Differences in Class Profile: The main difference is the class profile, particularly with regard to work experience and geographic location. Working Professional MBAs are required to have a minimum of two years work experience and work and live in the metro area for each program (Austin, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth). Executive MBAs are required to have a minimum of five years work experience and students are from around the country. For more details on class profile, see the following links:
Differences in Curriculum: Academic Intensives (immersion courses) for Working Professional MBAs take place in August of each program year. Executive MBAs attend four one-week Executive Seminars at specified times during the program.
Other Differences: The schedule and length of the programs differ, but students from all programs participate in study groups that meet outside of class and all students remain fully employed for the length of the program. For a quick snapshot of the differences, view the program comparison chart on our home page.