Flex MBA Program

Combine the flexibility of online learning with a personalized, one-on-one classroom experience.

Apply Today — Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2023!

Interested in pursuing an MBA degree but busy balancing the demands of work, family or both? We get it — there are many reasons commuting to campus during the week may be a challenge. But if you still desire the face-to-face interaction and collaborative learning environment that a fully online MBA program would not provide you, the Knauss School of Business’ Flex MBA may just be the degree program for you.


Same Top-Ranking MBA. Flexible Format. 

The Flex MBA offers the full Knauss MBA curriculum in a format designed to accommodate the demands of work and life. It's equivalent to our Full-Time MBA and Part-Time MBA programs in course content, value and prestige, with added flexibility. You will get many of the benefits of an online Master of Business Administration program, while also receiving the in-person learning and support from esteemed faculty and peers that is difficult to replicate in online-only programs.

Flex MBA students meet on campus just one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday), with remaining coursework completed online. The program kicks off in the spring with an immersive week on campus, which is when you will go through orientation and take your first class.


USD’s Flex MBA Degree at a Glance:

  • Program begins in January
  • 60% in-person: One weekend per month on campus (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 40% online: Blend of synchronous and asynchronous online learning
  • Part-time course load
  • 44 units total — course waivers available
  • 20-24 months to complete

Application Deadlines: November 1, December 1, January 10

Program Start Date: January 18, 2023

Highlights of the Knauss School of Business MBA

Our MBA curriculum is embedded with everything you'll need to be a difference-maker in today's business world. Explore highlights of the program that's ranked #1 MBA in San Diego (Full-Time, Bloomberg Businessweek) and #10 Green MBA in the Nation (Princeton Review).

MBA student smiling outside of Olin Hall Personalized to You

Six in-demand concentrations. Industry-specific networking. Course waivers based on professional experience. With the MBA from Knauss, you'll tailor your studies to your career goals and aspirations.

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MBA students consulting abroad in Madrid Don't just hone your skills. Apply them.

International consulting. Social impact consulting. The Knauss School of Business' MBA offers hands-on experiences that prepare you to make an immediate impact in your career upon graduation.

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Short-term study abroad trips. Consulting opportunities for global companies in San Diego. At USD, you'll learn to think and act with a global mindset set that will set you apart.

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A network of over 20,000 business alumni. A community dedicated to advancing business as a force for good. At the Knauss School of Business, you'll develop strong partnerships that translate to long-term business relationships — and lifelong friendships.

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Potential Cost Savings; Shorter Time-to-Degree

We are excited to offer course waivers available for Part-Time and Flex MBA students. Incoming students can potentially waive up to 14 units of MBA coursework based on professional experience, prior coursework and assessments.

Start by filling out our short self-assessment to determine what courses you may be eligible to waive.

Take the Waiver Self-Assessment

Ideal MBA Program for Military and Veterans

As a proud Yellow Ribbon School, USD fully covers tuition for most military-connected students. Plus, the Flex MBA program offers accommodations for active duty military members who may be deploying or changing stations in the coming months.

Ready to learn more about the veteran student experience? Join a virtual session to ask a current veteran MBA student your questions! 

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