MBA courses are offered in two formats: an eight week evening hybrid format and an eight week online format. Students may take courses in either or both formats; and matriculation for any term in the school year is possible. Tenured SIUE business faculty teach most MBA courses, regardless of format.
In the eight week evening hybrid format, classes meet once per week (6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) for eight consecutive weeks. A majority of the coursework is delivered in the traditional classroom setting and the remaining portion will be delivered in an alternative format (usually online assignments).
Online format classes may require a few face-to-face hours, but the majority of the coursework is delivered in the online format. The number of face-to-face meetings for online courses will vary from course to course and would generally will occur on the weekend.
A range of electives is available throughout the year. (Some electives may be offered on the traditional 15-week semester schedule.)
The eight week terms generally begin in late-August, early October, early January, mid-March and late-May.