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Business and Leadership

A Good Place to Do Business and Build Leadership Skills
When it comes to online education, Ball State means business. We offer multiple online undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as graduate-level certificates if you are interested in business or leadership positions within your organization. Many of these programs are offered through our nationally recognized Miller College of Business, while others are offered through our top programs in communications, education, architecture, or family and consumer sciences.

Miller College is among only 15 percent of business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—considered the gold standard in business school accreditation. Ball State's online MBA is ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report . Our MBA is ranked 8th among online, AACSB-accredited MBA programs by the consumer advocacy group 

Undergraduate Programs Description Delivery Mode

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree A bachelor's degree in business administration from Ball State will give you the core, well-rounded business skill set employers are looking for in prospective employees.  Online
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Prepare yourself or careers and advancement in public- or private-sector careers. Online
Degree Completion Program: Bachelor of General Studies Tailor your studies to your specific interests and prepare for the rigors of a career that demands broad knowledge. If you have an interest in business, you can minor in business information technology or consumer finance. Online
Certificate in Apartment Management  Ball State's nationally recognized program in residential property management now offers one of the only all-online apartment management certificates in the U.S.

Master's Degrees

Description Delivery Mode
Adult and Community Education This master's degree helps managers and administrators in the fields of training, planning, health care, nonprofit, and higher education. Online
Business Administration (MBA) A unique feature of our MBA program is that you can choose from five concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, operations, sales management, and our newest option, health economics, policy, and administration. Online
Business and Marketing Education Improve your classroom skills with this master's degree, designed especially for middle and high school teachers. Online   
Career and Technical Education This master's degree can help you become an effective professional trainer within your industry. Online
Executive Development for Public Service This unique program prepares graduates to provide educational services in social, industrial, service, military, and governmental settings. Depending on the courses you choose, this degree can be 100 percent online or a blend of online and on-site courses in Greater Indianapolis
Interior Design Option Learn to design for ergonomic, accessibility, functional, and cultural needs, as well as professional standards and transnational models covering management and entrepreneurship policies. Online
Journalism Move into senior positions with a master's degree focusing on emerging technologies and narrative story-telling. Online
Public Relations Stressing public relations as a professional activity, this master's degree program focuses on practical skills and knowledge, as well as theory, to prepare you for leadership positions. Online, main campus, or a blend of both
Urban Design A tradition of excellence, creativity, real-world experience, and design thinking exemplifies our nationally-recognized master of urban design (MUD) program On-site courses in Indianapolis
Graduate-Level Certificates

Description Delivery Mode
Business Essentials for Professionals This certificate is designed for executives and professionals who do not have a business degree but need advanced business skills. Online, but you can opt to take some courses on our main campus for an additional cost
Criminal Justice and Criminology Develop leadership skills in an in-demand field, and build credit hours toward a master's in public administration. Blend of online and main-campus courses 
Health Economics, Policy, and Administration Our MBA-level certificate is one of only a few programs in the Midwest to offer an in-depth health economics specialization. Online
Information and Communication Technologies This four-course, graduate-level certificate is designed for managers and other professionals who know the importance of blending technological understanding with management skills and analytical, problem-solving insight. Online
Public Administration A 12-credit-hour option for people interested in managerial and supervisory responsibilities in government, public agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Blend of online and on-site courses on our main Muncie campus and in Indianapolis
Public Relations: Corporate Communications Bring a higher degree of professionalism to your marketing, communications, community affairs, and media relations assignments. Online, main campus, or a blend of both
Real Estate Development Certificate It’s the only such program in the state of Indiana, and through it, you can promote the public interest by working toward sustainable communities, affordable and livable communities, and community economic development. Blend of online and main-campus courses
Sales Management Our 12-hour graduate-level sales management certificate is one of only a few in the nation and the only one in Indiana. Online
Online and Distance Education
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