Iowa State MBA Moves Up in National Ranking

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2015         




Ron Ackerman, College of Business (515) 294-8118,

Mark Peterson, College of Business (515) 294-5133,


Iowa State MBA Moves Up in National Ranking

The 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings announced this week shows the Iowa State College of Business MBA program has moved up 10 spaces to 63rd in the nation.


The College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  This is the premier accrediting body for business programs. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide earn this designation.


The new rankings place the full-time MBA program in the top 13 percent of AACSB-accredited programs in the United States. The program ranks 32nd among public universities.   


“Our improvement in the rankings reaffirms the fact that we have an outstanding faculty, a dedicated staff and exceptional students. We are starting to become recognized for everything we do here,” said Ron Ackerman, Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Services at the College of Business.


The College of Business offers Master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Finance, and Information Systems.  


“One of our highest points of pride is that nearly all our MBA students are employed within three months of graduation. Many have multiple job offers by graduation,” said Mark Peterson, Director of Graduate Career Services. “Our record of employment success has been a key factor in attracting top students to the program and in our improved rankings.”


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The Iowa State College of Business is among the top 50 public business programs in the country. The College offers a wide variety of programs to maximize student potential, connects students with professionals through case competitions, interactive learning, study abroad, internships and ultimately successful employment. 

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