Beginning in January, Indiana University Northwest’s School of Business and Economics will offer its popular Weekend MBA for Professionals Program in Michigan City, Ind. On-site courses will take place at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation (NIEF), located at 402 Franklin St.
The move to bring the Saturday in-class component to Michigan City opens doors for professionals in the LaPorte and Porter County areas, as well as southwest Michigan, who can now earn a prestigious IU Northwest MBA – a program accredited by AASCB International, the premier accreditation body for schools of business – without having to travel to the main campus in Gary, Ind.
According to Cynthia Roberts, dean of the School of Business and Economics, the program’s extension strengthens the advanced degree options for the local business community and helps IU Northwest deliver on its commitment to creating a brighter future for all. “We are excited to make our Weekend MBA program available to even more working professionals, including those in the LaPorte and Porter County areas, as well as Southwest Michigan, who are seeking a local option for advancing their careers.”
The Weekend MBA for Professionals is a team-based hybrid program in which students take two courses every eight weeks: one online and the other in the classroom.
John Gibson, director of graduate and undergraduate programs, said the program is popular because the structure makes it easier for working professionals to complete their degree at the same time they are advancing their careers. “Working and going to school can be challenging,” Gibson said, “but the Weekend MBA program combines the best features of web-based and face-to-face learning to make it more convenient for students.”
Known for its focus on blending leadership and teamwork into the curriculum, the program affords students some additional benefits, including the chance to earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification as well as an international experience. In the past, Weekend MBA students have traveled to Thailand and China to study international business practices.
The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics for five decades has provided the highest quality business education available. Only 15 percent of business schools domestically and less than five percent of business schools internationally earn accreditation from AACSB International, a prestigious certification of quality for business schools.
Thanks to this standard of quality, the School is able to offer its high achieving students membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Society.
The course fee includes breakfast and lunch provided on class days as well as a Surface Pro tablet loaded with the most recent versions of popular business software.
For applicants with five or more years of professional managerial experience, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required to apply.
About Indiana University Northwest
One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.