The sad reality is that the perception of part-time MBA students is that we are busy bodies too invested in our jobs...

As an Evening MBA student, the title of this article may be deceiving. The intention behind this is to bring awareness to a topic that is dear to many “part-timers,” including myself. The sad reality is that the perception of part-time MBA students is that we are busy bodies too invested in our jobs to give up two years to go back to school again.

Let me be the first to say this is largely false. The decision to go part-time, is typically a prudent one. Whether it’s because your employer is investing in your advancement, you are looking for a professional change but can’t afford to give up that paycheck, you are thirsty for more knowledge, or any combination of these and more, the choice to go part-time simply makes sense. I’m here to assert that the learning and experience beyond the classroom is profound and invaluable. 

During my nine months as an Evening student and student leader, I’ve met many engaging individuals, drastically enhanced my interpersonal skills, and developed new capabilities, all through resources and opportunities available outside of class. To the part time students that are reading this... (click to continue reading)