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. 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 eligible 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 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 four (12 s.h.) can be applied toward the certificate. The discount will be applied to the remaining eligible 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 and have registered for courses, you should email of the courses you have registered for and would like to have approved for the scholarship in order for the award to be verified and processed.

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 after you have earned your PMBA degree to help ensure you’ll get the class you want. Applications will not be processed until your PMBA degree has been conferred.

For a spring start

Application Deadline: January 1

For a summer start

Application Deadline: May 1

For a fall start

Application Deadline: August 1


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

Graduate Management Programs