Indian River State College partners with Bluefield University to provide a seamless path for MBA seekers

Fort Pierce – Thursday, December 8, 2022: A guaranteed admissions agreement between Indian River State College (IRSC) and Bluefield University (BU) creates opportunities for IRSC bachelor’s degree graduates to earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in as little as 10 months with a 20% discount on the acquire tuition fees. Prior Learning Credit available to graduates of IRSC School of Business programs can further reduce costs and time commitments in the Bluefield University program.

BU’s online MBA program prepares students to be ethical leaders and offers concentrations in finance, healthcare management, justice administration, and leadership.

“Bluefield University is excited and honored to partner with Indian River State College to present this graduate education opportunity in business,” said Dr. Michael Salmeier, Provost of Bluefield University. “We see this as a direct benefit to the people and communities of Southwest Florida.”

BU believes that IRSC candidates who perform well at undergraduate level will be well prepared to succeed in the Masters curriculum. Students accepted into Bluefield University’s MBA program can begin their studies as early as January 2023.

Online information sessions will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for IRSC students and alumni interested in learning more about the program. The sessions also help students understand Bluefield University’s admissions requirements and the application process. Students can register for the sessions at

“At IRSC, we prepare our students with rigorous academic and experiential learning opportunities that combine to provide a solid foundation for their future careers and educational endeavors,” says Prashanth Pilly, Dean of the IRSC School of Business. “For those pursuing an advanced business degree, we are pleased that this partnership with BU provides a clear and accessible path to achieve those goals.”

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About Bluefield University
Bluefield University is a Christ-centered learning community that develops ministerial leaders to transform the world. Founded in 1922 as a two-year college in Bluefield, Virginia, Bluefield University has grown into a liberal arts-oriented institution at the master’s level. Located in a region rich in history, activity and breathtaking natural beauty, the main campus covers 80 acres in the Appalachian Mountains with views of the East River Mountain as a backdrop to the college community. The university offers over 40 associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs delivered on campus and online. Learn more at

About Indian River State College
As a leader in education and innovation, Indian River State College is changing lives by providing quality, affordable and accessible education through traditional and online delivery to residents of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. The IRSC is a recipient of the 2019 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence, the national recognition of excellence and achievement among America’s community colleges. The college serves nearly 22,000 students annually and offers more than 100 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, technical certificates and diplomas in applied technology. Learn more at

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