SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School of Business Administration in the University of San Diego has introduced a new format for its part-time MBA program.
The Professional MBA program provides a hybrid alternative that allows interested students to study at their own pace off-campus via distance learning while also retaining the important face-to-face contact with faculty and peers through a once a month meeting during the semester on the USD campus.
"The benefits of embedding this flexibility into our already rigorous MBA program affords prospective students the opportunity to maintain work and family lives while also engaging in academic pursuits on a schedule that works for them," says Jaime Alonso Gómez, dean of the School of Business. "We're proud to be the first hybrid MBA program in San Diego, allowing us to meet a growing need in the region for practical graduate education solutions for working professionals."
The Professional MBA consists of 53 units and offers two starting points each year. The fall start offers fully onsite courses in the evening while the spring start offers hybrid courses, where students attend class onsite one weekend per month and participate in online courses between onsite sessions. Hybrid courses will include 60 percent of instruction onsite and 40 percent online.
After the first semester all students in the Professional MBA program may mix and match course formats allowing for ultimate flexibility in scheduling. Students participating in both formats will attend a one-week residency at the beginning of the program to complete orientation, team building activities and the first two-unit class.
Providing even more flexibility, the coursework and schedule are aligned so that all students may partake in intersession, summer and spring break sessions in several global locations as well as core or elective courses in both formats.
The new hybrid MBA begins January 2016. For details on the program, visit the Professional MBA website.
SOURCE University of San Diego School of Business Administration