Business Administration


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Professional Master of Business Administration (P.M.B.A.)
  • Online Professional Master of Business Administration (P.M.B.A.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on ISU transcripts after graduation)
  • Accounting (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Accounting Analytics (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Business Analytics (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Entrepreneurship (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Finance (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Healthcare Analytics and Operations (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Information Systems (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Leadership (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Marketing (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Real Estate (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
  • Supply Chain Management (M.B.A., P.M.B.A.)
Program Handbook(s):
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.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 1.8 years (Methods)

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 2025) 120

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    Full-time admission is granted for the fall term only. Applications are due by June 15. International students should apply at least three months before the start of term they are applying.GMAT/GRE is required for full-time MBA Applicants. Professional (part-time) admission is granted for the fall, spring or summer. Priority Deadlines: June 15 for fall, November 15 for spring, and March 15 for summer. GMAT is not required, but encouraged, for Professional MBA applicants.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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