Graduate with your MBA in two years

We’ve packed 15 of our best courses into a plan of study you can finish in two years without taking more than two courses at a time. And when your investment in your MBA needs to change from one semester to the next, we're there to help. You'll work with your advisor to arrange a plan of study that works for you, regardless of what life, family, or work throws your way. 

Best of all, there are no prerequisites to work through prior to enrollment. Take MBA-level classes right away and start reaping the benefits of an Iowa MBA.

Sample plans

Recommended two-year plan of study

Year 1

Fall

  • Management in Organizations
  • Business Analytics

Fall Intersession

  • Elective

Spring

  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Financial Reporting

Spring Intersession

  • Elective

Summer

  • Foundations in Strategy
  • Managerial Finance
Year 2

Fall Session 1

  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Elective

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective
Spring Session 2
  • Elective

Summer

  • Business Integration
     

Sample three-year plan of study

This plan represents one of many ways to earn the Iowa MBA in three years. Plan to collaborate with your academic advisor to craft a plan of study that works for you. Courses are offered in five, six, eight, and 11-week formats currently. Starting in Fall 2022, the majority of courses will move to an 8-week format, and the 16-week semester will be split into two 8-week "sessions." Other options include occasional condensed winter courses or Global Learning Opportunity courses.

Year 1

Fall

  • Management in Organizations

Fall Intersession

  • Elective

Spring

  • Business Analytics

Spring Intersession

  • Elective

Summer

  • Corporate Financial Reporting
Year 2

Fall Session 1

  • Marketing Management

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Managerial Finance

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Foundations in Strategy
Year 3

Fall Session 1

  • Managerial Economics

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Operations and Supply Chain

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Business Integration

Ready to get started?

We have three start times a year: fall, spring, and summer. Once you’re admitted to the program, your academic advisor will be there to guide you every step of the way.

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