“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:
- The ability to immediately apply what you have learned
- A format and schedule designed to work alongside your other commitments
- The experiences of your peers combined with a team-based approach, amplifying what you gain and learn
- 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.
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. You'll enjoy a generous winter break with summers off.
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.
Invest in yourself
Having built a 13-year career at Transamerica Life Insurance Company (TLIC), Jon Fortune (EMBA17) didn’t want to leave his company, but he knew he needed to diversify his skill set to continue to grow within the company.
A year after starting his Iowa MBA, Jon was promoted from the independent sales force to the product development team, where he’s helping to create new products, pricing methodologies, and customer engagement strategies.Read Story