Now more than ever, businesses need adaptable, empathetic leaders who can meet any challenge with confidence. Iowa’s Executive MBA Program gives you the ability to implement bold strategy, effectively communicate, and manage change with clarity and purpose. You’ll come away prepared for the next phase in your career, whether it’s creating a nonprofit, growing a start-up, or moving up the ladder within your company.
Give us just 16 months, and we’ll give you the skills to transform your career.
“I can apply what I learn directly to what I do on the job. I wouldn’t be as successful as I am today without that opportunity.”
Gain a holistic view of business, plus leadership and change management skills you can start using on day one. Our curriculum gives you a high-level view of every aspect of business, so you can confidently speak the language of the boardroom. You’ll put theory into practice by working on contemporary business problems.
Average Salary Increase
within 5 years of graduation, from a 2014 survey of EMBA alumni
“I try to get out and foster relationships, but this program is an easier way to do that. You’re already in a cohort of individuals who are growing in their careers and getting to different executive levels. I wanted to expand my network—particularly outside of my industry.”
Earn your MBA in just over a year in a collaborative environment. Build a powerful network and learn from industry leaders in two vibrant communities. Classes meet in-person one Friday and Saturday per month, alternating between Des Moines and Iowa City, and online one Saturday per month. Shuttle services and a one-night hotel stay is included.
average years work experience
“I signed up to be a better CIO and left with the tools to move from CIO to CEO and founder of a new company.”
Tippie offers confidential, one-on-one coaching as part of the Executive MBA experience. You’ll meet with your coach in video sessions to develop and practice your skills, uncover new strengths, and help you meet your personal and professional goals. You can tailor your experience to exactly what you need, and you'll have access to a wealth of resources to help you grow.
best Executive MBA program in the U.S.
The Economist, 2020
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You don’t need the word “executive” in your title to join our next cohort. From entrepreneurs to rising stars, if you’re on your way to a leadership role, we’re saving you a seat.