MBA Comparison Chart

The David Eccles School of Business has four great MBA options, designed to suit many different types of students and professionals looking to earn their MBA. The Full-Time MBA is a traditional full-time, four-semester program, the Professional MBA is designed for professionals who plan to continue working while pursuing an MBA, the MBA Online is designed for students who need to complete their degree remotely, and the Executive MBA is built for working executives with advanced experience.

The table below gives you a snapshot of each of the four programs; click on the links or contact each program directly to learn more.


Full-Time MBA

Professional MBA

Executive MBA

MBA Online

Student Profile Full-time student seeking career change or career pivot experience Full-time working professional Full-time working executive Full-Time working professional seeking flexible online format
Average Work Experience 42 months 5 years 13 years 5 years
Average Age 28 29 38 29, expected
Minimum Work Experience Minimum 24 months preferred 1 required, 3 preferred 6 years required 1 year required
GMAT/GRE Required Required Waived in select cases Required
Program Length 4 semesters
(21 months) 
6 semesters
(24 months) 
5 semesters 
(21 months)
6 semesters
(24 months)
Program Format Full-time Immersion Program
(day & evening courses)
Two evenings per week
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 
every other week
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online Courses
Orientation Classes start the week prior to the official start of the fall semester. In addition to this curriculum, the week also includes information typically found in a program orientation. This week is a mandatory part of the MBA program as it includes core courses and team formation that are critical for the first semester of the program. An evening mandatory 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. 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 other executives that will be with you throughout the entire 21-month program. Students repeat this process with two additional courses during year 2 of the program. Three day, on-campus residency occurring during the second year 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.
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
  • Develop management and leadership skills
  • Full administrative office support
  • Ranked #11 in the West and #63 in the nation for full-time MBA programs
  • Flexibility to choose 30% electives
  • Maintain work/life balance with evening classes
  • January and August start available
  • Exposure to working professional peer group
  • Career services and access to career coaches
  • Develop management skills
  • International elective trip option
  • Dual PMBA/MHA degree option
  • #9 part-time MBA in the West, #37 in U.S.
  • Exposure to senior-level, seasoned business professional peer group
  • Global business perspective with international trip
  • Executive leadership curriculum
  • Hand-selected faculty chosen by the dean
  • Technology includes laptop/tablet
  • Two intensive weeks
  • Books & enrollment included in tuition
  • Breakfast, lunches, and snack events
  • Full administrative office support
  • #4 executive MBA in the West, #26 in U.S.
  • Online curriculum allows you to pursue MBA anywhere
  • Career services and access to executive career coach
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer starts available
  • Management skill development
  • High-end web conferencing and messaging technology for easy collaboration.
  • Live online sessions with high-quality faculty
  • Same high-quality MBA as our Professional MBA program