Most OMBA students complete the degree in two years, taking one class per 7-week session. While the sequencing of courses is flexible, we recommend staying on either a “Blue” or “Orange” track to ensure your courses are all available to complete in two years. Core courses are exactly the same on both tracks.
Upon admission, all students are placed into either a “Blue” or “Orange” track designation and notified via their admissions email. Students trying to enroll in a course outside of their track will receive an error message. This is to help prevent inadvertent enrollment that could delay your time to graduate. Tracks are generally assigned as follows:
- Legacy students (all admits prior to Fall 2020 semester)
- Healthcare Leadership emphasis students
- Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management emphasis students
- Management students (Fall 2020 and beyond)
- General MBA students
In some specific situations, it could be advantageous for students to take courses from both the blue and orange tracks. For example, if a Blue Track student skips a course in a session, a course in the Orange Track may be available sooner to help expedite graduation. In these situations, your advisor can provide a permission number to help you enroll in an Orange Track course.
For some General MBA students taking Healthcare Leadership or Architecture/Engineering/Construction Management courses, you may need to get a permission number to take these courses on the Blue Track. Please contact your advisor with questions.