University of Southern Indiana

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When are MBA courses offered?
  • Which courses are available for registration?
    • Note: Registration for MBA classes closes the Wednesday before the class starts.
  • How do I add or drop a course online?
    • Online Accelerated students select .AO sections
    • Traditional students select .NO or in class sections
    • The last day for students to drop a seven week course is the Thursday before the course ends.
  • How do I add myself to the waitlist if a course is full?
  • What is the add/drop deadline?
  • How do I pay tuition online?
  • How do I change my concentration or bulletin term?
  • Can I get more than one concentration?
    • Yes. MBA students may obtain more than one concentration as long as there are two courses (i.e,. six credit hours) which are unique to each concentration. Please indicate when adding an additional concentration, rather than a change in concentration, next to the term and email Graduate.Studies@usi.edu to verify. All concentrations will appear on the student transcript. 
  • How do I check if courses from another MBA program will transfer to USI?
    • Up to 12 credit hours that have been completed within the past seven years can be transferred from accredited institutions to count towards your MBA degree. Please email the course syllabus, containing the course description and number, and the USI MBA course you are requesting to replace to cobinfo@usi.edu 
    • Transfer Credit Request Form
  • MBA Scholarships Guide - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/mba-scholarships/
  • Course Terminology in Blackboard
    • Modules – a module in Blackboard refers to a topic area. Faculty determine the amount of time allocated to modules within each course.
    • Assignments – any work associated with a module within a course.
  • Grades
    • Once grades are official, a student can request an official transcript online (electronic transcripts are usually processed same day, if no holds exist) or print an unofficial transcript from their myUSI (if an unofficial will be accepted). An employer can verify with the Registrar's office the grading time frame and availability of grades.
    • Faculty cannot communicate grade information via email. Inquiries regarding grades should be directed to the Registrar’s office.
  • Email
    • Students should only communicate to faculty with their USI issued email address to comply with FERPA
  • Course Evaluations are completed during each MBA course, before the last day of the course.
  • MBA Assessments are required for degree completion and are administered during each student's last term in the program.
  • Textbooks are not included in the tuition price and can be purchased in the USI bookstore or online. 
  • Graduation
    • 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.
    • The MBA office will process graduation checkouts automatically. You can verify this has been done by emailing cobinfo@usi.edu
    • To make sure your name appears appropriately on your diploma, please complete this form.
    • To request to have your diploma mailed, please follow these instructions
    • To sign up for the commencement ceremony, please complete this form
  • Who can I contact for information on career and internship services? USI Career Services 812-464-1865.

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