MBA Comparison Chart

The David Eccles School of Business has four great MBA options, designed to suit every type of student and professional looking to earn their MBA. The table below gives you a snapshot of each of the four programs - click on the links below or contact each program directly to learn more.


Full-Time MBA

Professional MBA

MBA Online

Executive MBA
Student Profile Full-time student seeking career change/pivot experience Full-time working professional Full-time working professional seeking flexible online format Full-time working executive
Program Format Full-time immersion program,
day & evening courses
Two evenings/week,
6 - 10 PM
Online courses Friday and Saturday,
every other week,
8 AM - 5 PM
Program Length 4 semesters
(21 months)
6 semesters
(24 months)
6 semesters
(24 months)
5 semesters
(21 months)
Average Age 28 29 31 38
Average Work Experience 4 years 5 years 7 years 14 years
Minimum Work Experience None, 2 years preferred 1 year required, 3 years preferred 1 year required, 3 years preferred 6 years required
GMAT/GRE Required Required Required Waived in select cases
Orientation Classes start the week prior to the official start of the fall semester. This week is a mandatory part of the program as it includes core courses and team formations that are critical for the first semester of the program. The week also includes information typically found in a program orientation. A mandatory evening orientation occurs a month prior to the start of classes. Entering students will have the opportunity to begin meeting one another at the welcome dinner. Students will be introduced to staff, hear from select faculty members, and participate in group breakout sessions designed to build the PMBA learning community. A three day, on-campus residency occurs at the beginning of the program. Students will complete an on-campus course and have the opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, and staff. Students may also participate in career workshops led by the Career Advancement Center, guest lectures, and other networking events. Students begin the program with an intensive week at an executive resort where two core curriculum classes will be completed. The week is designed to allow you to socialize and develop a cohesive bond with the other executives that will be with you throughout the program. Students repeat this process prior to the beginning of the second year of the program.
Unique Features
  • Maximum exposure to experienced-based programs and internships
  • Extensive career management services
  • Flexibility to choose 45% electives
  • Dual-degree opportunities with engineering, law, and healthcare administration
  • Scholarships available
  • National and international study trips
  • Ranked #8 in the West and #59 in the U.S. for full-time MBA programs
  • Maintain work/life balance with evening classes
  • Fall and Spring starts available
  • Flexibility to choose 30% electives
  • Exposure to working professional peer group
  • Career services and access to career coaches
  • International trip elective option
  • Dual PMBA/MHA degree option
  • Ranked #7 in the West and #42 in U.S. for part-time MBA programs
  • Same high-quality MBA as our on-campus MBA programs
  • Online curriculum allows you to pursue MBA anywhere
  • Live online sessions with high-quality faculty and fellow students
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer starts available
  • Career services and access to executive career coach
  • Ranked top 10 in the West and #44 in U.S. for online MBA programs
  • Executive leadership curriculum
  • Classes taught by faculty hand-selected by the dean
  • Exposure to senior-level, seasoned peer group
  • Global business perspective with international trip
  • Two intensive weeks
  • Books, laptop, tablet, meals and snacks included in tuition
  • Full administrative office support
  • Ranked #4 in the West and #22 in U.S. for executive MBA programs