Business Administration


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: None

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all 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 that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Ivy MBA students will demonstrate effective communication skills
  2. Ivy MBA students will effectively lead and work in diverse teams
  3. Ivy MBA students will critically solve business problems
  4. Ivy MBA students will be able to integrate ethical and global perspectives in decision making.

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Full-time admission is granted for the fall term only. Deadlines for the full-time program: March 15 - Priority for Scholarships & Assistantships, June 1 - final deadline. Part-time admission is granted for the fall, spring or summer. Admission deadlines July 1 priority for scholarships, August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and April 1 for summer.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : Yes

GMAT or GRE is acceptable One or the other is required.
Essay (uploaded to online application)
Resume (may be uploaded with online appliction)
Two Letters of Recommendation required
Interview (by invitation)
Duolingo is temporally being accepted instead of TOEFL/IELTS

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 600
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 100
PTE 68
Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 120

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

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