Hybrid Part-Time MBA Program

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

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’ Hybrid Part-Time MBA may just be the degree program for you.


Same Top-Ranking MBA. Flexible Hybrid Format. 

Designed to accommodate the demands of work and life, USD’s hybrid online MBA program—the first of its kind in the San Diego area—is equivalent to our Full-Time MBA and Evening Part-Time MBA in course content, value and prestige, with the added flexibility of studying when and where you learn best. You will get to take advantage of the benefits of an online MBA program while also receiving the in-person support of our esteemed faculty.

Hybrid 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 one-week orientation on campus, which is also when you will take your first class. After your first semester, feel free to add some evening classes to your schedule, or switch to the Evening Part-Time MBA format entirely for the ultimate flexible part-time MBA experience. 


USD’s Hybrid Master's in Business Administration Degree at a Glance:

  • First hybrid MBA program in the San Diego area
  • Begins spring semester (the only MBA in San Diego with a January start date)
  • 40 percent of coursework completed online
  • 60 percent of instruction on campus
  • Part-time program: one weekend per month on campus

Regardless of the part-time MBA format you choose, we will help you become a versatile global professional and impactful business leader. 

New! 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 automatically considered to waive certain core classes based on professional experience, prior coursework and assessments.

How do I know if I qualify for course waivers?

Official waiver decisions will be made by our faculty at the time of admission to the program. You must have completed the relevant courses within seven (7) years of your MBA application, have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and have at least two years of work experience to be considered for course waivers.

Please check back soon for a tool on our website that will help you determine which core classes might be potentially waived based on your prior coursework.

How many courses can potentially be waived?

If you are admitted to the Part-Time MBA program and satisfy all waiver criteria, you may apply for waivers for up to 14 units of MBA coursework. A minimum of 30 units must be completed at the University of San Diego to earn the MBA degree.

USD MBA students at Petro Rio in Brazil Do business with the world. Take advantage of over 15 short-term study abroad courses or a 10-day international consulting project advising global giants like PetroRio in Rio de Janeiro, BMW in Munich or Nike in Shanghai alongside other full-time and part-time MBA students.
Students walking on USD campus Meet your future business partners here. Unlike MBA programs that are exclusively online, USD’s Hybrid MBA is heavily immersive and combines online learning with in-person weekend classes. You will work alongside peers in highly interactive and hands-on group projects, developing strong partnerships that often translate to long-term, strategic business relationships--and lifelong friendships.
USD students in front of fountain at Immaculata Chapel An MBA for a “hybrid” life as a student and working professional. Learn how the hybrid format allowed one USD alumna to balance the demands of business school with a full-time career in biotech.
USD MBA student at work USD’s Hybrid MBA: The best of both worlds Work-school balance is just the beginning—discover everything students love about USD’s Hybrid MBA program.

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