Althea Lewis, Professional MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

Professional MBA Program Overview

Who is it for?

  • The Professional MBA is a hybrid, part-time, evening program designed for those who wish to continue working while pursuing their degree. 

What will I gain?

  • Through an interactive exchange with faculty and classmates, MBA students:
    • Refine their skills in the core functions of business;
    • Develop analytical and qualitative skills necessary for effective business decision-making and managing the organization;
    • Collaborate with regional and global clients to develop effective responses to their problems and opportunities, and
    • Gain the perspective necessary to deal with current and future issues facing organizations. 


  • Core business functions are integrated into the program to provide a foundation of strategic thinking through communications, decision-making, teamwork, organizational change, information technology, the international dimension, technological innovation, social responsibility and ethics
  • Degree SpecializationsStudents enhance their core business knowledge by completing additional coursework in a specialized field of study. Student may choose from such disciplines as:
    • Finance
    • International business
    • Business analytics
    • Healthcare management
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management
    • or other topics selected by the student (requires director approval)
  • Learning Alliance - Emphasizing a team-based approach, you and your MBA colleagues will apply classroom theory to real-world practice by serving as consultants for a regional business. For 3 months, your team will analyze every aspect of the business. Through this project, you will learn how changes to a single spreadsheet can affect the bigger picture in a competitive market.


  • 2-year program
  • Cohorts begin each Fall and Spring
  • Fall and Spring "Face to Face" classes are held each Monday evening from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Online coursework

Example: Online Lecture