Important Information for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

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’ve made the following changes to our enrollment policies for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. See Admissions for full details.

  1. All Professional MBA courses in Fall 2020 will be delivered fully online
  2. The GMAT/GRE requirement has been suspended; no score is needed now (or at any point during the program)
  3. You are no longer required to be fully employed at the time of admission
  4. All application fees are waived through August 1, 2020
Get more information in a live Zoom Q&A

We'll talk in detail about these changes and more in a Live Zoom Q&A happening Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m. central. Our team of enrollment specialists, along with other program experts, will be on hand to answer your questions.

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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. Add even more flexibility with online and accelerated courses.

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 Thompson

Pivot from passed over to promoted

Her boss and family weren’t the only ones who could see how much Sarah Thompson (MBA16) has learned from her Iowa MBA.

“Getting your MBA is not as hard as you think, and it’s way more important than you think.”

She knows that she's dramatically different---more confident, more willing to ask hard questions, more ready to take risks.


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