Step 1: Submit required documentation
Submit all required documentation one month prior to the start of each term. For a full list of required documents, please visit http://www.usi.edu/graduatestudies/admission-to-graduate-programs.
Concentrations are not automatic with the courses you take. If you begin the program with the General MBA concentration, that is what you will complete the program with unless you declare a specific concentration. To declare a concentration after admissions, please complete this online form: https://www.usi.edu/graduatestudies/student-resources/program-change/. You should be able to get all necessary terms and other data from Degree Works. (See step 6 below on how to use Degree Works)
Step 2: Activate your myUSI account
Once you are accepted to USI, you should receive notification via email and/or postal mail. You may then activate your account in MyUSI with your student account information provided in your notification. MyUSI is a web portal providing access to many USI services with one login. It allows students to access their grades, transcripts, email, Blackboard, view/pay bills, change their address, and much more.
Step 3: Read frequently asked questions
Read frequently asked questions here.
Step 4: Access your USI Eagles Email
Each USI student is given an Eagles email address. This is the email address that USI will use exclusively to communicate with you, and you will use it to communicate with professors and classmates. 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 http://www.usi.edu/it/eagles-mail-help/.
Step 5: Foundational Knowledge
Students should review the instructional modules and quizzes to ensure they are comfortable with the foundational knowledge before registering for MBA courses.
Accounting Module Accounting Quiz
Finance Module Finance Quiz
Students who are not confident in either of these areas should do one of the following: 1) take that class by itself to focus their full attention on it, 2) enroll in the on-campus section which lasts sixteen weeks rather than eight, 3) email firstname.lastname@example.org to identify undergraduate courses which can be taken in preparation for the graduate course(s).
Step 6: Registration and Course Schedule
Accelerated Online Only Students: Are automatically enrolled in one course upon acceptance to the program, then must enroll in all subsequent courses. Be sure to select the courses with the AO campus.
Traditional/Hybrid Students: Those taking the "In-Class & Online" format need to self enroll in all courses. Be sure if taking the online sections to select the DE campus.
Students may register for up to 12 credit hours per semester (6 credit hours per term). When registering for courses look for the discipline of the course. For example, if you are looking for ACCT 601, you will want to search for Accounting and then the course number. Do not search four courses by Master of Business Administration unless the course code is MBA. The discipline names you will look for are:
For accelerated (8 week) courses, students can expect to devote 15-20 hours per week per course.
Fall and Spring semesters are not separated into official terms. You will use the same Fall or Spring semester to register for both terms. Pay close attention to the dates of the courses listed and use our long-term schedule to know what to look for.
You can check your course schedule or add/drop a course in myUSI. Click on the "Self-Service" icon, then click on the "Student" link, and click on "Registration." You can c
We recommend prioritizing concentration courses as most are offered less frequently than core MBA courses. Core MBA courses do not need to be taken before concentration courses.
Planning Your Degree Program Instructions
How to use the Schedule Planner
Step by step instructions for course registration using the Add or Drop Classes option
Tutorials for using DegreeWorks
Academic Bulletin - be sure to select the Graduate Bulletin from the drop down menu (upper right corner)
Step 7: Access your course
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. To get started, visit the Blackboard student tutorial or help site. Please note that classes do not populate in Blackboard until on or just before the first day of class.
Step 9: Preparing for Online Learning
Please review the online learning resources to prepare for your coursework.
Step 10: Graduation
Questions about Enrollment
Questions about Tuition Payment