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Wherever you are in your career or in the world – a Master of Business Administration can help you achieve your goals

The MBA program allows you to choose from a variety of specializations online or on campus. It not only provides you with practical, job-oriented knowledge, but also a space to grow on a personal level. Close contact and interactions with your peers and professors allow you to build a strong network.

MBA student testimonial Natalia Fernandez

MBA student testimonial Natalia Fernandez

  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge from nationally recognized faculty
  • Practice the Transcendental Meditation technique daily to reduce stress, enhance clear thinking, and support your personal growth
  • IACBE accredited

Our MBA Specialization at a Glance

 

 


Already have a business degree?

If you have an undergraduate degree with a major in business, you may receive waiver credit for any of the seven foundation areas in which you received a grade of B or higher: Marketing, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Law and Ethics, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems. Maximum of 18 credits may be waived.



Meet our MBA students

MontrekaDansby

Montreka Dansby

MontrekaDansby

MBA student Montreka Dansby has a background in food and nutritional sciences and biomedical sciences. She received her PhD from North Carolina State University and her research focused on the biological and anti-cancer properties of dietary phytochemicals.

She completed the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) postdoctoral program in the Department of Physiology at Emory University School of Medicine and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Montreka learned about the Transcendental Meditation® program and Fairfield from watching an Oprah special in 2012. She was so impressed by what she saw that she wanted to visit. After signing up for a women’s conference at The Raj Maharishi Ayurveda Health Spa, she spent a week learning the TM® technique, touring campus, and meeting people. She had such a wonderful experience she considered attending MIU but, due to work obligations, she could not. In 2017, however, she learned about the online MBA program and applied.

Montreka is currently program manager for surgical education at Morehouse School of Medicine, providing support for surgery residents and medical students as well as compliance and accreditation. Montreka’s job involves administration, education, and communication, and she is striving to exemplify good leadership.

“The information I have learned in my MBA classes has helped me significantly in decision-making and preventing and solving conflicts,” said Montreka. “I like to focus on respect, forgiveness, humility, and love. I grew up with those values and MIU has added structure to that foundation.”

ChadHays

Dr. Chad Hays

ChadHays

When Chad Hays enrolled in MIU’s online Sustainable MBA program in August 2020, he already had three graduate degrees. He obtained his MD and master’s in public health degrees simultaneously at the University of Illinois while taking a two-year break to also get a law degree at the same school.

After he graduates, he plans to combine the knowledge he gains at MIU with his existing skillset and experience to create a new venture. He envisions introducing sustainability into his practice, consulting locally and globally, and supporting communities by promoting the practice of the TM program.

Natalia Fernandez

Natalia Fernandez

Natalia Fernandez

Deciding to apply for MIU was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. I have felt incredibly fulfilled in my educational journey through the classes I've taken, the professors I've cultivated meaningful relationships with, and through my practice of Transcendental Meditation. I love to learn, and I'm incredibly happy with the opportunities at MIU to not only learn but to grow and progress!

Meagen Anderson

Meagen Anderson

Meagen Anderson

In 2018, Meagen and her family were living in Boise, Idaho and came across a Transcendental Meditation introductory talk, which was led by bestselling author Jack Forem and Idaho TM teacher Taoline Oaas. Moving to Michigan in 2019, Meagen and Taoline still enjoy monthly checking sessions and discussing the benefits and process of TM. Meagen's professional portfolio includes commercial roles for The Boston Beer Company and the revered New Zealand based hop co-operative, NZ Hops Ltd.

Always seeking growth, in 2020 she committed to an alcohol-free lifestyle and founded (af)icionados, a company focused on non-alcoholic beer and beverage education. "Joining NZ Hops and continuing to further my education at MIU were manifestations of my highest aspirations in 2020, and during a very tumultuous year filled with uncertainty, my TM practice supported me and things are now unfolding in the most amazing way, filling me with gratitude and excitement for the path ahead", says Meagen. Dedicated to sharing her journey as a part of continued learning she hopes to shed light on becoming more conscious and seeking fulfillment in all we do, resulting in our ability to become a "net exporter of happiness" in this life.

