Cut down on costs. Advance further in your career. 

As your career evolves, so do your professional development needs. Let your MBA alma mater help.

Dive deep into topics that are relevant to your current position, from investment strategies to team development, negotiations, and Lean practices. Starting in 2016, the Tippie College of Business is offering a scholarship to its MBA alumni that covers over 50% of tuition for select Professional MBA Program courses and select professional certificates in finance, leadership, and marketing.

How it works

  • Complete and submit a Professional Improvement application
  • Choose from the list of courses included in the program*
  • After registration, an alumni scholarship of $1,000 will be applied to your U-Bill to reflect the discounted tuition

The scholarship covers a little over half the regular tuition cost (normally $1,995 for a 3-credit course) in the Professional MBA Program. You may also be eligible for employer reimbursement depending on your employer’s policy. Use our employer deferment option to pay at the semester’s end, so you don’t have to pay up front if your employer will reimburse you later.

See eligible courses

*For the finance, leadership, or marketing certificate: If you've already taken courses that are in the certificate's curriculum, up to two (6 s.h.) can be applied toward the certificate. The discount will be applied to the remaining three courses.

How and when to apply

Create your profile in our application portal. Select “Professional Improvement” as your Admission Type and “Alumni” under Professional Improvement Status Category. You’ll be on your way to discounted MBA courses quickly. No application fee required. Once you’re approved, we’ll take care of class registration for you.

Classes can fill quickly in the Professional MBA Program. We fill spots on a first-come, first-served basis, so earlier applicants will have priority over latecomers. Apply as early as possible to help ensure you’ll get the class you want.

For a fall 2016 start

Earliest date to apply: May 22, 2016
Last date to apply: August 17, 2016

For a spring 2017 start

Earliest date to apply: September 1, 2016
Last date to apply: January 11, 2017

*Last date to apply depends on the course you want. The dates listed above are for courses starting the first week of the semester. You have more time to apply for intersession and courses starting later in the semester. Want to know if there’s still time to get in? Just drop us a line and ask.

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We’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us at:

Lisa Meaney, Educational Services Coordinator