The Professional MBA (PMBA) Weekend program at FIU’s Chapman Graduate School of Business assures you the same outstanding faculty and comprehensive foundation in business processes and strategic management as our other acclaimed MBA programs.
You will be immersed in realistic, stimulating business discussions, projects, and studies that deepen your understanding of the key functional areas of management. Our educational approach addresses the personnel, information technology, ethical, regulatory, and competitive issues affecting most firms today. You will emerge better equipped to contribute to your organization’s growth as a strategic thinker and to assume increased responsibility.
All students are required to complete Professional Development Residencies (PDR) 1, 2, 3 and 4. Professional Development Residencies focus on propelling students’ careers in a competitive job market.
PDRs are offered in an on-campus format. The sessions include training in the areas of business communication, career management, technical skills, and leadership. PDRs also provide students the space to network with fellow classmates, MBA faculty and staff.
Attendance is mandatory for all students.
In order to further help students succeed in the program, all are required to virtually complete pre-coursework via LinkedIn Learning. The two online mandatory courses introduce basic accounting and excel concepts that will serve as preparation for the first quantitative courses, which will be completed in the first half of the curriculum.
Each of the specializations consists of two (2) courses (out of the 14 total in the program). We currently offer the specializations below:
Students' program schedules (course sequencing and graduation timelines) may depend on the specialization and track they select. As part of the application process, our MBA Recruitment team is available to assist those interested in selecting a specialization that fits their background, graduation timelines, and/or interests. Students may choose to do an additional specialization; however, it will be an additional cost and may affect their timelines for graduation.