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Master of Business Administration

Welcome to the MBA at USI!
The USI MBA helps working professionals strengthen strategic, behavioral, and technical skills needed in dynamic business environments. Our affordable program can be completed at your own pace and experienced faculty are here to support you every step of the way. The course schedule can be viewed here.   

Please choose a course delivery method to apply now.

MBA-mix     MBA-online    

Program Courses
Our program consists of 10 graduate courses (7 core courses and 3 concentration courses) which equal 30 credit hours. The MBA program can be completed in as little as 1 year, and you can enroll in any of our six start dates each year. We offer two formats to help you manage the time and effort required for the MBA degree. The hybrid format allows students to take courses online or on campus in 8 weeks or 16 weeks. The online only format allows students to take courses online in 8 weeks. 

The MBA Core provides a foundation in the functional fields of business with a focus on new ideas to solve today’s business problems and advance your career. (Click on the link for course descriptions.)

MBA Core: (21 Credit Hours)
ACCT 601 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
CIS 601 Information Systems and Technology
ECON 601 Managerial Economics
FIN 601 Financial Management and Financial Markets
MKTG 601 Marketing Strategies
MNGT 611 Leadership Skills and Innovation
MNGT 681 Strategic and International Management

Concentration Areas

The USI MBA concentrations are not designed to make you a specialist as that would require an entire master’s degree to accomplish. The MBA concentrations are designed to increase your ability as a manager to interact with specialists in each respective area. All concentration courses are online. You must declare a concentration in order for that information to appear on your transcript. If you do not declare a concentration you will be general MBA status.

General MBA

The USI MBA General concentration develops skills in data-driven decision making and is designed to allow students to customize the program to their area of interest. Specifically, one course in data-driven decision making is required and students can choose two non-core courses from other USI MBA concentrations to fulfill the general concentration requirements.

BAN 602 - Data Driven Decision Making
Concentration Course of your choice
Concentration Course of your choice

Accounting Concentration

The USI MBA Accounting concentration prepares you for leadership in the high-demand area of managerial accounting. Gain the business acumen and accounting skills you need for analyzing financial statements, auditing, and complying with accounting regulations.

ACCT 602 - Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 605 - Seminar in Auditing
ACCT 628 - Accounting Regulation and Compliance

Data Analytics Concentration

The USI MBA Data Analytics concentration develops vital quantitative problem solving skills for business operations. Open doors to rewarding career opportunities with in-demand skills collecting, processing, and displaying actionable data to drive informed decisions in innovative ways.

BAN 601 - Applied Business Analytics
BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
BAN 603 - Information Visualization and Dashboarding

Engineering Management Concentration

The USI MBA Engineering Management concentration prepares you for leadership roles in technology, manufacturing, construction, research and development or industrial management. Gain marketable skills in supply chain management, logistics, project management, and quality control processes.

IM 611 - Principles and Practices of Project Management
IM 641 - Principles and Practices of Quality Management
IM 661 - Principles and Practices of Supply Chain Management

Healthcare Administration Concentration

The USI MBA Healthcare Administration concentration develops business-related competencies necessary for effective operation of healthcare organizations. Specifically, this concentration teaches analytical skills used across all levels of health care units to manage risk, make data-driven decisions, and set organizational strategy.

BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
MBA 602 - Risk Management
MBA 604 - Lean Six Sigma

Human Resource Management Concentration

The USI MBA Human Resource Management concentration develops the expert knowledge and organizational strategies needed to manage the most valuable asset in any business—its people. Specifically, this concentration develops skills relevant to human resource managers such as making data-driven decisions, complying with legal regulations, and managing human capital effectively.

BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
BLAW 618 - Legal and Social Environment of Business
MNGT 601 - Managing Human Capital

Marketing Concentration

The USI Marketing MBA concentration develops strategic and tactical marketing expertise through focus on digital marketing, applications of consumer behavior models, and advanced analytical techniques. Students in the Marketing concentration will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to grow brands, build stronger customer relationships, grow revenue, and become effective marketing leaders in any organization.

BAN 602 - Data-Driven Decision Making
MKTG 602 - Digital Marketing
MKTG 603 - Consumer Behavior

Project Management Concentration

The USI MBA Project Management concentration prepares you to initiate, manage, monitor, and control resources to execute a project in accordance with industry practice. You will learn the content of the project management domain and apply that knowledge to real-life situations. All content is aligned with the PMI (Project Management Institute) to prepare you to obtain industry-accepted Project Management Certifications.

IM 611 - Principles and Practices of Project Management
MBA 615 - Project Management 1
MBA 616 - Project Management 2

End Of Program Assessment

All students will take an end of program assessment. Assessment results are used for the AACSB accrediting process for the USI MBA. Faculty members may also use the results to make curriculum changes. USI strongly encourages each student to perform the assessment to the best of their ability and help USI maintain its AACSB certification, the value and credibility of the MBA program, and the prestige of your new degree.


Graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate program grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to remain in good standing and progress in the graduate program. 

How to Apply

Step 1: Choose your Concentration area

The USI MBA concentrations are designed to expand knowledge in each respective area. As they contain graduate level coursework, we advise students to only select concentrations in which they have foundational knowledge. Please see concentration descriptions above.

Step 2: Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission to USI’s MBA program:

  • Completed bachelor's degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5) from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) or a comparable association.
  • For foreign-born applicants whose native spoken language is not English, official scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language exams (TOEFL Minimum score: 550 (paper-based); 79 (internet-based), or IELTS (Minimum score: 6.5), must be submitted to Graduate Studies along with an application unless a bachelor’s or higher degree from a United States institution of higher education has been obtained.

Step 3: Application & Supporting Documents

To get started, complete the following:

  1. Submit an online application, $40 application fee and contact information for three professional references. While not required, students may also submit a GMAT/GRE score if desired. 
  2. Upload an updated resume to your application account.
  3. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
    • Official electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed from the previous institution to
    • Mailed transcripts can be sent to this address:
      Graduate Studies
      University of Southern Indiana
      8600 University Blvd.
      Evansville, IN 47712
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

The Romain College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both its undergraduate and graduate programs. This represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, and less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB accreditation recognizes the USI RCOB’s commitment to ongoing excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. For additional student AACSB information/resources click here.

MBA Program Mission
The USI MBA is designed to develop strategic, behavioral, and technical competencies that enable individuals to be superior performers in their business environment. The program also focuses on providing educational experiences that prepare students to effectively engage in issues at the intersection of business and society such as ethical business practices, globalization, and technological change.

Program Learning Goals, Objectives, and Associated Metrics

MBA Program Learning Goals

MBA Program Objectives


1. Master the Fundamental Content in the Functional Domains of Business

Upon graduation, MBA students from USI will be able to:

Apply domain content from accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and computer information systems.

Internal and External Assessments

2. Make Decisions Effectively with Quantitative and Behavioral Tools of Business Analysis

a) Solve analytical problems

b) Perform a critical thinking analysis to make strategic business decisions

c) Formulate ethical business decisions

Applied Case Analyses

3. Communicate Effectively

Demonstrate effective written communication

Applied Case Analyses

MBA Program Graduates

Upon completion of the MBA program graduates will have developed their capabilities in the following areas:

  • An in-depth understanding of the functional fields of business and their interrelationships in complex organizations.
  • Experience with applied quantitative and behavioral tools of business analysis and decision-making.
  • The ability to think critically and creatively within a global business context.
  • A heightened sense of ethical considerations in decision-making within the business world.
  • Improved communication and decision-making skills through utilization of information technology.

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