MBA alumni may apply for Professional Improvement admission and receive scholarships toward the following courses.

Spring 2019 Courses

Classes held at the Cedar Rapids Center

Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions (FIN:9300:0EXC)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180
Instructor:
Mahmut Illerisoy
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 304

Managing Employee Performance (MGMT:9250:0EXC)
Instructor: Beth Livingston
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3
In-Person Sessions: January 16, February 6 & 13, March 13, April 3
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 301
Note: This is a hybrid course, consisting of a combination of in-person class sessions, recorded lectures, and web-based exercises and activities. There will be no synchronous class sessions held in the remaining weeks.

Strategic Brand Positioning (MKTG:9320:0EXC)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110
Instructor: John Murry
Dates: January 17 - March 2
Live Online Sessions: Thursdays, January 24, February 7 & 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
In-Person Sessions: Saturdays, January 19, February 2 & 16, March 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Room: 304
Recorded lectures: Viewable at student's choice of time during the week.
Note: Drop date prior to 11:59 p.m. on January 16 for no tuition responsibility.

Intersession Course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTR:9100:0EXC)
Instructor: Kurt Heiar
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and May 3-4
Times: Fridays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. / Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room: 302
 

Classes held at the Pomerantz Center

Intersession Course
Wealth Management (FIN:9350:0EXP)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180
Instructor: Jeff Hart
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 9 - May 9
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Note: Sessions will not be recorded.

Classes held at the John & Marry Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC)

Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions (FIN:9300:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180
Instructor:
Terrance Chorvat
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 308

Contemporary Topics in Marketing: Product Management and New Product Development (MKTG:9010:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110
Instructor: Mike Wokosin
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 - April 2
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 308
Note: This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Intersession Course
Managing the Growth Business (ENTR:9500:0EXD)
Instructor: TBA
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 9 - May 9
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Room: 308

Intersession Course
Alternative Investments and Portfolio Strategies (FIN:9290:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180
Instructor:
TBA
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 9 - May 9
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Room: 301

Classes held at the Birchwood Learning Center

Corporate Financial Strategy (FIN:9310:0EXQ)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180
Instructor:
Erik Lie
Dates: Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 112

Global Business Management (MGMT:9290:0EXQ)
Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Dates: January 17 - April 4
In-Person Sessions: Thursdays, January 24, February 21, and March 28
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 112
Note: This course is a hybrid course, consisting of a combination of three in-person class sessions and web-based delivery. The web-based delivery will include recorded lectures, cases, applied projects, and other activities and will follow a weekly lecture and assignment schedule.
Important: See course registration note under hybrid section of this schedule.
Note: Drop date prior to 11:59 pm on January 16 for no tuition responsibility.

Contemporary Topics in Marketing: Product Management and New Product Development (MKTG:9010:0EXQ)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110
Instructor: Mike Wokosin
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 – April 2
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 112
Note: This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Intersession Course
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (ENTR:9450:0EXQ)
Instructor: Lynn Allendorf
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 9 - May 9
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Room: 112

Global Business Management (MGMT:9290:0EXQ)
Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Dates: January 17 – April 4
In-Person Sessions: Thursdays, January 24, February 21, and March 28
Time: 6:00 - 9:40 p.m.
Room: 112
Note: This course is a hybrid course, consisting of a combination of three in-person class sessions and web-based delivery. Recorded lecture and course content will begin January 17 with the first in-person session on January 24. The web-based delivery will include recorded lectures, cases, applied projects, and other activities and will follow a weekly lecture and assignment schedule.
Note: MGMT:9290 Global Business Management is a new elective in the PMBA Program as of Spring 2018. If you have completed the core Global Business Strategy (GBS), taught by Mikhail Grachev or have completed GBS prior to 2017 with Marketa Rickley, do not enroll in the course as there is content overlap. Students who have completed or will complete Foundations in Strategy as part of their core curriculum may enroll.
Note: Drop date prior to 11:59 p.m. on January 16 for no tuition responsibility.

Strategic Brand Positioning (MKTG:9320:0EXC)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110
Instructor: John Murry
Dates: January 17 – March 2
Live Online Sessions: Thursdays, January 24, February 7 & 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
In-Person Sessions: Saturdays, January 19, February 2 & 16, and March 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room: 304
Recorded lectures: Viewable at choice of time during week.
Note: Drop date prior to 11:59 p.m. on January 16 for no tuition responsibility.

Summer 2019 Courses

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Classes held at the Cedar Rapids Center

Corporate Financial Strategy (FIN:9310:0EXC)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180 Managerial Finance  
Instructor: Erik Lie
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, May 13 – June 20, no class 5/27
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 301

Project Management (MGMT:9185:0EXC)
Instructor: Bernard Dutchik
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, June 24 – August 1, no class 7/4
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 301

Dynamics of Negotiations (MGMT:9110:0EXC)
Instructor: Matt McAllister
Dates: Wednesdays, May 15 – July 31, no class 6/26
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 301

Customer Relationship Management (MKTG:9120:0EXC)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110 Marketing Management
Instructor: DJ Nayakankuppam
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, July 18 – August 19
Times: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Room: 304
Note: This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies.  The instructor will originate from both Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Des Moines

Classes held at the John & Marry Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC)

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (ENTR:9450:0EXD) 
Instructor: Wade Steenhoek
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, June 24 – August 1, no class 7/4
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 308

Project Management (MGMT:9185:0EXD)
Instructor: Wayne Kaul 
Dates: May 9 – June 8
In-person Dates: May 16, 17, 18, 31, and June 1
Times: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Room: 328
Important: This course will be delivered in a 5-day in-person format coupled with preparatory and post class work.
Note: Drop by 11:59 pm on 5/8 for no tuition responsibility.

International Marketing (MKTG:9190:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110 Marketing Management
Instructor: Mark Winkler
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, May 13 – June 19, no class 5/27
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 301

Security Analysis (FIN:9270:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180 Managerial Finance
Instructor: Lawrence Cook
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 24 – July 29
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room:x 301

Human Resource Management (MGMT:9270:0EXD)
Instructor: Dennis Schrag
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, May 13 – June 20, no class 5/27
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 308

Classes held at the Birchwood Learning Center

Portfolio Management (FIN:9200:0EXQ)
Prerequisite: MBA:8180 Managerial Finance
Instructor: Jeffrey Hart
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, May 13 – June 20, no class 5/27
Times: 6:00 – 9:40 pm
Room: 111
Note: Sessions will not be recorded.

Customer Relationship Management (MKTG:9120:0EXQ)
Prerequisite: MBA:8110 Marketing Management
Instructor: DJ Nayakankuppam
Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, July 18 – August 19
Times: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Room: 112
Note:This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies.  The instructor will originate from both Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Strategic Management of Change (MGMT:9130:0EXQ) 
Prerequisite: MBA:8120 Management in Organizations
Instructor: TBA
Dates: July 8 – August 2
In-person Dates: July 8, 9, 10, 18, 19
Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Room: 120
Note: This course will be delivered in a 5-day in-person format coupled with preparatory and post class work.