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Professional MBA Course Schedule

Winter 2015, Spring 2016 and Global Learning Opportunities (GLO)

  • The course schedule is subject to change.
  • Each course is 3 semester hours of credit.
  • The program reserves the right to extend courses by one week if class is canceled due to extenuating circumstances (such as inclement weather).
  • View important registration details for Spring 2016 (including deadlines) on the Registration Information page.
  • Download and print the Spring 2016 schedule.
  • The university has moved to a new course numbering system. The old numbers will follow the new course number (e.g., MBA:8110 (6N:211) Marketing Management).
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Cedar Rapids Courses

Professional MBA courses in Cedar Rapids are conducted at the Cedar Rapids Center at 221 2nd Ave. SE, Suite 300.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8110 (6N:211 EXC) Marketing Management

Instructor: Mark Winkler
Mondays
January 25 – April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8120 (6N:212 EXC) Management in Organizations

Instructor: Scott Seibert
Thursdays
January 21 - April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8140 (6N:215 EXC) Corporate Financial Reporting

Instructor: Kris Gulick
CANCELLED
303
Core MBA:8150 (6N:216 EXC) Business Analytics

Instructor: Patrick Johanns
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8160 (6N:213 EXC) Managerial Economics

Instructor: Stacey Brook
Wednesdays
February 17 – May 11
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8180 (6N:225 EXC) Managerial Finance

Instructor: Erik Lie
Thursdays
January 28 - April 14
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
303 MBA:8140 (6N:215) or an undergraduate course in financial accounting or finance

Core MBA:8210 (6N:223 EXC) Global Business Strategy
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
304
Core MBA:8240 EXC Operations & Supply Chain

Instructor: Barry Thomas
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Core MBA:8300 (6N:240 EXC) Strategic Management & Policy

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Scott Arneson
Mondays
January 25 – April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
304 MBA:8110 (6N:211), MBA 8140 (6N:215), MBA:8150 (6N:216) , MBA:8180 (6N:225), MBA:8190 (6N:229) or MBA:8240

Elective FIN:9200 (6F:212 EXC) Portfolio Management

Instructor: Tong Yao
Thursdays
January 21 - April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
302
Elective MGMT:7900 (6J:205 EXC) Contemporary Topics in Management & Organizations: Effective Managerial Communication
(Winter Session Course)

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 5, 6, 13, 14, 15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
303 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Elective MGMT:9091 (6J:231 EXC) Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
(Winter Session Course)

Instructor: Ion Vasi
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 11-15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
301 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Elective MGMT:9110 (6J:256 EXC) Dynamics of Negotiations

Instructor: Brady Firth
Wednesdays
January 20 – April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
303
Elective MGMT:9120 (6J:262 EXC) Leadership & Personal Development
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
April 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, May 4, 5, 11, 12
Wednesdays & Thursdays:
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
303
Elective MKTG:9310 (6M:251 EXC) Marketing Analytics

Instructor: Gary Russell
CANCELLED 302 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9110 (6K:217 EXC) Advanced Analytics

Instructor: Patrick Johanns
Wednesdays
January 20 – April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
302 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9190 EXC Advanced Project Management
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: George Hollins
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
301 MSCI:9185 (6K:285)

Elective MSCI:9230 (6K:230 EXC) Database Systems

Instructor: Xun Zhou
Thursdays
January 21 - April 21
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
304 Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.

Des Moines Courses

Professional MBA courses in Des Moines are conducted at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8110 (6N:211 EXD) Marketing Management

Instructor: Tom Walsh
Thursdays
January 21 – April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8120 (6N:212 EXD) Management in Organizations

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Wednesdays
January 20 – April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8140 (6N:215 EXD) Corporate Financial Reporting

Instructor: Mark Penno
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8150 (6N:216 EXD) Business Analytics

Instructor: Rick Jerz
Mondays
January 25 - April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8160 (6N:213 EXD) Managerial Economics

Instructor: Luciano De Castro
Wednesdays
January 20 - April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8180 (6N:225 EXD) Managerial Finance

Instructor: Dirk Laschanzky
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12 (No class on February 16)
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
308 MBA:8140 (6N:215) or an undergraduate course in financial accounting or finance

Core MBA:8210 (6N:223 EXD) Global Business Strategy

Instructor: Dimy Doresca
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8240 EXD Operations & Supply Chain

Instructor: Phil Jones
Thursdays
January 21 – April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
308 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Core MBA:8300 (6N:240 EXD) Strategic Management & Policy

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Robert Stahlin
Mondays
January 25 – April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
328 MBA:8110 (6N:211), MBA 8140 (6N:215), MBA:8150 (6N:216) , MBA:8180 (6N:225), MBA:8190 (6N:229) or MBA:8240

