Important news about the Full-time MBA Program
Tippie College of Business has announced that the incoming class of 2019 will be the last cohort of students admitted to the Full-time MBA program at Iowa. The decision to end this delivery format for the Iowa MBA will allow the college to continue to innovate and grow the Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and portfolio of specialized master's programs increasingly preferred by the students and businesses we serve.
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Get the MBA you want

The Iowa Full-time MBA is internationally known for rapid ROI and income growth.

We deliver the MBA experience you want and work with you to snag the career you deserve. Our admissions process is selective and designed to make applying simple.

Application deadlines

We are no longer accepting applications to the program. For more details, see the message at the top of this page.

What we look at

Work experience

We recommend at least two years of full-time, post-undergraduate work experience, but there are exceptions. Undergraduate summer internships and co-ops can count toward this requirement in many cases.

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Your test scores

We accept both the GMAT and GRE on an equal basis. If you take the test more than once, we’ll look at your highest total score. If you’re not a native English speaker, we’ll need a TOEFL or IELTS score to show your language skills.

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Your admissions interview

Interviews are a one-on-one conversation with a member of our admissions team. They last about an hour and are by invitation only. All candidates who visit campus will receive an interview.

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Your academic record

A bachelor’s degree is required to apply. We review your transcripts, which you can upload when you fill out the application. If you’re admitted, we’ll need official transcripts, but unofficial copies are fine for now.

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Admission for women, Veterans, and college seniors

An MBA classroom full of students from all walks of life makes everyone's MBA experience richer. To attract these unique-background students, we've created special admission programs for women, military veterans, and college seniors.

Lisa Ferguson

Women aren’t equally represented in the ranks of business leaders, and they’re not making up half of MBA classrooms. We’re helping that goal become reality with programming and scholarships.

Justin Botts

Veterans and active-duty U.S. military get extra support through scholarships, an accelerated admission process, and employment programs while enrolled.

Undergraduate Online Degree Management

The Take2 Deferred Admission program secures your seat in the Iowa MBA while you gain valuable work experience. Your spot in the Iowa MBA Program—including scholarships—will be waiting for you.