Here’s how it works
You'll complete these five courses, in any order:
- Marketing Management
- Management in Organizations
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Managerial Finance
- Data & Decisions or Foundations in Strategy
If you've seen the Iowa MBA curriculum, these courses will look familiar. They're all part of the MBA core curriculum, and are part of every MBA student's plan of study.
The grades you earn will establish a new GPA for you—one you can use to meet the Iowa MBA's minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.
MBA Access doesn't cost additional money or added time compared to the standard Iowa MBA admission route. It doesn't interfere with your ability to earn a concentration with your MBA, either.
They're the same courses, with the same classmates, and the same instructors as the Iowa MBA program, and all five of the courses count toward the Iowa MBA.
After your fourth MBA Access course, if you've met the GPA requirement, you'll apply for the Iowa MBA and transition seamlessly into full admission status.
MBA Access tuition
MBA Access doesn't cost extra, and you won't be paying a penny more for your Iowa MBA than a student who starts the program through regular admission.
- The five MBA Access courses are $2,250 per course, for a total of $11,250.
After completing MBA Access, you'll have just ten Iowa MBA courses remaining to earn your degree. The tuition cost for Iowa MBA courses is the same as MBA Access: $2,250 per course.
To be considered for MBA Access, you'll need to meet the following criteria:
- A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution.
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.5+
- At least 12 months of work experience.
There are no business prerequisites and no entrance exam required.