Program Length & Schedule

Students complete their MBA in 4 semesters over the course of 16 months of full-time study (each semester is 4 months long).  They may choose from one of two learning schedules:

Traditional Schedule
Students complete the MBA courses in person at our Santa Barbara campus throughout the entire 16 months of the program, as follows:

  • Weekly evening classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Special intensive Friday/Saturday weekend sessions held once a month
  • Monthly Friday MBA workshops on special topics, led by world-renowned experts
  • Weekly Project Labs, as part of your Integrative Strategy Project, led by faculty and seasoned business professionals

Hybrid Schedule
To accommodate the learning style and scheduling needs of busy people who are balancing multiple responsibilities, students may choose an optional hybrid schedule. In this schedule, students complete MBA courses through AUSB’s virtual learning environment, accessed online, throughout the entire 16 months of the program. In addition, they attend courses in-person at our Santa Barbara campus, as follows:

  • Special intensive Friday/Saturday weekend sessions held once a month
  • Monthly Friday MBA Workshops on special topics, led by world-renowned experts.
  • Weekly Project Labs, as part of your Integrative Strategy Project, led by faculty and seasoned business professionals. May be completed either in-person or using AUSB’s virtual learning environment.
  • Please note that due to federal regulations, international students will not qualify for this schedule.

 

 

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