Time Commitment

Fitting an MBA into your life.

Our MBA courses were specifically designed with you in mind. We know you're a busy physician and that's why action-oriented monthly residency sessions in Indianapolis are coupled with online learning that is made available fully on demand. You'll be in Indianapolis for residency, but you can accomplish the rest of the program remotely. You can expect to spend 10 to 14 hours per week, plus in-residence sessions, earning your Kelley Business of Medicine Physician MBA.

Known for teaching excellence across different learning platforms, Kelley Business of Medicine faculty members design their courses to maximize your learning in the shortest amount of time without sacrificing quality. You will be able to attend lectures, connect with faculty and other physicians in the program, and complete assignments remotely. The online environment in this program is flexible and adaptable - everything is recorded and hosted online, and is downloadable to be used without an internet connection.

MBA Concierge

We take care of the details so you can focus on your studies. You will find Kelley to be demanding - both personally and professionally. But you can do it with the help of your personal support network and the services we provide. The Business of Medicine staff takes care of the program particulars and anticipates any challenges you may face. Recognizing the special constraints on your time while in the program, we will:

  • Coordinate technology primers, orientation, and technology training
  • Act as a liaison between students and faculty
  • Coordinate arrangements for international trip electives and healthcare policy course
  • Create the master schedule for each semester
  • Act as your registrar, enrolling you in your courses for each term
  • Arrange on-campus meals and networking events
  • Provide moral support as you make your way through the program

What our Physician students say about the time commitment.

Kelley Physician MBA alumnus Dr. Gregory Mishkel standing in Hine Hall at IUPUI.

You have to put the time in and it is about 10-15 hours a week. It helped me to map out my time each week. Your path through the program is straightforward and the structure becomes predictable. After the first month, you establish a routine and it becomes a high-level, comfortable experience.

Dr. Gregory Mishkel, MBA'17, executive medical director and cardiologist
Kelley Physician MBA alumna Dr.Cheryl Wolfe standing in Hine Hall at IUPUI.

The hybrid design of the program, the accessibility of the professors and collegial nature of my group all helped to keep me on track and manage my time. I absolutely never felt alone - in addition to my family, the program’s staff was always cheering me on and encouraging me during our residency sessions.

Dr. Cheryl Wolfe, MBA'17, vice chair for OB/GYN department & section director of ambulatory services
Kelley Physician MBA alumnus Dr. Ali Bassiri standing in Hine Hall at IUPUI.

I took this program while serving as chief of staff at our hospital and the director of the ICU. Yet I found the program to be almost a respite. The primer courses helped me to enjoy—rather than struggle with—the subject matter while allowing me to get the most from an academic faculty that is simply second to none.

Dr. Ali Bassiri, MBA'17, chief of staff and pulmonologist


We're the only physician MBA program offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Coordinated through Indiana University’s Division of Continuing Medical Education, MDs and DOs will earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (recognized by AOA as Category 1-B) for every hour spent in the Business of Medicine residency. Credits automatically post to your CME transcript on a quarterly basis. Maintenance of Board Certification (MOC) credits are awarded based on your specialty.