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Full-time MBA MBA for Professionals
and Managers (MBA-PM)
Executive MBA Executive Engineer
Dual Master's
Hong Kong MBA Italy (CIMBA)
FocusAn on-campus educational experience that produces successful graduates with employable specializations aligned with the needs and wants of today's employers. Prepares students to be ethical leaders in the global marketplace. An exceptional experience for professionals who want flexibility in location and course sequence. A customized curriculum enables focus in key areas for career enhancement. A premier general management program for mid- to senior-level professionals. This intensive program integrates study teams and an international seminar to enhance leadership skills. Collaborative program with Iowa State University College of Engineering to develop engineering leaders. Earn a University of Iowa MBA and an Iowa State Master's of Engineering in Systems Engineering. A general management program for mid- to senior-level working professionals. Offered in Hong Kong, courses are taught by University of Iowa faculty on site. An international MBA that combines the knowledge of functional aspects of business with managerial process and leadership-behavior learning experiences. CIMBA integrates leadership development exercises, coaching, and a consulting project as experiential learning opportunities.
When/Where Iowa City campus, Monday through Friday (daytime) Evening courses in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Davenport All day, alternating Fridays and Saturdays, in Iowa City. All day, alternating weekends, in Cedar Rapids Hong Kong Asolo, Italy (September-June) and Iowa City (June-July)
Strengths Gain real depth of knowledge in your area of specialization; career academies in marketing, finance, and strategic innovation provide the skills needed to be marketable in today's economy. Proceed at individual pace. Flexible program enables interaction with accomplished and diverse student body. Maximize leadership skills through international seminar and an academic environment enriched by experienced classmates. Truly unique opportunity to acquire two master's degrees concurrently from Iowa's most prestigious universities. Earn an MBA from a top-ranked program taught by faculty from The University of Iowa. Study in an international environment, conduct a consulting project, and participate in one-on-one and group coaching sessions with a certified leadership development coach to enhance soft skills.
"Typical Student" Average age: 27
Average work experience: 3-5 years
Average age: 31
Average work experience: 7 years
Average age: 39
Average work experience: 14 years
Average age: 36
Average work experience: 12 years
Average age: 32
Average work experience: 8 years
Average age: 28
Average work experience: 2-4 years
Time to Complete 21 months, beginning with fall semester enrollment (4 semesters with summer internship). Flexible: typically 3 years at 5 courses per year. Courses offered all year. 21-24 months (4 semesters) 28 months (5 semesters) 18 to 21 months Full Time: 11 months (September to July) with classes held during week and weekends. (Part-time option also available.)
Tuition/Fees
2011-12
$18,080 annual tuition for Iowa residents $1,800 per course, approximate total cost of $27,000

$55,000

All-inclusive fee covers two residency weeks, international trip (except airfare), texts, meals, and parking.

$60,000

All-inclusive fee covers two residency weeks, international trip (except airfare), texts, meals, and parking.
$26,275
Financial Assistance Merit-based scholarships and graduate assistanceships for outstanding applicants. More than 60% of students receive financial aid. About 35% of those receive aid that completely covers tuition. Student loans are available. Many companies offer full or partial tuition reimbursement. Student loans are typically available for admitted students. Most students are sponsored by their companies or organizations. Student loans are available. Most students are sponsored by their companies or organizations. Student loans are available. Some companies offer tuition assistance. Two courses are eligible for support from the Hong Kong Continuing Education Fund. Merit-based scholarships and graduate assistanceships for outstanding applicants. Student loans are available.
Career Services Intensive career development services throughout the program. Services available during the last year of the program. Available on a select basis. Available on a select basis. Not available Career workshops offered in Italy as well as additional career services in Iowa City.
Other Joint degree options with graduate programs in law, medicine, and public health. Other joint degrees possible; inquire for details. Twelve-week semesters separated by 4- to 8-week intervals provide breaks or concentrated interim study. Students can begin courses before formal admission. Study group based class structure designed to leverage professional experience and expertise. Engineering undergraduate degree required for this accelerated program. Study group based class structure designed to leverage professional experience and expertise. Learn with emerging leaders in the corporate world and from faculty who are dedicated to making learning interesting and worthwhile using a cross-functional team approach.

Learning is enhanced through small, highly interactive classes that emphasize the open exchange of ideas and information.

Students participate in language and cultural trainings, numerous certificate courses, and other seminars to enhance their personal and leadership capabilities.