Business education, re-envisioned

We’ve re-imagined business education for experienced professionals—leaders who demand a higher level of classroom experience. The courses are probably on point with your expectations from a top-ranked MBA: management, finance, analytics, marketing, strategy, and more. The chairs, whiteboards, and overhead projectors are not that different, either.

But having a CFO in your study group is different. So are expert faculty who tailor their courses to your experience level—and understand you have other priorities, too. That, in essence, is the Iowa Executive MBA value proposition. Classmates with diverse backgrounds. Lively discussions with smart people like you. Professors who respect your experience. All from one of the best business schools in the country.

Invest in yourself

If you find the demands on you have never been greater, it’s a sign. Time to invest in you. The Executive MBA is a strategic investment in high-level business expertise that keeps you at the top of your game—all career long.

Run with the best

Your classmates are leaders. What they're leading varies—a business unit, health care practice, military brigade, or their own business—but their value does not. Our team-based approach makes their experience part of your EMBA experience.

We’re in this together

Everyone in an EMBA classroom is balancing other priorities. How do they make it work? With support from faculty who get that you have a life outside of school, and staff who go above and beyond to make life easier.

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Webinar: Inside Iowa's Executive MBA

Check out this video of a recent webinar. We cover everything you need to know about the Executive MBA Program, from fitting it into your busy schedule to tips that make applying easy.

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Application deadlines

Executive MBA applications are accepted on a rolling basis up until the final deadline, but we strongly recommend submitting your application by the priority deadline. Priority applicants receive an early admissions decision and gain access to exclusive networking opportunities.

Applications received after the final deadline are considered as space becomes available.

Iowa City
Priority deadline is May 31st, 2018
Final deadline is July 31st, 2018

Des Moines
Applications for the January 2020 cohort are now being accepted. Contact Maggie McClelland to reserve your spot.

By the numbers

4 Semesters to Complete

Semesters to complete the EMBA program

Average 16 Years of Experience

Average years of work experience

#36 Ranking

Best Executive MBA in the U.S.

The Economist, 2015

What you’ll learn

What you need to get to the next level is likely different from what has helped you succeed in the past. Leading at a high level requires you to draw from multiple disciplines: change management, organizational leadership, financial expertise, marketing strategy, supply chain, business and data analytics. The Iowa Executive MBA helps you upgrade your cross-functional understanding of business and grounds it in business strategy. 

Plus, the immediacy of an EMBA is unparalleled. Apply your newfound analytics knowledge to optimize how many flu shots to order during peak flu season. Draw on your Dynamics of Negotiations simulations to break new ground in your contract negotiations. Your employer has as much, if not more, to gain from the revitalized you.

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Alumni Story
Terry Rosendahl

Invest in Yourself

How soon can your ROI reveal itself? For Terry Rosendahl, the Iowa MBA payoff came in quick promotions.

After studying key disciplines from financials to HR during the two-year program, he rose from director of sales and development to vice president. Then he stepped up to president of Excell Marketing, the leading category manager for Pokemon, baseball, and football trading cards. 

“I’ve been able to move up within the company because this program gave me all the disciplines I was lacking,” he said. “I would not be in the position I’m in now without getting this MBA. There’s no question about that.”

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