Many students are worried about the work-life-school balance when getting an MBA. That’s understandable. Getting your MBA is going to challenge you and stretch how you think as a business leader. Our program is designed for full-time working professionals in terms of course schedule, advising and other services. Ninety percent of our students are full-time working professionals. And, your professors have been exactly where you are now, when they were earning their advanced degrees.
Convenient scheduling, personal attention
Schedule: Fall and spring semesters are 13 weeks long, with classes meeting one night per week. Summer I and summer II sessions are 6 1/2 weeks long, with classes meeting two nights per week. Most classes meet on weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Some courses are offered in online or hybrid formats. Admission is ongoing; students may start in any semester.
Advising: Our MBA academic advisors can help tailor a plan that is right for you and your goals. Customization and customer service are our hallmarks.
Personal Relationships: The personal relationships that are embedded in the MBA program help you to achieve the work-life-school balance that is critical for success. Faculty members are accessible and approachable, and the students in your courses will become a valuable network of professional contacts and learning partners.
Achieve your work-life-school balance!
A WMU MBA prepares you for the next level. The high-quality education you will receive ignites the ability to think deeply and differently about business challenges and offer positive solutions. Whether you seek advancement within the business world or are coming from another field and looking to transition to a business career, the MBA program will help to build your personal skill set and brand in a way that will open doors to opportunities.
With the MBA program, what you learn today, you can use tomorrow in the workplace, and that affords you the opportunity to apply concepts in real-time and shine as a strategic thinker and problem solver.
Learn about the opportunities the MBA will afford you.
The quality of the education you will receive through the MBA program is exceptional. You will be taught by faculty members who are participating in the latest research in a variety of fields and who also have industry experience. Their expertise and teaching methods will make challenging material accessible. Our faculty members truly love to teach. Your classmates, who will have a variety of business experiences, as well as your own knowledge and curiosity about business, will also be a significant part of your education. We treat our MBA courses as learning labs with students who are experts in different types of thinking. By working with others, you will learn more about yourself and develop skills that you did not have before.
The college is accredited by AACSB International. What does that mean? It means that your education meets the highest standards for business education in the world. Fewer than 750 business schools across the globe receive AACSB accreditation. We are proud to have been accredited since 1970. Read more about AACSB accreditation.
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WMU prides itself on offering a personalized experience for every student, with the resources of a large, research university. Your goals are important to us. Everything about an MBA is personal—the reason why you are pursuing the degree, the opportunities it will unlock for you, the time you spend on your studies, the knowledge you gain, and the ways that you will evolve to become a better business leader.
We understand your personal investment and meet it with a personal investment of our own. Your faculty will know your goals and will coach you on achieving them through instruction, mentorship, recommending learning opportunities, and helping you develop not just your network but the personal brand you are able to bring to that network and the workplace.
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