Go FAR with a Leighton MBA from IU South Bend
Flexible. Active. Relevant.
The newly redesigned Leighton School MBA is faster, shorter, and better than ever, making it even more attractive for busy, ambitious working professionals like you. Choosing to pursue a Leighton School MBA is a smart business decision.
Same Excellent Quality
- Accredited by AACSB International–a distinction only five percent of business schools worldwide have earned.
- Ranked 15th best part-time MBA program in the Midwest by Bloomberg’s Businessweek, and 68th in the U.S.
- Active Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter since 1992.
- Two eight-week sessions per semester.
- Classes meet weekday evenings.
- GMAT test waivers may be granted to students with significant executive work history.
- Three-year international undergraduate degrees from accredited institutions of higher education recognized.
- The flexibility and convenience of the Leighton School MBA allows students to complete the program at their own pace, as well as manage career and family commitments.
- Courses offered in a hybrid format: 50 percent in-class/50 percent on-line, increasing flexibility and limiting the time our students spend on campus.
- Full-time students carrying 9 credits a semester can complete MBA degree in 18-24 months.
- Part-time students taking 6 credits a semester can complete MBA degree in 24-36 months.
Active Approach to Student Learning
Our faculty are dedicated professionals with business and industry experience. They are committed to active learning practices, so our students engage in solving cases and in real-business projects, transforming classroom knowledge into real business know-how.
Our students complete a capstone project, applying concepts learned in the classroom to their major area of interest. The projects are intended to be experiential in nature, connecting our students with the business community.
A Focus on Communication
In today’s global business environment communication skills are paramount. The Leighton School MBA program prepares our students with strong teambuilding, writing and presentation skills so they excel in high-level management positions.
Building a Talented Workforce
Most Leighton School MBA graduates remain in the area, providing strong leadership and management expertise in the businesses and communities where they choose to live and work.
Relevant to Today’s Global Job Market.
Our students graduate from the Leighton School with a well-respected and globally recognized Indiana University degree. Whether you wish to advance in your current organization or seek a new challenge, the Leighton MBA is your ticket to take your career to the next level.
Fast Track MBA
Recent graduates with bachelor degrees in business, who have been fully admitted into the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics MBA program, and meet the qualifications, can waive all prerequisite courses**, and will be reimbursed for the cost of the GMAT ($250), after successfully completing six graduate credits.
Qualifications for the Fast Track MBA program:
- Earned Bachelor degree in business no more than a year prior to the semester of admission.
- Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.35 from an AACSB-accredited business school or an undergraduate cumulative GPA of a least 3.65 from a non-AACSB-accredited business school.
- GMAT score of at least 450.
** Subject to evaluation of transcripts by the Admission Committee to determine eligibility requirements have been met
For more information about the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics’ redesigned MBA program, we encourage you to call or email Tracy White at 574-520-4138, Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs.
Admission to the MBA program requires applicants to provide the following:
- Completed application, personal statement and resume
- Official college or university transcripts from all institutions attended, except Indiana University.
- Contact information for two individuals who can provide a professional recommendation online
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
- Application fee
- Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the approved assessment methods listed on the Office of International Student Services Website
Fall semester admission: July 1
Spring semester admission: November 1
Summer session admission: April 1
Applicant candidates may enter the program at the beginning of any regular semester.