MBA programs in Valparaiso University’s College of Business are designed to be flexible, and we welcome both full- and part-time students. We’ve ensured that the heart of a Valpo MBA is the same — no matter how you choose to personalize it. All MBA students benefit from the same rigorous and forward-thinking core classes, the same expert faculty, and Valpo’s renowned commitment to values-based leadership. It’s a base that has launched Valpo MBA alumni into successful careers.
The Right MBA for Your Goals
With several MBA certificates, you’ll find an MBA that’s tailored to your career stage and your goals. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the best practices of international business or to accelerate your career with excellent training in management, our programs will help you build the knowledge and skills to excel.
The Right MBA for Your Schedule
All Valpo MBA courses are taught in eight-week blocks to streamline scheduling.
Students frequently use technology, such as Google Hangouts, to complete team assignments. This technology allows students to virtually meet and share information with greater convenience.
FULL-TIME GLOBAL MBA
For full-time day students, the Global MBA is an accelerated program and can be completed in as little as one year with a general business concentration. You’ll move through each block with your cohort, developing valuable connections while you hone new skills. As a full-time cohort, all classes are attended in person.
PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL MBA
If you’re planning to balance your MBA coursework with other professional and family responsibilities, evening coursework is also available. Students enrolling in the Professional MBA program benefit from rolling admissions deadlines, with six start dates throughout the year. Evening Professional MBA classes are conveniently scheduled, meeting once per week and are attended in person. As an alternative to being absent during weeks when you are ill or must travel for work, Evening Professional MBA students have access to the distance learning software MBA Live ®, which enables you to participate in the entire class period remotely as it is happening, subject to MBA Live terms and conditions (PDF).
For part-time Evening Professional MBA students, with prior approval and technology requirements, all of our required evening courses are available via MBA LIVE® as an alternative to being absent during weeks when you are ill or must travel for work. MBA courses utilize software that allows students to log in and participate in a live, web-broadcasted class session as it is happening. Students can interact with the classroom through speakers and microphones, collaborate with students through shared screens, and view all presentation materials and videos online as well. The courses are also recorded and stored for students to view at a later time, when necessary.