The Lubin School of Business’s Part-Time M.B.A Program offers working professionals like Morgan Stanley’s Saj Sahni (pictured) the opportunity to earn a graduate business degree while continuing to pursue a full-time career. Sahni discusses the challenges of balancing his school and work lives.
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.”
The graduate business program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business has moved up 15 places in the U.S. News Media Group’s rankings. It is now tied with the program at Fordham University.
Pace University’s Lubin School of Business has moved up 15 spots to 97th, tying with Fordham University in U.S. News Media Group’s 2012 ranking of the best business graduate schools.
Officials at U.S. News, which has been publishing these rankings for 22 years, said job prospects for the graduates in these programs were improving. The number of MBA graduates who found jobs after three months of graduation jumped 4.9% for the class of 2010 from the previous year.
“After two brutal recessionary years, signs are showing a positive outlook for prospective graduate students and graduates this spring,” said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S. News & World Report.