Two-Year Full-Time MBA Programs
Two-year full-time MBA programs are primarily for students who are able to take the time off from working full-time to concentrate on their studies.
Two-year MBA programs are ideal for both career switchers and career enhancers, who continue in the same job function or industry. Graduate business school can help you develop knowledge in a specific discipline, leading to new job skills and prospects. If you are just starting out in your career, specialized study may help accelerate career advancement.
Features of two year programs:
- Programs usually last four semesters, which are spread out over two academic years
- There is a three- or four-month break for an internship
- Core course requirements are completed during the first year
- Functional specialization, a specific concentration of study and elective courses round out the second year
- Students typically relocate to attend these programs
Depending on your career path, your employer may sponsor and pay for the degree – or even require it. Global companies sometimes send employees for a total immersion experience in countries that represent an important business market. Consulting firms and investment banks may require employees to earn a master's degree before they can be promoted.
Diverse learning options:
- Course work is customized through electives and concentrations
- The widest variety of academic backgrounds are accepted
- Student collaboration is encouraged
- Internships offer a chance to learn and practice new skills, enhance your résumé, and line up post-graduate employment
- Local business and alumni events will expand your network
- These programs feature career services, social and professional clubs, speaker series, career counseling, and other "campus life" activities
- Full-time programs are best suited for students with well-defined career goals who are financially able to spend two years out of the workforce
- If you are unsure of your career path, that lack of focus can limit the value of what you learn and what you gain from networking opportunities