About Our Program

Program Locations

In Cedar Rapids, the MBA-PM Program is delivered at the Cedar Rapids Center.

Location

221-2nd Ave. SE, Suite 300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-365-3569

 

Directions

From the South:

  • Take I-380 North to exit 19A (3rd St SW and Diagonal Dr.).
  • The exit will take you onto 3rd St SW. Continue on this road, crossing Diagonal Dr. and traveling approximately 3 blocks, until you get to 3rd Ave. SW.
  • Turn right on 3rd Ave. SW.
  • When you cross over the river, 3rd Ave. SW will change to 3rd Ave. SE.

To the CR Center

  • Continue on 3rd Ave. SE approximately two and one-half blocks.
  • Turn left onto 3rd St. SE.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. SE.
  • The center will be on your left, next to Zin's Restaurant. (A sign is located next to our entrance door. Prominent signage is also located at the top of the building along both 2nd Ave. and 3rd St.)
  • Enter through the door we share with KAZOKU restaurant, and take the elevator to the third floor.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

To the Convention Center Ramp

  • Continue on 3rd Ave. SE approximately three and one-half blocks.
  • Turn left onto 3rd St. SE.
  • Turn right onto 1st Ave. SE.
  • Turn right into the 1st Ave. Parkade.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

To the Third Ave. Parkade

  • Continue on 3rd Ave. SE approximately three and one-half blocks.
  • Just past the intersection of 3rd Ave. SE and 3rd St. SE, turn right into the Third Ave. Parkade.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

 

From the North:

  • Take I-380 South to Exit 20A (1st St. NE).
  • Turn left onto 1st St. NE.

To the CR Center

  • Travel on 1st St. NE approximately one block and turn left on 1st Ave. NE.
  • In two blocks, turn right onto 3rd St. SE.
  • Go one block and turn right on 2nd Ave.
  • The center will be on your left, next to Zin's Restaurant. (A sign is located next to our entrance door. Prominent signage is also located at the top of the building along both 2nd Ave. and 3rd St.)
  • Enter through the door we share with the former Blend restaurant (which now says Ristorante Belle Coming Soon), and take the elevator to the third floor.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

To the Convention Center Ramp

  • Travel on 1st St. NE approximately three and one-half blocks.
  • About one-half block past the intersection of 1st Ave. SE and 3rd St. SE, turn right into the Third Ave. Parkade.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

To the Third Ave. Parkade

  • Travel on 1st St. NE approximately three blocks and turn left on 3rd Ave. SE.
  • Just past the intersection of 3rd Ave. SE and 3rd St. SE, turn right into the Third Ave. Parkade.
  • View parkade and building photos online.

 

Parking Options

  1. Metered Street Parking Spaces: Meters, which utilize multispace parking pay stations that are located in the middle of each block, are enforced 9:00 am through 6:00 pm on weeknights.  Many spaces are generally available within a block or two, especially on 2nd Ave between the bridge and 3rd Street SE. Pay stations allow you to pay by coin, credit/debit card, or by phone with a credit/debit card once you set up an account.

  2. Parking Ramps:

    Convention Center Ramp (325 1st Ave SE)

    Third Avenue Parkade  (333 3rd Ave SE): You can park in any space that is not marked with a reserved sign.

    If you park in a parking ramp, you can take advantage of the Park Cedar Rapids 24/7 Amenity Program if an unexpected situation occurs (i.e., jump start, tire fill, security assistance).  The Parking Security Office, located in the 3rd Avenue Parkade, is available 24 hour per day, 7 days per week and can be reached at 319-423-7060.

  3. Handicapped Options: If you have a handicapped plate or tag, you may park at one of the handicapped meters near the center.  Please contact Park Cedar Rapids for location information.

Hours

While classes are in session, hours are 5:00-9:30 pm on Monday through Thursday evenings. Please call ahead to verify that someone will be available to assist you.

Computer Resources & Wireless Access

The facility has wireless Internet access. Check with the receptionist for current log-in information. There are also several computer stations available in the lobby.

