Best Executive MBA Programs (and Other Part-Time Options)

If you’re considering an MBA but are not interested (or able) to enroll in a traditional, full-time program, a part-time MBA or executive MBA program might be the perfect fit for you. (To learn more about the differences between programs, check out our article: EMBA vs. Part-Time MBA vs. Full-Time MBA)

The EMBA and Part-Time MBA program profiles below will help guide your research of the leading executive and part-time options at top business schools. Use these profiles to help figure out which MBA is best for you and understand what top business school programs look for in applicants. Consider this the first step in gathering valuable information you need to submit a great EMBA or part-time MBA application.

When used actively during the process of completing your MBA applications, these profiles will save you hours compared to browsing business school websites directly or running endless Google searches for class profiles, employment reports, essay questions, club listings, and more.

Executive MBA Programs

Wondering which EMBA or pat-time MBA program might be right for you? Explore the pages below to learn more about the offerings from top business schools.

Wharton EMBA Program

The Wharton EMBA is aimed at those who have more than 10 years of professional work experience, and the average work experience at the time of enrollment in the program is 12 years. 


MIT Sloan’s Global Executive Program is tailored towards mid-career professionals. It’s a 20-month program marked by flexibility in its class format, as well as four immersive modules.

Columbia EMBA

With its New York City location, attending Columbia Business School can do wonders for your career. If you have more than 8 years of professional work experience, Columbia’s EMBA Program may be a better fit than the traditional, full-time program.

Berkeley Haas EMBA

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is often on the list of top b-schools and offers both a full-time and part-time MBA program as well as an MBA program for Executives.


NYU’s Stern School of Business is appealing for anyone wanting to pursue a degree in the heart of a major metropolis. Stern’s MBA program for Executives can be completed in either in New York City or Washington, D.C.

Part-Time MBA Programs

Northwestern Kellogg Part-Time MBA

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business is perfectly placed for non-traditional MBA formats. Kellogg offers a part-time “Evening & Weekend” MBA program for those who remain working full-time during pursuit of their degree. 

Berkeley Haas Part-Time MBA

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business offers a great part-time MBA program for those who cannot leave their work full time to pursue their degree. The Haas part-time MBA is most often referred to as the Haas Evening & Weekend program (or the Haas EWMBA, for short).

Chicago Booth Part-Time MBA

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business has a rigorous part-time MBA program for candidates who will continue working while obtaining their degree. With both evening or weekend options, Booth caters to the needs of working professionals.

UCLA Anderson Fully Employed MBA

The Anderson School of Business at University of California Los Angeles cannot be discounted when discussing top b-schools, especially if you’re looking to find work in the LA region post-MBA. This business school offers both a full-time MBA and a part-time MBA program, known as the fully employed MBA or the “FEMBA”.

NYU Stern Part-Time MBA

The Stern School of Business at New York University is consistently on the list of top business schools worldwide. This business school offers a full-time MBA program, an executive MBA program, and a part time MBA program for those who cannot leave their work full-time to pursue their degree.