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Step 1. Activate your myUSI account

  • You may activate your account in myUSI with your student ID, which is located in the bottom corner of your acceptance letter.
  • MyUSI is a web portal providing access to many USI services with one login. It allows you to access your grades, transcripts, email, Blackboard, register for classes, view/pay bills, change your address, and much more.
  • If you have any trouble accessing your myUSI account, please contact the IT Help Desk by phone at 812-465-1080 or email at
  • International Students: Please also complete the International Student Orientation here and contact the Center for International Programs at

Step 2. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Step 3. Access your USI Eagles Email

  • Each USI student is given an Eagles email address. This is the email address that USI will use to communicate with you, and you will use it to communicate with professors, classmates, and your advisor.
  • Access your Eagles email account by logging in to myUSI and clicking on the Eagles email icon.
  • For more information about USI's email system please visit the USI email page.

Step 4. Create a Degree Plan

  • The MBA Program can be completed in as little as 1 year and must be completed within 7 years.
  • Please use the MBA Long-Term Schedule to plan your degree path. Please prioritize concentration courses over core courses as these are offered less frequently than core courses.
  • All courses in the MBA program can be taken in any sequence you choose. Students with no experience in Finance courses are advised to take Accounting 601 and Economics 601 before Finance 601.
  • For accelerated (8-week) courses, students can expect to devote 10-20 hours per week per course. 
  • Students may register for up to 12 credit hours per semester (6 credit hours per 8-week term).
  • To schedule an advising appointment for helping creating your degree plan, please contact the MBA Program Office by email at or by phone at 812-464-1926.

Step 5. Register for Courses

  • You can register for courses through Self Service in myUSI. This must be done by the Friday before a class begins at 4:30pm CST.
    • Click Student > Registration > Add or Drop Classes
    • Select the term from the Registration Term dropdown menu, and click ‘Submit’
      • Please select 'Spring' for Spring 1 or Spring 2 courses, and select 'Fall' for Fall 1 or Fall 2 courses.
    • Review the Registration Terms and Conditions
    • Under Add Classes Worksheet, enter the CRN of the course, and click ‘Submit Changes’
    • If you do not know the CRN of the course:
      • Click ‘Class Search’
      • Select the subject of the course from the Subjects list, and click ‘Course Search’
      • Next to the course number, click ‘View Sections’
      • Check the box next to the ‘AO1’ or 'NO1' section of the class, and click ‘Register’
  • Traditional/Hybrid Students taking the In-Class & Online format need to self-register in all courses. If taking the online sections, be sure to register for the 'NO1' section of the course. If taking the in-person sections, be sure to register for the 'TO1' section of the course.
  • Accelerated Online Only Students are automatically registered for one course upon acceptance to the program and then must register for all subsequent courses. Be sure to register for the 'AO1' section of the course.
  • Students who have been readmitted to the program need to self-register in all courses. 
  • When choosing a Subject, please select the subject associated with the course code. For example, if you are searching for ACCT 601, please search for Accounting in the Subject field and then enter 601 in the course number field. For courses with the course code 'MBA,' please search for Master of Business Administration in the Subject field. The subject names you will search for include:
    • Accounting (ACCT)
    • Business Analytics (BAN)
    • Business Law (BLAW)
    • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
    • Economics (ECON)
    • Finance (FIN)
    • Industrial Management (IM)
    • Management (MNGT)
    • Marketing (MKTG)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Registration for MBA classes closes at 4:30 pm Central time the Friday before the class starts. If a class is full (no seats available), please contact
  • To check your registration status, click Student > Registration > Registration History
  • Refund, drop, and grading deadlines are based on the length of the course.  
    • Please refer to the refund dates on the Registrar's Office Refund Schedule.
    • Refunds for Traditional/Hybrid Students: Those taking the "In-Class & Online" format who drop a course by the second day of the course at 4:30 pm Central time will receive a 100% refund, with partial refunds thereafter according to the Registrar's Office Refund Schedule.
    • Refunds for Accelerated Online Students: Those taking the "Accelerated Online" format who drop an accelerated online course by the Friday after a course begins at 4:30 pm Central time will receive a 100% refund, with no refunds thereafter. 
    • To drop a course:
      • Choose Self Service in myUSI
      • Click Student > Registration > Add or Drop Classes
      • Select the term from the Registration Term dropdown menu, and click ‘Submit’
      • Review the Registration Terms and Conditions
      • Select ‘Drop web @100%’ from the Action dropdown menu next to the course you intend to drop, and then click ‘Submit Changes.'
  • Textbooks and Materials: To find the textbook required for a course, please visit the Campus Bookstore. Select ‘Course Materials & Textbooks,’ and then click ‘Find Course Materials.’ Other downloadable materials may be available in BlackBoard.
  • For assistance registering for courses, please contact the MBA Program Office by email at or by phone at 812-464-1926.

Academic Bulletin - Be sure to select the Graduate Bulletin from the drop-down menu (upper right)

How to use the Course Schedule Planner

Planning Your Degree Program Instructions

Step 6. Be mindful of important dates

Step 7. Prepare for Online Learning

             Please review the Online Learning Resources to prepare for your coursework.

Step 8. Access your course in Blackboard

  • Access all course materials and activities in Blackboard Learn, a course management system used by USI faculty and students.
  • You can enter the system by clicking on the Blackboard icon in myUSI. Please note that classes do not populate in Blackboard until on or just before the first day of class.
  • To get started, visit the Blackboard Student Tutorial
  • Students who have been automatically enrolled in their first course must log in to the course Blackboard site within the first week of class to be considered as participating. Non-participating students will be automatically withdrawn from the course and program. Please contact with any questions.

Step 9. Apply for Graduation

  • All students are required to apply for graduation even if they do not plan to attend a Commencement ceremony.
  • Please indicate on your graduation application which term you plan to complete your last course in the MBA program.
  • For graduation application instructions, please visit How to Apply to Graduate.
  • The commencement ceremony for Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1, and Summer 2 graduates occurs in May, and the commencement ceremony for Fall 1 and Fall 2 graduates occurs in December.
  • The USI Registrar's Office will email students with information on how to apply for graduation, along with the graduation application deadline, and information about how to participate in the commencement ceremony.
  • For more information about the commencement ceremony, please visit USI Commencement.

Step 10. Monitor your progress in DegreeWorks

  • DegreeWorks is a web-based tool to help students monitor progress toward degree completion.
  • You can access DegreeWorks by clicking on the graduation cap icon in myUSI. 
  • Courses that you have registered for, completed, or are in progress can be viewed here, along with your grades for each and your overall GPA in the program.
  • All students will take an end-of-program assessment. MBA assessments are required for degree completion and are administered during each student's last term in the program.
    • The assessment includes a content assessment, which covers the MBA core curriculum, and one of four skill areas (critical thinking, analytical problem solving, written communication, or ethical decision making) developed within the MBA curriculum.
    • Assessment results are used for the AACSB accrediting process and determining the need for curricular interventions.
    • Student performance is evaluated on a collective rather than individual basis, so your score will not impact your GPA.
    • Please have a financial calculator accessible while completing this assessment.
    • Assessments will be marked 'Complete' in DegreeWorks by the end of the semester.
  • Once all required courses have been completed and graduation requirements have been met, degrees are conferred by the USI Registrar's Office.

Additional Questions?

Questions about the MBA Program:

MBA Program Office


Questions about Enrollment and Graduation:

Registrar's Office

800-467-1965 (#3)

Questions about Tuition Payment:

Bursar's Office