“This is just like undergrad,” said none of our students ever.

Yes, you’ll be taking classes, but the resemblance stops right there.

Four things define the Executive MBA experience at Iowa:

  1. The ability to immediately apply what you have learned
  2. A format and schedule designed to work alongside your other commitments
  3. The experiences of your peers combined with a team-based approach, amplifying what you gain and learn
  4. Concierge-style service, where the details are ours to worry about, not yours

Monday morning ROI

Time and again, our students tell us about classroom experiences that helped them tackle today’s business problems. Let’s call this your Monday morning ROI.

Shifting the negotiation strategy on a contract using tactics from class. Redesigning emergency room protocol with skills picked up in the operations course. Starting a new business with your newfound knowledge of strategy. These are all real examples of how our know-how becomes part of your playbook—starting Monday morning.

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Accelerated, not abbreviated

We’ve designed the Iowa Executive MBA Program to coexist with your busy schedule. In Iowa City, classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. In Des Moines, classes meet on Fridays and Saturdays every other week. Summer classes for both locations are online. You'll enjoy a generous winter break.

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Full-service program

We’ve been educating professionals since 1977 and we’ve learned a thing or two about what constitutes a good use of your time. The Executive MBA Program uses a full-service model, where our staff handles course registrations, books, setting up Residency Week lodging, parking, food on class days, graduation arrangements, and all the logistics for the international seminar. We worry about the little things, so you can focus on the big ones.

It’s always a bull market for great leaders

As soon as you start the EMBA program, you’ll feel a noticeable difference over every other classroom you’ve been in: Learning alongside other leaders makes for a vastly improved experience.

And in our team-based learning environment, their competencies truly become part of your learning experience. The classroom atmosphere is friendly, full of lively discussion (and sometimes lively debate). This free exchange of viewpoints and ideas from your classmates builds on coursework to give your EMBA more value than ever.

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Alumni Story
Nate Kaeding

Invest in yourself

When you’ve just retired as the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, what’s your next big goal? Nate Kaeding (EMBA15), a Hawkeye All-American and former San Diego Charger, is making a new kind of conversion: launching businesses in downtown Iowa City.

Since returning for his Iowa MBA, he launched three downtown businesses and landed an economic development role with Iowa City’s Downtown District. He’s diversifying downtown’s retail mix and has a new business plan in the works—a Big Grove Brewery expansion south of downtown.

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