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How to apply to one of the Tippie College of Business programs.
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This is a quick way to "try out" the MBA-PM Program or to get started in classes if you haven't had time to complete the formal application process before classes begin. It allows you to:
PreMBA status is a temporary student status. If you choose this option, you will eventually need to complete the formal admission process, and receive a positive admission decision, in order to continue in the program.
PreMBA approvals are processed up until the beginning of classes in each semester. There is no "deadline" but classes may fill and selection of classes may be limited closer to the semester start.
Subject to advisor approval, applicants who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution may be exempted from taking the GMAT.
To be considered for PreMBA status, complete the mini-application at https://apply.admissions.uiowa.edu/admissions/login.page and upload the following materials along with your application:
Resume: Include educational background with the dates of degrees awarded and employment history with job titles, dates of employment (including month and year), company names, and employment summaries.
U.S. Institutions: An unofficial copy of your academic transcripts from all previous institutions attended (both undergraduate and graduate) is sufficient for PreMBA review. If you are a graduate of the University of Iowa, you do not need to submit your University of Iowa transcript.
(Note: Official transcripts will be required when submitting an application for formal admission. If you choose to send official transcripts now, please ask your U.S. institution to send them to the Office of Admissions, 107 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1396. If your previous U.S. institution sends official transcripts electronically, the email address for the Office of Admissions is email@example.com.)
Non-U.S. Institutions: You need to submit your official marks sheets (transcripts) and diploma, as well as translated copies if the originals are not in English. The originals are required for review but will be returned to you. To make arrangements with the MBA-PM staff to pick up the documents, deliver them to the Office of Admissions, or personally return them to you, please contact us.
PreMBA materials are reviewed on the same basis as an application for formal admission (professional, postbaccalaureate work experience, demonstrated leadership, and successful academic performance). Candidates are notified by mail of a decision within three weeks after all necessary documents are received. Typically, the review committee expects the following:
Some individuals may be asked to provide additional information, such as a completed GMAT score (to demonstrate academic potential at the graduate level), to obtain additional work experience, to interview with the review committee, or to complete the formal admission process.
If you have any questions about PreMBA status, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-MBA-IOWA (800-622-4692).