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  (44 credit hours)

Concentrations and Electives

Students in the Weekend Cohort MBA will have seven required electives (28 credit hours) with an emphasis in the area of Management and Marketing offered on Saturday only at the O'Hare campus.  Those who would like more flexbility in selecting different areas of study within the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business after completion of the core courses, may do so by selecting evening courses offered at the Loop campus. Please note that there will be limited weekend course offerings outside of the cohort format.

Core courses may be waived, i.e., excused without additional course work required, if the student has previously completed equivalent course work with a grade of C or better.  Professional experience may not be considered in meeting academic requirements.  The interpretation, evaluation and final decision of course waivers are the prerogative of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Class Meeting Format

The Weekend MBA Program will meet on alternate Saturdays, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 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 months.