Weekly class schedule

Online part-time Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:30 PM US CST

The class sessions are video-conferenced live via the Internet and are recorded for students whose time zone or work schedule does not permit synchronous participation.

Readings and homework account for another 7-10 hours of academic work per week.
Students earn 2 credits per month with this online part-time schedule.

On-campus full-time Class Schedule

  • Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM US CST
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:30 PM US CST

Students earn 4 credits per month with this full-time schedule.

Courses & Degree Requirements

Students in the day, online, and evening/weekend MBA formats need to fulfill the degree requirement of 58 credits of study consisting of 18 credits of the MBA Foundation Requirement and 40 credits covering one specialization area as well as university requirements and elective courses, as follows.

MBA Foundation Requirement (18 credits)

As preparation for meeting the requirement of a track or several concentrations, each MBA student must demonstrate basic competence in the foundational fields of business. This is demonstrated by having a total of 18 MBA course credits earned, including at least 2 semester-hour credits in any four of the following seven fields:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Management: organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership
  • Operations or quality management
  • Management information systems

Students may fulfill the MBA Foundation Requirement in whole or in part by having completed equivalent undergraduate coursework at an accredited university and earned a grade of at least B. This means that up to 18 credits of foundational studies can be waived based on prior studies.

Students who have taken graduate coursework in business administration at another university and have not used those credits for a degree may apply to have those credits transferred to Maharishi International University and used as specialization or elective credits, up to a maximum of 20 credits toward the MBA.

MBA Specialization (40 credits)

MBA Depth Requirement: Specialization Areas of Advanced Study (16 credits)
In addition to foundational courses, all MBA students must complete one specialization area of advanced study. An specialization is a depth of study in one discipline or cross-functional field consisting of at least 16 credits. Each specialization includes a seminar or capstone course in which there is a substantial requirement of research and writing, designated below by an asterisk (*). An specialization is noted on the student’s transcript but not on the diploma. Courses in five specialization areas are shown on the respective site.

University Requirement (4 or more credits)
To graduate with an MBA, students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree, including the introductory course FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence (4 credits) at Maharishi International University or its equivalent STC 508 Exploring Consciousness, and one Forest Academy course in each subsequent semester a student is enrolled for 12 credits or more.

Electives
Any MGT course at the 5000-level may count as an elective course. With the permission of the department chair, a maximum of 8 elective credits may be taken as graduate courses in other departments of the university or as undergraduate courses designated 300-level or above in other departments of the University. MBA students who take undergraduate courses may be required to do extra work commensurate with graduate-level credit.

Current class schedule for the on-campus MBA
Current class schedule for the online MBA

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in formal training and work experience. Acceptance is based upon the quality of undergraduate performance, aptitude test scores, work experience, and other achievements.

English language verification

International applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.

Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they have resided in the following countries for a minimum of 2 years: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, and US Pacific Trust.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • Once accepted as a US student, the cost of TM instruction is covered through a grant offered by MIU
  • Students are required to learn the TM technique within the first 6 weeks after enrollment.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org

Cost & Aid, 2022-23

US On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year).

One Academic Year Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees$19,530
Federal student loans-$19,530
Your payment$0

Federal student loans are also available for approximately $14,000 for housing, meals, books, and personal expenses.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans that require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

US Online MBA

The estimate for this 18-month (three-semester) program is based on the current year rate, subject to change in future years.

18 Months’ Tuition and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$14,400
Low interest federal loans-$14,400
Your payment$0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans?-$15,000

Additional Financial Aid Information

$5,000 per semester in federal loans are generally available toward personal living expenses. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year) of this program for a student who is residing on campus.

Annual Cost
Tuition and fees$19,530
Housing (single room*) and meals$7,400
Health Insurance (estimate)$3,506
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Estimated net price$33,936

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

International Online MBA

The estimate for this 18-month (three-semester) program is based on the current year rate, subject to change in future years.

18 Months’ Tuition
Tuition$14,400
Your payment$14,400

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

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