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Maharishi University of Management

Maharishi University of Management is a unique degree-granting non-profit school located in Fairfield, Iowa. Previously known as the Maharishi International University, the school teaches what it calls “consciousness-based education.” The focus is on using the Transcendental Meditation technique to help students realize their full potential and teach them how to fulfill economic goals while caring for the environment. The school was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1971. It was originally located in Goleta, California, but moved to its current Iowa home in 1974. Approximately 1,200 students attend this university.

Educational Programs at Maharishi

Maharishi University of Management is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission to award bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. Here is a list of the educational programs available at the school:

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Foundations
  • Literature
  • Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Physiology and Health
  • Pre Med
  • Sustainable Living

Master’s Degrees

  • Sustainable Business
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Accounting (MBA)
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Innovation
  • Maharishi Vedic Science

Ph.D. Degrees

  • Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Management
  • Physiology

Minor Degrees

  • Creative Musical Arts
  • Physics
  • Development of Consciousness
  • Educational Foundations

Maharishi University of Management is one of the few schools uses the block system. Students immerse themselves in one class for four weeks before moving onto the next subject. At the end of each four-week course, students enjoy a three-day weekend to relax before diving back into their educational programs.

The school also has a number of continuing education courses that it offers online through its distance-learning program.  These courses can be completed for credit or audited. Courses include Physics and Consciousness, Self-Pulse Reading, Maharishi Yoga Asanas, and Veda and Physiology.

Students have an opportunity to study abroad through the school’s rotating university program. Courses last between 4 to 6 weeks and are taught in places like Hawaii, China, Tibet, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, and South Africa. The subjects taught vary each year, but students are presented with many opportunities to interact with another culture to learn and understand its traditions.

Admissions

The school looks at several factors to determine each student’s potential for success such as their academic records, extracurricular activities, work experiences, recommendations from teachers or employers, and answers to essay questions and personal interviews. No SAT or ACT scores are required unless the student has a grade point average below 2.5. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent (ex. GED). A maximum of 70 credits may be transferred from another accredited institution.

To be considered for admission to the graduate program, students must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a 3.0 grade point average in the last two years of their undergraduate program. The school also considers the student’s graduate entrance exam scores, experience, qualifications, recommendations, and the intended program of study.

International students that want to attend Maharishi University of Management must submit documentation of previous education and verification of financial assets. They must also pass the TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or obtain a 6.0 on the IELTS.

Tuition Costs Maharishi University 

Tuition and fees are as follows:

  • Tuition: $26,000 per year
  • Housing: $7,400 per year for a single room and meals
  • Fees: $430 per year
  • Books and personal expenses: $4,800 per year

About 90 percent of the students at Maharishi University of Management receive financial assistance. Money for school expenses can be found in a number of places including federal financial aid, private loans, and scholarships and grants from non-profit organizations. The first step to securing money for school is to submit the FAFSA form.

Campus Life

On-campus housing is unlike other schools in that students do not have to share their rooms. All housing consists of single rooms. Some buildings have central baths, but newer ones provide students with private facilities. The school’s principle is sustainability and harmony, and many of the residence halls were built according to Vedic standards and with an eye towards being environmentally friendly.

Maharishi doesn’t have formal intercollegiate sports, but does have numerous sports and recreation programs such as soccer, tennis, volleyball, archery, fitness training, aerobics, badminton, and gymnastics. They also have a natural health program that teaches students how to improve and maintain their health through yoga and eating organic vegetarian meals.

 
 
 
 

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