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Your first eight months are spent studying on our safe and friendly US campus. We are located in Fairfield, Iowa, five hours from Chicago.

Sampling of the companies that have hired our students

Paid practical training in US companies

After eight months on campus, you’ll be placed with a US company to become a professional in the field through 2-3 years of paid practical training, called Curricular Practical Training (CPT). During this time, you’ll continue your MBA studies through online courses.

During CPT, students earn an average of over US$80,000 per year – 97% of our students are being placed in US companies.


“The courses at MIU expanded my horizons, intellectually, spiritually and professionally. Now, along with my MBA degree, I am a licensed CPA and Controller for a global company.”

— Suresh Sharma; CPA, Controller, Global ID Group, Inc.

Choose your specialization

MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP/SAP) for Professionals

Our MBA in SAP ERP for Professionals will deepen your knowledge of business processes using enterprise software, and develop your skills in business analytics and business intelligence. You’ll employ state-of-the-art methods for organizing information, gaining insights, and making predictions.

This program will prepare you to become a corporate business/data analyst, accounting manager, financial controller or SAP consultant through hands-on study.

SAP University Alliance Member

MBA in Accounting for Professionals

Our MBA in Accounting for Professionals emphasizes US accounting practices and will prepare you for a career as an auditor or consultant with a CPA (or chartered accountancy firm).

You’ll develop skills in a variety of areas vital to accounting, including using Excel spreadsheets and US accounting payroll systems. Our students also get hands-on experience with SAP Finance, data analysis, and data mining.

This specialization requires significant experience and credentials.

The MIU experience

Entrance requirements

To enter the MBA for Professionals, applicants must have:

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for inner peace and wellness

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which has been found to improve learning ability and enhance well-being. If you have not learned the TM technique yet, you may be asked to learn it before final acceptance.

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.

Courses & degree requirements

To graduate with an MBA, students need to fulfill the degree requirement of 58 credits of study: 18 credits of the MBA Foundation Requirement and 40 credits consisting of specialization courses, elective courses, and the general requirements for a master’s degree.

    Prior to taking specialization courses, each MBA student must demonstrate basic competence in the following: marketing, accounting, finance, business law, management (organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership), operations or quality management, and management information systems.

    • On-campus students who cannot waive the MBA Foundation Requirement can graduate in 3 semesters. Students earn four credits per month with this full-time schedule.
    • Online students who cannot waive the MBA Foundation Requirement can graduate in 6 semesters if not including a summer course. Students earn two credits per month with this part-time schedule.
    Students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree, including the introductory course FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence 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.
    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.

Cost & Aid, 2024-25

International MBA Professionals

Typical cost and aid for 8 months of full-time academic on-campus study, followed by up to 2 years of full-time, paid Curricular Practical Training (CPT) with companies in the USA. Program costs are typically covered by an initial payment ($3,500, $5,000 or $7,500) and then a loan for the remaining tuition.

The amount of the initial payment will vary according to the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The lowest initial payment ($3,500) would be accorded to those applicants with professional credentials (ACCA, CPA) and years of professional experience.

Cost and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$28,730
Health Insurance (estimate)$1,992
Housing (on campus, single room) and meals$7,400
Initial payment (* based on your qualifications and experience)$3,500$5,000$7,500
Your Financial Aid
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$2,000

  • In order to be issued an I-20 form, applicants need to verify funds for the initial payment ($3,500 – $7,500) and personal expenses ($2,000).
  • Additional living expenses may be incurred while seeking your CPT position.
  • Students who pay the total program cost within 6 months of their entry date will receive a $1,000 tuition reduction.
  • Total program cost does not include the cost of instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique ($210) for those who take this instruction at MIU

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

Exam Prep for CPA or CMA

Professional certifications

Preparation for professional certifications is an optional feature of the MBA for Accounting Professionals. Concurrent with CPT, students take online courses that prepare them to sit for the examinations required as a step toward professional certification, either as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

The CMA exam focuses on the knowledge and skills required for business planning, internal controls, internal reporting, and decision-making. Professionals taking the CMA exam typically expect to work for a business or governmental organization. The CMA credential demonstrates your command of the critical accounting and financial management skills demanded by today’s dynamic businesses, translating into significant career opportunities for you. CMAs are highly respected and internationally-recognized professionals. CMAs typically begin their careers as cost accountants or business analysts. With more experience, they can become accounting managers, controllers, or chief financial officers.

Exam information


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