Accelerated Professional MBA (PMBA)

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Description

The Simon Accelerated PMBA is designed for working professionals who seek to maximize their learning at an accelerated pace. The PMBA is a partial lock-step, class cohort system in which teams of students take their nine core courses together in a structured program of two evening classes per quarter. Thereafter, each individual selects 11 required electives to complete his or her desired concentration(s). Continuing at two classes per quarter, cohort members typically complete their degrees in two and a half years.

Benefits of the Simon Accelerated PMBA include:

  • Fast-track core course completion
  • Facilitated learning through cohort study groups
  • Scholarships for improved affordability/r…

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The Simon Accelerated PMBA is designed for working professionals who seek to maximize their learning at an accelerated pace. The PMBA is a partial lock-step, class cohort system in which teams of students take their nine core courses together in a structured program of two evening classes per quarter. Thereafter, each individual selects 11 required electives to complete his or her desired concentration(s). Continuing at two classes per quarter, cohort members typically complete their degrees in two and a half years.

Benefits of the Simon Accelerated PMBA include:

  • Fast-track core course completion
  • Facilitated learning through cohort study groups
  • Scholarships for improved affordability/return on investment
  • Textbooks included in tuition fees for core courses
  • Working professional peer classmates and business networking opportunities
  • Special events and services for PMBA candidates
  • Simplified registration for cohort members
  • Dedicated resources for guidance/assistance
  • Choose from 15 MBA concentrations
  • Summer session math review will be provided at no charge
  • Ability to transfer to flexible part-time program if circumstances require

The program is open to new students, current non-matriculates, and matriculates who have completed three or fewer classes.

Academics

The Simon Accelerated PMBA is a 64 credit hour part-time evening program with the same degree, faculty and concentrations available as the full-time Simon MBA program. Students attend two classes per quarter and complete their degrees in approximately 2.5 years.

The program is distinguished by its class cohort system, in which participants attend nine core courses together in a structured sequence, with study groups and tailored events and services designed exclusively for program participants. Subsequently, each student selects 11 electives to complete his/her desired concentration(s).
 
Academic Highlights:

  • Evening classes designed for working professionals
  • Class cohort system (study groups and core course attendance)
  • Two classes per quarter, 64 credit-hour program
  • Structured program for nine core courses (partial lock-step) with choice of 11 required electives to complete desired concentration(s)
  • Each class meets one night per week for approximately three hours
  • Classes meet for ten weeks per quarter (eight weeks during Summer Session)
  • Need and merit-based scholarships available (refer to Tuition and Financial Aid section) to support accelerated academic schedule

Admissions

The Simon School uses a self-managed online application. This requires the applicant to accumulate the necessary documents to complete the process. Applications will be processed when they are submitted, although an application cannot be reviewed for a final decision by the Admissions Committee until all materials are received and the application is complete. Once submitted, academic records, essays and recommendations may not be copied, borrowed or returned.

Application Checklist

  • Online application form
  • Current résumé
  • One required essay (double spaced, 12-point font, 500 word limit)
  • Unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for each college attended (admitted students will be required to submit official transcripts at a later date)
  • Test-taker results for GMAT, scanned and uploaded
  • Test-taker results for TOEFL, scanned and uploaded (all international candidates except those who received a degree from an English-speaking institution)
  • One online letter of recommendation (submitted electronically); a seccond letter of recommendation is optional 
  • $125 application fee

Tuition & Financial Aid

An MBA is an investment in your future. The accelerated pace of the PMBA course schedule may place additional demands on your financial situation. While there are a variety of qualifying loan options available to you as a part-time student and working professional, the Simon School also offers need and merit-based scholarships on a limited basis in the PMBA program.

PMBA candidates seeking scholarship support must meet standard Simon School selection criteria. Decisions on scholarships are made at the time of admission and communicated with an admissions offer. For more information, please contact your Simon School PMBA representative.

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