IPFW offers the only Big-Ten degree in Northeast Indiana - students earn an internationally recognized MBA from Indiana University. In addition, our program is the only program in the area accredited by AACSB-International. Only 10% of MBA programs, worldwide, posses this highest level of accreditation.
Students who complete the MBA program will earn their degree from Indiana University.
A new cohort of students begins the program every August.
Yes! Students take 11 classes, regardless of their educational background.
Priority deadline is March 1st. Applications will then be accepted on a space available basis until May 16th. International students are encouraged to apply by March 1st.
A completed application consists of the application (completed online at www.ipfw.edu/mba), an educational objectives statement, official transcripts from every college or university attended, two recommendations, quantitative assessment and an admissions interview.
No! Students are not required to take the GMAT for admission into the Accelerated MBA program.
While a Bachelor’s in Business and the GMAT are not required for admission, due to the accelerated nature of the program, students should have some comfort and familiarity with quantitative subjects. The assessment helps to evaluate applicants’ quantitative skill level and help determine if the Refresher Course is needed.
The Refresher Course is a competency based online course which helps prepare students for the quantitative work in the program. Based on the results of the Quantitative Skills assessment, admitted students may be required to go through the Refresher Course or it may be optional.
Official transcripts are required from all Universities/Colleges you have attended – including those institutions where you may have only taken one class.
Class sizes are small and admissions decisions are competitive. At a minimum, candidates will posses a bachelor’s degree and three years of related work experience. In addition, the Graduate Policy Committee considers a number of characteristics including management, leadership, creativity, maturity, initiative, and organizational and administrative skills.
For information on loans and financial aid, please contact the IPFW Financial Aid office at 260-481-6820 or www.ipfw.edu/financial.
The Accelerated MBA program consists of 11 classes for a total of 33 credit hours.
11 months – classes start in August with completion in June of the following year.
Orientation is required to enhance student success.
Classes meet on Friday nights from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. (with a break from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.).
Completing an AACSB-International accredited program in only 11 months is an aggressive schedule. As such, classes meet every Friday night and Saturday. No classes meet the weekends of Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Memorial Day.
During the first three quarters (called components), students take three classes. During the last component, students take two classes.
No – the Accelerated MBA program consists of 11 courses – no thesis is required prior to completion.
No – however, if you are interested in a less accelerated model, you may be interested in IPFW’s MBA+ program. Information on this program can be found at www.ipfw.edu/mba.
Throughout their studies, students might complete individual and group work, projects, case study analysis, presentations, take-home and in-class exams. How students are graded and assessed will vary from class to class.
Yes, many returning adult students find they are anxious about returning to school after many years. However, students soon find that many classmates are in the same situation and the support these classmates provide is invaluable.
The term cohort refers to the group of students who progress through a program together. Cohort based scheduling allows for the building of lasting relationships and extensive networking among students.