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 quarterly in-person class sessions in Indianapolis with online learning that is made available fully on demand. You'll be in Indianapolis for in-person classes, but you can accomplish the rest of the program remotely.

You can expect to spend 10 to 14 hours per week, plus class sessions, earning your Kelley 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 and Vice President and Department Chief Of Women’s Health, Corewell Health West

"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
Kelley Physician MBA alumna Dr.Cheryl Wolfe standing in Hine Hall at IUPUI.

Jennifer Hauler, MD, MBA’16

Emergency Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

"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

Continuing Medical Education

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, for one course each quarter. Credits automatically post to your CME transcript on a quarterly basis.