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US News World and Report Best MBA program 2023

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Whether you want to advance in your career or explore new career paths, the #1 ranked Kelley Direct M.B.A. from IU Online can get you there. With its customizable degree options and networking opportunities, the Master of Business Administration prepares you to lead an organization's key business operations.

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Course Delivery: 80-99% Online

Total Credits: 54

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $1686.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1686.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

The IU Online Master of Business Administration includes two in-residence experiences, one at the beginning of the program and one at the end. These events allow you to network while consulting on live cases as part of a case competition or while attending conference-style events.

You can customize your M.B.A. by selecting from seven majors. Take coursework in economics, quantitative analysis, accounting, strategic marketing management, operations management, financial management, business planning, information technology, global business, business law, and more. Complete an integrative team capstone project to actively synthesize what you have learned in the program.

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

IU is well-established in the online realm. It’s so valuable, knowing IU has been online from the beginning. Faculty are well respected and responsive; all are well versed in technology

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To be accepted to this program, you must have a bachelor's degree

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the Kelley Direct application form.
  • Look for an invitation to interview.
  • Complete the Indiana University Graduate School Application Form, which includes a personal statement (500 words or fewer), resume, and up to three recommenders.
  • Submit GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Send official transcripts. Submit TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or Duolingo English Test scores (international students only).

Your IU Online M.B.A. prepares you to progress in such industries as:

  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Marketing, branding, and public relations
  • Engineering
  • Business development and operations
  • Technology
  • Consulting
  • Project management

To graduate with the M.B.A., you must complete 54 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Business administration required courses (27 credit hours)
  • Business administration elective courses (27 credit hours)


These courses represent a sampling of core courses. A full course plan will be crafted upon program admittance.

Core Classes sampling for the MBA
Course Number Course Name Credits

BUKD-C 520

Quantitative Analysis

3 Credits

BUKD-C 521


3 Credits

BUKD-F 596

Financial Management

3 Credits

BUKD-G 596


3 Credits

BUKD-J 596

Developing Strategic Capabilities

3 Credits

BUKD-L 596

Business Law and Ethics

3 Credits

BUKD-M 596

Strategic Marketing Management

3 Credits

BUKD-P 596

Operations Management

3 Credits

BUKD-S 596

Digital Technology and Innovation

3 Credits

BUKD-X 503

Topics in Directed Business Interaction

1.5 Credits

BUKD-X 513

Topics in Directed Business Analysis

1.5 Credits

BUKD-X 596

Integrative Live Case Experience

3 Credits

BUKD-Z 596

Organizational Behavior

3 Credits

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