The Bridge MBA, the Professional MBA, and the Executive MBA offered at Albers are all rigorous programs designed to prepare their graduates for successful careers. However, they are very different programs developed for three distinct audiences. The table below will help you determine which program best meets your needs.
|Bridge MBA||Professional MBA||Executive MBA|
|Program Duration||12 months||18-36 months||20 months|
|Program Format||Cohort (lockstep)||Cohort (core)/Flexible (electives)||Cohort (lockstep)|
|Electives||No||Yes, 30 credits||No|
|Class Schedule||Full-time, day classes||Part-time, evening classes; full-time students also accepted||Part-time; classes meet once a month in compact, 2-3-day modules|
|Work Experience Required||No||Yes, minimum of 2 years||Yes, 12-15 years (minimum of 7 in a managerial role)|
|Years of Work Experience||0-2||2-27||12+|
|Tuition***||$10,200 per quarter||$850 per credit||$16,000 per quarter (6 quarters)|
|Career Focus||Career start||Career advancement or transition||Career advancement or transition|
*Examples: Mentor Program, Consulting Project, Business Plan Competition
***Fees not included
Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2017, less than five percent of the world's business schools and less than one third of U.S. business school have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.