Applying to the MBA program is easy! To complete your application, you will need to submit the following:
- The online application (which requires a $40 application fee; waivers available for alumni and need-based).
- At least one letter of professional reference or recommendation.
- Official transcripts from each college you have attended.
- Personal statement of 500-600 words explaining your background and how you envision this program helping you achieve your professional goals.
- A current resume or CV.
- Official transcripts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official hardcopy transcripts must be mailed to:
Indiana University Northwest
School of Business and Economics
Attn: Symphony Raudry, Coordinator of Graduate Programs
3400 Broadway - Dunes Building - Room 1103
Gary, IN 46408
What are the application deadlines?
Successful applicants traditionally have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. However, we accept students from a variety of backgrounds and work experience. Admission decisions are made based on an evaluation of the overall application and materials submitted.
While not required, it is recommended that applicants have experience working with spreadsheet software (such as Microsoft Excel) and some background in mathematics (such as college algebra or finance mathematics).
What courses will I take in the MBA program?
For a listing of the courses required to complete the MBA program (both weekend and weeknight) please see the MBA degree requirements.
Can Weeknight MBA students take Weekend MBA courses?
In the Weeknight program are course waivers only available to students with undergraduate degrees in Business?
No. Foundation course waivers are available to any student who completed the appropriate coursework in their undergraduate studies. Example: If you majored in political science in undergrad, and took managerial or intermediate economics with a grade of 'B' or better in the past five (5) years you would be waived from A514 - Managerial Economics. Because of its cohort nature, waivers are not an option in the Weekend MBA program.
Is 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 the Indiana statewide average (+164%) and the national average (+154%).1
- The overall return on investment (ROI) for an MBA is higher than any other masters 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 pubic life so whether you are looking to impact your organization or your community, an MBA is a wise choice.
Is there financial aid available to graduate students?
There are generally three sources of financial assistance available to graduate students. The first and most common is student loans, and information for applying for and receiving student loans is available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Graduate Assistantships are for students who are able to work for the School of Business and Economics, such as assisting faculty, receive tuition remission Finally, scholarships are available and while not common for graduate work we always recommend that students search for private scholarships or assistance.
One other means of financial assistance for school is often through tuition reimbursement programs through employers.
Who will be teaching my classes?
Classes in the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest are taught primarily by full-time, PhD level professors, with expertise in their discipline.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have questions about the program, please contact Symphony Raudry, Coordinator of Graduate Programs at email@example.com or 219-981-5698