Be a lifelong learner. 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.

How it works

  • Complete and submit a Professional Improvement or Professional Certificate* application
  • Review the schedule of courses and register

You may 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 the schedule of courses

*For the finance, leadership, or marketing certificate: If you've already taken courses that are in the certificate's curriculum, up to four courses (12 s.h.) can be applied toward the certificate.

How and when to apply

Create your profile in our application portal. Select:

  • Program Type: MBA
  • Program: Iowa MBA
  • Admission Type: Professional Improvement
  • Professional Improvement Status Category: Alumni

No application fee required. If you intend to take courses toward a finance, leadership, or marketing certificate, please apply for the certificate instead of submitting a Professional Improvement application.

Classes can fill quickly in the MBA Program. We fill spots on a first-come, first-served basis, and earlier applicants will have priority over latecomers. Apply as early as possible after you have earned your MBA degree to help ensure you get the class you want. Applications will not be processed until your MBA 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


Apply now


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

Graduate Management Programs, Academics
Kendra Belski, Assistant Director