School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Dual Central Eurasian Studies MA and Kelley School of Business MBA

Degree Requirements :: Graduate Programs

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies, in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business, offers a three-year program that qualifies students for two Master’s degrees. Study in the dual degree program allows students to complete the M.A. and M.B.A. with a total of 66 credit hours rather than the 84 hours that would be required to take the two degrees separately. Under this program, the degrees must be awarded simultaneously.


Students must apply separately for admission to the M.A. program in Central Eurasian Studies and the M.B.A. program in the School of Business and must be accepted by both units in order to be admitted to the dual degree program. Students may apply for admission to both programs simultaneously. Alternatively, students may apply first for the M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies and apply for the M.B.A. program during their first year of study; they can then enter the dual degree program in their second year of study, provided that they have completed no more than 24 hours of M.A. credit before starting work on the M.B.A. Either way, students will spend one year in the College of Arts and Sciences and one year at the School of Business and the final year completing the final requirements (including the thesis) of both programs.

CEUS Requirements: Course Work, Thesis, and Research Language

Twenty-four credit hours of graduate course work to be distributed as follows: (1) three courses (9 credit hours) on the culture, history, or society of the region of specialization; (2) two courses (6 credit hours) at the intermediate level of a language of specialization selected according to the region of specialization; (3) two electives (6 credit hours) taught in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, which may include further courses in the student’s region of specialization, in another region of specialization, or advanced level courses in the language of specialization; (4) R691, an independent study course (3 credit hours) that will serve as the M.A. thesis course (5) an M.A. thesis (no credit hours) of no less than 50 and no more than 70 double-spaced pages (text and notes) that reflects the use of materials in the student’s language of specialization and in one other research language other than English; and (6) demonstration of reading proficiency in a modern research language such as French, German, or Russian.

Business Course Requirements

Required and elective courses for a total of 42 credit hours. The possibilities of course combinations are many and will depend on your specific career goals. All students in the dual degree program are strongly urged to arrange a course of study that includes courses in international business. For full details, contact the M.B.A. program office at 812-855-8006.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500