Meet your future classmates
From entrepreneurs to experienced business leaders, our diverse classrooms make your experience even more rewarding. In fact, many of our students don't even work in the business sector. You may be surprised by who you’ll find here.
Iowa's Executive MBA was created for professionals on the rise—those whose vision and potential for growth is unlimited.
Current leaders and executives
Already the president of a successful nonprofit, Karen Degroot joined Iowa's EMBA program to share best practices with colleagues across industries.
“I have classmates who are physicians, attorneys, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Being able to share our different perspectives is the piece that I look forward to most, and ultimately is what led me to Tippie.”
Karen DeGroot, Executive MBA
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Jessica Kinney began her Executive MBA as a corporate professional—and just months after finishing, started her own venture.
“You don’t have opportunities like this in life to interact with people on a casual, intimate, and professional level that results in honest conversations and debates.”
Jessica Kinney, Executive MBA
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Aviation engineer Shaun Humes was already on an upward trajectory. Now he’s propelling his career faster and farther with an Iowa MBA.
“I knew that if I was serious about my goals to become a high-level leader, I needed to act on them.”
Shaun Humes, Executive MBA
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We've got two paths to an MBA
|Iowa MBA||Executive MBA|
|FORMAT||Flexible—online, hybrid, and in person||In person and online|
|LENGTH||24 months (fastest), 36 months (on average)||Accelerated 16 month program|
|LOCATION||Online or with in-person courses (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines)||Iowa City and Des Moines|
|AVG. WORK EXPERIENCE||7.5 years||14 years|
|GMAT/GRE||Not required||Not required|