and spring semesters and in more intensive formats in the summer. You’ll choose five elective options in the program’s final stages and can determine your own specializations 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
  • One essay
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores for GMAT or GRE (waiver available)
  • Two recommendations
  • $100 non-refundable application fee 

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