MBA updates: the latest on Indiana’s graduate business programs

Anderson University offers a traditional MBA program, designed for the working professional, that can be completed in 22 months. The program, which focuses on practical applications, is offered in four additional locations in central Indiana, including Carmel, Fishers, Indy-Northwest and Lawrence. The university’s innovative, living-learning residential MBA program, available to students immediately following completion of their undergraduate degree, combines living quarters with dedicated classrooms and a business incubator. This program can be completed in 11 months. A dual degree program (MSN/MBA) combines a master of science in nursing with the MBA.

Ball State University

Miller College of Business, Muncie

Ball State’s Miller College of Business offers an MBA program that can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time. Classes are offered one night per week, Monday through Thursday, The college “brings the classroom to the student” by providing offsite delivery in many locations throughout Indiana via live, interactive Internet-based video. Four concentrations are available: entrepreneurship, finance, production/operations management and information systems. Ball State’s entrepreneurship program was listed among the best in the nation by U.5. News & World Report.


Bethel College


The MBA program at Bethel College is designed with the flexibility needed by today’s working professionals. Students can begin a course at any time during the academic year and suspend study for a session or a semester, if necessary. Evening courses are scheduled one at a time, one session per week. At this pace, an MBA can be completed in 24 months. Taught by full-time faculty or credentialed professionals, the program emphasizes decisionmaking, analytical, communication, cross-cultural and research skills, as well as leadership and management.

Butler University


Working professionals can take classes at their own pace, and typically complete Butler’s MBA program in two to two-and-a-half years. Classes are offered evenings and on Saturdays. Most classes meet once per week, with accelerated sessions in the summer. Butler works closely with community businesses and industry to provide various opportunities for experimental learning for students. Butler’s Business Accelerator provides consulting services to businesses via teams comprised of professional consultants, Butler faculty and MBA and undergraduate students. Some courses are co-taught by a professor and a business executive to combine theory and practice. Concentrations are offered in finance, international business, leadership and marketing. There is also a master of professional accounting (MPAcc) program available.

DeVry University

Keller Graduate School of Management, Indianapolis

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