Get Ahead in Your Career with our Flexible Master of Business Administration Degree

Ready to jumpstart your career, but not so ready to be a full-time student? Our part-time MBA program is perfect for students who need a bit more flexibility. The program is ideal for working professionals pursuing the degree part-time while remaining employed. The College of Business offers classes in the evenings, online, or in a hybrid format, allowing students to pursue the degree at their own pace.

Proudly recognized by Fortune Magazine as a top part-time MBA program, we continue to set the standard for excellence in business education.

It's easy to apply! No GMAT/GRE or letter of recommendation are required.

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Part-Time MBA at a Glance



Credit hours required


Concentration options


Learning Modalities: In-person, online & hybrid


For the core 36-hour program


  • "Choosing the EMU MBA program is easily one of the best academic decisions I have ever made! The structure of the program allows for a great work, school, and life balance, and it has been apparent from day one that the faculty and staff truly care about students and their success."

    -Julia Fedeson
    MBA Human Resource Management graduate - 2016

  • "My MBA from EMU helped me secure a career at Ford Motor Company and I felt prepared entering my new position given the specialized training I received at EMU."

    -Jessica Bobee
    MBA Supply Chain Management '17

  • "From acquiring knowledge in classrooms, to networking opportunities off campus, without any doubt, pursuing my MBA was the reason for my immediate success after graduating from the College of Business at EMU."

    -Cintia Denic
    MBA Internal Auditing '16

An Innovative, Applied and Global Business Degree

EMU’s Master of Business Administration program is one of the most respected programs of its kind in Michigan. The program aims to prepare graduates to advance their careers as business leaders. Students gain valuable skills in professional communication, leadership, and quantitative and analytical decision-making. The program also provides students with business functional areas and strategic integration knowledge.

Access Up-Close Support and Hands-On Opportunities

Experience unparalleled access to personalized support and immersive hands-on opportunities, including:

  • Individualized mentorship from professors >
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  • Summer internships >
  • Career events and opportunities >
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Part-Time MBA Coursework and Curriculum

MBA students will select from in-person, online (asynchronous), or hybrid courses. The choice to earn the degree in this mixed delivery format, or 100% online, is yours. The EMU MBA. Your Way. The MBA program of study requires a minimum of 36 credits and is comprised of four parts:

  • Foundation (18 credits, may be waived based on previous coursework)
  • Core (18 credits)
  • Restricted Electives (6 credits)
  • Concentration Courses (12–15 credits)

If you earned your bachelor’s in business administration from an AACSB-accredited school, you may waive all 18 of the foundation course credits. (Effective Fall 2019, you must meet certain grade and time requirements to waive FIN 502.) If your school is not AACSB-accredited, we’ll assess your undergrad work on a case-by-case basis.

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There’s a couple different ways to customize your MBA at EMU. If you’re earning the general MBA, you’ll take 12 credit hours of open electives instead of concentration courses. If not, you may choose from one of eight areas of concentration:

    1. Business Analytics
    2. Entrepreneurship
    3. Finance
    4. Human Resource Management
    5. Information Systems
    6. Management
    7. Marketing
    8. Supply Chain Management
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Flexible, Part-Time Learning Options to Fit Your Life

Attend a virtual information session with EMU College of Business faculty and advisors. Learn more about the MBA program and the flexibility EMU offers to get your MBA, your way!


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Full-Time MBA

Excelerate your path to success. Learn more about the full-time Master of Business Administration degree.

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Online MBA

Earn your Masters of Business Administration from anywhere. Get more information about earning your MBA entirely online.

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Executive MBA

Already have management experience and want to push your career to the next level? Consider our Executive MBA program.

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The MBA. Built for You.


Welcome to Your MBA. Your Way. Unlock your potential with our flexible program that empowers you to choose the format that fits your lifestyle and goals. Whether you prefer traditional, online, or part-time learning, we have the options to accommodate your needs. Embark on your MBA journey with us and tailor your experience to your unique aspirations.

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