MBA in Education Leadership

Nomination, Application, and Admission

This program is unique in the sense that students may not apply directly for admission. Candidates must be employed as teachers, counselors, or building level administrators in an Indiana K-12 school and they must be nominated by district leaders. Candidates must be employed in their districts and must hold a valid Indiana educator license. This program is not open to the general public, and thus students may apply only if nominated by their school districts. Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to share their interests with school district leadership.

The following is an outline of the nomination, application, and admission process:

  1. Nomination received from school districts
  2. After nomination, candidates will receive a communication/email inviting them to apply along with specific instructions.
  3. Interested candidates must complete the application to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
  4. Interested candidates must apply for admission to the Indiana State University MBA in Education Leadership Program. Candidates must complete these steps immediately. As part of the admission process, candidates must provide:
    1. Completed Application to MBA in Education Leadership at Indiana State University: click here to apply
    2. Official transcripts from all colleges / universities attended where undergraduate / graduate credit was earned.
    3. An updated resume that includes your educational experiences, work experiences, and other relevant experiences.
    4. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required. If you have not taken either of the exams or if your scores are more than 5 years old, you must take one of the exams. Both exams are administered as computer-adaptive tests and are available year-round.
    5. Two letters of recommendation from references other than the nominator.
  5. Candidates who meet admission requirements will be invited to campus for structured interviews, which will be conducted by a team comprised of Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowship staff and Indiana State University faculty. (February/March)
  6. Formal Admission to program (March/April, 2016). (Note: it is possible that a candidate could be provisionally admitted pending the completion of a specific requirement. In these cases, all requirements must be completed by June 1st)
  7. Program begins (Mid-June)

What We Consider

Admission to the MBA in Education Leadership is based on:

  1. Length and type of professional experience
  2. GPAs of all undergraduate and graduate work
  3. Letters of reference
  4. Personal interviews
  5. GMAT or GRE Scores

The primary factors in admission are the candidate’s potential to complete the academic rigor of the program and their potential to be an education leader capable of transforming schools to improve the education of all children.

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Where to Submit

Submit Application Materials to:
Indiana State University
Scott College of Business
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MBA in Education Leadership
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