Our 2021 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Indiana. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

Top Online MBA Programs in Indiana - 2021 Rankings
1Indiana University BloomingtonBloomington
2Ball State UniversityMuncie
1. Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana University Bloomington

Kelley School of Business (KSB) at Indiana University Bloomington (IU Bloomington) was established in 1920 as the School of Commerce and Finance. When it opened, the school had just 70 students. Today, KSB serves more than 12,000 students enrolled in more than 30 programs in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and online.

Kelley School of Business offers a flexible online MBA program that allows students to customize their experience by selecting 12 credit hours of electives to create a specialized area. Known as “Kelley Direct Online,” the program offers the opportunity to complete a dual MBA/MS degree with an online MS in Business Analytics, or Strategic Management. This may be accomplished with only 12 additional credit hours.

Other unique opportunities for students include AGILE—Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education, which allows students to gain international business experience while pursuing their online degree. Offered each quarter, the AGILE curriculum features travel to places such as Gaborone, Botswana; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Beijing, China; New Delhi, India; Yangon, Myanmar, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Havana/Vinales, Cuba.

The AACSB-accredited Kelley Direct Online MBA takes just two years to complete.

2. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Ball State University

Established in 1918 as the Indiana State Normal School Eastern Division, Ball State University (BSU or Ball State) serves 22,000 students enrolled in more than 300 programs in nine colleges. With one of the lowest tuition rates in the Mid-American Conference, Ball State houses the Miller College of Business, which offers an online MBA program that may be completed in as few as two years.

The Miller Online MBA includes 24 credits of core courses and six to nine credits of MBA electives “covering in-depth knowledge of business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, marketing, sales, and more,” says the school.

This AACSB-accredited program offers nine optional concentrations including Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Construction Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Health Economics Policy and Administration, Information Technology Leadership, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Sales Management. A General MBA that allows students to customize their experience through a variety of course subjects is also available, as well as Certificates in Health Economics and Professional Sales.

Miller Online MBA students will complete coursework for the program through a combination of asynchronous (no specific sign-on time each week) and synchronous (specific time to watch and participate in live webcast lectures and discussions) formats. Students will “keep in contact with instructors and classmates using e-mail, discussion boards, file sharing, chats, web page posting, and possibly over the telephone.” 

Miller College of Business offers an additional delivery format option designed for students who prefer a combination of online and on-campus classes. The Hybrid MBA allows students to choose which classes they would like to take on-campus and which ones they prefer to complete online. Most students (in either program) enroll in an average of two courses each semester and typically complete the program in five to six semesters. Three start times are available including fall, spring, and summer.

There are no residency requirements for the fully Online Miller MBA.