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You’ll love it here.

Our students do, and they say it’s because the Iowa MBA combines the appeal of a Big Ten school with a warm and welcoming community—inside the classroom and out on the town. But don’t take our word for it. Let us design a visit-day experience just for you.

Schedule your visit

A visit tailored for you

We’ll design a visit just for you based on your area of interest. Most visits include:

  • Visiting an MBA class with your student host
  • Lunch (on us!) with current students from the major you’re interested in
  • Touring the business campus
  • Talking with your future career academy director
  • Learning how we support your job search
  • Interviewing for admission (if you're ready)

Visits typically last from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and we can adjust the schedule to work for you. If you live more than 75 miles away, we’ll provide hotel accommodations the night before your visit.

Beyond comparison

We hear it time and again: "It was the campus visit. That's when I knew Iowa was my top choice."

Our visits stand apart for their deep personalization. Every itinerary is painstakingly designed to give the most informative and comfortable visit possible.

We look for student guides who share your alma mater, so you'll have plenty to talk about over lunch. We consider your work experience, area of study, and career goals when choosing the class you'll visit and which staff you'll interact with.

It's as close as you can get to the real Iowa MBA experience. Come see us, and see for yourself.

Advance Weekend

Every spring, we welcome prospective and admitted students to campus for two days of Iowa MBA information and experiences alongside future and current students. Travel cost assistance is available. Learn more about Advance Weekend.

Alumni Story
At Tippie, Tara From (MBA11) led marketing for a consulting team to help a Chicago nonprofit get GPS-enabled cell phones to blind and visually impaired children in Illinois

“Tippie had carved out a whole day for me. I had a full day of really getting to know everyone. I loved the size of the program and the personal touch—a real differentiator for me.”

Who should visit

Campus visits at Iowa are highly personalized. Because of the time we spend planning, and to protect your time, we review your visit request to ensure the program is the right fit for you. If the visit is a go, we’ll email you to confirm and start working on your visit.

When to visit

Monday through Thursday when classes are in session, preferably (late August to early December and late January to early May). This way you can attend class and meet our students. If those dates don’t work, contact us to schedule a time that works best for you.

Travel reimbursement

Strong candidates can have their airfare and mileage reimbursed. We pay anywhere from half to 100% of costs. Usually, we need your GMAT or GRE score before we can consider your reimbursement request. When you schedule your visit, select “Request Travel Reimbursement” and complete the required fields.  

You can also contact admissions to see if you qualify for reimbursement before requesting a visit.