On-site Meal/Food Options

There is a student break room that contains
— vending machines (snacks and sodas)
— coffee (free of charge)
— a full-sized refrigerator
— microwave

You are also welcome to visit one of the many downtown Cedar Rapids restaurants.

Staff

Nicole Vogt, Cedar Rapids MBA-PM Program Director
319-335-0143 or 1-800-MBA-IOWA
nicole-vogt@uiowa.edu
Evening Coordinators: Kathy Dvorak, Vicki Lyle, Lisa Meaney, and Sharon Ramsay

In Iowa City, the MBA-PM Program is delivered at the John Pappajohn Business Building and the Pomerantz Center.

Location

John Pappajohn Business Building (view building plan and photos)
21 E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA

Pomerantz Center (view building plan, map, and photos)
100 Pomerantz Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
(located at the corner of Market Street and the T. Anne Cleary Walkway, northwest of the John Pappajohn Business Building)

Directions

Exit I-80 at Exit 244, Dubuque St. Head south into town on Dubuque St. As you near downtown Iowa City, turn right on Market St. and ravel one block. The Pappajohn Business Building will be on the southwest corner of Market and Dubuque. Travel approx 300 feet further, and the Pomerantz Center will be on the north side of Market Street.

To Park in the Closest Ramp: continue on Market St. until it dead ends (this is a one-way street). Turn left onto Madison Street then immediately turn left into the IMU Parking Ramp. Exit the parking ramp on Level 4, heading east. Walk across the plaza into the Pappajohn Business Building or follow the plaza walkway north across Market Street to the Pomerantz Center.

Parking

Parking Ramps: Two public parking ramps within walking distance to Pappajohn Business Building and Pomerantz Center. The Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Ramp and the North Campus Ramp are both located on and accessible from Madison S. Parking ramp fees may be paid by cash or check. Graduated rates apply for morning use. Click to view IMU Parking Ramp rates and North Campus Ramp rates.

Parking Beneath Pappajohn Building (evening only): The metered parking lot located in the lower level of the John Pappajohn Business is available to the general public, Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Any vehicle parked at an expired meter is subject to a ticket. Entry to the lot is accessible from Clinton St.

Night/Weekend Permit Option—While not required, MBA-PM students enrolled in an evening course in Iowa may purchase a Night/Weekend permit to park in designated facilities—including Lot 21 below the Pappajohn Building, the North Campus Ramp, and the IMU Ramp—for approximately $13 per month. These ramps are in close proximity to both the Pappajohn Business Building and the Pomerantz Center. Basics are listed below; visit the Parking Facilities website or call at 319-335-1475 for more details.

  • With this permit students pay $117 up-front for a 9-month permit. This amount assumes the permit is purchased in mid-August at the start of the fall semester. (The amount is prorated if sign-up occurs between September 15 and May 15.)
  • If the permit is needed for a shorter time, a student can cancel/return the permit. Upon cancellation, a student will receive a refund for the remaining months not used.
  • Students wanting this permit in the summer pay $26 up-front for a summer permit. Upon cancellation, a student may receive a refund, depending on the date of cancellation.

These permits are valid between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and on weekends from 4:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Monday. Students entering at other times will pay public rates or will be ticketed.

Surface Lots (after 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday):
Free public parking in university Faculty/Staff Parking Lot #2 is available after 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis. One row in this lot is reserved for permit holders at all times and is not available for public parking. That row is clearly labeled.  This lot resides on the corner of Iowa Ave. and Gilbert St. and can be accessed from Gilbert St. The lot sits directly east of Seashore Hall and north of a city parking ramp. Surface lot #8 is a very small lot but is also available. Map

Metered Street Parking: Parking is also available along the streets surrounding the John Pappajohn Business Building. Meters are in effect from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and have a time limit range from 1-2 hours. Parking is free after 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Metered Parking Lot: There is a small metered parking lot that has a 10-hour limit.  It is located on the north side of Market St. between Dubuque St. and Clinton St., directly across from the entrance to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Meters are in effect from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is a popular lot, so space fills up fast. 

