Time Commitment

Fitting an MBA into your life.

Our MBA courses are specifically designed with you in mind. We know you're a busy physician. That's why we’ve paired action-oriented monthly residency sessions in Indianapolis 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. By spreading this degree over 21 months, your work and personal time are less disrupted than they would be from a more consolidated, one-year executive MBA that requires 25 hours of study each week.

Known for teaching excellence across different learning platforms, Kelley Physician MBA faculty members design their courses to maximize your learning in the shortest amount of time without sacrificing quality. You can attend lectures, complete assignments and connect with faculty and other physicians in the program remotely. The online environment in this program is flexible and adaptable. All content is recorded and hosted online, allowing you to download it for later use.

What our Physician MBA students say about the time commitment.

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

Gregory Mishkel, MD, MBA'17

Cardiologist and Division Head of Cardiology and VP of Cardiology Operations, NorthShore University HealthSystem

"You have to put in the time in, which 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."

Read Dr. Mishkel’s Story
Kelley Physician MBA alumna Dr.Cheryl Wolfe standing in Hine Hall at IUPUI.

Cheryl Wolfe, MD, MBA'17

Obstetrician-Gynecologist Vice Chair for OB/GYN Department and Section Director of Ambulatory Services, Rush University Medical Center

"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 staff always cheered me on and encouraged me during our residency sessions."

Read Dr. Wolfe’s Story

Jennifer Hauler, MD, MBA’16

Emergency Medicine Physician and System Chief Medical Officer, Premier Health

"One of my biggest concerns was time management and would I be able to devote the time to succeed. But no matter what you do after you graduating with the Kelley Physician MBA, it is never time wasted."

Read Dr. Hauler’s Story

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

Connect with Our Alumni

Want to talk, physician to physician? Fill out this form to be connected with a Physician MBA alum with a similar role, practice or lifestyle who can answer your questions about this program.