Strategy The 10 best MBA programs you can finish while keeping your day job

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For those who want an MBA but are unwilling to give up their day jobs, there's a solution: part-time business programs.

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Full-time business professionals interested in continuing their education often face the same worry: Is the loss of income and two years spent out of the workforce worth getting a master of business administration (MBA) degree?

For those unwilling to give up their day jobs, there's a solution: part-time business programs.

These programs are typically three years in length, compared to two-year full-time programs, and allow students to attend classes during nights and weekends.

US News & World Report released its annual ranking of top part-time business programs and the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley took the No. 1 spot.

The Haas part-time program has an acceptance rate of 47.4% and students have an average GMAT score of 694.

The US News methodology uses five factors — including GMAT scores and number of years of work experience — to rank the programs. There is also a peer assessment score factored into the ranking, as rated by business school deans.

Take a look below to see the top 10 part-time business schools in the nation.

10. University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)

9. Ohio State University (Fisher)

7. Virginia Tech (Pamplin)

7. Temple University (Fox)

6. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Ross)

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

3. University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson)

3. New York University (Stern)

2. University of Chicago (Booth)

1. University of California-Berkeley (Haas)

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