Elevate your career with a business degree from Johns Hopkins, one of America’s top academic institutions — on campus and online. Our Flexible MBA is designed with the working professional in mind. Here you’ll craft and sharpen the business tools you’ll need to catapult your career forward.



2.7 years to complete, 54 credits


$1,410 per credit

Financial Aid:

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$100 Application Fee

$250 Matriculation Fee

Online Part-Time

Inside Look Into Flexible MBA

Program Features

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s part-time Flexible MBA program is developing a new generation of business leaders willing to tackle society’s most vexing problems. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on key domains like leadership and management, health care, and financial businesses.

Designed to fit into the demanding schedules of working professionals, the Flexible MBA can be completed in-person, online, or in a blended format encompassing courses from both mediums.

Flexible MBA concentrations in Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, Leading Organizations and Marketing are offered in-person and online.* Not all electives or concentration courses are available in the online format, although we are constantly adding and developing online courses each semester.

All students will complete a total of 54 credits, with the freedom to take up to six years to finish the degree. The average time for completion is approximately 2.7 years.

*The Marketing concentration is available online starting fall 2019.  


In-person courses are offered in eight-week terms throughout the academic year at Carey’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C., locations. Classes are typically held in the evenings, Monday-Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., although we offer some Saturday morning classes from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Each course meets once per week.

Students taking on-site courses can choose from seven concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, Interdisciplinary Business, Leading Organizations, Marketing, and Real Estate and Infrastructure.


Courses are offered in eight-week terms and are available for students in the Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, Marketing and Leading Organizations concentrations. Courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities that may be done at any time, with a few recommended or required synchronous learning activities that occur in real time. Online courses are as rigorous as our in-person courses, and online students have access to the same university resources as their in-person counterparts, in addition to specialized services designed for online learning. These include library services, academic advising, student services, and information technology services.


Online sections of Business Communication, Leadership in Organizations, and Negotiation also require attendance at an in-person residency on the Baltimore campus. During each residency, students will engage in course instruction, participate in activities, and network with faculty, fellow students, alumni, and business leaders. Residencies for Business Communications and Leadership in Organizations are three days each. The Negotiation residency is 1½ days.

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Sample Curriculum

The Flexible MBA is a rigorous degree program designed to give working professionals the business tools and knowledge they need to elevate their careers – all in a format that accommodates their schedules.

On-site courses are offered in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in the evenings and on Saturdays, and meet once per week for an eight-week term.

Online courses are available for students in the Financial Businesses, Health Care Management, Marketing, and Leading Organizations concentrations. Online courses follow the same eight-week terms as on-site courses and are taught by the same full-time faculty who develop and teach the school’s on-site courses.

Courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities that may be done at any time, with a few recommended or required synchronous learning activities that occur in real time. Students should review the technical requirements for online students before applying to this format. 

Visit our online students section for more information about online education at Carey.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.

Business Foundations (30 credits)

  • BU.120.601 Business Communications*
  • BU.121.610 Negotiation*
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.132.601 Business Law
  • BU.220.610 The Firm and the Macroeconomy
  • BU.220.620 Economics for Decision Making
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
  • BU.520.601 Business Analytics
  • BU.142.620 Leadership in Organizations*
  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.410.620 Marketing Management
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management
  • BU.232.701 Investments

Sample Electives

  • BU.232.720 Fixed Income
  • BU.330.730 Cybersecurity
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.151.770 Power and Politics
  • BU.550.620 Evaluating Health Care Innovations
  • BU.152.710 Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • BU.450.730 Design Leadership
  • BU.242.710 Real Estate Funds and Portfolio Management
  • BU.232.730 Wealth Management
  • BU.152.740 & BU.152.745 City Lab
  • BU.150.710 & BU.150.715 Professional Discovery to Market
  • BU.151.620 Global Strategy
  • BU.231.720 Corporate Governance
  • BU.450.710 Marketing Strategy

MBA Concentrations Offered Online

  • Financial Businesses
  • Health Care Management
  • Leading Organizations
  • Marketing

MBA Concentrations Offered on Campus

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Businesses
  • Health Care Management
  • Interdisciplinary Business
  • Leading Organizations
  • Marketing

*Online sections of Business Communications, Leadership in Organizations, and Negotiation also require students to attend an in-person residency at the Baltimore campus. Residencies for Business Communications and Leadership in Organizations are two and a half days each. The Negotiation residency is one and a half days.

Tuition and Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020

Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$1,410 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0

All fees are nonrefundable.

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

How to Apply

Discover all you need to get started with your Carey application. Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about the process, requirements, and more.


  • Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript and be sent electronically to carey.admissions@jhu.edu Please note that transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more transfer credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
      • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
        Office of Admissions
        100 International Drive
        Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Resume
  • 2 Essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores - requirement varies by program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers. A waiver request form can be found on the online application.

Start your application

For more information, please contact us at carey.admissions@jhu.edu or 410-234-9220.


  Round 1 Round 2 round 3
Application Deadline November 6, 2019 December 6, 2019 N/A
Carey Decision Date Rolling Rolling N/A
Deposit Deadline 4 weeks 4 weeks N/A


Find more information about our program deadlines.

Career After Graduation

At Carey, we recognize the specific needs of our Flexible MBA students. Whether you plan to make a career pivot and need help entering a new industry, or are simply looking to boost your chances of landing a promotion with your current employer, Carey’s Career Development Office has the and resources you need to turn your career aspirations into a reality.

Carey’s students and alumni are employed by some of the most globally recognized brands and highly respected companies and organizations in the region and the world, including:

  • AT&T
  • Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
  • Brown Advisory
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bozzuto
  • Exelon
  • Ernst & Young
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • Humana
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merkle
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • Social Security Administration
  • UBS
  • Under Armour
  • World Bank

The most recent Flexible MBA career data is available here

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