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Master of Business Administration

Welcome to the MBA at USI!
The USI MBA helps working professionals strengthen strategic, behavioral, and technical skills needed in dynamic business environments. We offer the MBA program in two formats to help students manage the time and effort required for the degree. The hybrid format allows students to take courses online or on campus in 8 weeks or 16 weeks. The online only format allows students to take courses online in 8 weeks. The course schedule can be viewed here.   

Please choose a course delivery method to apply now.

MBA-mix     MBA-online    

Note: you cannot complete the entire program in-class. You will have to take 2-3 courses in the online 8 week format.

Program Courses
Our program consists of 10 graduate courses (7 core courses and 3 concentration courses) which equal 30 credit hours. All courses are taught by doctorally qualified faculty at the forefront of their disciplines. The MBA program can be completed in as little as 1 year, and we offer rolling admission so students can enroll in any of our six start dates each year.

Foundational Knowledge 

Students should review the instructional modules and quizzes to ensure they are comfortable with the foundational knowledge before entering the MBA program.
Accounting Module    Accounting Quiz
Finance Module          Finance Quiz

Students who are not confident in these areas should email cobinfo@usi.edu to identify the courses in which they should enroll to gain this knowledge. 

Core MBA Courses - 21 credit hours

The MBA Core provides a foundation in the functional fields of business with a focus on new ideas to solve today’s business problems and advance your career.

Find course descriptions in the Bulletin.

MBA Core: (21 Credit Hours)
ACCT 601 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
CIS 601 Information Systems and Technology
ECON 601 Managerial Economics
FIN 601 Financial Management and Financial Markets
MKTG 601 Marketing Strategies
MNGT 611 Leadership Skills and Innovation
MNGT 681 Strategic and International Management

Concentration Areas 

The USI MBA concentrations are designed to expand knowledge in each respective area. As they contain graduate level coursework, we advise students to only select concentrations in which they have foundational knowledge. All concentration courses are online. 

General MBA

The USI MBA General concentration develops skills in data-driven decision making and is designed to allow students to customize the program to their area of interest. Specifically, one course in data-driven decision making is required and students can choose two non-core courses from other USI MBA concentrations to fulfill the general concentration requirements.

BAN 602 - Data Driven Decision Making
Concentration Course of your choice
Concentration Course of your choice

Accounting Concentration

The USI MBA Accounting concentration prepares you for leadership in the high-demand area of accounting. Gain the business acumen and accounting skills you need for analyzing financial statements, auditing, and complying with accounting regulations.

ACCT 602 - Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 605 - Seminar in Auditing
ACCT/BLAW 628 - Accounting Regulation and Compliance

Data Analytics Concentration

The USI MBA Data Analytics concentration develops vital quantitative problem solving skills for business operations. Open doors to rewarding career opportunities with in-demand skills collecting, processing, and displaying actionable data to drive informed decisions in innovative ways.

BAN 601 - Applied Business Analytics
BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
BAN 603 - Information Visualization and Dashboarding

Engineering Management Concentration

The USI MBA Engineering Management concentration prepares you for leadership roles in technology, manufacturing, construction, research and development or industrial management. Gain marketable skills in supply chain management, logistics, project management, and quality control processes.

IM 611 - Principles and Practices of Project Management
IM 641 - Principles and Practices of Quality Management
IM 661 - Principles and Practices of Supply Chain Management

Healthcare Administration Concentration

The USI MBA Healthcare Administration concentration develops business-related competencies necessary for effective operation of healthcare organizations. Specifically, this concentration teaches analytical skills used across all levels of health care units to manage risk, make data-driven decisions, and set organizational strategy.

BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
MBA 604 - Lean Six Sigma
MBA 602 - Risk Management

Human Resource Management Concentration

The USI MBA Human Resource Management concentration develops the expert knowledge and organizational strategies needed to manage the most valuable asset in any business—its people. Specifically, this concentration develops skills relevant to human resource managers such as making data-driven decisions, complying with legal regulations, and managing human capital effectively.

BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
BLAW 618 - Legal and Social Environment of Business
MNGT 601 - Managing Human Capital

The concentrations shown above are for students whose program begins Fall 2017 and later. All others should view their required courses via DegreeWorks. There is a tutorial on the Orientation page on how to use DegreeWorks.

End Of Program Assessment

All students will take an end of program assessment. Assessment results are used for the AACSB accrediting process for the USI MBA. Faculty members may also use the results to make curriculum changes. Adequate performance on these assessments is required for successful completion of your MBA degree, but does not impact your GPA.

Retention

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate program grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to remain in good standing and progress in the graduate program. Failed courses may only be retaken once. 

How to Apply

Step 1: Choose your Concentration area

The USI MBA concentrations are designed to expand knowledge in each respective area. As they contain graduate level coursework, we advise students to only select concentrations in which they have foundational knowledge. Please see concentration descriptions above.

Step 2: Admission Requirements

To meet the admissions requirements for USI’s online MBA degree program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed bachelor degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5) from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) or a comparable association.
  • Completed GMAT test with a minimum score of 500, GRE test with a minimum score of 300, or request a waiver if you meet one of these criteria:
    • An earned graduate degree
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above with 2 years of professional work experience
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or above with 3 years of professional work experience
    • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma
  • For foreign-born applicants whose native spoken language is not English, official scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), APIEL, or IELTS exams must be submitted to the Graduate Studies along with an application unless a bachelor’s or higher degree from a United States institution of higher education has been obtained.

Step 3: Application & Supporting Documents

The following are required to apply to the MBA program:

  • A completed Graduate Studies application
  • Email the following documents to graduate.studies@usi.edu 
    • A professional resume
    • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Letters of recommendation are not required. 
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee (payable online)
    • Active military service members and veterans receive an admission fee waiver if indicated on the application.
  • International students may be required to provide additional materials

AACSB Accreditation
Seal _blue _125x 125The University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business is accredited in both undergraduate and graduate programs from the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction for both undergraduate and graduate programs has been accorded to only select institutions internationally.

MBA Program Mission
The USI MBA is designed to develop strategic, behavioral, and technical competencies that enable individuals to be superior performers in their business environment. The program also focuses on providing educational experiences that prepare students to effectively engage in issues at the intersection of business and society such as ethical business practices, globalization, and technological change.

Program Learning Goals, Objectives, and Associated Metrics

MBA Program Learning Goals MBA Program Objectives Metrics

1. Master the Fundamental Content in the Functional Domains of Business

Upon graduation, MBA students from USI will be able to:

Apply domain content from accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, computer information systems, and business law.

MFT Exam

2. Make Decisions Effectively with Quantitative and Behavioral Tools of Business Analysis

a) Solve analytical problems


Applied Case Analyses

b) Perform a critical thinking analysis to make strategic business decisions

c) Formulate ethical business decisions

3. Communicate Effectively

Demonstrate effective written communication

MBA Program Graduates

Upon completion of the MBA program graduates will have developed their capabilities in the following areas:

  • An in-depth understanding of the functional fields of business and their interrelationships in complex organizations.
  • Experience with applied quantitative and behavioral tools of business analysis and decision-making.
  • The ability to think critically and creatively within a global business context.
  • A heightened sense of ethical considerations in decision-making within the business world.
  • Improved communication and decision-making skills through utilization of information technology.

MBA Accolades

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