The Bridge MBA, the Professional MBA, and the Executive MBA offered at Albers are all rigorous programs designed to prepare their graduates for successful careers. However, they are very different programs developed for three distinct audiences.
Bridge MBA: A 12-month, full-time MBA for nonbusiness majors with limited work experience. This program not only provides you the strong academic foundation of an Albers MBA, but also the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed in the next stage of your career.
Professional MBA: A part-time, flexible, evening program for the working professional looking to enhance your career. Using an innovative teaching approach that integrates skills and concepts into an experiential learning environment, you not only learn valuable business skills, but are challenged to incorporate them in real world situations.
Executive Leadership MBA: A unique program for senior-level professionals that combines a challenging experiential leadership program with a rigorous MBA curriculum focused on strategic decision making that promotes a more just and humane world.
The table below will help you determine which program best meets your needs.
|Bridge MBA||Professional MBA||Executive MBA|
|Program Duration||12 months||18-36 months||20 months|
|Program Format||Cohort (lockstep)||Cohort (core)/Flexible (electives)||Cohort (lockstep)|
|Electives||No||Yes, 30 credits||No|
|Class Schedule||Full-time, day classes||Part-time, evening classes; full-time students also accepted||Part-time; classes meet once a month in compact, 2-3-day modules|
|Work Experience Required||No||Yes, minimum of 2 years||Yes, 12-15 years (minimum of 7 in a managerial role)|
|Years of Work Experience||0-2||2-27||12+|
|Tuition***||$10,380 per quarter||$865 per credit||$16,500 per quarter (6 quarters)|
|Career Focus||Career start||Career advancement or transition||Career advancement or transition|
*Examples: Mentor Program, Consulting Project, Business Plan Competition
***Fees not included