Applying to the Executive MBA program

If you are ready to take your skills to the next level, we’re here to guide you through the application process. We enroll new students in the fall semester every year. The final application deadline is August 1.

Before you apply

Because of our program’s emphasis on the depth and diversity of leadership experience, we encourage you to contact an enrollment specialist before applying to help you discover if the program is right for you. Call or email us to schedule a time to talk. Please note that students in the Executive MBA program are not eligible for student visas.

Step 1: Gather documents

Our application is 100% online; you’ll be asked to upload these documents as you progress through the application.

  • Resume—This document (or equivalent—vitae, professional biography) should summarize your professional history and work experience.
  • Transcript(s)—We can make an admissions decision with unofficial copies of your transcripts if you have them. If you don’t, ask your institution(s) to send transcripts directly to Graduate Admissions. We need transcripts from all institutions where you earned a bachelor's degree or higher. If you earned a degree from the University of Iowa, we already have your records; no need to request them.
  • Essay—Describe your interest in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Iowa, how this experience will benefit you and/or your sponsoring organization, and how you’ll be a valuable addition and contributor to the class. Please also describe how you work in teams, both as a leader and a member. Upload a Word document or PDF; please limit your response to 2 pages.

Step 2: Fill out the application

Start your application

Step 3: Interview with the program director

We’ll arrange for you to meet via Zoom with the Director of Enrollment Management after we receive your application.

Step 4: Send your official transcripts

If you used unofficial transcripts in Step 1, official transcripts should be mailed or emailed directly from the institution to:

The University of Iowa
Office of Admissions
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242