Get to Know Your Cohort
Kick off your academic studies during a five-day residency on the beautiful campus at IU in Bloomington.
Consistently ranked among the top graduate business schools, earning an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at IU will help you stand out in your career. Surrounded by classmates with experience in the defense sector, you’ll develop a robust professional network along the way.
Balance Work and Study
Time away from work is often one of the biggest challenges MBA candidates face. IU’s extensive experience with online learning allows for a flexible curriculum that blends online and in-residence coursework.
Spread across the full 24-month period, online coursework gives you the opportunity to select a focus areas based on your interests and career goals, such as:
- Supply chain management
- Strategic management
Learn Skills That Stand Out
Develop leadership skills, critical thinking, communications, problem solving, executive presence, networking, and public speaking that will set you apart through four residencies:
- 5-day IU residency
- 5-day American study tour
- 10-day International study tour
- 5-day Washington, D.C. residency
Make an Impact
The IU-IDB MBA not only minimizes time away from work with flexible online coursework, it’s designed to maximize the time you do spend away. High-impact residences and an applied project focus on putting course concepts to work for you and your organization.
Gain a Global Perspective
A $1.72 trillion industry, the global defense sector spans public and private industry on domestic and foreign soil, with mix of cultures, economies, politics, and interests at play.
Experience a unique global perspective through immersing yourself in a different culture during a 10-day residency abroad. Uncover similarities and differences in foreign business practices through visiting government and corporate decision makers. The destination rotates annually between Europe and Asia.
To learn more about the application process visit the Institute for Defense & Business IU-IDB MBA website.
You can also send questions to:
Institute for Defense & Business