Overview

Applicants
90
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
450 - 710
GPA
2.55 - 3.93

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
30:1
Total Faculty
33

100
Full-time
42
Minority
6
Female


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, and online courses. 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 didn'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.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
University Geothermal Project http://cms.bsu.edu/about/geothermal

School's environmental commitment 2:
Sustainability Efforts http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/cote/sustainability/

School's environmental commitment 3:
Greening of the Campus http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/goc/

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$82,643
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
11%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
70%
Unknown
24%
Graduate Facilitated
5%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
98%
Unknown Facilitiated
1%
School Facilitiated
1%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Human Resources
22%
Other
11%
Marketing

Graduates Employed by Region

88%
Midwest
11%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

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."

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 33% $81,000 $85,333 $60,000 $115,000
Human Resources 22% $68,250 $68,250 $54,000 $82,500
Other 22%
Marketing / Sales 11% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Strategic Planning 11% $136,000 $136,000 $136,000 $136,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Government 22% $57,000 $57,000 $54,000 $60,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 22% $82,500 $82,500 $82,500 $82,500
Consulting 11% $81,000 $81,000 $81,000 $81,000
Financial Services 11% $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
Non-profit 11%
Real Estate 11% $136,000 $136,000 $136,000 $136,000
Technology 11%

Prominent Alumni

James Spencer
Exec VP of Operations Delphi Automotive

Chris Muhlenkamp
Sr. VP Allegion

Will Davis
Ontario Systems

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

Rick Lagore
EVP/COO Transportation Services LLC

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$7,344
Tuition (Out-State)
$14,220
Fees (In-State)
$2,511
Fees (Out-State)
$3,513

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$408
Tuition (Out-State)
$790
Fees (In-State)
$58
Fees (Out-State)
$58

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,340
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
232
Part Time
69%

In State
80.6%
Out of State
19.4%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

8.30%
Minorities
13.80%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Rebecca Baer
Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs Chair of the Department of Information Systems a

Address
WB 146
Muncie, IN 47306
United States

Phone
765-285-1931

Fax
765-285-8818

Email
mba@bsu.edu


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