Business Administration – Master’s

Business Administration

The professional MBA is a part-time program where you learn from top-ranked, internationally known faculty while honing real-world business skills like strategic thinking and problem-solving. This dynamic program is offered fully online or as a hybrid, with one class each week that meets in person in the Ivy College of Business classroom in downtown Des Moines.


Get the full Ivy experience with this part-time MBA program. Voted “Best MBA in Des Moines” five years running, our top-ranked MBA program is for professionals like you who want to develop new skills, grow their network, and advance their career. Choose from two pathways to complete this program.

  • Online program: Designed for working professionals who prefer to take courses online. This program will give you the skills to advance your career and the flexibility to take courses from anywhere.
  • Hybrid program: The hybrid option is designed for working professionals who prefer in-person collaboration with faculty and classmates once a week at our Capital Square location in Des Moines, Iowa.

The professional MBA program features:

  • year-round start-dates, so you can apply when you want and complete coursework at your own pace
  • options to take between one and three courses per semester
  • specializations in accounting, business analytics, finance, information systems, marketing, leadership, supply chain management, real estate development, accounting analytics, entrepreneurship, and healthcare analytics and operations
  • international study abroad options
  • networking opportunities and team-based learning
  • access to excellent career coaching

Admissions Requirements

Graduate College Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 18 months of professional work experience
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency

For specific program requirements, visit the Graduate College website.


Total: 42 credits

Time: 2 years