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Indiana State MBA ranked among top programs nationally

November 3, 2016

Indiana State University has earned a spot on two rankings of the nation's top Master of Business Administration programs.

"Having been in the rankings for 11 years in a row speaks to our consistency," said Jeff Harper, executive director of graduate programs for the Scott College of Business. "It's based upon the merits of our graduate program, but it really bleeds over to all of our programs in the Scott College of Business."

The academic test preparation and admissions counseling company included Indiana State's MBA program in "The Best 294 Business Schools," the 2017 edition of its annual guidebook after analyzing institutional data and reviewing student surveys from the past three academic years.

The Princeton Review highlighted multiple positive aspects of the program, including smaller class size and the university's proximity to Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago, and Terre Haute's low cost of living that makes it a desirable place to live, work and play.

The Scott College was also listed 153rd in the Financial Engineer's MBA program ranking. Included among approximately 2,500 MBA programs nationwide, Indiana State's program has made the list for three years and moved up the list from 180th place last year.

"The size of our program and the offerings have increased from last year. Additionally, we have better data on student employment after they graduate, which helped to increase our ranking this year," Harper said. "The MBA has been offered at Indiana State for more than 50 years, but the campus program was the only MBA program we offered until we started the Professional MBA program in Plainfield. And this year, we added the MBA in educational leadership, which is part of an Indiana-wide initiative. The Scott College of Business now offers three MBA programs in multiple locations, which allows us to serve more students, particularly those Hoosiers who are working professionals."

Contact: Jeff Harper, executive director of graduate programs, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2006 or

Writer: Betsy Simon, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-7972 or