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Part-time MBA vs. Full-time MBA

The Part-time MBA is designed for working professionals who wish to advance in their current role, while the Full-time MBA is designed for students who wish to make a significant career switch. Watch the video for a complete overview of the program differences. (Video length: 2.40)

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Part-time MBA vs. Executive MBA

Both the Part-time MBA and the EMBA are designed for working professionals who wish to pursue an MBA while continuing to work. The EMBA is tailored to more experienced working professionals. Watch the video for a complete overview of the program differences. (Video length: 3.18)

Part-time MBA vs. Master of Science in Quantitative Management (MSQM)

The MS in Quantitative Management (MSQM) program offers online flexibility and
comprehensive business foundations knowledge (the MBA core) with an emphasis on the data-
driven analytical skills that are becoming a requirement for a successful career in business.

For some, the MSQM serves as an MBA alternative. For those who wish to pursue an MBA, the
program offers a path to Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program.

The MSQM program is cohort-based. Students take 22 courses, one at a time for 20 months.
Three courses are hybrid and completed partly in person during two immersive four-day
residency opportunities on campus.

MSQM and Online MBA courses are structured differently:

  • MSQM courses are largely self-paced during the week (with deliverable due dates).
    There are weekly live online meetups with faculty, scheduled to be time zone friendly
    for all students in the program. Attendance is optional, though strongly recommended
    and you may be required to do a make-up assignment if you miss one.
  • Online MBA courses are taught live on Zoom one weeknight (Monday-Thursday) each
    week, 7-9 PM Eastern Time and attendance is required.

At the end of the MSQM program, students in good academic standing choose whether to
graduate with the MSQM degree or transfer to the Part-Time MBA Program. Those who
transfer are considered to have completed all required MBA courses.

For international students who do not have the visa necessary for part-time study in the U.S.,
the MSQM provides an alternative pathway to the MBA. NYU supports visas for short visits to
NYC for both the MSQM residencies and the in-person week of each Langone Part-Time MBA
module.  To learn more, see the International Students section of our website.

For more detailed information about the MSQM program, email or