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Graduate Programs - School of Business and Economics

  • Steps:

      Apply for admission
      Request transcripts
      Complete FAFSA by March 10th
      Sit back and relax while we process your application

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  • A community where you belong

    IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre campus in the northwest corner of the state.  IU Northwest is a focal point for students and the region offering nationally recognized degree programs, a diverse student body, a supportive environment, and unique cultural opportunities.

    10 Reasons the MBA Program at IUN is For You

    1.   We create tomorrow's leaders today.
    2.   Weeknight MBA tuition is just over $18, 000 and Weekend MBA is $36,100.
    3.   Faculty and staff who inspire and go above and beyond to help students.
    4.   Ability to attend full or part time.
    5.   Affordable costs, financial aid, and payment plans.
    6.   Every MBA student received individualized executive coaching.
    7.   Lean Six Sigma Green Belt included!
    8.   Close to home & easily accessible.
    9.   Indiana University degree.
    10.   A variety of delivery methods to fit your learning and lifestyle.
  • Quality

    The School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest is accredited by AACSB International.

    • Less than 5% of business schools world-wide even hold AACSB International accreditation.
    • AACSB is a continuous improvement process which is earned, not paid for. 
    • 16PF, Hogan Development Survey and Executive Coaching for all MBA students.
    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification available in all MBA programs.
    • Faculty who inspire. Teaching is a full-time commitment, not a part time job for our faculty. 


    • IU Northwest’s graduate tuition and fees are among the most reasonable anywhere.
    • Even out-of-state fees are competitive with most Chicago area or private school programs. 
    • Approved for guaranteed student loans and veteran’s benefits. 

    Weekend MBA fees of $36,100 are all-inclusive - tuition, fees, books, laptop and international trip.

    Weeknight MBA tuition is $339.68 per credit hour.

    We also suggest that prospective students check with their employer about tuition reimbursement plans they may offer.


    • Conveniently located just of I-80/94. Weekend MBA also in Michigan City.
    • Most of our MBA students work full-time and want to pursue their degree on a part-time basis.
    • Two distinct delivery methods of one great MBA – Weeknight Hybrid MBA and Weekend MBA.
    • Time for everything life has to offer without sacrificing what is important to you. 
  • Email Us at:


    Mailing Address:

    School of Business and Economics
    IU Northwest
    3400 Broadway
    Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 1103
    Gary, Indiana 46408

    Phone Number:

    (219) 980-6552


    (219) 980-6916

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  • John Gibson

    Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

    (219) 980-6635
    Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 1110
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business to enter the MBA program?

    No. While you must have a Bachelor’s Degree to enter the MBA program, it does not have to be in Business. Our students have degrees in practically every major, from business and engineering to nursing and music!

    Can Weeknight MBA students take Weekend MBA courses?

    No.  Because the Weekend MBA program is cohort in nature we cannot allow Weeknight MBA students to take Weekend MBA courses.

    Are Foundation 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 have a minor in economics past five (5) years you would be waived from A514 - Economics for Managers.  Because of its cohort nature, waivers are not an option in the Weekend Hybrid MBA program.

    What if my undergraduate course(s) is (are) 5 or 6 years old?

    Once a course is beyond five years there is a chance the field has changed, sometimes sigificantly! 

    I know that the Weeknight MBA program is advertised as being able to be completed in as little as 20 months, but what happens to me if I go “off-track”?

    Don’t panic! While we plan a schedule for you to complete the Core of the program in 20 months, you are allowed 6 years to finish your requirements.  We understand 'life happens'!

    What good is an MBA to me?

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

    • The overall return on investment (ROI) for an MBA is 177%.
    • The ROI for a top ranked school is dramatically lower than other schools.
    • A part time MBA program gives a better ROI than full time or executive 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 assistanting 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. Our faculty are based on our campus and all your classes are available in one place.