Inside Iowa State reports that the Ivy College of Business has enrollment growth for this current summer term:
The Ivy College of Business achieved enrollment growth this summer of 4% compared to last summer. Associate dean for undergraduate programs Valentina Salotti said college leaders, anticipating fewer internship and job opportunities for students due to the pandemic, decided to offer additional upper-level courses for juniors and seniors. In addition, she said the accounting and management departments contacted non-degree seeking students and students who left the college before completing their accounting degree to encourage them to enroll in summer courses.
Business associate dean for professional masters programs Jackie Ulmer said several of the college’s graduate programs — such as the Professional MBA program in Des Moines — allow students to start in the summer. She also pointed to program-specific recruiting initiatives launched recently that are starting to show results and the pandemic’s canceling effect on summer travel and vacations.
“Students may have decided to get some additional coursework completed instead,” she said. “In any case, we are thrilled to have all of these students as part of our Ivy and ISU family.”