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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Graduate Degree

The UIU Advantage

Ready to advance your career? UIU’s MBA program is designed for the recent college graduate or tenured professional looking to take that next step in their career. Our forward-thinking curriculum is a stepping stone for careers not just in business, but in health care, higher education, athletics and public services. UIU MBA professors are professionals who, working in the fields they teach, bring real-life experience to the classroom.

Why Master of Business Administration at UIU?

  • Complete in two years or less.
  • Distinctive, flexible schedule of 5 eight-week sessions and an accelerated six-week summer session. Start your MBA in any session.
  • Our MBA can be completed entirely online or at select locations.
  • The General Management emphasis allows you to select the courses that best fit your education goals.
  • Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach; enjoy the support of helpful, caring staff who are there for you from start to finish.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Development


The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration degree consists of 36 semester credits of graduate-level coursework, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion.

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MBA Courses

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Academic Calendar

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Careers with an MBA

A degree can elevate your career in a variety of fields, as seen in this sampling of positions held by alumni: actuarial analyst, base contracting officer, chief of police, director of clinic operations, HR manager, member communications manager, operational risk consultant, and quality improvement engineer.

Santiago Cordero

Santiago Cordero, '17, '20

Bachelor of Science - Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration

One major asset that I gained from my education at UIU is that professors often encourage critical thinking, and this is one of the major aspects that carries over to the professional field. Upper Iowa has been instrumental in my personal and professional development. Before Upper Iowa I was at a crossroads, in terms of education, but this institution provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime.

UIU Locations for Master's Degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Unique Course Schedule

Most graduate students take one course each eight-week session, allowing for higher comprehension, achievement and balancing of your studies with your other commitments.


When you’re ready to apply for your Master of Business Administration, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.

Academic Support Services

Providing resources to support you through your classes.

Becki Wissmiller, MS

Faculty Spotlight

Becki Wissmiller, MS
Lecturer of Business & Director of Master of Business Administration Program (2014)

Obtaining an MBA not only provides a graduate with all the necessary tools to assume leadership roles, but also prepares them to make significant contributions to their business, corporation or organization as a competent, innovative leader. Successful managers think ahead, understand the importance of relationships, and drive their organization forward. The MBA at UIU prepares students with both the current skills needed and the skills to be adaptable in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to students’ most frequently asked questions about UIU’s MBA. If you don’t see the answer you need, contact us for help.

How long will it take to complete the program?

The program can be completed in as little as one year. Most students complete the program in two years. Our course schedule is flexible and can accommodate most students who need to take time off.

What will an MBA do for me?

An MBA sets you apart from the rest of the application pool. As a degree, it demonstrates your education, but also your determination to be the best in your field. Your MBA from UIU will prepare you for the administrative position you want as you move forward in your career.

When does registration open for new students?

New students can enroll in any of our 6 sessions. Our MBA program does not operate in cohorts, so students can take time off if their lives require it, and will still be able to start right back up when they are ready.

Where is the MBA offered?

Our MBA and all its emphasis areas are available completely online, year round. Our core classes and select classes that are used as elective courses can be completed at select UIU center locations.