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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.

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, 2017
Locations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and the Quad Cities

Locations in Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities
Over 700 students are enrolled in Iowa's Professional MBA Program

Students enrolled

in the Professional MBA Program
Alumni Story
David Chivers

Pivot from young leader to president

Why wait 20 years for a seat in the C-Suite? For David Chivers (MBA05), an Iowa MBA rocketed him to the top. 

You can learn the language and frameworks on the job, but at least in my experience, the MBA shortens the learning curve."

He now leads nearly 700 employees as regional president and publisher for Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper company.

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