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Falls School of Business

Residential MBA

The Residential Master of Business Administration Program at Anderson University is experiential and uses an intensive approach where program fellows learn from instructors who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring and actively involved in consulting and research. This program is designed for individuals who want graduate-level studies in a Christian environment immediately after completing their undergraduate degree.

  • Earn your Master of Business Administration degree in 10 short months. Requires a full-time commitment.
  • Work three days per week in a co-op setting. This is a 20+ hour per week job in a field related to your interests where you learn critical resume-building skills.
  • Academically rigorous coursework in the classroom two days per week. You will not only take your MBA classes but learn hands-on from industry leaders as guest speakers, you will take field trips to see how different companies run, and learn project management skills as a participant in our consulting groups for local companies.
  • Included in the price of the program is a global business experience.
  • Network and build community with other recent college graduates from various backgrounds.
  • Students in this program are mentored by faculty who are committed to being models of “salt and light” in professional and personal affairs.

New courses focus on connecting classroom work to the workplace. 

Professional Cooperative Experience I is available to students who have not yet held a full-time professional work position. It offers students a structured learning experience that will include a cooperative placement with an organization relevant to the student’s professional goals. Students will also read and discuss literature between the classroom and applied experience.

Professional Cooperative Experience II continues the cooperative learning placement from the first course. Students complete a series of activities regarding their future growth in their selected career. It is designed to provide opportunities beyond the cooperative placement and enable the student to develop a long-term career plan based around industry trends and projections.

Your AU Story Begins Now

AU gave me the opportunity to get my MBA right after I graduated from my undergrad. It set me up for success and allowed me to land my dream job. My MBA was especially impacted by the close-knit bond that I had with the other individuals in the classroom, and the professors were mentors for me, not only inside the classroom but outside the classroom.

— Austin Young BA ’14 MBA ’15, Account Executive, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

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Admission Requirements

Required Application Materials

  • Online Application (15-20 minutes)
  • Write an essay of 400-500 words in which you address the following three questions:
    • What sparks your interest in getting an MBA now as opposed to later in your career?
    • How do you feel your undergraduate career has prepared you for graduate-level business studies?
    • What gets you the most excited about, and what concerns you the most about, starting an MBA program now?
  • Current resume.
  • Official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Three recommendation forms, submitted by individuals able to comment on your abilities and potential.
  • Photocopy of GMAT score report (official score reports must also be sent directly from the testing organization).
  • Non-refundable enrollment deposit of $200 (applied to tuition upon start).

All application packets and prerequisites must be completed and acceptance received prior to the start of fall courses.

Individuals earning undergraduate degrees from non-US institutions must also submit an official foreign credential evaluation report as well as official documentation of TOEFL scores.

Each applicant must submit materials online or to:

MBA Admissions
Anderson University
1100 E. Fifth Street
Anderson, IN 46012

(765) 641-3043
mba@anderson.edu

International Experience

Residential MBA students travel internationally to experience business and life outside of the United States. Students examine various business practices, experience the culture, and reflect on the impact of influences within the companies. Previous classes have traveled to a variety of locations, including London, Prague, Hungary, Grand Cayman, and Singapore. Travel and lodging expenses for the international trip are included in the Residential MBA program cost.

Residential MBA Concentrations

Another unique feature of Falls School of Business MBA program is the option to choose an additional concentration to enhance your degree:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Leadership
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • New Venture Development
  • Project Management
  • Sports and Entertainment Brand Management
Residential MBA Program Costs
  • Total Residential MBA program (41 hours, 10 months): $34,030
  • Includes:
    • Laptop & Software
    • Airfare for International Trip
    • Housing for International Trip
  • Cost, including state of the art studio apartment:
    • $38,745
    • Shared (private Bedroom, shared living space): $36,490

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OUR FACULTY

Let’s connect during your campus visit.

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Dr. David Brewer

Dr. David Brewer

Dr. Brewer has managed HR, training and development, computer programming, and other functions in multiple corporate industries. He has also directed two nonprofits, including an international business incubator. He has taught for five universities across the country. His main interests are leadership, systems, and development.

Bruce

Dr. Michael L. Bruce

Bruce
Dr. Michael L. Bruce

Dr. Bruce has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Geneva College, Maryville University, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University, and Webster University. He has also taught internationally with the Pacific Institute of Business Management at Petroleum College in Chongqing, China, and The School of Management of China Economic and Trade Commission located in Chengdu. His international experience also includes teaching global marketing in Europe with the International Business Institute. Dr. Bruce worked for more than 16 years in both small and large companies like Wendy's, Southwestern Bell Telephone, North American Rockwell, and Funseekers, U.S.A., with experience in marketing, management, and information systems. His consulting experience includes advertising and marketing research, and customer satisfaction measurement.

