A college on the move

The Ivy College of Business is a college on the move, achieving its second-highest national ranking for undergraduate programs in college history. The college is among the top 10 percent of all accredited, full-time MBA programs in the United States, according to the 2024 graduate rankings by U.S.News & World Report.

  • Undergraduate rankings

    • Top 22 percent in the nation for undergraduate programs — 2024 U.S.News & World Report.
    • #12 Iowa State University ranking for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs —2024 Princeton Review.
    • #4 in the Midwest for entrepreneurship — 2023 Princeton Review.
    • #20 supply chain management program in the nation overall, 2022 U.S.News & World Report “Best College” undergraduate rankings.
    • #32 entrepreneurship program in the nation overall, just launched in 2017, 2022 U.S.News & World Report “Best College” undergraduate rankings.
    • #89 out of more than 700 schools in the nation — Poets & Quants, 2022 Top Business Schools for Undergrads.
    • #21 Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Business, 2023 Best Accredited Colleges.
  • Graduate rankings

    • #1 for affordability — 2019 WalletHub.
    • #5 concurrent MBA in the nation, and #1 in Iowa – based on U.S.News & World Report standards.
    • #25 MBA programs among public universities – 2024 U.S.News & World Report.
    • U.S.News & World Report: Best Online Masters in Business (that is not an MBA), College Consensus.
    • The 50 Best No-GMAT Online MBA Programs for 2024, College Consensus.
  • Ivy brag points

    • #1 full-time MBA program in Iowa.
    • #1 in Iowa for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs — 2024 Princeton Review.
    • Best MBA Program in Des Moines six years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).
    • Top 2 percent of business schools in the world to be accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International.
    • Top 10 percent full-time MBA — 2024 U.S.News & World Report.
    • Record enrollment in the full-time MBA program, fall 2020.
    • #1 institution producing the most impactful research — (2022, 2023) Journal of Business Logistics .
  • High-quality faculty

    • The Ivy College of Business Department of Marketing has been ranked #41 worldwide and #35 among public universities for research publications in premier American Marketing Association (AMA) journals in the last 10 years. — AMA Research Productivity Report.
    • In 2023, the Ivy College of Business remained firmly positioned within the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings, securing a rank of #92 overall in North America and #84 among United States universities.
    • #2 in accounting information systems research — 2023 BYU accounting rankings.
    • #6 in the world for supply chain management research productivity — 2021 Transportation Journal.
    • #8 supply chain management program in the world for empirical research — 2023 Scmlist.com.
    • Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors  Tingting Liu, John and Connie Stafford Professor, named one of the best by Poets & Quants (2023).
    • “World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors” — James Summers, Max S. Wortman, Jr. Professor, named one of the best by Poets & Quants (2020).
  • Entrepreneurship

    The Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the Ivy College of Business, received top awards in 2021, 2022, and 2023 from some of the most prominent and long-standing organizations related to entrepreneurship. These are once-in-a-generation accomplishments:

    • Entrepreneurial University of the Year – Americas – from the Accreditation Council for Engaged and Entrepreneurial Universities, 2023.
    • NASDAQ Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award— from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), 2022.
    • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Model Program Award, the highest of the organization’s four prestigious annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards, 2021.

Ivy College of Business

Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011
515-294-8300