FlexEvening FAQs

Schedule

Will all of my classes be held on the same two weeknights throughout the program?

The first year the core curriculum is held on the same two weeknights. In year two, you can take electives on the weekends, weeknights, or in the daytime. Keep in mind that not all electives are offered in every format, so you may decide to take a weeknight or even daytime class if there is a niche elective you are interested in taking.

If I miss a class can I take the equivalent Flex Weekend class?

Possibly. With the program and professor’s permission, you may be able to attend a Flex Weekend class in certain circumstances. However, it is not a practice we encourage or guarantee.

Will there be a hybrid option?

No. You are expected to attend all classes in person.

For fall 2021 only, international students who are unable to obtain an F-1 Visa before the first day of classes can participate in some limited remote coursework. Doing so is an exception made only for visa delays related to COVID-19

Can I switch to the weekend program if this schedule does not work for me?

After you have completed the Core Curriculum, you can take electives in the evening, day or weekend.

Will Rady accept credits taken at another MBA Program?

The Rady School usually formally reviews transfer credits or course waiver requests after you have matriculated, and your designated academic program advisor will help you submit the request within four weeks of matriculation. All students will still need to fulfill the 92 credit requirement to graduate.

Food & Logistics

My commute to UC San Diego requires me to stay overnight. Do you recommend a hotel or is there a place to stay on campus?

UCSD does not offer short term housing but there is reasonably priced lodging in one of the many nearby hotels:

Should we bring a snack?

While you are welcome to bring a snack, we offer a boxed dinner for all Flex Evening students from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm when classes begin. We encourage students to bring a refillable water bottle as there are options to refill on the premises. Please note, no food is allowed in the classrooms.

If I don’t want to eat the meal, can I get reimbursed?

No. Meals are a courtesy provided by the Rady School.

Can I buy dinner on campus?

Yes, options within walking distance include of the Rady School include:

  • Goodies Place and Goodies Market for “To_Go” food
  • Cafe Ventanas
  • The Bistro
  • Bella Vista Cafe and Social Club
  • TEC Cafe at RIMAC
  • Ridgewalk Social

Can I eat in the classroom?

No, but you can bring water (only) into the classroom.

Is parking free in the evenings?

UCSD requires a parking pass. Graduate students are eligible for the type “B” parking pass. Your best option is to purchase a day pass unless you plan on being on campus often. See available lots, maps and purchase your pass at the UC San Diego’s Transportation Services Site.

Finances

Where can I find a breakdown of all fees and tuition?

You can find the Flex MBA tuition and fee breakdown on your TritonLink page.

Are there any scholarships that I can apply to during the program?

The Rady Fellowship Committee awards fellowships at the time of admission.

As an enrolled student, if there is a sudden and unforeseen change in your financial situation, you may be eligible for emergency funds or consider a leave of absence. Please talk to your graduate student advisor for more information.

We encourage students to seek external scholarships and to speak with their employer’s human resources department about tuition remission benefits.