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 (11 weeks)

  • Management in Organizations
  • Business Analytics

Fall Intersession (5 weeks)

  • Elective

Spring (11 weeks)

  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Financial Reporting

Spring Intersession (5-week)

  • Elective

Summer (11 weeks)

  • Foundations in Strategy
  • Managerial Finance
Year 2

Fall

  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Elective

Intersession

  • Elective

Spring

  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective

Intersession

  • Elective

Summer

  • Business Integration
     

Sample three-year plan of study

This plan represents one of many ways to earn the Online MBA in three years. Plan to collaborate with your academic advisor to craft a plan of study that works for you. Choose from several formats to complete your six electives: five-week intersession, 11-week fall and spring semesters, condensed winter session (either five days in-person or hybrid online/in-person, so you'd need to be able to travel to one of our locations), or Global Learning Opportunity courses. Doubling up on classes in an 11-week session or adding alternate elective options allows you to take breaks or skip intersession courses.

Year 1

Fall (11 weeks)

  • Management in Organizations

Fall Intersession (5 weeks)

  • Elective

Spring (11 weeks)

  • Corporate Financial Reporting

Spring Intersession (5 weeks)

  • Elective

Summer (11 weeks)

  • Managerial Finance
Year 2

Fall

  • Business Analytics

Intersession

  • Elective

Spring

  • Foundations in Strategy

Intersession

  • Elective

Summer

  • Marketing Management
Year 3

Fall

  • Managerial Economics

Intersession

  • Elective

Spring

  • Operations and Supply Chain

Intersession

  • 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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