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  • #5 concurrent MBA in the nation


    ~based on U.S. News & World Report standards


Concurrent MBA program

An MBA leads to better job security and a higher salary, no matter which industry you choose. With our high-quality program and low tuition, the Ivy MBA is the perfect way to launch your career.

The concurrent MBA program is designed to be completed in five academic years, with three years of undergraduate coursework followed by two years of MBA studies alongside the remaining undergraduate courses. Concurrent students are part of the full-time MBA program.

Compatible concurrent MBA majors


Science and technology


Bo Colosimo

Getting my MBA through the Ivy College of Business MBA concurrent program was the best decision I made in order to pivot my career to where I am now.

Bo Colosimo (’22 concurrent MBA)

Application details

  • Apply by June 15 after your junior year

    Admission to the concurrent MBA program is competitive. If you’re interested in the concurrent MBA program, you should apply by June 15 after junior year. Successful candidates demonstrate superior academic ability, strong leadership attributes, and clear career focus. Previous business coursework is not a requirement for application.

    Internships, co-op experiences, extracurricular, and leadership activities are highly valued in the MBA candidate selection process. However, you aren’t required to have additional coursework in business in preparing for the MBA.

    Admitted students typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above and have scored 600 or higher on the GMAT exam or GRE equivalent.

    The following application materials are required and can be submitted by filling out the online application form:

    • Either a GMAT or GRE score is required of all applicants.
    • Financial support for GMAT test prep. Prospective concurrent MBA students are eligible to receive a Magoosh Test Preparation Services Subsidy for a 12-month period at a super low price of $65 only. This is a special subsidy offered by the Ivy College of Business to all prospective concurrent MBA applicants. Students who utilize these services score on average 90 points more than students who do not utilize test preparation services.
    • Personal essay form.
    • Resume.
    • Two letters of recommendation.

    Once all required application materials have been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks. If the admissions committee approves, an interview will be scheduled.

    Admitted students are classified as graduate students when concurrent enrollment begins and are subsequently assessed graduate business tuition and fees.

    Prospective concurrent students should check with the financial aid office to better understand how aid may change with graduate student status.

    To learn more about concurrent curriculum plans or concurrent MBA program details, contact busgrad@iastate.edu.

    Learn more about these services and request a subsidy today!


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