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. Add even more flexibility with online and accelerated courses.

Important Information for Summer & Fall 2020

COVID-19 is hitting everyone in our community hard, emotionally and economically. Access to standardized tests has been impacted significantly. We’re here to help you, and we want you to be part of the Tippie community.

We’re making the following changes to our admission requirements for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 enrollment:

  1. The GMAT/GRE requirement has been temporarily suspended; no score is needed to apply
  2. You are no longer required to be fully employed at the time of admission
  3. All application fees are waived
  4. Summer 2020 application deadline has been extended to May 8, 2020

All Professional MBA Program courses in Summer 2020 will be delivered 100% online.

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
Tessa Sutton

Pivot from motivated learner to strategic leader

When Tessa Sutton was promoted to senior analyst at Pearson—the world’s largest education company—she decided to pursue an MBA as a quick avenue to build more effective relationships in her new role and improve her ability to get results.

She chose an Iowa MBA for its rapid return on investment and convenience that fit her growing family. Two online classes before graduating, she scored a second promotion to manager of finance business partnering. Now she provides strategic finance insight and analysis for business leaders across the company.

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