With a strong local reputation and a low in-state price tag, savvy business students say Indiana University Southeast is an “excellent value” for an MBA. The combination of “reasonable tuition rates and a flexible part-time program” makes IUS particularly attractive to working professionals. Plus, some “classes are offered at satellite locations for the convenience of students.” There are more than 200 MBA candidates in the program, and IUS maintains a surprisingly intimate academic environment. Believe it or not, “the Director of Graduate Business Programs makes personal phone calls to each student upon enrollment and throughout their academic careers.” “Navigating the program is very easy,” and the administration is generally responsive to student concerns. For example, “when classes are full, they can add a couple of openings to keep from disrupting an entire schedule or add additional times or nights.”Consummate professionals, “professors are outstanding and treat students with respect.” Students enjoy almost every class they take at IUS, as the professors “truly love the subjects they teach, and their enthusiasm is contagious.” The school recruits faculty from the local business community, and many “professors come with a track record of professional success in their respective business fields.” Perfect for current professionals, “materials are relevant to an evolving job market,” and the school excels at “making the newest technologies and software available to students.” While Indiana University offers a “well-rounded MBA” in advanced business topics, some feel “IUS could offer more variety in its elective choices.”Those balancing academic, professional, and personal pursuits are happy to report that “classes are challenging but not overwhelming” at IUS, and professors are there to support their students every step of the way. A student explains, “Once challenging expectations are set, instructors work with students on reaching them.” “Class sizes are small,” and professors “care about their students’ success.” Most will “bend over backward to help you out,” when work or scheduling difficulties interfere with school. They are also “available outside of class time” if students need additional help with the material. Most students of this program “appear to be five or more years out from undergraduate studies and bring a wealth of experience from the real world into the classroom.” Drawing on this wealth of wisdom, professors promote classroom discussion, and “there are a lot of group projects” required within the curriculum.
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