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 part-time Knauss MBA program at the University of San Diego makes it possible for working professionals like you to take advantage of the same outstanding 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. Classes meet two nights a week after standard business hours. 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.

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

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Full-Time MBA

The Knauss MBA curriculum, offered in a traditional full-time format. Fully immerse yourself in the art of business. MBA Dual Degree options include: Juris Doctor, MS Business Analytics, MS Finance, MS Real Estate, MS Supply Chain Management.

Average Age: 28
Program Duration: 17-22 Months
Program Start: August

Flex MBA

The Knauss MBA curriculum, offered in a flexible, part-time format for working professionals — on campus one weekend per month with remaining coursework completed online. New: part-time MBA students are automatically considered to waive certain core classes based on professional experience, prior coursework and assessments.

Average Age: 31
Program Duration: 20-24 Months
Program Start: January