Once I made the decision to pursue a Part Time MBA, I laid out my requirements. The program must be top-ranked, provide access to the same classes and professors as its full-time program, have manageable on-campus class times, and provide an environment that encourages networking among peers. The Ross Weekend MBA Program met each of these criteria. Ross is world-renowned and has a vast alumni base across all fields and geographic locations. I take the same rigorous classes that Full Time MBA students take and they are taught by the same world-class faculty. Since I commute from Illinois, the every other weekend schedule gives me ample flexibility so that I am able to balance family, work, and school. Our cohort of 120 students gives me the opportunity to make lifelong friendships, while also providing a collaborative learning environment due to our diverse career and life experiences.