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.
Learn more about this change

Take2 Deferred Admission Program

Secure admission now, start your MBA later.

If an MBA is part of your career plan, avoid the stress of balancing business school applications and your full-time job.

Secure your seat in a top-ranked MBA program and rest easy while you enter the workforce to gain valuable experience. Your spot in the Iowa MBA Program—including scholarships—will be waiting for you.

How does Take2 work?

  1. Take the GMAT or GRE now, while you're still in "study mode."
  2. Apply to the Iowa MBA Program during your senior year or shortly after graduation.
  3. If admitted, we'll save you a seat for two years down the road. At the same time, we'll let you know about any scholarships or financial awards you can expect when you return.
  4. Demonstrate two years of full-time, relevant professional work experience to finalize your admission.

Who is right for Take2?

Take2 is designed for high-achieving college seniors or recent graduates who know they want to pursue an MBA, but don’t yet have the work experience to be accepted to a top program. Undergraduate education in business is not required. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Successful candidates will have:

  • a strong academic record
  • internship or co-op experience
  • demonstrated leadership potential through involvement on campus

Many Take2 candidates wait and apply after they’ve secured a job, but it's not a requirement.


Contact any one on our admissions/recruiting team; we’re happy to talk through your individual circumstances to see if Take2 is right for you.