Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Delta International University of New Orleans


Q:  Can you tell me a bit about your programs?
A:  DIU currently offers competitive online MBA (Master of Business Administration), MPA (Master of Public Administration), and BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) programs.  We accept new registrants every month, and a new cycle of each program begins every month. But the duration of each course is 2 months (8 weeks).

These are not on-campus programs, and students do not need to travel to the United States in order to complete their studies.  All courses and examinations are offered online, supplemented by an audio and video system and an extensive online library.

The DIU e-learning system has several discussion forums, offering students the opportunity to communicate easily with one another, with their professors, and with the administration.  Each course also includes its own forum, allowing for topic-specific discussion and increased class participation.


Q:  How long will my program take to complete?
A:  The online MBA and MPA programs take a minimum of 16 months from start to finish.  Students must complete 15 courses at 3 credits each, plus:
- either a 6-credit Management Consulting course, for a total of 51 credits, or
- a 9-credit Research Project (for those students looking to pursue a PhD), for a total of 54 credits.

The online BBA program consists of 40 courses, at 3 credits each, taken over 40 months (3 years, 4 months). 


Q:  What if it takes me longer to finish the program?
A:  That is fine; you can work at your own pace, as long as you complete your courses within the maximum amount of time (3 years for the MBA/MPA; 6 years for the BBA)


Q:  Am I limited to taking one course per month?  Or may I take as many courses as I can manage?
A:  Our programs are designed to have students take one course each month.  Under special circumstances, it may be arranged for a student to take 2 courses at the same time. But students should write directly to the Dean to receive acceptance.


Q:  What if I interrupt my studies after a few months at DIU?  What will happen with the courses I have studied?
A:  We understand that life does not always run smoothly and according to our wishes.  If, for any reason, you are not able to continue your courses as planned, you will receive an official Partial Transcript outlining your courses, grades, and credits earned to date.  Additionally, you can ask DIU to provide you with a Course Certificate for every course you have successfully passed. 

Students will also be able to resume studies if they so choose, as long as they still complete the program within the maximum allotted time, as outlined above.


Q:  Is DIU seeking accreditation?
A:  We appreciate the importance that students place on accreditation.  DIU is fully licensed and legally authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana to deliver degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  U.S. accreditation requirements stipulate that an institution of higher learning must first operate for a minimum of two up to three years before it may receive full accreditation.  This three-year period will expire in May 2012.  At the appropriate time, when all eligibility requirements have been met, it is DIU's intention to submit the application to receive accreditation from a nationally-recognized accrediting association.
Last News (June 2012): In June 2012, DIU received its renewed License from the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. DIU is now in the process of Accreditation.


Q:  What are the academic requirements I must meet in order to apply to DIU?
A:  To apply for the MBA or MPA programs, applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized University.  If you feel that you have earned a degree equivalent to a Bachelor (undergraduate) degree, please contact us.

BBA applicants must have a high school degree or above.


Q:  How do I apply?  Is there an application deadline?
A:  DIU has rolling admissions, meaning that we encourage students to apply at any time.  We will evaluate your application as soon as it is complete.  Courses are offered every month, and you may begin your program as soon as you are admitted and the first payment has been made. 

For an initial evaluation of your eligibility, please send us the following documents by email:

For the MBA & MPA
- Your resume (CV)
- A clear scan of your Bachelor’s degree (or higher, if applicable)
- A clear scan of your official transcripts (with courses and grades) from the same degree and university as above
- A clear scan of the first two pages of your passport or your local ID (the pages containing your photo and personal information)

For the BBA
- Your resume (CV)
- A clear scan of your high school degree (or higher, if you have already completed undergraduate studies)
- A clear scan of your official transcripts (with courses and grades) from the same degree as above
- A clear scan of the first two pages of your passport or your local ID (the pages containing your photo and personal information)

* Please note that if you are admitted into one of our programs, you may need to provide more documents later. 

We prefer to receive your documents via email.  Simply save them as PDF, Word, GIF, or JPG files and send them to


Q:  As an international student, is there anything else I need to provide?
A:  For students whose mother tongue is not English, we may need you to provide us with your TOEFL results.  DIU seeks applicants with a score of at least 500 on the paper-based test, or 173 on the computer test.  Please contact us if you are a non-native speaker and you do not have a TOEFL result.  Find out where you can take the test on the TOEFL website:

* Note - If you are a non-native English speaker and are unable to take the TOEFL test for any reason, please let us know.  We will give you the opportunity to take the DIU English Test as part of your application.

All other application requirements apply, as outlined above.


Q:  How does the admission process work?
A:  As soon as we receive your full application with all the required documents, we will submit your file to the Admissions Committee for evaluation. 

If you are admitted, you will receive an official DIU Letter of Admission containing information about your program, including the starting date and payment deadlines.


Q:  Does DIU offer scholarships?
A:  There is a Tuition Assistant Program, covering a part of the tuition, is currently available at DIU.  The Admissions Committee will decide once you have submitted all your application materials.  Eligibility is assessed based on need.


Q:  Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A:  Please feel free to contact us through the online chat on our website ( or by telephone at +1 (225) 612-4840 during our regular office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST.  We would also be happy to receive your emails at

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