Current Students



Beginning with Fall 2015 course registration, Professional MBA students will enroll in courses via the MyUI student information portal.

Registration instructions can be found in our MyUI Quick Start Guide.


Semester and Dates* Registration Start Dates
Full Admission PreMBA
Summer 2016
Starts: May 16
Ends: Aug. 5

Late Summer Session
Starts: Jun. 27
Ends: Aug. 10

Apr. 5, 2016 Apr. 12, 2016
Fall 2016
12-week session
Starts: Aug. 22
Ends: Nov. 18

Starts: Nov. 21
Ends: Dec. 15
June 7, 2016 June 14, 2016
Winter 2016
Starts: December 28
Ends: January 14
November 8, 2016 November 15, 2016
Spring 2017
12-week session
Starts: January 17
Ends: April 16

Starts: April 17
Ends: May 12
November 8, 2016 November 15, 2016
* Regular session dates; actual start/close dates vary by course.


Confirmation of Registration

Once you have enrolled in courses in MyUI, your registration is complete and you can consider your registration confirmed. View your course schedule in MyUI at any point before or during the semester.


Changes in Registration

Registration changes can be accomplished as follows:

Add a Course

Use MyUI to add courses after registration opens (see timelines chart above) until midnight of the first day of your course. On or after the first day of the course, contact the PMBA Registration Office at or 319-335-3739 for assistance in adding a course. See the MyUI Quick Guide for instructions on using MyUI.

Drop a Course

Prior to the first day of the course, you can drop courses through MyUI. You must drop the course prior to midnight on the first day of the course. Withdrawal from the course after midnight on the first day of the course requires the completion of the Notice of Withdrawal Form.

Tuition Responsibility for Dropped Courses

You will be held to at least 10% tuition responsibility for any course in which you are officially enrolled unless your withdrawal is received prior to midnight the day before the first day of the class (i.e., you must drop the course by 11:59 p.m. the day before the course starts). The Tuition Responsibility Schedule shows the last date by which withdrawal from a course must be received to avoid tuition responsibility, as well as when 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% tuition responsibility are in effect.

If you do not attend class, it does not constitute course withdrawal. Failure to provide official notice of withdrawal may result receiving a grade of "F" in the course. This Tuition Responsibility Schedule is specific to this program, which is separate and sometimes different from the University’s Tuition Responsibility Schedule.

Course Material Responsibility for Dropped Courses

You will be held to the full cost of any required course materials typically charged to your U-Bill (cases, simulations, course packets) if you do not withdrawal prior to the first day of the course.

Enrollment Restrictions

Most students will enroll in one or two courses per semester, often coupled with an intersession course in fall and spring semesters. Students considering enrolling in more than two concurrent courses in a semester should discuss this decision with their advisor, given the intense workload required for successful completion.

Students are not allowed to take two courses that meet within the same day/night. This includes courses where only one of the days or nights overlap.

Summer: Students are allowed to take 3 courses (9 semester hours) in summer session, with no more than 2 concurrent courses at any point in time (one course ends before the next one starts).

Fall & Spring (excluding Intersession): Students may enroll in 2 concurrent courses. With prior approval, students may enroll in 3 courses concurrently if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are a regularly admitted student
  • Have completed at least 6 hours in the program
  • Have received grades of B or better in all MBA course work and earned a GPA of 3.5 or above in MBA course work

Intersession: Maximum Intersession enrollment is 1 course (3 semester hours) per semester.

Winter: Maximum Winter term enrollment is 1 course (3 semester hours).

PreMBA Enrollment Restrictions:

  • PreMBA students may enroll in a maximum of five (5) courses (15 semester hours) with no time restrictions (Credits must be no more than 10 years old to be counted toward fulfillment of the degree).
  • One of the 5 courses in PreMBA status must include one of the following: MBA:8160 Managerial Economics, MBA:8140 Corporate Financial Reporting, MBA:8150 Business Analytics, or MBA:8180 Managerial Finance.Up

Course Prerequisite(s)

A student wishing to enroll in a course that lists a prerequisite must have satisfied the prerequisite or been waived from the prerequisite before the course begins. More information about prerequisites can be found on our Plan of Study page. Up

Full-time/Half-time Student Status

Full-time student status is defined as follows for graduate students:
  • 9 semester hours (s.h.) per semester during the academic year; 5 s.h. during summer session
Half-time student status is defined as follows for graduate students:
  • 5 semester hours (s.h.) per semester during the academic year; 3 s.h. during summer session

Enrollment in Full-time MBA Courses

Students admitted to the Professional MBA Program may complete up to 15 credit hours of Full-time MBA course work at the Iowa City campus. MBA courses are offered in Iowa City during the fall and spring semesters.

Students interested in taking courses on the main campus should contact their site director and must meet on-campus registration requirements (such as student health). Please note tuition rates for on-campus, full-time courses are different than tuition rates for Professional MBA courses.

Full-time MBA students have priority over such courses.