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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 (e.g., 000123456).
  • 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, your advisor, and anyone at USI.
  • 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 requires ten, 3-credit hour courses for a total of 30 credit hours to graduate. The ten courses include 7 core MBA courses plus 3 concentration courses. The 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.
  • 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. Please pay close attention to when concentration courses are offered as there is limited availability of concentration courses each year. Core MBA courses do not have to be taken before concentration courses. 
  • 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

  • Registration for MBA courses closes at 4:30 pm Central time the Friday before the class starts. If a course is full (no seats available), please contact
  • Financial Aid Considerations: If you are in the accelerated MBA program and are receiving financial aid, you will want to enroll in ALL of your classes for the full semester at the same time so your cost of attendance can be more accurately determined. For more information on financial aid for graduate students, click here. Also, if you do not see your loan offer or you have questions, please contact Student Financial Assistance at (812) 464-1767 or
  • You can register for courses through Self Service in myUSI.
    • 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)
  • To check your registration status, click Student > Registration > Registration History
  • For assistance registering for courses, please contact the MBA Program Office by email at or by phone at 812-464-1926.

  • Billing and Payment
    • Your bill for each course will be viewable in TouchNet in your myUSI account.
    • The Bursar’s Office Billing & Payment Schedule shows the bill date and due date for each term.
    • If you have any questions regarding billing and payment, please feel free to contact the Bursar’s Office at 812-464-1842 or

  • Refunds, Drops, and Grading Deadlines: Refunds, drops, 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 or no 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.
    • If your course requires a book that is provided through First Day Access, you will receive access to the book in Blackboard on the first day of the course and see an automatic fee charged to your account. If you decide you would like to opt out of a First Day Access eBook and fee, you can do so by 4:30 pm (CST) of Friday of the first week of class by completing the First Day Access eBook Opt Out form. Please note that if you opt out, then you would need to obtain the book through another vendor.

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, including ‘Blackboard FAQs’ to prepare for your online courses.
  • Coursework typically includes readings, faculty presentations, quizzes, exams, assignments, and discussion board posts. Please review the course syllabus as well as the information in each course module to understand the material that will be covered.
  • Most of the MBA coursework is asynchronous, meaning students can log into Blackboard and complete the coursework at any time while paying attention to due dates. Students are advised to plan for 10-20 hours of time commitment per week per course to successfully complete the coursework in an 8-week online course.

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.
  • 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.
  • View the Apply to Graduate tutorial or the Apply to Graduate FAQ for assistance with submitting your application.
  • 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.
  • Special Events and Scheduling Services will send information on the commencement ceremony via email closer to the ceremony date. Please do not unsubscribe from any University communications so that you don't miss important information regarding commencement.
  • 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