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The Higher Learning Commission accredits Iowa’s premier public research university and its oldest institution of higher education: The University of Iowa. Since 1847, it has educated students to reach success and personal fulfillment and is known for its academic quality. It offers many world-class bachelor’s through doctoral degree programs, including an online MBA. The over 31,000 students follow the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service while learning its values of diversity, integrity, respect, community, excellence, learning, and responsibility.

Business School

The AACSB-accredited Tippie College of Business carries an excellent reputation that stands out with employers. Not only do they offer various top-ranked academic programs: undergraduate majors, MBAs, Master’s degrees, Professional & Executive Education programs, and Ph.D. programs, but they provide an enormous amount of “beyond-the-classroom” opportunities. These experiential learning, hands-on, real-world experiences catapult Tippie students into successful careers.


Undergraduate students can major in Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Analytics & Information Systems, or Finance. Graduate students can earn a part-time Iowa MBA online, in-person, or both; an Executive MBA or an International MBA in Italy. There are also Master’s degrees in Finance, Accountancy, Business Analytics, and Ph.D. programs in Accounting, Management, Economics, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing.


Among Tippie’s numerous rankings, a few of the 2022 rankings include #1 Best Business School in Iowa, #24 Best Public Business School, #35 Best Part-time MBA, and #1 Best Part-time MBA in Iowa by US News & World Report. The Princeton Review ranks Tippie #14 Best Online MBA in 2022.

Online MBA Requirements

Tippie’s 100% online MBA is the highly-ranked Iowa MBA. It allows students to choose either, or, or a mixture of both formats; whatever works best for each student. It’s customizable, flexible, and doesn’t have to disrupt your work, family, and life schedules. The 45-credit hours include nine core courses and six electives, even the option for a global study. The program is designed to take two years, but you can take longer if needed. Students utilize pre-recorded content with one live session a week, at night, online with professors and classmates.


Core courses are Management in Organizations, Business Analytics, Operations & Supply Chain, Marketing Management, Corporate Financial Reporting, Managerial Economics, Foundations in Strategy, Managerial Finance, and Business Integration. There are around 30 elective courses to choose from in these areas of study: Management, Finance, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.

Application Requirements

Once you decide when to start, make sure to get all of your application submissions in by the priority deadline to ensure consideration. You need a Bachelor’s with a 2.75 GPA or higher and a minimum of 18 months of work experience. If your GPA is between 2.45 and 2.75, you can apply for The MBA Access alternative admission. Application submission requirements include a resume, transcripts, a personal essay, a $60 application fee, and although GMAT/GRE scores are not required, they can strengthen your application.

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