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Albers School of Business and Economics

Which MBA Is Right for You?

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 MBAProfessional MBAExecutive MBA
Program Duration 12 months 18-36 months 20 months
Program Format Cohort (lockstep) Cohort (core)/Flexible (electives) Cohort (lockstep)
Class waivers No Yes No
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, 3-day modules
Co-curricular Activities* Required Optional Optional
Work Experience Required No Yes, minimum of 2 years Yes, minimum of 7 years
Years of Work Experience 0-2 2-27 7-30
Average Age 24 30 42
Required Credits 48 54 60
Tuition*** $10,200 per quarter $850 per credit $16,000 per quarter
Career Focus Career start Career advancement or transition Career advancement or transition

*Examples: Mentor Program, Consulting Project, Business Plan Competition
***Fees not included