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Program Structure
The online MBA is offered in conjunction with the Evening-Weekend MBA program classes given on campus. Courses follow the standard MUM semester calendar beginning in August and January. The program is offered in a cohort model, one course at a time for all students. Students may start at the beginning of any semester. Two-credit courses last 4 weeks, and four-credit courses last 8 weeks.

The degree requirements for the 60-credit MBA program can be fulfilled in six semesters, including two summers as extensions of the spring semesters. Students, who wish to join the on campus MBA with the daytime class schedule, may do so at the beginning of any semester after meeting admissions requirements. All credits from the online MBA will be recognized. 
All students begin their first semester with the four-week, 2-credit "Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC)," a foundational course in Consciousness Based Education that explores deep principles for holistic development of body, mind and consciousness. Each of the subsequent semesters begins with a two-week, 1-credit "Forest Academy” in which the faculty lead students in a deeper reflection on business based on the knowledge taught in the STC course. 

Weekly Class Schedule
The Evening-Weekend MBA courses are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm US Central time and Saturday mornings 10:00-12:00 noon. The class sessions are video-conferenced live via the Internet and are recorded for students whose time zone or work schedule does not permit synchronous participation. Readings and homework account for another 7-10 hours of academic work per week.

Focus on Sustainable Business
The theme for each semester is based on one of the main business functions: marketing, accounting, operations, etc. The semester begins with an introductory course on that theme and ends with a course on sustainable business in the context of that theme. The schedule of courses for the next three years appears at the bottom of this page. Students completing this program will earn the MBA specialization in Sustainable Business.

If you have a business major
If you have an undergraduate degree with a major in business, you may receive waiver credit for any of the seven Foundation areas in which you received a grade of B or higher: Marketing, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Law and Ethics, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Sustainable Business. Maximum of 18 credits may be waived.

Admission Requirements
The requirements for admission to the online MBA courses are the same as for the regular MBA program. Please click here to view those requirements.

International students living outside the U.S. are welcome to apply for either the online MBA or for on-campus programs. International students living in the US with F-1 visas are not eligible for the Online MBA program and are encouraged to apply for MUM's on-campus MBA programs. 

Financial Aid

Domestic students may use any educational loan available from any lender in the United States. International students living outside the U.S. may have better options from a lender in your home country. 

There are hundreds of alternative student lenders from which to choose. Listed below are lenders who have offered alternative loans to MUM students in the past.

Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan   Sallie Mae Loan Disclosure (PDF)

You may use any lender and any loan. These lenders were chosen because our students have received loans from these lenders during the 2012-13 school year. Sallie Mae, Wells Fargo, and Discover are not affiliated with each other.

Maharishi University of Management maintains a Code of Conduct regarding educational loans.

Inquiries and Application
Inquirers may write directly Dr. Scott Herriott, co-chair of the Business Administration Department, by email to
To begin filling out the application to the MBA Online, please click here.
Special Features of Our Program    

Project-Based Learning

encouraging entrepreneurship

The programs and courses of the Business Department are oriented around real-world and/or active-learning projects. Undergraduate majors write business plans for their own entrepreneurial ventures. Students in the MBA program consult with local businesses and organizations to improve their business processes and measure and improve their sustainability.

TM Practice Helps

water the root to enjoy the fruit

At the core of our Business programs is the practice of the most widely-researched program for personal development, the Transcendental Meditation program. Hundreds of peer-reviewed research studies have documented the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on learning ability, academic achievement, creativity, ego development, health, and interpersonal behavior. 

Learn from professionals

start your career

Our Business Department faculty are experienced and active in their fields - including accounting, LEAN management, statistics, law, and more. They draw on this experience in each course to help students achieve their own career goals, including helping students launch their own businesses.

Deep Sustainability & Ethics

becoming stewards of the earth

The curriculum explores issues of ethical integrity, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability to prepare business leaders to be stewards of society and the environment. Deep Green Business and Deep Sustainability refers to the transformation of consciousness necessary to truly embed sustainability in our companies and our society.


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