Is getting an MBA worth it?

An MBA is considered one of the most prestigious degrees and research shows:

  • In a 2021 study, the return on investment (ROI) for an MBA degree at IU Northwest was 225%, significantly higher than the Indiana statewide average (+164%) and the national average (+154%).
  • The overall return on investment (ROI) for an MBA is higher than any other master's degree.
  • The ROI for a top-ranked school is dramatically lower than other schools.
  • Flexible hybrid and part-time MBA programs give higher ROI than full-time MBA programs.
  • Public schools beat private schools in ROI.

MBAs are leaders in both professional and public life. So, whether you are looking to impact your organization or your community, acquiring an MBA is a wise choice.

Discover the IUN Difference


  • The School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest is accredited by AACSB International
  • Less than 5% of business schools worldwide hold AACSB International accreditation
  • The School is consistently voted as "The Best University to Attain an MBA" in NW Indiana - Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
  • Faculty who inspire. Teaching is a full-time commitment, not a part-time job for our faculty


  • Two convenient commuter locations — Gary, IN and Michigan City, IN
  • Two flexible delivery methods for one great MBA:
    • Weekend, cohort-based hybrid 4-week courses which meet every other Saturday
    • Weeknight hybrid 8-week courses which meet one weeknight every other week.
  • Complete the program in 13 months or less or on a part-time basis
  • Faculty and advisors are available on weekends and evenings 
  • No GMAT / GRE exam required


  • IU Northwest's graduate tuition and fees are among the most reasonable within the Region and Chicagoland area for an AACSB-accredited program
  • Approved for guaranteed student loans and veteran’s benefits
  • Weekend MBA tuition is approximately $30,000 and is all-inclusive of tuition, fees, books, meals, and an international business experience
  • Weeknight MBA tuition is approximately $370 per credit hour depending course load
  • MBA programs include Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications

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