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

Winter 2018 Courses

Cedar Rapids

Classes held at the Cedar Rapids Center

Influence and Constructive Persuasion (MGMT:9090:0EXC)
Instructor: Susan Dustin
Dates: December 26 - January 12
In-Person Sessions: January 2, 3, 4, 11, 12
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: 303
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Contemporary Topics in Analytics: Agile Project Management (MSCI:9010:0EXC)
Instructor: Wayne Kaul
Dates: December 26 - January 11
In-Person Sessions: January 3, 4, 5, 10, 11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: 301
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Des Moines

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

Lean Process Improvement (MSCI:9130:0EXD)
Prerequisite: MBA:8190 or MBA:8240
Instructor
: Mike Altemeier
Dates: December 26 - January 11
In-Person Sessions: January 7-11
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: 308
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Quad Cities

Classes held at the Birchwood Learning Center

Effective Managerial Communication (MGMT:9092:0EXQ)
Instructor: Patrick Highland
Dates: December 26 - January 11
In-Person Sessions: January 2, 3, 4, 8, 9
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room: 120
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Spring 2019 Courses

Cedar Rapids

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
 

Iowa City

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.

Des Moines

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

Quad Cities

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

Web and Hybrid

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.