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In continued response to COVID-19, USI has streamlined admission requirements. We are waiving GMAT requirements for applicants to the online MBA programs through Fall 2021.


MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Online

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Program Overview

Our 100 percent online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources provides in-depth leadership development to prepare you for the next step in your HR career. Gain the expert knowledge and organizational strategies you need to manage the most valuable asset in any business: its people.

This program covers the methods, policies and practices to strategically manage human resources individually and organizationally.

AACSB Accredited

The Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB International).

Also available:

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


Total Tuition

As few as 11 months

Program Duration


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

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*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.

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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

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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

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)

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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.

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Session Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline*
Spring 1 01/18/2021 01/04/2021 01/08/2021 01/15/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 02/26/2021 03/05/2021 03/12/2021
Summer 1 05/10/2021 04/23/2021 04/30/2021 05/07/2021
Summer 2 06/28/2021 06/11/2021 06/18/2021 06/25/2021
Fall 1 08/23/2021 08/06/2021 08/13/2021 08/20/2021
Fall 2 10/25/2021 10/08/2021 10/15/2021 10/22/2021

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

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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
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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

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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
    • Member of Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 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 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 and 9 hours of concentration coursework.

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    MNGT 611: Leadership Skills and Innovation

    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.

    ACCT 601: Accounting for Decision Making and Control

    Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

    A study of management accounting and its use to aid in planning, controlling, and evaluating operations.

    CIS 601: Information Systems and Technology

    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.

    ECON 601: Managerial Economics

    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.

    FIN 601: Financial Management and Financial Markets

    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.

    MKTG 601: Marketing Strategies

    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.

    MNGT 681: Strategic and International Management

    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.

    BLAW 618: Legal and Social Environment of Business

    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.

    MNGT 601: Managing Human Capital

    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.

    BAN 602: Data Driven Decision Making

    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.


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