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Master of Business Administration Online

Apply By: 8/6/21
Start Class: 8/23/21
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Program Overview

$12,900* Total Tuition
As few as 11 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Want to stand out in the job market with advanced expertise in business management? The online Master of Business Administration program from the Romain College of Business offers interactive instruction and experiential learning that develops your ability to think critically and creatively within the business world.

Our affordable, 100 percent online MBA degree program is designed to help you take on leadership roles in virtually any business. Gain the knowledge and hands-on experience essential to your success as an innovative company manager, director or VP.

This interactive online MBA program prepares you to strategically engage in modern issues where business and society intersect, such as the ethics of business administration, the challenges of globalization, and fast-moving changes in technology.

As a graduate of this online program, you will be qualified for various roles in leadership such as:

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Product Manager

The Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana is one of only 5% of business schools worldwide to earn this prestigious accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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USI also offers multiple MBA concentrations online. Check out all our MBA online degree programs.

$12,900* Total Tuition
As few as 11 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

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Tuition

USI is committed to providing an outstanding education that also is affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition Breakdown

$430* Per Credit Unit
$12,900* Total Tuition

*Tuition applicable for 2020 start dates and is subject to change. Any questions regarding tuition should be directed to the Bursar's Office. If you step out of the program, returning to the program may have different tuition and fees applied.

Application Fee

Application fee: $40

Active military service members and veterans receive an admission fee waiver. Simply apply online and select the "military waiver" option, then contact our office at 800-467-1965 so we may submit the proper forms to Graduate Studies.

Billing and Payment Schedule

Bill Available Online Payment Due Date
9/1/2020 9/25/2020
10/1/2020 10/25/2020
1/4/2021 1/22/2021
2/1/2021 2/28/2021
3/1/2021 3/28/2021
5/3/2021 5/18/2021
6/1/2021 6/29/2021
8/2/2021 8/27/2021
9/1/2021 9/27/2021
10/1/2021 10/27/2021

Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processing center by April 15th each year to be considered for state financial aid as well as federal financial aid. USI's Federal School Code is 001808. You will need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FASFA. If you do not have an FSA ID, you may create one at StudentAid.gov.

Once you are admitted to the program and we receive your FAFSA, you can see the financial aid you qualify for and accept or decline your Direct Student Loan on your myUSI. For more information about tuition reimbursement or financial resources that may be available to you, visit our Student Financial Assistance page, access our Financial Aid FAQs, or contact us.

Student Financial Assistance Office

Local Phone: 812-464-1767
Toll Free Phone: 800-467-1965
Fax: 812-461-5305

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Tuition Breakdown:

$430* Per Credit Hour
$12,900* Total Tuition

Calendar

Now is the time to start earning your MBA online and take the fast track to a more successful career. USI provides you with the convenience of an accelerated application-to-start calendar.

Now Enrolling

8/6/21 Next Application Due Date
8/23/21 Next Class Start Date
SessionCourse StartApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration Deadline*
Summer I5/10/214/23/214/30/215/7/21
Summer II6/28/216/11/216/18/216/25/21
Fall I8/23/218/6/218/13/218/20/21
Fall II10/18/2110/1/2110/8/2110/15/21

*New students will be automatically registered in one course upon acceptance to the program, then must register themselves for all subsequent courses.

Bill Available Online Payment Due Date
9/1/2020 9/25/2020
10/1/2020 10/25/2020
1/4/2021 1/22/2021
2/1/2021 2/28/2021
3/1/2021 3/28/2021
5/3/2021 5/18/2021
6/1/2021 6/29/2021
8/2/2021 8/27/2021
9/1/2021 9/27/2021
10/1/2021 10/27/2021

Now Enrolling:

8/6/21 Next Application Deadline
8/23/21 Start Classes

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Admissions

The University of Southern Indiana's online MBA program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • GMAT or GRE waivers are available

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission to USI's online MBA degree program:

  • Completed bachelor degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5) from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) or a comparable association
  • Completed one of the following:
    • GMAC ESA test with a minimum score of 8 (Essential Skills Assessment will be accepted beginning Spring 2020)
    • GMAT test with a minimum score of 500
    • GRE test with a minimum score of 300
    • Request a test waiver if you meet one of these criteria:
    • An earned graduate degree
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above – No GMAT
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or above with 3 years of full-time professional work experience
  • For international applicants whose native spoken language is not English, official scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS exams must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office along with application unless a bachelor's or higher degree from a United States institution of higher education has been obtained.
  • Submit the following documents via email to [email protected]:
    • A professional resume
    • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references
  • Submit an official transcript sent from your previous institution(s). Transcripts are required for all non-USI graduate level work (a 3.0 GPA for prior graduate coursework is required - any grade below this will require additional information and review). Transcripts must come directly from the institution from which the prior degree was obtained, rather than from the applicant. Official transcripts can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the graduate studies office:

