The Gerdin Business Building

The Gerdin Business Building is the high-tech home of the College of Business. The 111,000-square foot facility, which opened in 2004, is located on a campus recognized as one of the most beautiful in the nation. Equipped with wireless access and high-tech laboratories, it allows Iowa State’s business students and faculty to replicate real-world situations in areas such as securities trading, management information systems, and market research.

Campus Map of the Gerdin Business Building

Gerdin Business Building Summer Hours (May 8 – Aug 11)

Building Maps, Room Capacities & Evacuation Plans

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gerdin Ground Floor
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Gerdin 1st Floor
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gerdin 2nd Floor
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gerdin 3rd Floor

Special Dates:

May 27-29: Closed

July 4: Closed

 Holiday Building Hours Named Spaces in Gerdin  

Capital Square Building in downtown Des Moines

The ISU MBA Part-time Program meets in the evenings at the Capital Square Building conveniently located in downtown Des Moines. The ISU Central Area Extension  office is also located in the same space within Capital Square.


Capital Square was built in 1984. Situated in the center of Locust Street, Walnut and 5th Streets, it is connected to the downtown Des Moines skywalk system. Street parking is available on three sides and ramp parking is nearby.


Map of Capital Square and Downtown Des Moines


ISU Downtown Des Moines
400 Locust Street – Suite 160
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 


Iowa State University Research Park

The ISU Research Park is home to the state headquarters of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers  and the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship,  both of which are centered under the College of Business. The Park is a 230-acre development with over 270,000 square feet of building space, located just south of the ISU campus in Ames.


Although the ISU Research Park is closely connected with the university, it operates independently, offering assistance and accessibility to many university and area connections, including facilities, expertise, technology, financing, recruiting and more. The Park strives to create an innovation community and provide an incubator for new and expanding businesses. It also assists young Iowa-based companies develop their potential and nurtures scientific and technological entrepreneurial ventures.


Map of the ISU Research Park
ISU Research Park Web site


2501 North Loop Drive
Ames, Iowa 50010

Iowa Small Business Development Center – Suite 202
ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship – Suite 1615