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What are the benefits of a part-time MBA?

A major benefit of pursuing a part-time MBA is the ability to work while earning your degree. As a part-time MBA student, you don’t have to quit your job or put your MBA career on hold. Instead, you can continue to get valuable work experience and move ahead with both your career and your education. Another perk is that you will gain practical skills that you can immediately apply on the job. If you plan to remain with your current employer, pursuing a part-time MBA is a great way to ensure job security while advancing your MBA career. Another bonus, pointed out in an article in Forbes, is the ability to earn a steady income and alleviate concerns over accumulating student debt. If your employer is helping with the tuition, or offers reimbursement, your financial burden is even more reduced. 

Part-time MBA programs, such as Loyola University Maryland's Professional’s MBA, are designed for a range of working professionals and offer the flexibility to pursue an MBA at your own pace. The Loyola MBA is flexible, and includes weekday evening courses with on-campus, hybrid, and online course options. Fall, spring, or summer start terms are available. The flexibility of a part-time MBA attracts a more diverse student population and this exposure to people from all walks of life provides broader experiences and more opportunities for you to learn and grow, as noted in the “Three Reasons to Choose a Part-Time MBA” article in U.S. News.

The Professional’s MBA was recently recognized as one of the best part-time MBA programs in the edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools, an annual ranking of graduate business schools that offer academically outstanding degrees. The Princeton Review surveyed 25,000 students from AACSB-accredited graduate business schools and selected the best 294 schools based on the students’ answers about their schools’ academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. As one of the best part-time MBA programs, the Professional’s MBA ranked among the top 20 percent of all graduate business schools studied in the survey. Are you considering a part-time MBA program? Visit the part-time MBA success stories page to learn what students and alumni have to say about their experiences in the Loyola MBA program.