    USI Graduate Studies
    8600 University Blvd.
    Evansville, IN 47712

Courses

To complete this MBA online program, students must complete 30 hours, including 21 hours of core coursework (7 courses), 3 hours in Data-Driven Decision Making (1 course) and 6 hours of concentration coursework (2 courses of your choosing).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A highly interactive and experiential class focusing on the development of management and leadership skills. The class focuses on organizational behavior issues and on developing a student's professionalism in the following areas: oral, written, and interpersonal communication, group dynamics, team building, creative problem solving, information and communication technology, change management skills, and the roles of leaders in a dynamic work environment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of management accounting and its use to aid in planning, controlling, and evaluating operations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data and people) that organizations utilize in applying information technology (IT). It focuses on the role of the user-manager in identifying opportunities (and avoiding pitfalls), developing applications, and creatively using IT to improve personal and organizational performance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of economic concepts and tools useful to managers of business firms. Topics include optimization, demand, production and costs, market structure, pricing behavior, risk analysis, benefit cost analysis, estimation of economic relationships, and business cycles and forecasting.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive coverage of financial theories and their application to provide the MBA student with a basic understanding and appreciation of corporate finance.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis and control of the key marketing variables to develop successful strategic marketing plans. Emphasis on the major components of marketing strategy; establishment of overall corporate objectives; analysis of strategic business units; identification of creative alternatives; and examination of company, target market and competitors. Views strategy formulation from the global and managerial perspectives. Examines significant marketing strategies and applies them to practical analysis of established marketing cases dealing with new and established product management, pricing, channels and promotional aspects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes the development of an executive managerial perspective. The primary purposes of the course are to develop the ability to analyze complex corporate problems from a global perspective, and an awareness of the impact of changing business conditions and government policies on global organizations. Examines the globalization of industries and firm competitiveness. The format of the class involves the use of cases to assist students in the application of theory.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the role of Business Analytics in decision-making processes. Behavioral issues at the intersection of data-generated insights and persuasion will receive a prominent focus.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial statements are used to monitor firm performance, set the basis for financial policies and objectives, and for valuation purposes. This course provides an in-depth review and analysis of the major financial statements, disclosure statements and financial reporting in general. Students in the course should gain the ability to analyze, interpret and act on financial statements to make business decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of current trends in auditing and analysis of major issues confronting the auditing profession. The focus of the course will be in internal audit procedures as well as internal control issues, control environments and activities, as well as risk assessments.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce you to the basics of applying some key data analysis tools in managerial contexts, with a focus on distinguishing between uncovering patterns in data and identifying the underlying drivers.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will develop a vocabulary and framework for discussing, critiquing and designing visual displays of quantitative data. This entails awareness of human perception and cognition and the use of best practices in visualization of quantitative data, dashboard design, and storytelling with data.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the interaction of business with legal institutions, emphasizing both positive law and ethical concerns. The course focuses on those contemporary legal and social issues facing today's business decision makers.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines current regulation related to accounting and financial reporting as well as various professional organizations' compliance and ethical statements and standards. Specific emphasis is given to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, AICPA Auditing Standard No. 99, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and its standards No. 3 & No. 5, as well as other current relevant legislation. The course will also investigate the role of professional organizations in setting ethical and professional standards. Other topics will include fraud, disclosure statements and corporate governance, as well as the role of corporate council.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course uses the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology as a modern approach to continuous improvement in organizations. The Lean component of LSS focuses on eliminating non-customer value added waste in a process. The Six Sigma component focuses on statistical tools for achieving improvements in service quality and cost. LSS combines the speed and power of both to improve various measures of performance, such as throughput, cycle time, work-in-process, cost, and quality. This course provides a broad understanding of LSS principles, concepts, language, and methodology through exercises and case study applications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the fundamental principles of management with emphasis on project management in technical enterprises. Lectures, case studies and role-playing exercises are used to enable students to develop an understanding of key management concepts and provide opportunities to employ and evaluate a variety of project management techniques in typical industrial settings. Time-management strategies, problem-solving techniques and decision-making tools are emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of fundamental principles of quality management in analyzing and solving operations and manufacturing decisions in modern technological enterprises. Emphasis is directed at the management and control of quality to provide an environment for continuous improvement. Topics to be examined are quality philosophies, Total Quality Management, continuous improvement, Baldridge Award and criteria, ISO Standards, quality control, quality improvement, reliability management, Six Sigma, design of experiments, quality measurement tools and quality function deployment.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of logistics network design, warehouse management, transportation, distribution, and inventory management. Students examine: 1) The impact in global supply chains of e-commerce and the expansion of the Panama and Suez Canals, 2) The future public and cargo transportation, 3) The warehouse of the future, 4) The use of third-party logistics (3PL) providers, and 5) The importance of customer centricity and the relevance of value add work. Learning activities include threaded discussions related to case studies and textbook reading assignments, and a group project related to warehouse/logistics network design.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses the process of identifying and mitigating risk from the perspective of a health care organization. This may include financial risk associated from third party payer systems, patient safety risks, political risks from regulated healthcare markets and overall systemic risks associated from the healthcare market.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of human resource management activities such as selection, performance management, compensation and reward systems, career development, diversity management and employment law. Particular emphasis will be placed on strategic implications of human resource management. Format will involve extensive discussion and experiential learning.

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