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Those who are working full-time and want to further their career find themselves in a dilemma whether to give their day job and study or not. Enrolling in an MBA program is very demanding; however, there are other alternatives that will not require them to make those sacrifices. Here are five MBA programs for full-time professionals.

University of California - Berkeley (Haas)

The part-time MBA program offered by Haas takes the top spot among similar schools with a 47.4 percent acceptance rate. Furthermore, their students have an average GMAT score of 694. Part-time MBA programs are in the evenings or in Saturdays. The whole part-time program will take three years to finish.

University of Chicago (Booth)

The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago offers different concentrations, such as economics, marketing, accounting, international business, and finance. Part-time programs are in the evening and weekends at $6,590 per credit. After graduation, 84.9 percent of Booth graduates are employed.

New York University (Stern)

The Leonard N. Stern School of Business has a 58.8 percent of acceptance rate with 82.1 percent of its graduates fully employed. Those who enroll in Stern's MBA programs are grouped together in blocks. These groups study together, eat together, and compete with other blocks. Students can specialize in three areas and take dual degrees. Some of Stern's most notable alumni include Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television and Alan Ennis, former CEO of Revlon.

University of California - Los Angeles (Anderson)

The Anderson School of Management at the University of California has a 62.6 percent acceptance rate and 73.8 percent of its graduate are in full-time employment after graduation. It's tuition for the part-time program for in-state and out-of-state students is $39,852 a year. Some of their programs include concentration in accounting, manufacturing and technology, and marketing.

Northwestern University (Kellogg)

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University offers part-time MBAa programs in the evening and weekends. Some of the concentrations and departments they offer are general management, finance, health care, real estate, and more. Those who pursue an MBA are also given an opportunity to earn additional credentials in design innovation.

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