MBA students in lecture

Falls School of Business

Master of Business Administration: Professional and Online

Professional MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Anderson University is a broad-based management program with an emphasis on practical application. The first year of the program emphasizes the integration of the basic business disciplines. The second year addresses the strategic and long-range needs of organizational life. A unique experience in global business is also available in the program. Classes are offered at several locations within the greater region of Indianapolis and Anderson.

The Professional MBA program is a traditional MBA program designed for the working individual. Classes meet in the evening and mostly one night each week. Most students complete the program in less than two years.

Cohort Model
One of the reasons we are so successful is because we use the cohort model, which has proved to build teamwork, camaraderie, and accountability. This also allows our students to learn from each other and start building a lasting, meaningful network. We run on a 15-week semester, allowing for the development of practical and work-oriented projects.

Locations include

  • Anderson
  • Carmel
  • Fishers
  • Lawrence

100% online MBA

Anderson University launched a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in fall 2016. This new program is a broad-based management program with an emphasis on practical application and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Classes are taught by the same Falls School of Business faculty teaching full-time to undergraduate and graduate students, and the program is designed to offer personal relationships with faculty, relevant course material, and a “salt and light” perspective to working in business. This program offers the flexibility and convenience of an online MBA degree without sacrificing quality or rigor.  Each course is comprised of online discussions, interaction with the faculty member, and application of the concepts covered.

Important Details

  • A required online introductory class will prepare you for the online education experience.
  • Each module is equipped with discussion boards and faculty videos.
  • The online MBA is not a traditional cohort environment. Classmates will vary from class to class for a well-rounded perspective from professionals.

If you determine a need for a traditional classroom education experience, you may convert your studies anytime to one of several locations within the Professional MBA program.

When do classes start?

We have three start dates each year so you can start at the time that works for you.

Upcoming dates:

Summer: May 20
Fall: Aug 5
Spring 2020: Jan 13

Your AU Story Begins Now

The academic challenges have helped me grow as a business person, and the faith-based approach of each of the instructors were real examples that one can navigate in the professional world without compromising Christian principles. The university itself sends a clear and strong message of service to the church and society. Getting to know some of the faculty, it was clear they lived their lives the same way.

— Jeff Davis, MBA ’13, Executive VP and COO at First Federal Savings & Loan

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Admission Requirements

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Completed application packets are reviewed on an ongoing basis and need to include the following:

Each applicant must submit materials online or to:

Adult & Graduate Admissions
Anderson University
1100 E. Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012

(765) 641-3043

MBA Concentrations

Perhaps you want an MBA program that focuses on a specific area of business. The Falls School of Business Professional MBA Program offers both a general track and a track with an added concentration. Our general program consists of 37 credit hours. Our program with a concentration consists of a 41-hour credit curriculum. Students can complete both programs in less than two years.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Relations
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • New Venture Development
  • Project Management
Professional and Online MBA Costs
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $50
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour: $579
  • Total Program (37 hours, 2 years): $21,423

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Our Faculty & staff

Dr. David Brewer


Dr. Michael L. Bruce


Dr. Michael E. Collette

Amanda Drayer

Amanda Drayer


Dr. Emmett Dulaney


Dr. Jerrald M. Fox


Dr. Rebecca A. Haskett


Dr. Jay J. Hochstetler

Karen Innocenti


Dr. Doyle J. Lucas

James Newton


Dr. Melanie Peddicord


Dr. Francis O. Pianki

Debbie Ricks


Dr. Hyeon Joon Shin


Dr. Anna Stumpf

Ray Sylvester

Dr. Ray Sylvester

Fsblist Tijerina

Prof. Vanessa Tijerina


Dr. Brock Vaughters