Nonmetered Street Parking:  If you enjoy a little walk, there are some streets in the residential areas north and east of the Pappajohn Business Building where you can park for free. If you use this option, you may want to allow for extra time.

Hours

Pappajohn Business Building Resources & Hours
To learn more about the student resources available in the Pappajohn Business Building, including hours of operation, please visit the links listed below.

  • Business Library (Room C320)
  • College Facilities (ex., building hours/schedule, maps)
  • Computer Lab (Room C220)
  • Document/Copy Center (Room C102)
  • Pat's Diner (Room W105)—a short-line cafeteria operated by the Iowa Memorial Union.
  • Wireless/LAN Access: The wireless networks in the Pappajohn Building and the Pomerantz Center are managed by the university's central IT group. This is the same wireless service that is provided in most buildings across campus. For details on how to setup your computer to use the wireless network in these buildings, go to helpdesk.its.uiowa.edu/wireless. If you have questions or problems regarding wireless access in these buildings, contact the UI ITS Helpdesk at its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu, or 319-384-HELP(4357). Or you can stop by the Stead Technology Services Group in the Pappajohn Business Building (Suite W294) or contact them at 319-335-0873 or tippie.uiowa.edu/stsg/request.cfm. The Stead Technology Services Group office is open day and evening hours when classes are in session.

Staff

Nicole Vogt, Cedar Rapids MBA-PM Program Director - 319-335-0143 or 1-800-MBA-IOWA, Nicole-vogt@uiowa.edu.

MBA-PM classes in central Iowa are conducted at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, located in downtown Des Moines.

Location

1200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Coming from the east on I-80:

  • Take I-235 south toward Des Moines.
  • Take the 3rd St. exit toward 5th Ave.
  • Turn slight left onto 3rd St.
  • Turn right onto Grand Ave.
  • Building is located at 1200 Grand Ave.

Coming from the west on I-80:

  • Take I-235 east toward West Des Moines/Des Moines.
  • Take the exit on the left toward Bus Terminal/Keo Way South.
  • Merge onto Keosauqua Way.
  • Turn slight right onto 9th St.
  • Turn right onto Grand Ave.
  • Building is located at 1200 Grand Ave.

Coming from the north on I-35:

  • Take I-235 south toward Des Moines.
  • Take the 3rd St. exit toward 5th Ave.
  • Turn slight left onto 3rd St.
  • Turn right onto Grand Ave.
  • Building is located at 1200 Grand Ave.

Coming from the south on I-35:

  • Take I-235 east toward West Des Moines/Des Moines.
  • Take the exit on the left toward Bus Terminal/Keo Way South.
  • Merge onto Keosauqua Way.
  • Turn slight right onto 9th St.
  • Turn right onto Grand Ave.
  • Building is located at 1200 Grand Ave.

Allied Parking Ramp:

Coming from westbound I-235:

  • Take the 3rd St. exit.
  • Continue south on 3rd to Grand Ave.
  • Turn right on Grand Ave. to 5th St.
  • Turn left on 5th to Mulberry.
  • Turn right on Mulberry, ramp entrance on right at 11th St.

Walking from parking ramp to John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center:

  • Exit the ramp onto 12th St.
  • Walk north 2 blocks to 1200 Grand Ave.

Parking

Parking map
Metered street parking is free after 6 p.m. Please be aware that parking is close by, but not available at the building site. Students should park in the Allied parking ramp located at Mulberry and 11th St. See the driving directions.

Hours

JMPEC is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Computer Resources & Wireless Access

The facility has wireless Internet access. Check with the receptionist for current log-in information.