Elective FIN:9230 (6F:214 EXD) Real Estate Finance & Investments
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Jay Sa-Aadu
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301 MBA:8180 (6N:225)

Elective FIN:9350 (6F:207 EXD) Wealth Management

Instructor: Jeffrey Hart
Thursdays
January 21 – April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
301 MBA:8180 (6N:225)

Elective MGMT:9130 (6J:263 EXD) Strategic Management of Change
(Winter Session Course)

Instructor: Sara Rynes-Weller
Start Date: January 4
End Date: January 22
In-person Class Dates:
January 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
308 MBA:8120 (6N:212)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Elective MGMT:9220 (6J:235 EXD) Maximizing Team Performance
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Gale Mote
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
328
Elective MGMT:9250 (6J:244 EXD) Managing Employee Performance
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Andrew Hosmanek
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
201 MBA:8120 (6N:212)

Elective MKTG:9150 (6M:223 EXD) Brand Management
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Nick Westergaard
Thursdays & Saturdays
April 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14
Thursdays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
308 MBA:8110 (6N:211)

This course will be delivered utilizing a combination of web and video-conferencing. Instructor-moderated sessions will be delivered via the web on Thursday evenings. Saturday sessions in Des Moines will be held on-site with the instructor originating from the Quad Cities.
Elective MSCI:6060 EXD Data Programming with R

Instructor: Sam Burer
Tuesdays
January 19 - April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
201 Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9110 (6K:217 EXD) Advanced Analytics

Instructor: Qihang Lin
Thursdays
January 21 - April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
201 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9130 (6K:293 EXD) Seminar in LEAN Practices (Lean Academy)
(Winter Session Course)

Instructors: Phil Jones & Tom Bednar
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 4-8
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
308 MBA:8190 (6N:229)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Elective MSCI:9135 (6K:291 EXD) Strategy Deployment & Lean Enterprise

Instructor: Joy Donald
Wednesdays
January 20 - April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
308 MBA:8190 (6N:229)

Iowa City Courses

Unless otherwise noted, Professional MBA courses in Iowa City are conducted at the John Pappajohn Business Building, 21 E. Market Street.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Elective FIN: 9350 (6F:207 EXP) Wealth Management
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Jeffrey Hart
Tuesdays & Thursdays
April 19 – May 12
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
April 30
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
C425 PC MBA:8180 (6N:225)

Elective MGMT:9110 (6J:256 EXP) Dynamics of Negotiations

Instructor: Brady Firth
Tuesdays
January 19 – March 8
5:30 - 9:15 p.m.
C425 PC

Quad Cities Courses

Starting in January 2016, Professional MBA courses in the Quad Cities will be conducted at the new Birchwood Learning Center at 4620 E. 53rd Street in Davenport.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8120 (6N:212 EXQ) Management in Organizations

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Thursdays
January 21 – April 14
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8140 (6N:215 EXQ) Corporate Financial Reporting

Instructor: Bob Hartman
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8160 (6N:213 EXQ) Managerial Economics

Instructor: Don Szeszycki
Wednesdays
January 20 - April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8240 EXQ Operations & Supply Chain

Instructor: Jennifer Blackhurst
Mondays
January 25 – April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
120 MBA:8150 (6N:216)

Core MBA:8300 (6N:240 EXQ) Strategic Management & Policy

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Jon Gray
Mondays
January 25 – April 18
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8110 (6N:211), MBA 8140 (6N:215), MBA:8150 (6N:216) , MBA:8180 (6N:225), MBA:8190 (6N:229) or MBA:8240

Elective FIN:9300 (6F:215 EXQ) Corporate Investment & Finance Decisions

Instructor: Yiming Qian
Tuesdays
January 19 – April 12
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8180 (6N:225)

Elective MGMT:9090 (6J:230 EXQ) Influence & Constructive Persuasion
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
120
Elective MKTG:9150 (6M:223 EXQ) Brand Management
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Nick Westergaard
Thursdays & Saturdays
April 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14
Thursdays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
112 MBA:8110 (6N:211)

Thursday classes will be delivered via the web; Saturday classes will be delivered in person.
Elective MSCI:9130 (6K:293 EXQ) Seminar in LEAN Practices (Lean Academy)
(Winter Session Course)

Instructors: Jeff Ohlmann & Patrick Johanns
Start Date:January 4
End Date: January 22
In-person Class Dates:
January 11-15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
120 MBA:8190 (6N:229)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Elective MSCI:9185 (6K:285 EXQ) Project Management

Instructor: George Hollins
Wednesdays
January 20 - April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
112

Web/Alternative Format Courses

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Elective MGMT:7900 (6J:205 EXW) Contemporary Topics in Management & Organizations: Competitive Strategy

Instructor: Rich McCarty
Wednesdays
January 20 - April 13
6:00 - 9:20 p.m.
Participation is expected in online class sessions.
Elective MKTG:9010 (6M:238 EXW) Digital Marketing Strategies & Analytics

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Goutam Chakraborty
January 19 - April 12 MBA:8110 (6N:211) and MBA:8150 (6N:216)

This online course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions, but will follow a weekly lecture and assignment schedule. The course will be delivered using recorded lectures, cases, applied projects, and discussion boards. Course material can be accessed throughout each week at the student's choice of time; however, assignments will be due throughout the semester on a weekly basis.

