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

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 Leadership and Change management concentrations offered in the cohort format or they may pursue any of the 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 8:00 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.