LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration is taking applications for its new executive MBA program, officials announced.
The new Master of Business Administration program targets business leaders in senior-level positions with at least seven years of experience, said Joby John, dean of the Moody College of Business.
Classes begin in mid-August and about 25 seats are available.
The new program mirrors the university’s traditional MBA program.
The difference is that executive MBA classes will be delivered on the weekends.
The traditional MBA program classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate full-time workers. Most students take one to two classes a semester and complete the degree program in three to five years.
“For that population, people who run businesses, they can’t afford to take one to two classes each week,” John said. “They need something focused and outside the workweek.”
Executive MBA students complete the program in 16 months. Classes meet every other weekend for four hours on Friday and nine hours on Saturday. The tuition of $33,000 covers fees, books and meals.
The closest executive MBA program is at LSU, so the Moody program fills a need for local professionals, John said.
Brochures for the new program hit the mail Tuesday, but about a dozen seats are taken, he said.
The dean said he expects a waiting list for spots. The goal is to expand capacity in the program after the addition of a full-time program director, he said.
In addition to the executive MBA program, the university offers nondegree, continuing education options to business leaders through its Moody Institute.
For more information, visit http://moody.louisiana.edu or call (337) 482-5882.