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Degree Completion

Candidates for the M.B.A. must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 37 graduate credit hours, in accordance with the definition of the curriculum, of which each course counts only once toward graduation;
  • A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each graduate business course that counts toward graduation [Note: No more than two graduate business course grades may be below B- (2.7)];
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for all graduate business courses at IU Southeast. Satisfactory completion of the community service requirement.*

Students are expected to complete the graduate business program curriculum within seven years. This rule also applies to students seeking to complete both graduate business programs simultaneously or consecutively. The seven year time frame starts with taking the first graduate course (not Foundations coursework).

Learning goals

  1. Knowledge of Business
    Students demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts, tools, systems and processes.
  2. Application and Integration
    Students can effectively apply and integrate concepts and tools from relevant business functional areas to analyze and critically evaluate alternative solutions to business problems.
  3. Global Management Challenges
    Students are responsive to the global environment in which organizations operate and can analyze and describe how global and cultural factors influence the organization.
  4. Social Responsibility
    Students demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to ethical issues that will assist them in advancing their organizations and society in an ethical way. Students engage their business knowledge and skills to serve the community.
  5. Leadership
    Students will demonstrate knowledge of leadership theory and practice that prepares them to lead effectively.

*Community Service Requirement

Graduate Business students must perform at least 20 hours of community service in a project that involves their contribution in the form of business knowledge, leadership, and/or expertise. Some examples include volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, providing tax assistance for the elderly or disadvantaged, participating in a United Way agency, or serving on a not-for-profit board or advisory council.

The requirement may be completed at any time during the academic program. It is strongly recommended that the student plan to complete this requirement prior to the last 6 credit hours of coursework in the graduate curriculum. Students must submit a written proposal outlining a plan for satisfying this requirement to the Graduate Director for approval prior to performing the project.