Move up without missing a beat

Your career is in a solid place. But hitting the next benchmark in your five-year plan will require more know-how than you can get on the job. That's where the Iowa MBA for professionals comes in. Keep your career on the fast track while you earn an MBA in-person, online, or a mix of both. You decide. You'll gain skills that bring your goals within reach, now and for years to come.

Upcoming Admissions Event: Express Admit

Join us October 4-8 for Express Admit, the faster, simpler way to start the Iowa MBA Program. Here's how it works:

  1. Meet virtually with an enrollment specialist at a time you choose. Share your goals and describe how an Iowa MBA will help you reach them.
  2. Submit your application. As a Express Admit participant, we'll waive your application fee and essay.
  3. Receive an admissions decision within one business day of completing* your application.

*Complete applications must include a resume and transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient).

Acceleration, not interruption

Think earning your MBA means leaving your job? Think again. Iowa's top-ranked part-time MBA program makes it easy to balance work, family, and class. You won’t have to put your life on hold to get skills you can use today, and a career boost that pays off in the future. Learn more.

Customize your experience

Whether you study fully online, in one of our Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, or Quad Cities classrooms, or even join a global course, you can make your MBA experience your own. Finish in just 2 years or take longer if you need it—the pace is up to you.

Big Ten MBA, small price tag

In a world where MBA programs range from $7,000 to upwards of $100k, no other program offers the credibility, small class sizes, and flexibility at our price point—$31,500. The Tippie College of Business is AACSB accredited, and your degree is backed by our rankings and reputation.

Designed to be completed in two years, but timing is flexible and can be adjusted to the timeline that works for you. See a plan of study.

45 credit hours total. You'll complete nine required core courses plus six electives you choose. Explore curriculum.

Take courses online, in person, or a combination of the two. The mix is up to you.

$2,100 per course, or $31,500 for the entire program. Tuition is reviewed annually and is subject to change. See details.

Choose from three start times per year: August (fall semester), January (spring), and May (summer).

None required. Start taking MBA courses right away, even if you've never taken a business or stats course.

At a glance

Best part-time MBA program in Iowa

Best Part-time MBA in Iowa

U.S. News & World Report, 2022
#35

Best Part-time MBA

U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Seventy one percent

of respondents received a promotion

Based on a survey of 2019-2020 graduates

A degree that pays dividends

Of course you’d expect an MBA to boost your earning power. But by how much?

We asked our alumni, “How does your salary today compare to when you started the Iowa MBA?” The answer: on average, our grads see an increase of 55% within 5 years

An MBA on your resume and a future paycheck that’s significantly larger—now that's hard to beat.

Alumni Story
Jennifer Smith

“Being able to do this and work full-time is a great accomplishment—and do other things on top of that. I've been involved in the community. I've gotten married. There's been a lot of change in my life as I went through this program.”