Overview

Applicants
102
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
7.6
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 585
GPA
2.92 - 3.78

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
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
23:1
Total Faculty
34

100
Full-time
26
Female


Students Say

Designed primarily for students early in their business careers, the MBA program at Indiana State University offers graduate-level preparation to aspiring managers and business professionals. "Small classes, great teachers, good assistantships" and an affordable tuition add up to excellent value for students here. Size is both a major asset and an occasional drawback at ISU. With fewer than sixty students in the entire program, students enjoy "individual attention that better prepares the students in a hands-on manner." Small class sizes also mean great faculty accessibility; one student points out, "All of my classes have been taught by senior professors, department chairs, etc. The mentors and connections I'm gaining are fantastic." The size of the program also helps foster a "friendly environment inside and outside the classroom." On the downside, "Class scheduling can be difficult since limited classes are offered each semester." Also, small programs often suffer from neglect in some areas, and ISU's is no exception. For example, ISU "needs to continually update case studies," an area in which students say the program is deficient. "Especially during these economic times, we need very current cases."

The Indiana State MBA consists of thirty-three semester units (students seeking a specialized concentration must complete an additional three semester units), which can be completed in one year and four months of full-time study. Students wishing to continue to work while they earn their MBAs may also choose to study part-time. Through core course work and electives, the program emphasizes strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, organizational change, international business, and group dynamics. Hands-on learning occurs through opportunities to assist faculty in real-world research projects in programs such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides business planning assistance to start-up companies, and through consulting services to existing small businesses.


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Supply Chain Management


Mangement Information Systems

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Since 2004 when the College of Business opened the Meis Student Development Center (MSDC), students have had a dedicated facility where they can research positions using the Sycamore CareerLink electronic database, attend career-building workshops, and prepare for interviews. One student writes the following: "My experience with the Career Center is that they only provide the website for assistance in job searches and two career fairs per year. The staff does not provide any other help." Employers inter- viewing on the ISU campus during a recent recruiting year included: AFLAC, AmSouth, Caterpillar, Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski CPA, Federated Mutual Insurance Company, Marathon Oil, Travelers, and West Point Financial/Mass Mutual.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$6,084
Tuition (Out-State)
$12,942
Fees (In-State)
$3,566
Fees (Out-State)
$3,566

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$338
Tuition (Out-State)
$719
Fees (In-State)
$187
Fees (Out-State)
$187

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,028
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,028
Academic Expenses
$1,300

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
120
Part Time
54%

In State
89.0%
Out of State
11.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

15.00%
Minorities
24.00%
International

33% female
67% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"There is always something to be involved in for anyone who wants to get involved" in ISU's MBA community, students tell us. "Whether they are activities organized by the MBA Association (MBAA) or seminars and conferences hosted by leaders of industries, the ISU business school contributes positively towards a student's personality and mentality," a student observes. Students are particularly impressed with MBAA, whose events "allows students from all cultures to come together." Students also appreciate "a lounge for MBA students to study, eat, socialize, and plan," and it should be noted that the College of Business has moved to a new, state-of-the-art building. Hometown Terre Haute "has the most amazing public parks," facilitating "all [sorts] of outdoor activities. We are also very close to Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville, and St. Louis, so we have been to Pacers games, Rams games etc. There is so much to do in this area and the cost of living is so low that you have money to enjoy life, even while in b-school."

The ISU MBA program attracts a mix of full timers—typically "young and busy," with some continuing directly from undergraduate study—and part timers adding school to a busy calendar that also includes a full-time job and family obligations. There is a large international contingent here, which makes for a "culturally diverse" campus. Students are "friendly and helpful," even when there are language barriers, and "work together on projects to make sure everyone understands." One writes: "As an international stu- dent I have never felt like a foreigner at ISU…[My classmates] always contribute posi- tively in the classroom environment as well as outside." Academically, students describe their peers as "moderately competitive, with the occasional outstanding scholar."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jeff Harper
Executive Director Graduate Programs

Address
Indiana State University
30 N 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States

Phone
812-237-2002

Fax
812-237-8720

Email
ISU-MBA@mail.indstate.edu


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