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Indiana Tech’s Executive Degree program meets the needs of working professionals and business executives wanting to pursue a graduate degree in a hybrid format. In this hybrid format, online coursework is blended with mandatory weekend residencies (at our main campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana) once a semester throughout the two-and-a-half-year cohort program. Cohorts start in August and January.

These programs work well for international students with F-1 visas as they fulfill Curricular Practical Training criteria.

How the Program Works

The program is delivered in five 16-week semesters comprised of two eight-week courses. Each semester, students will take one course solely online and the second in a hybrid format, which blends seven weeks of online instruction with a mandatory weekend residency. Each semester, one credit hour of Curricular Practical Training is intertwined to help students reinforce learning objectives from that semester’s courses.

We use a cohort approach to maximize opportunities for team-based projects and the exchange of professional work experiences. Students gain from discussions about workplace trends, challenges and best practices with others who have similar professional experiences.

Proof of full-time employment is required to qualify for admission, and students must remain employed full time while in the program.

Weekend Residencies

Weekend residency sessions are mandatory, and students must attend each residency session in its entirety to receive credit. If a student misses any part of a residency session, they will be counted absent for the entire session—no exception. Missing a single residency session during the cohort will result in dismissal from the program.

Residencies will be held one weekend each semester—Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.—at our main campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dates for the Residencies will be scheduled when students enroll for the program, and it is the students’ responsibility to make sure they can attend all the residency sessions for the whole program when they enroll for the program.

Residency Schedule for Spring 2023 Cohort

Spring 2023 (January 2023-May 2023)

Saturday, January 28
9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, January 29
8:30 am- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Fall 2023 (August 2023-December 2023)

Saturday, October 28
9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, October 29
8:30 am- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Spring 2024 (January 2024-May 2024)

Saturday, March 23
9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, March 24
8:30 am- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Fall 2024 (August 2024-December 2024)

Saturday, October 26
9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, October 27
8:30 am- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Spring 2025 (January 2025-May 2025)

Saturday, April 26
9:00 am-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, April 27
8:30 am- 4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)