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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Part-time MBA students learn tactics in the classroom that will have an immediate impact in their workplace. As the premier nationally ranked part-time MBA program in the Greater Cleveland area, Weatherhead attracts the finest business professionals looking to further their educations and careers.


In addition to world-class instruction, the part-time MBA provides ample opportunities to engage with academic colleagues and to network with other business professionals in the region.

Is This Program Right for Me?

If you are a busy, ambitious professional, the Weatherhead part-time MBA program is the perfect option to further your education. The part-time MBA is a three-year, 48-credit-hour, cohort-based program that offers the same challenging business concepts as the full-time MBA program, rooted in the two ideals that differentiate Weatherhead’s pedagogy: business as an agent of world benefit and manage by designing.

Managers create the worlds in which we work and live. In order to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, Weatherhead equips managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to effect change for both profitability and world betterment. Through revolutionary design in managing principles, you will be challenged to think beyond the default response to problems, combining the right-brained tools of a designer with a solid command of business principles to advance yourself, your colleagues, your company, and your world.

Students begin the program in the summer semester with Weatherhead’s Leadership Assessment and Development course, often referred to simply as LEAD. LEAD places students in teams deliberately set up to include a diversity of learning styles. Students then move through the three-year part-time MBA curriculum with that same group of peers. The cohort-based format allows participants to develop together as both students and colleagues, which facilitates the growth of a strong network and the fostering of lasting friendships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Financial and Managerial Accountancy
  • Statistics and Decision Modeling
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Financial Management
  • Summer Semester
  • Economics for Managers
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Spring Semester
  • Strategic Issues and Applications
  • Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Identifying Design Opportunities
  • Dialogues in Leadership
  • Elective Option
  • Spring Semester
  • Dialogues in Leadership

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online application form
  • Essays
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE score report
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64272 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64272 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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