The goal of the Iowa State University Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to educate future leaders in the practice of business and corporate social responsibility, preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow by giving them the vision, knowledge, skills, and confidence to make the best decisions for all involved stakeholders.  The Iowa State MBA requires completing 48 credit hours of study. The first 30-credits of the program consist of core classes, giving students a solid business background while incorporating our core value of corporate social responsibility throughout the curriculum. 


The final 18-credits of the MBA program are comprised of electives, allowing students to tailor their degree to suit their individual career goals.  Five specializations are offered: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Technology and Innovation Management.  Collaborative programs are available in the concurrent engineering/MBA program, the concurrent chemistry/MBA program, DVM/MBA, and MSIS/MBA; possible graduate certificates include family financial planning and public management.


Coursework Credits
Core 30
Electives 18
Total 48


All of the Iowa State MBA classes are taught by nationally-recognized faculty. The Iowa State University College of Business full-time faculty teach both the full-time and the professional MBA programs, ensuring quality throughout the curriculum.