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MBA Orientation is Almost Here

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The end of August is fast approaching and that means orientation is almost here! With the biggest incoming class in 10 years, I’m excited to see the start of these MBA adventures at Iowa State. Each individual student was carefully

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Working at Lands’ End

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Internship at Lands’ End is not just about work, it’s about learning, building relationships and having fun along the way! ~ Anisha Pant MBA Student    It all started on April 9, 2014 when I received a phone call from

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What makes the MBA such an adventure for Rachel Brooks

  Howdy! My name is Rachel Brooks, and I am from Oakford, IL, and I will graduate with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Business Administration in May 2018. The concurrent program at Iowa State is allowing me to blend

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Current Student Shares Her MBA Adventure

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My full-time MBA adventure started in September 2013, and I am enjoying it every day.   The classes are very helpful to perform my daily tasks at work; the professors are always resourceful and approachable; Deborah, Debbie, Ron and Mark,

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International Graduate Logistics Case Competition

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Our Experience Serving on the Iowa State University team for Sam M. Walton College of Business International Graduate Logistics Case Competition was one of the best experiences we have had as Iowa State MBA students. The case competition was a

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Meet our new Director of Graduate Marketing & Alumni Relations

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Diana Sloan is from Monterrey, the business capital of Mexico and one of the biggest cities in the country with a population of approximately 5 million. Diana attended ITESM (also known as Monterrey Tec), and obtained her B.A. in International

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MBA Service-learning Projects

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Teamwork and Collaboration at Iowa State   One of the key themes of the Iowa State University MBA program is team work and collaboration. One of the projects our students work on is the MBA Service-learning project. Service-learning is a

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2014 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition

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The 2014 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition took place February 6-8. Nine teams competed including Iowa State, Baylor, Connecticut, Illinois, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Minnesota, Purdue, SUNY-Buffalo, and Washington University (St. Louis).   The Iowa State case

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Impact of the MBA Program

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Post written by Fouad, a graduate of the Iowa State University MBA program.   I started the full-time MBA program in the fall of 2012 at Iowa State University, and graduated in December.  I don’t think I could have predicted

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Welcoming Students Year After Year

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With orientation starting on Monday, it is appropriate that today’s post is courtesy of Ron Ackerman, our Director of Graduate Admissions and Student Services in the College of Business Graduate Programs office, who has been with the Iowa State for

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Preparing for Orientation – Advice from Someone Who’s Been There

Today’s post is courtesy of Ashley, a second year student in the Iowa State MBA program. Enjoy!   Hi! My name is Ashley and I will be a second year MBA student this fall. I cannot believe it’s only been

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Can’t Wait!

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It’s a hot day in July in Iowa. While we are feeling the brunt of the summer heat, in the MBA program, it’s the calm before the storm. July is a month of waiting. Letters of admission have been received,

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Informational Sessions

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Sign up for an informational session with the MBA program.

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The Summer Internship from a Student’s Perspective

Today we have guest blogger, Todd Vogel, a second year MBA student, sharing his summer internship experience with us. My name is Todd Vogel and I’m the guest blogger for the month of July.  I’m going to be a second

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Wearing Two Jackets – When Non-Business Majors Pursue an MBA

The phrase “wearing two hats” means that someone has more than one job or handles multiple responsibilities. Today I’m going to change that phrase a bit and talk about wearing two jackets – the lab jacket and the suit jacket.

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Get Involved with the Iowa State MBA Association!

Today we are fortunate to hear from a guest blogger, Angie Larson, our MBA Association President. The MBA Association is a great opportunity to further enhance every student’s learning experience while at Iowa State. Most people are unaware that we

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What To Do – The Debate Between the Full-time and Part-time MBA

I love meeting with soon-to-be-graduates from our undergraduate programs. Goal-oriented, they are already looking ahead to their next step – the MBA. It’s a great time to be thinking about what to do next and fortunately, students have so many

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The Graduate Assistantship

Affording your MBA program is an important consideration when applying to MBA programs and accepting offers. While Iowa State has made it a point to offer an affordable MBA program, there are still options for financial assistance. We do offer

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See the World

Iowa is great, but it is important to experience the rest of the world too! On Saturday our MBA students flew to Brazil to begin their one-week long Study Tour class. Each spring our Iowa State MBA students, full-time and

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Get to Know the Home of the Iowa State MBA

So often I get tunnel-vision and only talk about the MBA program and the College of Business at Iowa State University. Today I want to talk about the bigger picture – Iowa State University and its home, Iowa. When you

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