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Graduate/Professional Program Overview

Master of Business Administration

MBA Admissions

Students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline, from a regionally accredited (or equivalent international) institution, are welcome to apply to the MBA Program at IUPUC.

Your application to the program will consists of several items:

  • A completed online application.
  • (OPTIONAL) Scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the past five years. Have your scores sent to IUPUC, school code 065-BW-28.
  • Official transcripts from any institution of higher education at which you have studied, even if you did not earn a degree.
  • Current resume.
  • A  500-word essay based on one of three topics we provide.
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • In-person interview
  • A non-refundable application fee.

NOTE: Some international students may have additional requirements; visit the International Students website for details.

Application Documents

Visit the IU MBA Program at IUPUC website for current application instructions and deadlines.

Application Deadlines

The IU MBA Program at IUPUC starts new student cohorts every fall and selected spring semesters. Depending upon enrollment, students may apply for spring semester admission to join the previous fall's cohort.  Application deadlines for fall admission are April 1 for international students and May 1 for all other MBA applicants. Application deadlines for spring admission are September 1 for international students and October 1 for all other MBA applicants. Please visit the program website for current details.

What We Look For

  1. Academic Performance: GPA and GMAT/GRE scores (if submitted). The GMAT/GRE scores are optional, but applicants with a low GPA are encouraged to submit test scores as evidence of academic performance potential.
  2. Written Communication: Your essay and resume will serve as examples of your ability to communicate effectively in writing. 
  3. Years of experience: There is no minimum requirement for years of experience.  The program recognizes that as work experience increases, so does a student's capacity to contribute to classroom discussion.  A student's potential for making associations between newly acquired and accumulated knowledge also increases.
  4. Community Involvement:  The MBA program is highly integrated into the community and it seeks applicants with histories and potential for community involvement.
  5. In-Person Interview:  This allows both the applicant and the program to better determine if each is a good fit for the other.  When an in-person interview creates a hardship for the applicant, both parties can arrage for a videoconference interview.  

Contact Information

MBA Program
Arvin Center for Graduate Business and Executive Education
Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203
812.348.7288 or 812.348.7273
812.348.7276 (Fax)