Rady School of Management

Program Description


Rady School of Management

Rady's Part-Time MBA Program Focuses On Goals, Practical Learning and Professional Development

FlexMBA students are working professionals with a passion for innovation and the drive to create business success.

They passionately explore new ideas and opportunities and are interested in the ways discovery and development fundamentally transform business and the world. FlexMBA students excel in their current roles and are ready to take on more responsibility and make greater contributions.

The part-time MBA program enables students to meet goals they and their organizations have set for their educational and professional development.

Strong administrative support enables FlexMBA students to focus on learning to maximize their time with faculty, business leaders, experts and fellow students.

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  • Two evenings weekly
  • Completed in 30 months.
  • Complete your Rady MBA without regularly scheduled time away from your workplace.
  • Opening and mid-program residentials provide more intensive interaction with classmates.
  • Dinner provided on class evenings.
  • FlexEvening Class Profile


  • Friday and Saturday of alternating weekends.
  • Completed in 24 months.
  • Focus fully on your education in intensive class periods.
  • Meals and lodging provided during class weekends.
  • FlexWeekend Class Profile


An Experience Unlike Other Business Schools

Whether you want to launch a startup or advance in an established company, the Rady School’s signature capstone course sequence, Lab to Market, provides the skills you need to excel. Students learn how to source and evaluate marketable ideas, transform ideas into scalable products and services and develop and evaluate business models.

Lab to Market starts in the classroom and moves to a project-based setting. Guided by a faculty team and supported by a group of advisors and mentors from the business community, MBA students collaborate and utilize all the knowledge they have gained, developing a business case, a go-to-market strategy and ultimately a business plan.

Lab to Market, StartR and Beyond

Using the Rady School’s Lab to Market program and StartR Accelerator as a springboard, current Rady School student Anil Sadarangani (FlexEvening MBA ‘15) and alumnus Andres Volker (FlexEvening MBA ‘13) are becoming emerging leaders in the wound care management market. Their company, SymbiO2, is Anil’s Lab to Market project. After shaping the business plan in Lab to Market, the duo was accepted into the StartR Accelerator, a six month-long program for Rady students and alumni that is focused on early stage company development.

“StartR has been a great experience for us, especially with all of the mentoring we’ve received,” Sadarangani said. “We are both trying to set up our own company for the first time, so the guidance provided by mentors in terms of where to focus and how to develop was extremely useful.

The ability to network is vital to growing a business, and Rady helped both Sadarangani and Volker expand their networks. Said Volker, “Because of the Rady MBA and StartR program, we now have contact with experts in the wound healing industry. That has been very helpful for our company.”

SymbiO2 won the grand prize at the Triton Innovation Network (TriNet) Challenge, a competition that spotlights commercially promising, environmentally focused technologies, and placed first in the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge.

In 10 short years, Rady students and alumni have started over 70 companies that are currently operational and have launched over 100 products or services within organizations throughout the world.


Your FlexMBA is an investment of time, energy and money. The Rady School is committed to helping you identify your options and providing advice to assist you with financial decisions.

The FlexMBA fee for students enrolling in 2014-2015 is $1,118 per credit unit. Fees are subject to change. Review the estimated 2014-15 budget. The Rady MBA program is 92 credit units. The fees are billed quarterly and include registration, all textbooks and course materials, parking and meals for regularly scheduled class sessions. Lodging is included during FlexEvening residentials and Friday evenings for scheduled classes during the FlexWeekend program.

Student enrolling in the FlexMBA program cannot use CalVet Tuition Fee exemptions; this program is not supported with state funds and is not subject to the state law regarding CalVet Tuition Fee exemptions.

To be considered for financial assistance or non-subsidized loans, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

$1118.00 per credit unit, and list 92 units.

Last updated June 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
24 - 30 months
Part time
USA - San Diego, California
Start date: Sept. 2017
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End date Request Info
Sept. 2017
USA - San Diego, California
Application deadline Request Info
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Price FlexEvening MBA; 82,580 USD - FlexWeekend MBA

Return on Life

Lab 2 Market

StartR - Rady School's Accelerator

Lumena: A Rady Success Story

Dan Norton - Never Stop Advancing

Byron Meyers, MBA '10 - Founder & VP of Marketing of Inogen