AACSB International

The College of Business at Iowa State University is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Learn more about AACSB accreditation at www.aacsb.edu.


Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Points of Pride

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2016-2017 Points of Pride

  • Fall 2016 record enrollment of 4,772 (6.4% increase from fall 2015)
  • Ranked #5 in the world for supply chain management research
  • Ranked #4 in the world in accounting information systems research
  • Nine undergraduate majors, one minor, six masters programs, and one PhD program with five areas of specialization
  • 8th entrepreneurship PhD program in the nation
  • 1st entrepreneurship undergraduate major at a public university in Iowa
  • 97% of business undergraduates reported they were working, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of graduation
  • $47,411: average starting salary for our undergraduate class
  • We’re growing: we’ve hired 26 tenured/ tenure-track professors since August 2013
  • We serve more Iowa high school graduates than any other 4-year business program in the country
  • 95% of full-time MBA students received a job offer within three months of graduation
  • Full-time MBA program is ranked among the top programs for job placement
  • CyBiz Lab: where students work with businesses to solve real-life challenges
  • Almost 45% of first year and transfer students participated in business learning communities, fall 2016
  • 1,365 reported undergraduate internships (up from 1,215 last year)
  • Two career fairs draw a combined 5,580+ students
  • Many experiential learning opportunities, including live case competitions
  • High-quality lecture series
  • Mock interviews, networking opportunities, employer visits
  • Study abroad almost anywhere: semester, summer or spring break options
  • More than 25 student organizations to choose from
  • 120+ faculty dedicated to teaching, student achievement, and research
  • The College of Business has 30,226 living alumni (15,152 live in Iowa)