Program Structure for the Online MBA in Sustainable Business
The Online MBA is offered together with the Evening-Weekend MBA program classes given on campus.
- Courses follow the standard MIU semester calendar beginning in August and February.
- The program is offered in a cohort model, one course at a time for all students.
- Students may start at the beginning of any semester.
- Two-credit courses last 4 weeks, and four-credit courses last 8 weeks.
The degree requirements for the 58-credit MBA program can be fulfilled in six semesters, including two summers as extensions of the spring semesters.
- Students who wish to join the on-campus MBA with the daytime class schedule may do so at the beginning of any semester after meeting admissions requirements.
- All credits from the online MBA will be recognized.
All students begin their first semester with:
- A four-week, 2-credit “Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC),” a foundational course in Consciousness-Based Education that explores deep principles for holistic development of body, mind, and consciousness.
- Each of the subsequent semesters begins with a two-week, 1-credit “Forest Academy” in which the faculty lead students in a deeper reflection on business based on the knowledge taught in the STC course.
Weekly Class Schedule
- The Evening-Weekend MBA courses are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm US Central time and Saturday mornings 10:00-12:00 noon.
- 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.
Focus on Sustainable Business
- The theme for each semester is based on one of the main business functions: marketing, accounting, operations, etc. The semester begins with an introductory course on that theme and ends with a course on sustainable business in the context of that theme.
- Students completing this program will earn the MBA specialization in Sustainable Business.
Shorter degree requirements if you have a business BA 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 Sustainable Business. Maximum of 18 credits may be waived.