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School of Business and Economics to host MBA open house on April 29

Weekend or weeknight programs available, the weekend 18-month graduate program consists of Saturday classes, online component

On Wednesday, April 29, the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics will host an evening open house to introduce area professionals to its MBA for Professionals program. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the School of Business offices on the first floor of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, located on the IU Northwest campus at 35th Ave. and Jefferson St. in Gary.

The IU Northwest MBA is offered on as a weekend program or as the traditional weeknight. The weekend MBA is an educational opportunity designed specifically to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. The program offers all-day Saturday classes every other Saturday for 10 months out of the year, leading to degree completion in only 18 months. Classes are taught by full-time business faculty, and the program also includes an online component for added convenience to students. The traditional MBA program provides courses offered throughout the week in the evenings.

The Weekend MBA program is intended to make this advanced degree accessible for working professionals who must meet other obligations during the workweek. The alternating Saturday schedule allows students the freedom to enjoy weekends off even as they pursue their degrees, and the two-month summer break provides time for family vacations and other pursuits.

The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. It is the only public business school in Northwest Indiana to carry this significant distinction. Only 15 percent of business schools worldwide are AACSB-accredited.

The Weekend MBA program is ideal for professionals who have considered seeking their MBA but whose work and family situations make taking classes during the week impossible. Itís also useful for area employers who would like for their employees to acquire the skills and knowledge that come with an MBA, but who donít want those classes to interfere with work responsibilities. Employees who take the Weekend or Traditional MBA program should inquire about tuition reimbursement from their employers.

For those who have thought about going back to school for an MBA but who didnít think they had the time, the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics is proud to offer two options Ė weekends or weeknights - that makes that advanced business degree more accessible.

Anyone interested in pursuing an MBA is invited to come meet School of Business faculty and see the schoolís facilities, including the new Wall St. on Broadway Trading Floor. For more information, call (219) 980-6552, or e-mail iunbiz@iun.edu .

  
Published:

04-24-2009

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu

John Gibson
School of Business and Economics
219-980-6635
jagibson@iun.edu

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