The hybrid weeknight MBA program develops important skills in teamwork and collaboration, leadership, and strategic thinking to help you become a more effective leader and make a difference on the job and in your community. The program is extremely flexible in how classes are taught and how rapidly you complete the degree. Classes are taught in an 8-week hybrid format and meet one weeknight every other week for eight weeks. Taking a full-time load (four courses per term) the degree can be completed in about one year, while taking one course at a time it can be completed within two years. This flexibility empowers you to manage your time between work, school, and life commitments.
- Flexible weeknight 8-week hybrid course format
- Take more courses to complete the degree quickly (about one year) or fewer to accommodate a busy schedule.
- No GRE/GMAT required
- AACSB accredited
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
- Optional international experience (additional cost)
- 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
- Convenient commuter location in Gary, Indiana
- 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
- Weeknight MBA tuition is approximately $370 per credit hour depending course load
- Even out-of-state tuition of $540 is competitive with most Chicago area or private school programs
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is included in your program
MBA admission requirements
Applying to IU Northwest's 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 email@example.com. 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
How do I apply?
The Master of Business Administration degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. For students in the weekend hybrid program or those who have no course waivers, a total of 36 credit hours will be required for completion of the degree.
Here are the required courses to receive an MBA degree (each course is 3 credit hours):
Teamwork and Collaboration
- BUNW-C 512 Managing in a Team Based Organization
Understanding Markets and Analytics
- BUNW-A 512 Statistical Tools for Management
- BUNW-A 514 Economics for Managers
Managing Operations and Technology Resources
- BUNW-A 516 Management Information Systems
- BUNW-B 513 Operations Management
Managing Customers and Human Resources
- BUNW-B 511 Marketing Management
- BUNW-G 514 Human Resource Management
Managing Financial Resources
- BUNW-A 513 Accounting for Decision Making
- BUNW-B 512 Financial Management
Managing in a Legal and Global Environment
- BUNW-B 514 Legal, Ethical and Social Environment of Business
- BUNW-B 515 Introduction to International Business
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
- BUNW-D 511 Strategic Management
No more than 6 credit hours may be transferred from another institution. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all coursework taken for graduate credit must be earned as a prerequisite for continuation in good standing and for graduation.
If a student repeats a course, the more recent grade counts in the degree GPA. Degree requirements must be completed within six years from the date of the first semester enrolled. Enrollment as a guest/non-degree/certificate student counts in the six years.
Students are responsible for filing an application for graduation the semester before they expect to complete degree requirements. Failure to file this application will result in the student's name not appearing on the graduation list for the semester in which the coursework is being completed and graduation may be delayed.