Business Administration


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on ISU transcripts after graduation)
  • Accounting (M.B.A.)
  • Business Analytics (M.B.A.)
  • Finance (M.B.A.)
  • Information Systems (M.B.A.)
  • Leadership (M.B.A.)
  • Marketing (M.B.A.)
  • Supply Chain Management (M.B.A.)
Learning Goals:
  • Ivy MBA students will demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Ivy MBA students will effectively lead and work in diverse teams
  • Ivy MBA students will critically solve business problems
  • Ivy MBA students will be able to integrate ethical and global perspectives in decision making.

Program Contact:

Contact: Sam Sivaskandan
Phone: 515-294-8118
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    Iowa State University
    Dr. Charles B Handy Graduate Programs Office
    1420 Gerdin Business Building
    2167 Union Drive
    Ames, IA 50011-2027

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements: International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 600
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 100
    IELTS 7.5
    PTE 68
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 120

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    Full-time admission is granted for the fall term only. Deadlines for the full-time program: May 1 - Priority for Scholarships & Assistantships, July 1 - final deadline. GMAT/GRE is required for full-time MBA Applicants. Professional (part-time) admission is granted for the fall, spring or summer. Priority Deadlines: July 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer. GMAT is not required for Professional MBA applicants.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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