A Focused Global MBA

The IDB has been proud to offer the IU-IDB MBA Program for the past 16 years. Although we will no longer be offering the partner Masters of Business Administration Degree with Indiana University and IDB hosted residencies, we still encourage those interested in pursing their MBA to apply with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. For more information about the Kelley Online MBA program, please visit their website here.


Program benefits vary based on each student’s background and current position:

Department of Defense (Military and Civilian) students

  • Build stronger understanding of industry
  • Develop business acumen
  • Obtain tools to create innovative approaches

Transitioning military students

  • Gain post-military service credentials
  • Connect with Kelley Graduate Career Services (ranked #2 in the world)
  • Understand private sector culture and language


Typical two-year plan for Fall admits.


Residency I: Bloomington, Indiana- Fall
Program Orientation and Overview, Communications, Strategic Thinking

Quarter One: Fall
Economics for Managers
Quantitative Analysis

Quarter Two: Winter
Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making
Strategic Marketing Management

Quarter Three: Spring
Business Law
Financial Management

Quarter Four: Summer
Organization Designs for Strategic Advantage
Operations Management

Residency II: Bloomington, Indiana- Summer
Topics in Business Analysis


Quarter Five: Fall
Information Technology
The US in a Global Economy

Quarter Seven: Winter
Developing Strategic Capabilities

Quarter Eight: Spring

Quarter Eight: Summer
Strategic Management and Business Planning

Participant Profile:

Typically students have at least 5 years of professional work experience and an interest in gaining business acumen and private sector credentials.

Program Staff:

Van W. Noah, P.E.

Program Director

Jonathan B. Bush

Program Associate

Tuition & Credits:

The Kelley Online MBA Program is GI Bill® eligible and may be partially or fully covered by corporate tuition assistance.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.



Please find the online application here.

Alumni Testimonials :

The following are alumni testimonials for the IU-IDB partnership MBA we were proud to offer for the past 16 years.

Nicole Mounts
IU-IDB MBA class of 2016


Kerry McCarthy
IU-IDB MBA class of 2013


Callie Lake
IU-IDB MBA class of 2017

Contact Information:

Tiffany Williams
IU-IDB MBA Program Associate

Email: williams@idb.org
Phone number: 919-969-8008