Past Recipients
  • 2011: Cummins Inc.
  • 2010: United Way of Bartholomew County
  • 2009: Arvin Gift Fund
  • 2008: Harold Force
  • 2007: City of Columbus
  • 2006: Arvin Meritor
  • 2005: Jack Hess
  • 2003: Columbus Regional Hospital
  • 2002: Dick Johnson
Civic Engagement

Since 2001, MBA students have consulted on more than 50 projects with local and regional nonprofit organizations representing a total in-kind contribution of $300,000. Civic engagement is a key component of the Indiana University MBA program at IUPUC.


MBA Community Partner Award

The MBA Community Partner Award recognizes those organizations and individuals who have been exceptionally engaged with the Indiana University MBA program in Columbus and with IUPUC as a university.

It makes public our appreciation for exceptional support of, and contribution to, the vision of graduate business education that drives the MBA program at IUPUC.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award may be given to an individual, company, or organization.
  • The recipient should embrace a general management focus of the program, an integrated pedagogy, community engagement, diversity, and the kind of boldness that is consistent with the culture of Columbus.

2012 Recipients

The 2012 recipient of the Outstanding MBA Community Partner Award was the program’s Alpha Cohort. Students in this cohort are pioneering the new part-time, 24-month program with its modular curriculum.