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Overview of the Program

The Marshall MBA Program for Professionals and Managers (MBA.PM) is our part time MBA program for students who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their graduate studies.

This 33 month program consists of two major components: core classes and elective classes. The first 12 months of the program are comprised of core classes that provide you with a solid foundation in all of the major business disciplines through careful sequencing of courses from each functional area. Following the core experience, all MBA.PM students take PM.GLOBE, a semester-long macroeconomics course enhanced by a week-long overseas trip. You complete your MBA degree by enrolling in elective courses that allow you meet your unique goals and career objectives.

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The Difference

Although upon completion of the MBA.PM Program you will have earned the same MBA degree as you would in a full-time program, we have tailored the MBA.PM Program to truly meet the needs of a working professional.

Campus Choice

You can choose to complete your first year of core classes at our Orange County Center in Irvine or at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles, whichever is more convenient for you. Courses at both campuses are taught by highly qualified faculty – frequently the same professors – and both campuses have excellent facilities including staff, computer labs, and study rooms.

Evening Core Classes

Evening core classes for the MBA.PM Program are held between 6:00pm and 9:40pm twice a week. The first year core courses can be taken at our Los Angeles University Park campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings or at our Orange County campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Saturday Core Classes

Students have the option of taking the first year core classes on Saturdays at our Los Angeles University Park campus. These classes will meet Saturdays from approximately 9:00am – 5:30pm. Students wishing to attend Saturday core courses will still take their electives in the second and third year during the week at the Los Angeles campus.

Schedule Overview

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 August IntensivesFall SemesterSpring SemesterSummer Semester

Year 1

August TermFall TermWinter TermSpring TermSummer Term

Strategic Formulations for
Competitive Advantage

Financial Acct
Communications
Microeconomics

Statistics
Org Behavior
Info Systems

Corp. Finance
Marketing
Macroecon

Strategy
Managerial Acct
Ops Mgmt

1.5 units7.5 units7.5 units7.5 units7.5 units
Year 2

Current Trends in Business
Post Core Activities

Elective 1
Elective 2

Elective 3
MBA.PM GLOBE

Elective 4
Elective 5

1.5 units6 units6 units6 units
Year 3
 

Elective 6
Elective 7

Elective 8
Elective 9

 
 6 units6 units 

Total: 63 units

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