About USI

Founded in 1965 to provide superior higher education and workforce development to the southwestern Indiana region, USI is committed to shaping the future through learning and innovation.

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Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 10,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.

USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 19,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe.

A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports.

President Linda L. M. Bennett is USI's third president and was inaugurated in 2009. Under her leadership, the University continues a tradition of affordable excellence for students, while moving forward with a bold strategic plan to achieve excellence through innovation and engagement and position USI as a top choice for college students across the state and region as well as attract high caliber students from around the country and the world.

Romain College of Business

WATCH: A Student-Centric Program

The Online MBA program is built with the working student in mind. Find out how the faculty keeps the student at the forefront in curriculum design, and see what students say about it.

Our focus is on your experience.

USI’s Romain College of Business shapes today’s business students into tomorrow’s outstanding professionals. Our accredited programs ensure graduates are prepared for a rewarding career by promoting collaboration and innovative thinking across disciplines.

We focus on providing a wide range of opportunities for students to develop key business skills, establish networks and engage in experiential learning outside the classroom. These opportunities include interaction with executives and professionals in the region and internships with area businesses, as well as business case competitions across Indiana and the nation. Find out more

College of Nursing and Health Professions

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a global influence in health, health care, and health care education with over 1100 students from 31 states enrolled in online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; over 650 students enrolled in on-campus undergraduate programs; over 1200 health care professionals representing all US states, all provinces of Canada and 58 additional countries completing online certificate programs; and over 2000 health care professionals completing continuing education programs held on the USI campus.

To prepare our graduates for the challenges of the rapidly changing health care delivery system, our educational goals focus on critical thinking and creative problem solving. Additional goals include the use of evidence-based practice protocols, effective communication, cultural sensitivity, systems leadership for quality care and health policy.

Faculty expertise guides students by providing a supportive learning environment that is challenging and creative. Courses on global health care and informatics prepare nurses for real-world practice settings.


Watch: The Advantages of an RN to BSN from USI

Our online RN to BSN is designed to help working nurses achieve career goals with an accessible—and affordable—program. Hear from faculty and alumni about how USI can empower you with the knowledge and leadership skills you need to be competitive.


The Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

MBA Faculty

The online Master of Business Administration programs are designed to give you the relevant skills and professional knowledge you need to become a successful business leader. Our experienced faculty, many with terminal degrees, are committed to providing you with personalized attention throughout your online business program.

To learn more about our dedicated faculty, please view their profiles

Nursing Faculty

The online RN to BSN program offers you a solid professional foundation to excel in your nursing career. Our nursing faculty has extensive clinical and nursing experience, and are committed to equipping you to meet the challenges of a changing health care delivery system.

To learn more about our dedicated faculty, please view their profiles

MBA Student Profiles


"There are different MBA tracks that have more specific concentrations like accounting, human resources and data analytics. Look at your schedule and see what works best for you. Chances are you will be able to find a path that will be smooth-sailing."

- Jenna Deischer

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Brian Hape

"With the industry I'm in, which is finance, and my job track, which I have a pretty good idea of what that's going to be in the future, I felt like it was a good time to go back and refresh some skills and learn some of the new information that's out there—especially when I saw the data analytics opportunity. That is used very heavily in our industry."

- Brian Hape

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"It was daunting because when I first started the MBA without any business background, I thought, 'Oh, I'll probably take one class and quit.' Now, I look forward to each class. They're all different, but it's not so hard that you can't grasp the concept."

- Andrea Herschelman

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"I have been able to balance my school and work life, so it has been very positive in that regard. I really like the fact that taking the classes online affords me the opportunity to study out in the field when I travel."

- Jon Hubers

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"Don’t let the commitment scare you, because it's very manageable, even if you have a full-time job."

- Shawneis Jones

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"When I was in the MBA program, we actually looked into the logic and the qualitative aspects of, 'Okay, here's the math, but does this decision actually make sense?' As a business, there are always other factors, so that was really good for me."

- Stevie Lynch

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"It's a teaching moment for [my children], that school is very important for our future. I'm able to balance my personal life and my career as well as all of my coursework."

- Sarah Matthews

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Nathan Murphy

"The MBA definitely helped me land my job... I know there were several other candidates when I interviewed for this position. I believe that MBA helped set me apart–especially having it at such an early age."

- Nathan Murphy

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"I always think that no matter what the background is of the person coming into the MBA program, they are likely to take courses in something they have not studied before. That was certainly the case with me."

- Joe Schaefer

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Sam Suiter

"We frequently travel to the Caribbean. In fact, I was able to go out of the country two or three times during my 10 months at USI. I never missed an assignment and was never late. If I can do it, anybody can do it."

- Sam Suiter

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"In order to advance my career through this larger company, I felt like the MBA would be a good asset. The MBA opens up doors to more opportunities."

- Nicole Williams

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