Pursuing a part-time M.B.A can offer flexibility, as well as financial and professional advantages.
However, even for M.B.A. candidates for whom a part-time program makes the most sense, there are potential issues beyond finances to consider.
For part-time Pace University Lubin School of Business student Saj Sahni (pictured), balancing his responsibilities poses daily challenges, he told U.S. News & World Report’s Katy Hopkins in the March 14 article, “Weigh Costs of Part-Time and Full-Time M.B.A. Programs; The major difference is often not in what you pay, but how.”
“It’s really difficult with the workload and your deadlines at work and trying to balance your school work,” says Sahni, who squeezes in homework during lunch breaks at Morgan Stanley. “It’s tough, but you have to do it for the short run.”