Frequently Asked Questions: General
How long does it take to complete the degree?
The BYU MBA requires two full academic years to complete. Students attend classes during the fall and winter semesters for two years. Students begin the program in Fall Semester only. No MBA courses are taught during the spring/summer between the first and second year. Students are encouraged to complete internships during this time.
Are students allowed to work during the MBA program?
During the first year, students are not allowed to be employed, which includes within their own businesses. The course load is too intense during the first year to split the required time with study groups and employment responsibilities. Admitted applicants are required to sign a commitment that they will not have any outside employment during the first year of the MBA program.
Does BYU offer an online MBA program?
What is the difference between the Executive MBA program and the traditional day-time MBA program?
The Executive MBA program differs from the traditional day-time MBA program in the following ways:
Is it possible to transfer from another MBA program?
Yes, it is possible to transfer to the BYU MBA Program from another MBA program. In order to transfer, you must apply as a regular applicant. You should include in your statement of intent why you desire to transfer to BYU. If you are admitted, the admissions committee will evaluate your transcripts from your previous MBA program and choose a maximum of fifteen graduate credit hours to accept. The fifteen credits that are transferred will count as elective credits. You will still be required to complete the MBA core class, even if you have previously completed similar classes.
Is it detrimental to get your undergraduate and graduate degrees from the same university?
No, it is not detrimental for a student to receive both their undergraduate and graduate degree from the same university. In regards to admissions into the BYU MBA Program, we are only concerned that you graduated from an accredited university.
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