Part-Time MBA

Balance Your Academic and Professional Lives

The William & Mary Part-Time MBA program offers a flexible evening format that allows professionals to balance business school with family, personal, and career demands. Located at the Newport News campus, it provides a convenient and professional environment for transformation. The program offers flexible completion times, allowing acceleration or breaks as needed. With a William & Mary MBA, you gain recognition for your competitive edge, creative problem-solving, and work ethic. You'll engage with award-winning faculty and peers, and benefit from resources like the Executive Partners and Graduate Career Management Center, ensuring both immediate and lifelong ROI.

Check the Numbers

  • # 10
    Best Colleges: Top Public Schools
    U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • # 5
    Best Professors
    Princeton Review, 2022
  • # 11
    Best Part-Time MBA Program
    Fortune, 2022
  • # 16
    Best Colleges: For Veterans
    U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Why part-time mba


Part-Time MBA highlights

  • Schedule Built to Fit Your Busy Life

    In-person classes are held at the W&M Peninsula Center in Newport News, just off I-64. Each 3-credit hour course meets one evening per week, 7:00-9:50 pm. Most students take two courses per semester year-round to finish in about 2.5 years. Our schedule flexibility allows you to accelerate, reduce your pace or take a semester off, to fit your needs.

  • Working Professional MBA Advantages

    Earning your MBA as a working professional has distinct advantages: You maintain career momentum, maximize earnings, stay current with industry and technology developments, and network with professionals like yourself who are upwardly mobile and employed at all the big companies in the area. And you will apply what you learn immediately, impressing your boss and your boss’s boss.

  • Immediate ROI for Students and Employers

    From Day One, return on investment for you and your organization includes development of leadership and strategic decision-making skills, exposure to new and innovative business methods, improved communication, and increased analytical expertise.

  • Executive Partners

    You will have on-demand access to our variety of senior business executives from over 30 different industries across every functional area through our exclusive Executive Partner Program. EPs provide invaluable insight and experience to help guide your professional development. Choose a career path conversation, resume review, mock interview, or longer-term mentorship.

  • Career Support

    Part-Time MBA students have immediate access to the Graduate Career Management Center for assessment, skill development and advising. Network with extraordinary fellow students and gain access to the William & Mary alumni network. Receive extraordinary mentorship at the highest levels with our Executive Partners. You will even find that your in-progress William & Mary MBA opens professional doors for you long before you graduate.

  • International Immersions

    No business school education is truly complete without a thorough grounding in international business practices and the cultural, economic and political forces that influence them. As a Part-Time MBA student, you will have the option to take international business electives that include faculty-led travel to locations such as Latin America, Europe and Asia.

  • MBA FastStart

    If you want to experience the Part-Time MBA Program before fully committing, try our Part-Time FastStart option. It’s truly a fast start: No recommendations, no MBA Math, and an accelerated application process. Take up to nine credit hours with this option and if you become a degree-seeking student, these classes transfer automatically to your degree.

Where Students Live and Work

Where Students Live & Work

Part-Time MBA students live and work all throughout the Hampton Roads area and into Richmond. The majority of our students come from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Smithfield, Williamsburg, and Richmond.

Represented Companies in Recent Cohorts
list of represented companies
Amerigroup Apple, Inc. Arconic AT&T BAE Systems, Inc.
Ball Corp. Bank of America BB&T Booz Allen Hamilton CACI International, Inc.
Canon Virginia, Inc. Capital One Continental Automotive Cox Communications Deloitte
Dollar Tree Dominion Virginia Power Ferguson Enterprises Federal Aviation Administration Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Honeywell Huntington Ingalls Industries Jacobs Technology Jefferson Lab LifeNet Health
McKesson Newport News Shipbuilding PepsiCo Frito-Lay Printpack, Inc. Riverside Health System
SAIC Smithfield Foods, Inc. STIHL TowneBank U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Marines U.S. Navy Verizon Wireless
Katelind Hays

Katelind Hays '20

"From the application process on, William & Mary was a warm, collaborative, welcoming community that was invested in my success. I made what I consider lifelong friends in the program and I think that was such a unique component of the PTMBA experience."

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