Frequently Asked Questions
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!
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 micro and macro economics with a grade of 'B' or better in the 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 MBA program.
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'!
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.
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.
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.