Evening Part-Time MBA Program

Thrive in business school and in the business world, simultaneously.

Are you looking to earn your MBA while keeping your current job?

The evening part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Knauss School of Business makes it possible for working professionals like you to take advantage of the same curriculum as our full-time Knauss MBA students. In addition to mastering the fundamentals, you'll participate in powerful experiential learning opportunities — including study abroad, two consulting projects and highly relevant coursework. You'll reap the benefits of applying newly developed skills in your job, without having to sacrifice the career success you've already built.

And starting in Fall 2022, you can take advantage of your prior business experience and coursework to waive certain core classes and maximize your learning in the Knauss MBA program.

The Knauss School's evening Part-Time MBA program allows you to balance your professional responsibilities during the day with coursework completed on campus in the evenings. You will have the opportunity to greatly expand your business network and participate in our highly engaging classroom environment while completing the program at your own pace. Classes meet two nights a week after standard business hours. Looking for less travel time? You can also consider San Diego’s first hybrid-format MBA program, which combines on-campus weekend classes with online learning. Regardless of which format you choose, we will help you become a more versatile professional and a more impactful leader.

GMAT waivers are available for the Fall 2022 application cycle. See if you qualify here.

Put Your Professional Experience to Work for You

Announcing New Course Waivers for Part-Time MBA Students

In order to personalize the MBA to each student and deliver the most value during your time in the program, we are excited to announce new course waivers available for part-time MBA students beginning Fall 2022. Students entering the part-time MBA program will be considered to waive certain core classes based on professional experience, prior coursework and assessments.

Potential Cost Savings and Shorter Time to Degree

You may be eligible to waive up to 14 units of MBA coursework for significant cost savings on tuition. Fill out our short self-assessment to determine what courses you may be eligible to waive.

Take a Waiver Self-Assessment

Part-Time MBA program. Two flexible formats.


course schedule
  Evening Part-Time MBA Hybrid Part-Time MBA
Program start Fall Spring
Course schedule Classes meet weekdays at 5:30 and 7 p.m., typically two nights per week, on campus Classes meet on Saturday and Sunday, typically one weekend each month on campus. Remaining class time is completed online.
International student eligibility F-1 student visas are possible for the evening (onsite) class format at a full-time pace. F-1 students are not eligible to participate in the hybrid format.
Timelapse city photo Your degree, your way. Customize your MBA experience by choosing one of six concentrations, from Business Analytics to Entrepreneurship.
students abroad Do business with the world. See the locations around the world where you can gain international business experience as part of your program.

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Full-Time MBA

Fully immerse yourself in the art of business. From day one, you will practice ethical leadership, study global business and take on the world with real client projects.

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Hybrid Part-Time MBA

Combine on-campus classes with online learning to accommodate the demands of work and life. Knauss' Hybrid Part-Time MBA is equivalent to our Full-Time MBA in course content, value and prestige.