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Campus: Muncie, Indiana

Type: Public

Accreditation: AACSB

Base Program Cost (NR): $17,700

Per Credit Hour (NR): $590

Base Program Cost (R): $11,820

Per Credit Hour (R): $394

Minimum Credit Hours: 30

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months

Online Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Administration, Information Systems, Operations, Professional Sales Management

On Campus Requirements: No

School Site: Online MBA Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid


Ball State University was established in 1918. Ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best universities in the Midwest, this public institution offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.


BSU has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission since 1925. This accrediting agency was founded in 1895 as one of the six accreditors in the U.S. Miller College of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


BSU offers the following online MBA degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Sales Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Operations
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Concentration in Heath Economics Policy and Administration

These programs provide students with quality instruction and practical experience through courses such as Leadership; Global Strategic Management; Marketing Management; Managerial Finance; Economic Analysis for Managers; Accounting and Decision Making; Information Systems; and Statistics and Quantitative Methods.


Those who want to enroll in BSU’s online MBA program will need to complete the online application before the specified deadline. For the spring semester, the deadline is Dec. 1; for summer, it’s April 1. Both GMAT and GRE test scores are accepted.

Tuition and Financial Aid

BSU’s online MBA program costs approximately $24,948 for students who do not live in the school’s home state of Indiana, with a price tag of $756 per credit hour for a minimum of 33 credits, according to the school’s fall 2012-spring 2013 tuition sheet. Financial aid is available to all students including loans, grants and scholarships. Students can submit a FAFSA application to receive federal aid. Some students may be eligible for employer or military tuition reimbursement programs. According to the school’s website, 75% of students receive some type of financial assistance.

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