Michael Bruce has served at Anderson University since 2003.

Contact Michael: 
mlbruce@anderson.edu
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Greenville College
B.S., University of Texas
M.S.M., Maryville University
Ph.D., St. Louis University

Collette

Dr. Michael E. Collette

Collette
Dr. Michael E. Collette

Dr. Collette has served at Anderson University since 1977 and blends a background rich in professional and community service. He holds a Doctor of Education degree with emphasis in organizational development at Indiana University and a BA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Collette is the former CEO of a small, regional marketing research firm. He is very active in consulting in the Midwest. Having worked with more than 40 organizations, he currently serves on the board of directors for two start-up businesses and serves on several local non-profit boards.

Contact Michael:
collette@anderson.edu
Professor of Management
B.B.A., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater;
Ed.D, Indiana University

Colleen Drake

Colleen Drake

Colleen Drake
Colleen Drake

I first graduated from Anderson University in 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications. After six years working in venue management and public relations with organizations like Tuxedo Brothers Event Management, Live Nation, White River State Park, and The State of Indiana, I joined the Anderson University family.

I started pursuing an MBA in AU’s Falls School of Business in January of 2016, knowing it could have lasting benefits for my career. The caliber of education I have received with my MBA has not only provided me with a solid understanding of business practice and leadership, it has offered me opportunities to learn from colleagues, create lasting friendships, and enhance my skills working in teams and small groups. I have made wonderful connections through the AU MBA program, and I have that hope for you as you learn more about Anderson University and the Falls School of Business. I look forward to learning more about you, why you are considering the AU MBA program, and watching as God molds you into the leader, manager, employee, and/or colleague that he has called you to become.

Fun Facts: My husband and I live on the east side of Indianapolis and both met at AU in 2010. We have a dog named Chewebacca, enjoy traveling, hiking and camping together when we have time away. I’m a movie buff, enjoy writing and exploring cities.

Contact Colleen:
au.adultgrad@anderson.edu

Amanda Drayer

Amanda Drayer

Amanda Drayer
Amanda Drayer
Dulaney

Dr. Emmett Dulaney

Dulaney
Dr. Emmett Dulaney

Dr. Dulaney holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ball State University, an MBA from Anderson University, and completed his DBA in 2009. Dulaney has a background in technology and publishing and has started businesses in both fields. His research interests are consumer behavior, e-business, and e-commerce. Dulaney has written several books on computer operating systems and certifications and is a columnist for two online publications as well as the editor of the Christian Business Academy Review.

Emmett Dulaney has served at Anderson University since 2006.

Contact Emmett:
eadulaney@anderson.edu
Director of Doctoral Studies
Professor of Marketing
B.S., Ball State University;
M.B.A., D.B.A., Anderson University

Fox

Dr. Jerrald M. Fox

Fox
Dr. Jerrald M. Fox

Dr. Fox shares with his students a background merging academic work, practical experience, and consulting service. He holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University and a PhD in organizational behavior and development from The Union Institute. In addition to being a certified financial planner, Dr. Fox is active in management consulting and is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, magazines, and newspapers. He has also published devotional guides for applying biblical principles to personal financial planning.

Jerry Fox has served at Anderson University since 1985.

Contact Jerry:
jmfox@anderson.edu
Austin/Cooper Director of Global Business Studies
Professor of Management
B.A., Anderson University; C.F.P, College for Financial Planning;
M.B.A., Indiana University;
Ph.D., Union Institute

Haskett

Dr. Rebecca A. Haskett

Haskett
Dr. Rebecca A. Haskett

Dr. Haskett teaches in the areas of management, non-profit leadership, and strategic planning. She completed her EdD in higher education at Indiana University, with a minor in non-profit strategic management. Her dissertation focused on emotional intelligence (EQ) and effective teaching, which has led to many speaking engagements on the topic. She is a certified trainer in the TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence training curriculum and the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal, and has been certified in the BarOn EQ-i Emotional Intelligence assessment. Her past experience includes 17 years as a CPA for General Motors, along with leading the organizational strategic planning process. She holds an MBA, has an accounting degree from Ball State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rebecca Haskett has served at Anderson University since 1996.

Contact Rebecca:
bahaskett@anderson.edu
Professor of Management; CPA
B.S., M.B.A., Ball State University;
Ed.D., Indiana University