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IUPUC unveils enhanced MBA Columbus program

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – IUPUC has redesigned the Indiana University Master of Business Administration Columbus program. The university says changes include curriculum enhancements, a reduction in the number of credit hours and new course delivery formats.

The program enhancements will be implemented in the upcoming fall semester.

“Our curriculum enhancement at IU MBA Columbus is the result of nearly two years of planning and effort on the part of many faculty and staff members at IUPUC – both in the Division of Business and across our campus,” said Ryan Brewer, director of the Indiana University MBA program. “We believe it not only results in a much-improved MBA program, but also reflects significant compatibility with recommended approaches to delivering high-quality graduate education in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

One of the biggest changes to the program is the reduction in credit hours from 45 to 36. IUPUC says the change not only reduces the overall cost, but also enables program completion in 21 months. Additionally, the program will feature a hybrid format to provide students with flexibility to manage school, work, and family commitments.

From a curriculum standpoint, IUPUC says the program is increasing its focus on data analytics, marketing and supply chain management to meet the rising need, as well as introducing a new “Student Choice Pathway” which provides in-depth study in a specific area of interest.

The university says the MBA program is also expanding professional development with an added emphasis on emotional intelligence, personal branding and undergrad student mentoring.

“We began the MBA program here at IUPUC 20 years ago to meet the needs of the region’s business community,” said Brewer. “With this next evolution of the program we hope to continue our strong tradition of providing business leaders to South Central Indiana.”

The application deadline is Aug. 1.