Faculty Resources

Travel Guidelines

Travel Reimbursement

  • All travel expenses must be submitted within two weeks of your last PMBA class session. Expenses should be reported directly to the account specialist by emailing mba-accounting@uiowa.edu. Your email should summarize your expenses for the semester.
  • Expense for the use of a private vehicle for travel to/from the PMBA sites will be reimbursed at the rate consistent with university guidelines.
  • Eating on the road before or after class will be reimbursed for the actual cost, up to the maximum allowances governed by university guidelines.
    • Any meal costs above these amounts will be at your expense.
    • Meal receipts may be required.
    • Mileage and meals are not reimbursable if the instructor's primary home residence is located in the same vicinity where the course is taught.


Faculty teaching in the PMBA Program may use a UI Fleet Services vehicle, or private transportation to the course site. If you are driving a Fleet Services vehicle, you will receive instructions on where to pick up the vehicle. Indicate your preference for a Fleet Service Vehicle on the Faculty Support Form.

Drivers (Des Moines faculty only)

The PM Program provides a van with a driver to transport faculty who teach in Des Moines on Monday thru Thursday nights. If you would like to ride the van, please indicate so on your Faculty Support Form.

Hotel Arrangements

The PMBA program will pay for hotel accommodations for faculty who travel to Des Moines or the Quad Cities to teach classes that are held on consecutive evenings or days. Faculty who live outside of the Iowa City area may also qualify for hotel stays in Cedar Rapids. The program also pays for lodging when adverse weather arises at ANY of the program sites. You may stay at one of the preferred hotels listed below, which offer a discount for faculty. Other hotels may be used at the discretion of the faculty member, but full reimbursement of the hotel room may not be granted according to UI policy.

If hotel accommodations are requested by you on your Faculty Support Form, reservations will be made for you at one of the preferred hotels listed below. Faculty may be required to present their University of Iowa staff ID card at check-in.

Reimbursement for your hotel stay will be made in accordance with UI policy by submitting your hotel receipt to the MBA Accounting Team at MBA Accounting mba-accounting@uiowa.edu.

Des Moines Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
205 South 64th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Reservations: 877-782-9444
Local: 515-223-0581
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Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
Reservations: 877-782-9444
Local: 515-270-8890
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Hampton Inn Des Moines - Airport
5001 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Reservations: 800-445-8667
Local: 515-287-7300
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Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Reservations: 800-325-3535
Local: 515-223-1800
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Quad Cities Accommodations

Country Inn & Suites
140 East 55th Street
Davenport, IA 52806
Reservations: 800-830-5222
Local: 563-388-6444
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Quality Inn & Suites
6605 North Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52806
Reservations: 877-424-6423
Local: 563-386-8336
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Radisson Quad City Plaza
111 East 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Reservations: 800-967-9033
Local: 563-322-2200
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Cedar Rapids Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Reservations: 855-610-8733
Local: 319-731-4444
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Residence Inn by Marriott Cedar Rapids
1900 Dodge Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Reservations: 866-295-9139
Local: 319-395-0111
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