Earn your MBA in two years

We’ve packed 15 of our best courses into a plan of study you can finish in two years without taking more than two courses at a time. And when your investment in your MBA needs to change from one semester to the next, we're here to help. You'll work with your advisor to arrange a plan of study that works for you, regardless of what life, family, or work throws your way. 

Best of all, there are no prerequisites to work through prior to enrollment. Take MBA-level classes right away and start applying what you learn from day one.

Sample plans

The 16-week semester is split into two 8-week sessions. The majority of courses follow an 8-week format, with some 11-week elective courses offered. Other options include occasional condensed winter courses or Global Learning Opportunity courses.

Recommended two-year plan of study

Year 1

Fall Session 1

  • Management in Organizations
  • Data and Decisions

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Financial Reporting

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Foundations in Strategy
  • Managerial Finance

 

Year 2

Fall Session 1

  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Elective

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Managerial Economics
  • Elective
Spring Session 2
  • Elective

Summer

  • Business Integration

 

Sample three-year plan of study

This plan represents one of many ways to earn the Iowa MBA in three years. Plan to collaborate with your academic advisor to craft a plan of study that works for you.

Year 1

Fall Session 1

  • Management in Organizations

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Data and Decisions

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Corporate Financial Reporting

 

Year 2

Fall Session 1

  • Marketing Management

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Managerial Finance

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Foundations in Strategy

 

Year 3

Fall Session 1

  • Managerial Economics

Fall Session 2

  • Elective

Spring Session 1

  • Operations and Supply Chain

Spring Session 2

  • Elective

Summer

  • Business Integration

 

Ready to get started?

We have three start times a year: fall, spring, and summer. Once you’re admitted to the program, your academic advisor will be there to guide you every step of the way.