MBA Online students may start classes at the beginning OR at the mid-way point of each semester. Fall and Spring Online MBA classes begin on the first day of the semester and last for eight weeks (half the semester); a second set of eight-week online MBA classes start mid-semester and conclude at the end of the semester.
Students can begin online MBA classes, therefore, either at the beginning of a semester or mid-way through each semester, including during summer sessions, though summer online classes may be completed in 5-8 weeks.
Textbooks are mailed to students or they can be picked up by students who live near campus.
More Information about EIU Graduate School Admissions can be found here: https://www.eiu.edu/graduate/aboutadmissions.php