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Miami University Farmer School of Business Part Time MBA

If you choose to pursue your MBA while you continue to work, the Miami MBA Professional Program gives you a prestigious education in business, while delivering every convenience to meet the demands of your schedule. Our evening classes are specifically designed for working professionals and held at our suburban location in West Chester, Ohio. The Professional Program has been specially constructed to deliver: Accelerated design: Extended evening classes mean that you only have class twice a week from 6:00-9:30 pm Condensed semesters provide a generous 2 month break over the holidays, as well as time between each semester. Limited prerequisites that allow you to begin the core courses earlier so you can finish within two years. Classroom experience: Case based instruction to enhance the classroom experience where professionals share knowledge and gain perspective from others. This approach cultivates cross-functional decision making required for positions of broad responsibility. Emphasis on interaction with small class sizes to allow students to work in teams and discuss what strategies work best within their organization and what impact those decisions have. High quality instruction from Oxford based faculty and business executives who are not only experts in their field, but will bring others from the business community into the classroom for discussions. Exceptional convenience and support services: Our central location in West Chester, Ohio is easily accessible off of I-75 and Liberty Way exit. Bundled tuition that includes books and course materials provided to you at the center. Staff is available at all times at the center to service your needs, from assistance with registration to academic advising to any question you might have during your time with us. Services are designed to help you balance work, school, and home life.

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Miami University Ohio Farmer School of Business Says

If you choose to pursue your MBA while you continue to work, the Miami MBA Professional Program gives you a prestigious education in business, while delivering every convenience to meet the demands of your schedule. Our evening classes are specifically designed for working professionals and held at our suburban location in West Chester, Ohio.

The Professional Program has been specially constructed to deliver:

Accelerated design: Extended evening classes mean that you only have class twice a week from 6:00-9:30 pm Condensed semesters provide a generous 2 month break over the holidays, as well as time between each semester. Limited prerequisites that allow you to begin the core courses earlier so you can finish within two years.

Classroom experience: Case based instruction to enhance the classroom experience where professionals share knowledge and gain perspective from others. This approach cultivates cross-functional decision making required for positions of broad responsibility. Emphasis on interaction with small class sizes to allow students to work in teams and discuss what strategies work best within their organization and what impact those decisions have. High quality instruction from Oxford based faculty and business executives who are not only experts in their field, but will bring others from the business community into the classroom for discussions.

Exceptional convenience and support services: Our central location in West Chester, Ohio is easily accessible off of I-75 and Liberty Way exit. Bundled tuition that includes books and course materials provided to you at the center. Staff is available at all times at the center to service your needs, from assistance with registration to academic advising to any question you might have during your time with us. Services are designed to help you balance work, school, and home life.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

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Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 48% accepted out of 83 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 33
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Years Work Experience: 10

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience

Admission Information

Seventy-three percent of entering students majored in business as an undergraduate, with the remaining students coming from arts, science, or engineering backgrounds. Students are required to have at least two years of professional work experience before entering the program; however, the school occasionally makes exceptions to this prerequisite.

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The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 34
Total Full-Time Faculty 18
Full-Time Faculty 89%

Student Life

The Miami University graduate business program is located in the Voice of America Learning Center (VALC) a special satellite campus located just off the I-75 in West Chester, Ohio. “The facility is state of the art,” with classrooms specially designed for business instruction and discussion. The VALC is also “centrally located and close to Cincinnati and Dayton,” making it convenient for students in either city to get to cam­pus in the evenings. Several of Miami’s undergraduate programs, as well as the gradu­ate education department, share the VALC campus with the MBA.There are no residential facilities on the Farmer campus; “Everyone in the program lives in the greater Cincinnati Area” and commutes to school in the evenings. As a result, “The concept of student life in a classical sense does not apply” to the Farmer experience. Nonetheless, the atmosphere at the business school is consistently friendly and profes­sional. Most Miami students are “highly motivated professionals,” who are always “intelligent, professional, and pleasant” in dealing with their classmates. The cohort structure encourages networking and relationships among MBA candidates, to good effect. A current student tells us, “The 40 people that are in my class are like family to me now after two years.”

Career

The Farmer School’s MBA program is specifically designed for working professionals, with a curriculum focused on increasing business acumen and problem-solving skills. To that end, the program is effective in promoting a student’s long-term career goals. A cur­rent student attests, “I received my undergraduate degree from Miami University's Farmer School of Business and was well-prepared to enter the workforce. I knew that this program would afford that same high-caliber education.” While they are looking to advance their career, most Farmer students aren’t actively look¬ing for a new job after graduation. At the same time, “Miami is well known in the Cincinnati area,” so the degree is a good investment in the future.

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Students Say

Students at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business say their efficient program is “the best option in the Cincinnati area for working professionals with families to get their MBA.” Before they even enroll, Farmer makes it easy for fully employed professionals to consider a graduate degree, offering prerequisite coursework online (as well as proficien­cy exams for students who want to test out of foundational classes) and a GMAT prep course right on the Farmer campus. Once they have been accepted, students find the MBA program is “designed to be convenient for the working professional,” with classes offered two evenings per week over the course of two years. The school’s administration makes every effort to streamline the experience, offering “concierge-level” services for students. Among other conveniences, the all-inclusive tuition includes all fees and mate­rials; at the beginning of each semester, the administration will “register you for class” and “buy all your books.” They even have dinner service for evening classes, which “is a significant help to make the day easier.” A current student enthuses, “They understand that we are working full time and make every effort to cater to us so all we have to do is study and attend class.”“A very focused professional MBA,” the Farmer curriculum includes 36 credit hours of upper-level business courses, of which 27 are core courses in economics, accounting, marketing, management, and other key business areas. With the remaining 9 elective credits, students may choose to pursue a concentration in marketing or finance. Throughout the curriculum, there is an emphasis on collaboration, with a “cohort-based” program that maintains students within the same small academic community during the full MBA. Note that the program does not allow flexibility in the academic calendar; “The classes are prescheduled to keep the cohort together.” Throughout the program, Farmer professors rely on case-based instruction, encouraging students to use critical thinking skills and real-world experience to solve business problems in the classroom. This interactive approach to education is particularly effective at Miami University, as students are “extremely intelligent with a lot of work experience,” making them valuable contributors to class discussion. In fact, students range from “very early in their career to executives that have owned multiple companies.” Staying on top of the coursework is not always a breeze, but it is rewarding: “Academically, the work is a challenge to keep up with, but it is that challenge that keeps it engaging.”Many students choose the Farmer School of Business for its excellent regional reputation, telling us that the school lives up to its strong credentials: The professors are “all very smart and challenge students to excel.” In the classroom, “Some teachers are outstand­ing and some are not so great.” However, the vast majority are “approachable and seem to care about doing a good job.” Plus, any time the program falls short, students feel they have the full attention of the school’s administration and staff. As they continue devel­oping the part-time MBA, “The administration is open to suggestions on how the pro­gram or any given course can be improved.”

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