O'Hare Campus , Fall Admission Only
The Weekend MBA Program is a rigorous, yet rewarding program designed
for the self-directed manager who is interested in an accelerated
MBA with a cohort structure. Through a format that is a hybrid
combination of online learning and traditional lecture, the number of
hours spent in class is reduced, making this program ideal for
individuals with non-traditional work schedules.
The Weekend MBA curriculum includes
all of the required courses optimally sequenced to meet prerequisite
requirements and prepare students for the next term. The program is
comprised of 18 required courses for a total of 72 quarter hours.
Students may be waived from some core courses based on prior academic
work. Waiver decisions are made by the admission committee during the
admission process. Students are expected to have completed courses in
calculus, statistics and computer skills prior to starting the program.
Core Course Requirements (48 Credit Hours)
Concentrations and Electives
Students in the program will start and finish the required courses as a group. Upon completion of the core courses, students have the option to pursue the finance and
operations management concentrations offered in the cohort format or they may
pursue any of the 35 available concentrations offered by the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business outside of the cohort format. Please note that there will be limited weekend course offerings outside of the cohort format.
Class Meeting Format
The Weekend MBA Program will meet on alternate Saturdays, beginning
at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Lectures are enhanced with online
learning techniques to support continuous learning on the weekends when
classes do not meet. For those who select the concentrations offered
within the cohort format, the courses are arranged in a
lock-step schedule from term-to-term to ensure program completion in 24