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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.

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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.

Our students earn an average of $76,900 per year during paid practical training.


“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.

Cost & Aid, 2024-25

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 bank loan upon placement for the remaining tuition.

Financial aid and institutional support
Payment due when enrolling (based on your qualifications & experience)$3,500$5,000$7,500
Your Institutional Support (paid back during practicum)
Financial aid and institutional support
One payment when you arrive on campus Financial aid (paid back with loan after practicum)
*Amount based on your qualifications & experience
Tuition and fees$28,730
Health Insurance (estimate)$1,992
Housing (on campus, single room) & meals$7,400
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate, not included in tuition)$2,000

Please also note:

  • Students who pay the total program cost within 6 months of their entry date will receive a $1,000 tuition reduction.
  • 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.
  • Total program cost does not include the cost of instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique ($210) for those who take this instruction at MIU

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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