Prospective Students


Tippie's Professional MBA curriculum includes an interdisciplinary foundation of core courses that develops competency in general management skills and key functional areas of business. Elective courses are tailored to individual career goals.

Degree requirements
15 courses (45 total credit hours):

  • 9 business core courses
  • 6 electives

View Professional MBA core courses and electives


Classes typically meet one evening each week with occasional course offerings on Saturdays.

Courses run on a 12- to 13-week semester format, with options during breaks to enroll in Intersession courses (intense 4-weekend elective course offerings that focus on leadership and management topics).

Access to course information (syllabus, class notes, announcements) is available online 24/7 through Iowa Courses Online (ICON).


  • in course sequencing
  • in program completion time (30 months to 10 years); a sample 3-year plan is shown on this page
  • begin any semester—fall, spring, or summer

Students are highly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment to work with an advisor to create a customized plan that meets their specific goals.