Important Information for 2021 Enrollment

In consideration of the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff, we have made the decision to hold all Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 Professional MBA courses fully online.

Further, we've made the following changes to our enrollment policies. See Admissions for full details.

  1. The GMAT/GRE requirement has been suspended for admission for the following semesters: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. No score is needed to apply, nor at any point during the program.
  2. You are no longer required to be fully employed at the time of admission.

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
Dustyn Curran

Sometimes there’s only one thing standing between you and mastering the art of the deal: an MBA.

Following Dustyn Curran’s (PMBA18) career as a project manager with national real estate developer Ryan Companies shows how an MBA pays off.

Two years into his Professional MBA at the University of Iowa, he pivoted from team contributor to leader—managing design, budgeting, construction, and negotiating with clients to get the deals off the ground. He now leads multi-disciplinary teams through all phases of a real estate development project, from initial project conception through building occupancy.

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