• Course Delivery
    80% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Business Administration, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Business leaders manage a company's operational, organizational, and managerial responsibilities. A Master of Business Administration provides training in the theory and practice of business management, and it prepares you to lead an organization's key business operations.

The IU Online Master of Business Administration includes two Kelley Connect Weeks, one at the beginning and one at the end of the program.  Kelley Connect Weeks are intensive academic and networking weeks held on the beautiful IU Bloomington campus. During these two in-residence weeks, you will meet your Kelley Direct Online MBA peers and professors while working on a live business case for a real client.

Gain Deep Specialization

You complete your remaining studies online.  Our newly redesigned curriculum combines a robust integrated business core with an array of elective coursework and new major offerings.  With over 50% of the program available for your personal customization, you will enjoy the benefits of a traditional MBA with 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. You also undertake an integrative team capstone project that provides an opportunity to actively synthesize what you have learned in the program.

Kelley Direct MBA alumni are highly valued in the marketplace. Recent graduates of the online MBA program experienced an average salary increase of 29 percent, and nearly two-thirds earned a promotion by the time they graduated.

Customizable Degree Options

In addition to your MBA, you can choose to complete a major within the 54 credit MBA or complete an additional 12 credits to earn a Master of Science in finance, global supply chain management, information technology management, business analytics, strategic management, and other business functional areas by taking just four additional courses.

Your IU Online MBA prepares you to progress in industries such as:

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

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MBA, you must complete a total of 54 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

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


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

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


  • These courses represent a sampling of core courses. A full course plan will be crafted upon program admittance. Credits
  • BUKD-C 520Quantitative Analysis3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 521Accounting3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 596Financial Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-G 596Economics3 Credits
  • BUKD-J 596Developing Strategic Capabilities 3 Credits
  • BUKD-L 596Business Law and Ethics3 Credits
  • BUKD-M 596Strategic Marketing Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-P 596Operations Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-S 596Digital Technology and Innovation3 Credits
  • BUKD-X 503Topics in Directed Business Interaction1.5 Credits
  • BUKD-X 513Topics in Directed Business Analysis 1.5 Credits
  • BUKD-X 596Integrative Live Case Experience3 Credits
  • BUKD-Z 596Organizational Behavior3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1380.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4140.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1380.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4140.00

-Rate is determined by program of enrollment.

-Additional fees will apply.

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    When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

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  • Get the support you need to succeed

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    You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

  • Reap the rewards for decades to come

    No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

    You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

  • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future

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