Online MBA certificate options

Having the Iowa MBA on your resume speaks volumes about your capabilities. What it doesn’t say is where you’ve chosen to build your expertise—whether it’s in finance, marketing, or leadership. This is where the professional certificates come in. By choosing your electives to match your interests, you can boost the impact of your MBA with one of three professional certificates without having to add additional coursework to your degree program.

How MBA certificates work

With some planning and collaboration with your advisor, you’ll graduate with two credentials instead of one while honing your skill set where it matters most. Earn your MBA and certificate at the same time by combining your required courses with a carefully chosen list of electives.

Choose from three certificate options

MBA + Marketing Certificate

Develop expertise in social media marketing, marketing analytics, digital strategy, and more as you gain the skills of a marketing leader.

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MBA + Leadership Certificate

Learn to lead in complex organizations by developing expertise in negotiations, performance management, leadership and personal development.

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MBA + Finance Certificate

Build your expertise in financial management, risk management, corporate financial decision-making, wealth management and more. 

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Important to know

Taking the electives needed to earn a certificate will extend your plan of study beyond two years. If you're considering a certificate, work with your advisor to create a plan of study that works for you.