Staff

Thomas Walsh, Des Moines Director, MBA-PM Program
319-335-1832, thomas-walsh@uiowa.edu

MBA-PM courses in the Quad Cities are primarily held at the Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Location

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Classes are held in:
- B.J. Palmer Hall (map from parking lot to B.J. Palmer Hall)and
- Center for Business Development, located on the 4th floor of the Campus Center building (map from parking lot to Campus Center building)

Directions

View a printable map of Palmer and surrounding area

From I-80 to Parking Lot B:

  • From I-80 take the Hwy. 61 exit.
  • Proceed south on Hwy. 61 (becomes Harrison St.) through Davenport to 12th St.
  • Turn left (east) on 12th St.
  • Turn right (south) on Main St
  • Turn left (east) on 11th St./Palmer Dr. (Palmer Dr. is the street where you can enter the Palmer visitor parking lot)
  • Turn right (south) on Perry St.
  • Turn right (west) into Parking Lot B.

From I-74 to Parking Lot B:

  • From I-74 take the River Dr. Exit.
  • Proceed west on River Dr. toward Davenport.
  • Turn right (north) on Brady St. 
  • Turn right (east) on Palmer Dr., which is one street north of 8th St. (Palmer Dr. is the street where you can enter the Palmer visitor parking lot)
  • Turn right (south) on Perry St. and immediately turn right into Parking Lot B.

Building Photos

Campus Center and Academic Health Center

1Academic Health Center
2Campus Center
3AHC entrance
4Entrance under the skywalk
The Center for Business Development is located on the 4th floor of the Campus Center. If the AHC entrance is locked, use the entrance under the skywalk.

 

View of Palmer Hall from the visitor parking lot

View of Palmer Hall from the visitor parking lot

1Academic Health Center
2B.J. Palmer Hall
If the Academic Health Center is unlocked, you can enter through the doors seen here.

 

Palmer Hall

B.J. Palmer Hall

You can enter the building via the
1skywalk or the 2arched entrance. P201 and P202 are located on the 2nd floor.

 

 

Parking

Parking is free and available in Lot B after 5 p.m. Parking is also available in Lot A and C if needed. Security will be available in the parking lot before and after class. Students and prospective students may also use the Visitor Parking lot.

Hours

The B.J. Palmer Hall building is open until 10 p.m. The Academic Health Center (the building closest to the parking lot) doors lock some time between 5-6 p.m; therefore, you may need to enter through the doors located under the skywalk.

Classrooms

P201 and P202 are located on the 2nd floor of B.J. Palmer Hall (Bldg. #12 on the map)

The Center for Business Development classroom is located on the 4th floor of the Campus Center building (Bldg. #25 on the map)

Computer Resources

Wireless access is available in the classrooms and in the Student Union/Campus Center. Usernames and passwords are required. Students wishing to obtain a WiFi username/password should complete the Palmer WiFi Use Form and fax it to 319-335-3422; We will respond to you by email and will send you your WiFi username and password. The username/password is valid for three years.

A computer lab is available on the 2nd floor of the Palmer Library. Copy cards are required for printing and are available for purchase in or near the lab. The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library is adjacent to B.J. Palmer Hall (Building #11 on the map). The lab is available when the library is open. View library hours on the Library Service Calendar or on Twitter at "PalmerLibraries." You may also call the Palmer Library for its hours, 563-884-5641. During times when Palmer classes are in session, library hours are limited.

Copy machines are available near the skywalk and Student Union. Copy cards are required and available for purchase next to the machine.

Food Options

On-Site at Palmer: Campus Grounds, a coffee/café serving beverages, salads, yogurt parfaits, and sandwiches, is located on the main floor of the Campus Center in the Student Union. It is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday when Palmer classes are in session. The Student Union (main floor of the Campus Center) also has beverage/snack vending machines and a microwave, which are available until at least 10 p.m. on class nights. During most Saturday classes, the bookstore has coffee available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Near Palmer: View a list of restaurants near Palmer.Other Resources

Study spaces with WiFi access are available throughout the Campus Center.

Staff

Michel Pontarelli, Quad Cities Director, MBA-PM Program
Emergency Phone Number (Palmer Campus Security): 563-884-5555