Important Information for Spring 2021

We plan to deliver Spring 2021 courses in multiple formats including in-person, hybrid, and fully online. As conditions evolve, we will let you know right away if anything changes. Fall 2020 courses are being delivered fully online this semester.

We’ve made the following changes to our enrollment policies for Spring 2021. See Admissions for full details.

  1. The GMAT/GRE requirement has been suspended for Spring 2021 admission; no score is needed now (or at any point during the program).
  2. You are no longer required to be fully employed at the time of admission.
Upcoming Event: Ask an Expert Hour

Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 for Ask an Expert. Enrollment specialists will be online to answer your questions about Iowa’s working professional programs. What’s your #1 concern about balancing work and school? What’s holding you back from applying? Get your questions ready and we’ll see you there. Sign up to attend.

Iowa's #1 part-time MBA for working professionals

Your career is in a solid place. But getting to the next goal in your five-year plan is going to require more know-how than you can get on the job. That's where the Professional MBA Program comes in. Keep your career on the fast track while you earn an MBA, and gain skills that bring your goals within reach, now and for years to come.

Acceleration, not interruption

Think a top-ranked MBA means leaving your job? Think again. The state’s #1-ranked part-time MBA is also its most flexible, designed to balance work, family, and courses. Most classes meet just one night a week. Learn more.

Hone skills, move up the ladder

Gain know-how that you can apply today and a career boost that pays off. An MBA is how marketers get familiar with a 10K, or how sales managers understand logistics. Knowing how decisions impact the entire business is the key to moving up. See program overview.

The best is nearby

Earn the globally respected Iowa MBA in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. Take classes, see your advisor, attend student events, and more—all close to where you live and work. Most courses meet in-person, with the added flexibility of some online and accelerated options.

Video: Meet Iowa's #1-ranked MBA

Check out this video of a recent webinar, where we covered must-know program info about the state's top-ranked part-time MBA. Learn how to customize the MBA for your life and how to skip the standardized test and start right away.

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Salary growth you can take to the bank

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 Professional MBA?” The answer: on average, they're seeing an increase of 55% within 5 years of graduation.

You could have an MBA on your resume and a future paycheck that’s significantly larger. That’s hard to beat. Ready to dig deeper?

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At a glance

Best part-time MBA program in Iowa

Best part-time MBA in Iowa

U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Locations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and the Quad Cities

Locations in Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities

Students enrolled

in the Professional MBA Program
Alumni Story
Sarah Nauman

Unlocking long-term career growth with a marketing certificate

When Sarah Nauman (PMBA17) enrolled in Iowa’s Professional MBA program to unlock her long-term career growth, she didn’t know it would spark a new expertise in marketing. She excelled in her marketing courses so much that she customized her Iowa MBA with a marketing certificate.

And when her team at Principal Global Investors needed her to step up, she filled a new marketing gap with the credentials to back it up.

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