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Indiana University-South Bend Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#68 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 74% accepted out of 38 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.2
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 536
  • Average Years Work Experience: 7
  • Out of State Application Fee: $40
  • In State Application Fee: $40

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

The MBA program at Indiana University—South Bend requires applicants to submit all of the following: a completed application and data sheet, available online; official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work; two letters of recommendation (recommendation form available online); a personal statement describing one's background, outlining one...The MBA program at Indiana University—South Bend requires applicants to submit all of the following: a completed application and data sheet, available online; official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work; two letters of recommendation (recommendation form available online); a personal statement describing one's background, outlining one's goals in the program, and recounting an experience that led to personal growth; and an official score report for the GMAT. International students whose native language is not English must submit all of the above as well as an official score report for the TOEFL; minimum required score for consideration is 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer- based test). Applications are accepted for admission commencing with the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. IU South Bend admits students at two levels: full admission and probationary admission. Full admission requires a minimum GMAT score of 450 and an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Probationary admission is granted to applicants "whose GPA does not quite meet minimum standards." All students must maintain an in-program GPA of at least 2.75 in order to remain in the program, and to graduate from the program.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 107
Total Full-Time Faculty 35
Full-Time Faculty 90%

Student Life

The business school is “well laid out,” most of the buildings are close together, and park­ing is not overly difficult. IU South Bend is mostly a commuter school composed of “local people wanting to get their MBA while at a full-time job,” so the school “doesn’t offer many outside activities,” and “there is limited student-student interaction.” Though most interactions do center on classes and professional organizations, students are always “social and eager to exchange ideas.” One student comments, “They have helped me see different sides of issues and solutions.” This “friendly and down to earth, intelli­gent and unpretentious” group is “evenly split between males and females,” and made up of mostly “older students…with families,” and “younger students [who] are interna­tional.” All around, students are “very motivating and inspiring.” “Everyone has inter­esting side stories and business ventures,” says a student.

Career

Since the majority of those who attend IU South Bend are currently employed and whose degrees are frequently paid for by their employers, Career Services is not as necessary as at some other business schools; the typical candidate enters the program because their present or future position requires increased managerial competence. The one exception includes younger students or those who are looking to change their careers. A few stu­dents say that IU South Bend “needs more connections to businesses” so that graduates can have more ease to “transition from [an] MBA program into a job that requires the spe­cific concentration of the MBA.” Most who attend apply for the business degree and are normally not disappointed by the program or their results. “The experience has been everything I expected,” says one student.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Indiana University South Bend’s Leighton School of Business and Economics is a “value provider” when it comes to getting an exceptional business education. The school offers working professionals a “cost effective” and convenient means to advance their careers or switch industries. The flexible schedule (including night classes), “great business school credentials,” and the part-time MBA program make for a “good reputation,” and “the in-state-residence tuition is attractive.”Most of the professors “know present and past students by name,” and are “engaged” and accessible to students. “I am able to get questions answered expeditiously,” says one. The cultural and ethnic diversity of professors is a huge plus, and though “some are bet­ter than others,” all are “extremely well-versed in the subjects they teach.” There is an “ease of contact” with teachers, and “all professors have a sincere interest in working with students.” The administration is also well run, and “when we contact the Dean of the program directly, he is very responsive.”Students who have taken specific business classes within the last five years may qualify for automatic exemption from the first level of prerequisite classes to save time and money. MBA candidates have three concentrations from which to choose: General Business, Finance, and Marketing. As most people here have already tasted the world of full-time employment, the commitment to work is high, and these students “always turn in their assignments and give really impressive presentations.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    We are members of SAP University Alliance Program and have a dedicated lab for the students.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    https://www.iusb.edu/oiss/

  • Research Facilities:

    We are members of SAP University Alliance Program and have a dedicated lab for the students.

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