Spring 2016 Intersession Courses

Location & Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Cedar Rapids
Core
MBA:8210 (6N:223 EXC) Global Business Strategy

Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
304
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:9120 (6J:262 EXC) Leadership & Personal Development

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
April 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, May 4, 5, 11, 12
Wednesdays & Thursdays:
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
303
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MSCI:9190 Advanced Project Management

Instructor: George Hollins
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
301 MSCI:9185 (6K:285)

Des Moines
Elective
FIN:9230 (6F:214 EXD) Real Estate Finance & Investments

Instructor: Jay Sa-Aadu
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301 MBA:8180 (6N:225)

Des Moines
Elective
MGMT:9220 (6J:235 EXD) Maximizing Team Performance

Instructor: Gale Mote
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
328
Des Moines
Elective
MGMT:9250 (6J:244 EXD) Managing Employee Performance

Instructor: Andrew Hosmanek
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22 - May 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
201 MBA:8120 (6N:212)

Des Moines
Elective
MKTG:9150 (6M:223 EXD) Brand Management

Instructor: Nick Westergaard
Thursdays & Saturdays
April 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14
Thursdays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
308 MBA:8110 (6N:211)

This course will be delivered utilizing a combination of web and video-conferencing. Instructor-moderated sessions will be delivered via the web on Thursday evenings. Saturday sessions in Des Moines will be held on-site with the instructor originating from the Quad Cities.
Quad Cities
Elective
MGMT:9090 (6J:230 EXQ) Influence & Constructive Persuasion

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Fridays & Saturdays
April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14
Fridays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
120
Quad Cities
Elective
MKTG:9150 (6M:223 EXQ) Brand Management

Instructor: Nick Westergaard
Thursdays & Saturdays
April 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7, 12, 14
Thursdays:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
112 MBA:8110 (6N:211)

Thursday classes will be delivered via the web; Saturday classes will be delivered in person.

Winter Session Courses

Location & Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:7900 (6J:205 EXC) Contemporary Topics in Management & Organizations: Effective Managerial Communication

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 5, 6, 13, 14, 15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
303 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:9091 (6J:231 EXC) Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

Instructor: Ion Vasi
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 11-15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
301 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Des Moines
Elective
MGMT:9130 (6J:263 EXD) Strategic Management of Change

Instructor: Sara Rynes-Weller
Start Date: January 4
End Date: January 22
In-person Class Dates:
January 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
308 MBA:8120 (6N:212)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Des Moines
Elective
MSCI:9130 (6K:293 EXD) Seminar in LEAN Practices (Lean Academy)

Instructors: Phil Jones & Tom Bednar
Start Date: December 28
End Date: January 15
In-person Class Dates:
January 4-8
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
328 MBA:8190 (6N:229)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Quad Cities
Elective
MSCI:9130 (6K:293 EXQ) Seminar in LEAN Practices (Lean Academy)

Instructors: Jeff Ohlmann & Patrick Johanns
Start Date:January 4
End Date: January 22
In-person Class Dates:
January 11-15
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
120 MBA:8190 (6N:229)

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Global Learning Opportunity (GLO)

This 3-semester hour course can be used as an elective or as a substitute for MBA:8210 (6N:223) Global Business Strategy, a required core course.

Applications and complete details will be sent out mid-fall and are available here: tippie.uiowa.edu/mbapm/current/global.cfm.

GLO Participation Priority:

  1. Admitted students who have not completed a GLO previously
  2. Admitted students repeating the experience
  3. Pre-MBA students

A complete online application must be submitted by the Priority Deadline of December 1 at 5 p.m. You will receive notification of your enrollment the week of December 7. Our office will enter your GLO course request into ISIS on your behalf in March, which will show up on your April 2016 U-Bill.

MBA: 8500 (6N:235 EXG) Seminar in International Business: Going & Growing Global in Turkey and Greece
Instructor: Mark Winkler
Tentative Dates: May 14-21
Required Pre-Departure Class Session in Iowa City: Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, in C435 Pomerantz Center.