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Course Formats and Schedules

In the part-time MBA program, extensive discussion and collaboration are major parts of the classroom experience. This environment exemplifies the student-focused approach of St. Thomas while leveraging the experience and background of our graduate students.

Traditional Courses

During the fall and spring semesters, traditional courses usually meet once per week, Monday - Thursday, for three hours. Classes typically run from 6-9 p.m. 

During the summer session, courses typically meet from late May to August, from 5:30-9:45 p.m. on weeknights.

Accelerated J-term classes typically meet once per week, Monday - Thursday, and all day Saturday throughout the month of January.

Blended Learning Courses

Designed to provide students with additional schedule flexibility, blended courses feature the latest online instructional technologies to complement less frequent classroom sessions on campus.

If enrolled in a blended format course, during the weeks between on-campus meetings you will still stay engaged with web-based presentations and interactions with peers and faculty.

Part-time Flex MBA students find the flexibility of blended courses helps them to:

  • more effectively balance work and family commitments
  • save time and money with fewer trips to campus
  • manage when and where they learn
  • enhance their learning through the combination of online and face-to-face experiences
  • more easily accommodate increased credit loads and accelerate their degree completion

Sample Degree Plans

Our advisers will help you craft the degree plan that’s right for you, but the examples below demonstrate different paths to completion for some of our students.

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