Your relentless pursuit of progress is ongoing. It’s time to begin a new journey and become the leader you were meant to be with the best MBA program in Des Moines. Advance your career with the flexible Ivy MBA offered at a convenient location in Capital Square.
It’s a full-time education on a part-time schedule, taught by the same world-class faculty as the Full-Time MBA program on campus. Take classes two nights per week and earn your degree in 2.5 years. With the Fast Track option, you can take courses year-round and finish in two years or less.
The Ivy College of Business professional (part-time) MBA program is the best MBA program in Des Moines, according to the annual poll taken by Business Record readers.
As alumni of the Ivy MBA program, you can easily recognize the qualities of a future Ivy MBA student. If you know someone that would benefit from earning an Ivy MBA, please refer them to the program by completing our Refer a Student form.
The Ivy MBA in DSM consists of ten core courses (30 credits) and six elective courses (18 credits). The program can be started in the spring, summer, or fall, and students progress through the core curriculum as a cohort starting in the fall semester.
- Each entering cohort takes two core courses per semester for five semesters.
- Each core course is delivered in a six-week block, meeting two evenings per week, 5:50-9:10 pm.
- The lockstep core course schedule is designed to build a solid foundation in the core areas of business.
Elective courses are available in Ames, Des Moines, and online.
Flexible Program of Study
One size does not fit all. Customize your MBA experience by choosing from flexible elective course options. Electives are offered in Des Moines, Ames, and online. Optional specializations are available in accounting, business analytics, finance, information systems, marketing, and supply chain management.
A graduate certificate can be pursued concurrently with the MBA. The Ivy College of Business offers graduate certificates in business analytics, enterprise cybersecurity management, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, and supply chain management.
Make your experience count. If you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or higher from an accredited U.S. institution and at least five years of progressive, professional work experience, you will not have to take the GMAT when you apply to the Ivy MBA in Des Moines. You are also eligible for a GMAT waiver if you have a combination of graduate education and professional experience totaling at least five years.
Team Approach to Learning
Teamwork is essential to success. The Ivy MBA in Des Moines builds the team concept into the core curriculum, giving students the opportunity to practice leading a group and capitalizing on members’ strengths. Diverse student teams are determined for each entering cohort and are maintained throughout the five semester core.