Overview

Applicants
35
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Years Work Experience
5.4
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
450 - 750
GPA
2.3 - 3.8

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 1

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

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
34

85
Full-time
20
Female
15
Part-time
10
Minority


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 Foundation classes to save time and money. MBA candidates have three optional concentrations from which to choose: Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing. As most people here have already tasted the world of fulltime employment, the commitment to work is high, and these students "always turn in their assignments and give really impressive presentations."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

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 stu- dents 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.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$305
Tuition (Out-State)
$684

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
90


Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

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.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Tracy White
Asst Dir/Acad Advisor, Grad Bus Programs

Address
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P O Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
Abu Dhabi

Phone
574-520-4138

Fax
574-520-4866

Email
gradbus@iusb.edu


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