Registration

Register for classes through the MyUI student information portal. New to registering? Download the MyUI Quick Guide (pdf).

Semester Professional MBA Full Admission Registration Online MBA Full Admission Registration PreMBA & Certificates Registration
Winter 2019 November 11 November 11 November 18
Spring 2020 November 11 November 11 November 18
Summer 2020 March 9 March 9 March 16
       

Add a course

Use MyUI to add courses after registration opens until 11:59 pm the day prior to the first day of the course. On or after the first day of the course, contact the PMBA/OMBA Registration Office at pmba-omba-registration@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3736 to add a course.

Drop a course

Up until the first day of the course, you can drop through MyUI. You must drop the course before 11:59 p.m. the day before the course starts. Dropping after this point requires you to email pmba-omba-registration@uiowa.edu with the course name and reason for the drop. 

Tuition responsibility for dropped courses

You’ll be held to at least 10% tuition responsibility for any course in which you are officially enrolled unless your drop is received before 11:59 p.m. the day before the official course start date listed in the PMBA or OMBA Schedule of Courses. Please note, mixed-mode courses typically have an official course start date several weeks prior to the in-person class sessions.  After that point, the amount of tuition you're responsible for varies depending on when you drop. Details are explained in the Tuition Responsibility Schedule.

Not attending class does not constitute withdrawal. Failure to provide official notice of withdrawal may result in receiving a grade of F in the course. This tuition responsibility schedule is specific to this program, and is distinct from the university’s Tuition Responsibility Schedule.

Course material responsibility for dropped courses

If you drop before 11:59 p.m. the day before the course starts, you will not be responsible for course materials. If you withdraw after that point, you will be held to the full cost of any required course materials typically charged to your U-Bill (cases, simulations, course packets).

Enrollment Restrictions & Course Load

Professional MBA Program and Online MBA Program students may register for no more than the maximum course load each session. Maximum course loads vary and are listed below. 

Summer, Fall and Spring Sessions (non-Intersession)

You may enroll in up to three courses (9 semester hours) provided all the following criteria are met:

  • No more than two courses are concurrent* with overlapping course start and end dates*.
  • Accelerated courses* cannot have overlapping course start and end dates*. This does not apply to an accelerated course* combined with a full session course. 

You will be permitted to enroll in three concurrent* courses (9 semester hours) provided all the following criteria are met: 

  • Fully admitted to the PMBA or OMBA Program
  • Completed at least nine semester hours of credit in the program
  • Received grades of B or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.5+ in all MBA coursework
  • Not enrolled in Business Integration for the respective session
  • Not enrolled in more than one accelerated* course in the respective session with overlapping course start and end dates*.

Fall (Nov/Dec) and Spring (April/May) Intersession

You may enroll in one course (3 semester hours). 

Winter Session (currently offered in-person at Professional MBA Program sites)

You may enroll in one course (3 semester hours). 

Global Learning Opportunities (GLO) 

You may enroll in the GLO provided there is no additional course enrollment in which the dates overlap with the global trip component or conflict in times with the GLO preparatory online live sessions. If this requirement is met, you may take the GLO in addition to the maximum course load published per term. 

PreMBA enrollment restrictions for the Professional MBA program

If you are in PreMBA status within the Professional MBA program, you may enroll in up to five courses (15 semester  hours). Credits must be no more than 10 years old to be counted toward fulfillment of the degree. 

The five courses must include one of the following:

  • MBA:8160 Managerial Economics
  • MBA:8140 Corporate Financial Reporting
  • MBA:8150 Business Analytics
  • MBA:8180 Managerial Finance

General Policy Information:

  • You may not enroll in courses that meet on the same date and time. This includes courses where only one of the days or nights overlap.
  • You may enroll in courses in MyUI as long as the full registration does not violate the enrollment restrictions. If the enrollment violates the restrictions, the registration will be administratively dropped. 

*Definitions:

  • Concurrent courses are defined as those courses that take place within the same time frame (using course start and end dates) but are held on different days and/or times. 
  • Accelerated courses are defined as those with course start and end dates less than 10 weeeks in length.
  • Overlapping dates are defined by the course start and end date in MyUI and the published Schedule of Courses (not by the published in-person course dates, which may differ from the course dates). 

Course prerequisites

If you want to enroll in a course with a prerequisite, you need to have completed the prerequisite or been waived from it before the course begins.

Full-time/half-time student status

Some financial aid methods are dependent on your status as a full-time or half-time student. Here's how this applies to the Professional MBA and Online MBA programs:

Full-time status

Defined for graduate students as 9 s.h. per semester during the academic year or 5 s.h. during summer session.

Half-time status

Defined for graduate students as 5 s.h. per semester during the academic year or 3 s.h. during summer session.

Enrollment in full-time master's courses

Students enrolled in the Professional MBA or Online MBA programs may complete up to 15 credit hours of coursework at the Iowa City campus to fulfill MBA graduation requirements. Select courses are available through the Master of Finance and Full-time Business Analytics programs. Eligible courses are offered in Iowa City during the fall and spring semesters.

Students interested in taking Iowa City courses should contact their academic advisor and must meet on-campus registration requirements (e.g., vaccinations). Tuition rates for on-campus, full-time courses are different than tuition rates for Professional MBA and Online MBA courses.

Students enrolled in the full-time master's programs (Master of Finance and Master of Business Analytics) have registration priority. Professional MBA and Online MBA students can enroll as space allows.

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