Earn Your MBA With Classes at Night or Every Other Weekend 


Our program is designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. When asked what attracted him to Shenandoah’s program, student Scott Hirni of Purcellville’s answer said it all: “Flexibility, flexibility and flexibility!”

We offer two schedules:

  • Evening classes meet once a week on a weeknight (Monday thru Thursday) either from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  
  • Every-other-weekend classes meet on Friday nights and Saturdays. Friday night class is from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday morning class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon class from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. (This class schedule is also expanding to our Northern Virginia Campus-Scholar Plaza in summer 2015. Find out more.)

Our program is dedicated to equipping you with the tools you need for continued growth and success as a business leader. Here’s how we’re unique:

  • No GMAT
  • A small-classroom environment at an AACSB International-accredited university where the focus is on discussions, seminars and integrated case studies
  • Emphasis on practical, hands-on applications that will make your MBA work for you in the marketplace
  • Opportunities to develop rich, collaborative relationships with premier faculty and fellow students who, like you, have diverse work and life experiences
  • Additional hours offered to fulfill the CPA licensure requirement
  • Access to both our executive-in-residence and our senior executive counselor, who provide one-on-one advice and counsel on coursework and careers

What our students say 


“It was especially important to me that if I were to take a weekend program, I would not be away from my family every weekend. This was one of the top deciding factors for me.”  — MBA student Scott Hirni of Oracle Corp.

“I searched for a brick and mortar school, since online schools are still frowned upon in the finance industry, that would work with my schedule.  Since I work in DC, George Washington, George Mason and Shenandoah were my options (I live in Winchester).  A friend that received his MBA from Shenandoah referred me here.  After speaking with the counselor and the benefits of not having to take a GMAT, I decided to register and give it a shot.” — Andre Guardino of Freddie Mac Finance Management

Program alumna Deborah Inaba, ‘14, of Winchester, who works as an exercise physiologist for Valley Health in Woodstock, noted the draw of the program’s flexibility, and then added, “I also very much valued the small classroom sizes and access to the professors.”

The personal touch had great meaning for MBA alumnus Dr. Denton Stam, ‘13, a heart surgeon who lived in Winchester for 14 years before relocating to Colorado Springs, Colorado in the summer of 2014. He said he truly enjoyed learning in a classroom as opposed to online, alongside fellow students who came from diverse backgrounds and a variety of countries. “That added an extra level that’s hard to get from 10 minutes a week, Skyping.”

So, When Will You Start Studying for Your MBA?


Learn more about our program through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or at one of the open houses we offer for prospective students. Just click here to find an open house date that works for you.

If you already know that you want an MBA, then you’re ready to take a look at our admissions guidelines/prerequisites and application deadlines.

Apply online using the Shenandoah University Graduate Application.

What Our Program Offers You

Programs are Flexible and Convenient

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business offers you a rich curriculum designed for busy, working adults. Study full-time or part-time and earn an M.B.A. attending evenings or alternating weekends at our conveniently located campus in Winchester. Small classes guarantee you individualized attention with support from accomplished and caring faculty who deliver high-quality courses based on real- world experiences. Classes emphasize practical, hands-on applications that will make your M.B.A. work for you in the marketplace.

A Reputation for Excellence

Shenandoah University enjoys a strong reputation locally, regionally and nationally. Our M.B.A. graduates are recognized within the business community as knowledgeable, capable, and able to excel in the workplace. With AACSB International accreditation, you’ll get a world-class education from one of a very select group of universities across the globe.

Faculty Make a Difference

While attending the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business you’ll enjoy a special bond between yourself and your professors. You’ll enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who will mentor you in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University’s business education. You will also benefit from our executive-in-residence and our senior executive counselor, who provide one-on-one advice and counsel on coursework and careers.

Our MBA program offers additional hours to fulfill the CPA licensure requirement. 

Do you have more questions about our program?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Admissions Information

The Byrd School welcomes students from all academic backgrounds. Applicants are admitted to the M.B.A. program based on their prior academic achievement, letters of recommendation, a personal statement outlining their educational and career objectives and an interview. The GMAT is not required. 

For more information visit: Admissions Requirements


Yvonne Chen

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Economics
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