Professional MBA Program

The University of Miami's Professional MBA Program is designed for professionals with a minimum three years of work experience who aspire to pursue a career in business or would like to strengthen their knowledge and skills, with minimal career disruption. All classes are held on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Today's business leaders must continually learn new and evolving business strategies to raise their management and decision-making abilities; the Professional MBA program delves into the fundamental disciplines of business to give motivated thought leaders an edge in today's competitive environment.

Students come from all areas of the South Florida business community, including accounting, telecommunications, transportation, engineering, finance and accountanting. Students in the Professional MBA Program generally have an average of eight years of professional experience.

Special Features

Customize Your Experience

Customize Your Experience

Elective options in the Professional MBA program enable you to customize your MBA experience to better meet your industry and career goals.

Gain Global Perspective

Gain Global Perspective

Professional MBA students can participate in Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education (GLOBE) study trips in China, India and Brazil.

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Broaden Your Network

Broaden Your Network

Professional MBA program students become part of a global network of more than 40,000 UM business school alumni.

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Evening and Weekend Schedules

Earn the UM MBA Without Disrupting Your Career

The University of Miami Professional MBA Program admits classes two times per year, in January and July. Classes meet one evening and one weekend day per week: Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hear more from Matthew Hanlon about the flexible schedule, electives, networking and more.

More information on the January and July schedules

A Curriculum Focused on Global Strategic Thinking and Analysis

The University of Miami Professional MBA curriculum will help you gain the management skills and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level. The challenging curriculum covers all of the fundamental disciplines of business, with an emphasis on global strategic thinking and analysis. But unlike many other MBA programs for working professionals, the UM program also enables participants to customize your curriculum with elective courses.

Core Curriculum and Elective Courses

By the Numbers


Average Age

Professional MBA students are 31 years old on average.


Years of Work Experience

Professional MBA students have an average of eight years of work experience.


Percent International

Non-U.S. citizens make up 45 percent of the class.

Application Information

Candidacy for the Professional MBA program is based on an evaluation of academic and professional preparation and accomplishments. Whether the applicant is in the early stages of a career or mid-career, career potential is measured by increased workplace responsibility, demonstrated managerial skills, recommendations and assessment of the nomination.

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Grow Your Professional Network

As a Professional MBA student, you will be in class with other ambitious individuals, classmates who will become part of your professional network for life. As a graduate, you will join a network of more than 40,000 business school alumni making a difference around the world. Hear more about the network-building benefits experience by Alex Abuanza.

Prominent School of Business Alumni

Online MBA

The School of Business also offers a fully-online MBA program, with two optional on-campus components, designed for working professionals with 3+ years of work experience who want to advance in their current job, or change career, and require the flexibility that online learning provides. Click here to learn more.

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