Best MBA Program: University of Iowa Tippie College of Business


The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business returns to the Best Of list for a second year in a row as Best MBA Program in the region.

“We’re honored that the Corridor-area business community has again named us the top MBA in the region,” wrote Sarah Gardial, dean of the Tippie College of Business, in an email. “We think this reflects not only our alumni’s appreciation for the education they received in the Iowa MBA program, but also a recognition of that quality from their employers who see it in action every day.”

Often recognized as one of the top ranked, best value business programs in the country, Tippie prides itself on the innovative education that it provides to students, whether through its flexible part-time Professional MBA or through an online MBA option coming this fall. As proof of its success, students in the Professional MBA see an average 55 percent increase in salary within five years of graduation, according to the college.

“As we expand our portfolio of graduate professional offerings, we’re well positioned to continue this commitment to providing a flexible, relevant and rigorous education for the Corridor and the region beyond,” Ms. Gardial wrote.

– Vicki Dean

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