CIMBA has several distinct programs that faculty have the opportunity to teach for. Each program is unique and requires different skills sets and availability from our faculty. Please visit our Academic Environment page for more specific information about the academics of each of our programs.
CIMBA offers both a spring and fall semester program. These semesters are 12 weeks in length and professors typically teach two courses in business, journalism, or communication. Courses meet either two or three days a week for approximately 90 minutes. Typical semester dates are mid-September to early December for fall and mid-January to early April for spring.
During our four week summer program, faculty will teach one class which meets four days a week. Because of the short time frame of the program, classes meet for longer time periods several times during the session. Courses offered during this program include the areas of business, communication, journalism, and engineering. Typical summer dates are mid-May to mid-June.
Our graduate program courses are two weeks in length, and professors teach one course. We typically offer business-related, internationally-focused courses that are applicable to a range of students (MBA, MAcc, Engineers). We offer interesting special topics courses that students often cannot take at their home institution. Typically graduate sessions are two weeks in late May and two weeks in early June.
Our full-time program runs for one academic year in which students take all their required coursework in addition to completing personal development and leadership seminars. Our part-time students complete the same program over two years. Courses for these programs are structured into modules in which students only take one class at a time. Each class has four in-classes meetings, with pre- and post-coursework assigned outside of class meetings.