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Start working towards your MBA
With courses that are adapted for working professionals, you will take what you learn in the classroom and immediately begin applying it in the workplace. The Blended Learning Part-Time MBA is a balanced approach to completing an MBA for the busy professional. Delivering course content both online and through weekend residencies, the blended approach offers the most convenient way for you to complete your MBA while continuing to advance your career.
What to Expect
Courses are taught online and in person during weekend residencies, which means you’ll be required to attend class at the Ron Joyce Centre for three weekends a term; and as part of a cohort, you will have a greater opportunity to network and collaborate with your peers.
Experienced and Diverse Cohort
Mirroring the structure of a professional work environment, you will collaborate, share ideas, and benefit from the diversity in backgrounds, skills and thoughts.
Half of the program is offered online and the remaining is offered over three weekends each term. Balance your life, travel less and get more out of your MBA.
Work-integrated assignments mean that some of your MBA coursework will require an applied setting. This work may be completed at your place of employment or in the community.
As a working professional (and new dad!), the Blended-Learning format represented a sweet spot between online and in-class learning. DeGroote's Blended Learning model seemed ideally designed for someone who needed the flexibility of online learning without compromising the interactive components of classroom learning.
Portfolio Delivery Manager, IT Airport Development Program
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
The program design demonstrates that DeGroote understands the needs and challenges of today’s business professionals. The blended learning model offers the best of both worlds: Students have the opportunity to engage in immersive learning with their peers on residency weekends, while also benefiting from the convenience of online learning. Another distinct advantage of the part-time program is being able to immediately apply classroom learnings to the workplace. I have very much enjoyed my MBA journey thus far, and look forward to even more valuable learnings.
Manager, Business Transformation
If you have personal drive and the ability to balance school, work, and life, then yes, the Blended Learning Part-Time (PT) MBA is a great option to advance your career. The program can be demanding at times, which requires determination and commitment to stay on top of course requirements. I recommend the program mainly for the ability to work while completing the program, and to allow some flexibility to complete program components online and independently.
Manager, Strategic Initiatives (Interim)
Hospital for Sick Children
I’ve always wanted to complete my MBA, but I wasn’t sure what was the ideal time. When DeGroote announced the Blended Learning Part-time MBA I was immediately interested, even though I was pregnant with my first child. I knew that the mix of in-class and online learning was perfect for my busy life. Now, as I enjoy life as a new mom, I’m working towards my MBA without missing any precious family time. It’s a great program for anyone looking to balance their life while working towards their career goals.”
Regional Clinic Manager
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Thinking about applying?
If you’re interested in applying to the Blended Learning Part-Time MBA, here are the minimum requirements to be considered for September, 2021 admission to the program:
- A competitive GPA (normally a minimum B average in the final two years of your undergraduate degree, or the equivalent of 60 credits)
- A professional resume, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant full-time work experience
- Two professional references (including at least one from a current or former supervisor)
- An admissions interview may be required
A GMAT may be required if applicants do not meet the above criteria. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request a pre-assessment prior to submitting an application.
Please note: Meeting the above requirements is not a guarantee of admission into the program. Please review our Application Requirements page for further detail. Program capacity may be reached before all application rounds have passed – we recommend applying as early as possible.
|Round 1: November 1, 2020|
|Round 2: February 1, 2021|
|Round 3: March 1, 2021|
|Round 4: April 1, 2021|
|Round 5: May 1, 2021|
Take the First Step
When you’re ready to start your application, fill out and submit our pre-assessment form. We’ll contact you to discuss your options and send you instructions for beginning your official application.GET STARTED
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