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Current Student Profile

The Professional MBA Program attracts some of the brightest and most valued professionals in the area. Students in the program are employed across many business sectors in many different professional roles while taking classes in our program.

Students find themselves in study groups with other area professionals, learning from their experiences and gaining a better insight into the area business community. The personal and professional relationships that students develop within the program are beneficial for years to come.

Enrollment by Site
Cedar Rapids 269
Des Moines 304
Quad Cities 165
Students Currently Enrolled 743
Profile at Admission
Average Age 29
Mid 80% Range 24-38
Undergrad GPA Average 3.31
GMAT Average 568
Undergrad Institutions Represented 141
Professional Experience
Average Years of Full-time Work Experience 6.7
Employers Represented 226

Undergraduate Majors

The Professional MBA Program does not require students to have an undergraduate degree in business; no undergraduate major is considered preferable to others. The program is appropriate for any professional who wants to develop managerial and leadership skills, and there are no prerequisite course requirements for students with non-business degrees.

Undergraduate Major

Employment by Industry

Manufacturing 45%
Financial Services 29%
Technology 4%
Government 4%
Consumer Products 4%
Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care Products 2%
Consulting 3%
Other 5%
Petroleum/Energy 2%
Nonprofit 2%


Professional Work Experience

Years of Professional Experience