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Ball State University Miller College of Business Part Time MBA



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Comunication, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics / Social Responsibility, General Management, Leadership Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Project Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 67% accepted out of 75 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.28
  • Average Years Work Experience: 7
  • Out of State Application Fee: $50
  • In State Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Important Dates

Round 1





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 211
Percent International Students 23%
Total Full-Time Faculty 34
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

Many of the program’s enrollees are also Ball State graduate assistants; perhaps it natu­rally follows that this “friendly,” “outgoing” bunch is always “willing to offer assistance and advice.” All in all, the student body here is very diverse, representing many coun­tries, ages, and backgrounds. “From the recently laid off exec trying to better himself, to the house wife that wants to have a one up on the competition when re-entering the work force,” all bases are covered. Although it is situated in the Midwest, “we seem to have a large amount of foreign students,” as well. While Muncie itself “is not a very nice city,” the school is “heavily involved in the local community.” Ball State has a strong reputation for maintaining high tech facilities espe­cially in media, education, and business departments. A recent total overhaul of facilities has only further benefitted the school: “the entire campus has been updated including new buildings, roads, landscapes, etc.” Everything is very student-friendly, “minus the parking.” “Free internet EVERYWHERE on campus, all sporting events are free, most speakers and events on campus are also free.” “I've had a VERY positive experience with BSU,” says one student.


The wide swath of backgrounds and experiences covered by each class is a blessing for all. “Everyone is interested in so many areas and has experience in a variety of jobs/internships to share with each class.” The school does an excellent job of putting together job/internship fairs and attracting a variety of recruiters, and the fact that “you can graduate as quickly as you finish your coursework” in the distance learning program really benefits the working professionals that attend Ball State. The administration “focuses on helping you meet any academic needs you have.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Long a pioneer in distance learning, the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana offers an MBA program that is “broad and extensive, pro­viding several different paths to earning your degree.” The extraordinarily flexible (not to mention “very affordable”) school offers numerous delivery options that can accom­modate almost any student’s situation, including full-time, part-time, on-campus, dis­tance learning, and day or night classes (though classes are generally offered in the evenings), which “is very appealing to those who work full time or have to travel fre­quently.” “I didn't know where I would be living before starting the program, and did-n't want to start at a school only to have to not be able to attend anymore. Since most schools don't accept transfer MBA credit, I would have lost that time,” reasons a student. The greatest strengths of the school include “the professors and facilities”; professors have “extensive real world expertise” and “you can tell they LOVE what they do, which translates into excitement for the class, program and university.” These “very engaging” teachers even communicate this to distance learning students through Skype, email and whiteboard, using “their professional experience to help us learn.” “Everything is immersive,” and the course work is certainly challenging. “I have to work really hard to achieve good grades,” says one student. “Ball State provides immersive learning experi­ences to its students, [which] are difficult but necessary to understand the dynamic nature of the business world.”Uniquely, “there is a desire to get to know other distance learning students and collabo­rate in order to get more out of the taught materials.” “I feel as though I am a tradition­al student even though I am connecting via the internet,” says a student. The “cutting edge” technology and “access to the latest and greatest…software” truly makes for a “fantastic learning environment” that is “educating people of the future.” The ease with which students can sign up for classes and complete their degree “is amazing.” “Away with the old, go to Ball State, the way of the future universities!” says a student.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Business and Economic Research, HH Gregg Center, and Entrepreneurship Center

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Business and Economic Research, HH Gregg Center, and Entrepreneurship Center

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Ball State University College of Business include:

E. Renae Conley - EVP-HR, Former Pres & CEO-Energy

School Outcomes

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 44% $56,333
Business 37% $75,125
Other 27% $52,286
Other 23% $88,667
General Management 19% $58,667
Technical 19% $77,820
Consulting 15% $77,667
Information Technology 12% $74,333
Finance / Accounting 12% $50,667
Consulting 12% $84,300
Operations / Logistics 12% $43,167
Government 12% $63,667
Financial Services 12% $95,000
Marketing / Sales 8% $63,000
Manufacturing 8% $85,500
Human Resources 4% $45,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 42%
Three Month Employment 15%
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