Academic advising, registration, and more

Your academic success is important to us. Each student has a dedicated academic advising team, available to guide you through the program and answer your questions along the way. They'll help you choose courses and map out a timeline that'll help you graduate on schedule (a schedule you get to decide). Explore this section for details about the academic side of the Iowa MBA Program.

Make an advising appointment

Professor and student in class


How and when to register for classes, enrollment policies, changing your registration, adding/dropping courses, semester hour limits, and more.

MBA students in class

Course descriptions

See a summary of each course's content and goals, including the nine core courses and a list of electives.

MBA students

Plan of study

Map out your plan of study and see a flow chart with prerequisites, and explore certificates you can add on to your MBA.

Iowa MBA course flowchart (pdf)

Iowa MBA planning guide (pdf)

Current Certificate Changes (pdf)

Certificates and MBA/MS dual degree

Take your Iowa MBA to the next level by earning a specialized certificate, or add an MS in Business Analytics to round out your data skills. Explore these add-ons to your MBA, including how and when to apply.

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Readmission policy

If you're not enrolled in any Iowa MBA courses for three consecutive semesters—including a spring, summer, and fall (winter session doesn't count)—you'll need to apply for readmission. The readmission application is shorter than the typical app and there is no cost to apply.

How to apply for readmission: Apply through the Application Portal. Select "Readmission" in the admission type field.