Iowa State University MBA program jumps 32 spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking
(Ames, Iowa – March 12, 2019) — The full-time MBA program at the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business is ranked among the top 50, placing it in the top 10 percent of MBA programs in the country.
The news was released today in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.
“When I was hired in 2013, I heard a clear message from my Dean’s Advisory Council. They knew that we should be a top 50 business college,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “It was so important that we put that in our strategic plan in 2015. This new ranking for our MBA program is a result of our focus on continuous improvement and innovation.”
The Ivy MBA was ranked number 79 in the 2019 rankings.
“This significant rise in the ranking is a direct result of the quality work our faculty do every day in the classroom,” Spalding said. “At a time when some universities are dropping their full-time MBA programs, the Ivy MBA continues to excel. Our internationally known faculty provide a top-notch MBA experience that helps our MBA graduates advance their careers to the next level.”
The Ivy College of Business is experiencing growth and success in many ways. The part-time MBA program, offered in Capital Square in downtown Des Moines, was recently voted Best MBA Program in Des Moines. Several new programs are also being offered to meet the needs of students and their future employers, including undergraduate majors in entrepreneurship (fall 2017) and actuarial science (fall 2019). Additional masters programs are also offered now to help professionals advance their careers, including an executive MBA with a focus on food, agriculture, and bioscience and a masters in real estate development, both of which launch this fall.
The college has had four years of record enrollment, which led to a much-needed building expansion. A 45,000-square-foot addition is currently under construction at the Gerdin Business Building.
“As you can see, we are a college on the move,” Spalding said.