The best MBA program in Des Moines

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.  Take classes one night a week with additional instruction delivered online.  Advance your career in two years or less.  Core courses are offered at a convenient location in Capital Square. Electives add flexibility with options in Des Moines, Ames, and online. With the Fast Track option, you can take courses year-round.

Customize your MBA experience with optional specializations and international study tours. Enjoy the benefits of a cohort and team based learning. 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.

Financial Aid

Scholarships in the amount of $2,375 are available for eligible students who enroll into the Ivy MBA in Des Moines starting Fall 2020. Preference will be given to students who work for companies and organizations that don’t offer a tuition reimbursement program or have limited support available. 

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.

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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 a student.

“I will complete my Ivy MBA this April while working full time as an attorney, advocate, and adjunct. Even though I’ve achieved a fairly high level of learning in higher education including chemistry and neuroscience degrees, a law degree and a master of law degree, I returned to Iowa State to better serve the business needs of my clients. Now that I’m almost finished, I can say that goal has been officially accomplished. If you don’t think you can swing the commitment, or you don’t know where the value is, trust me you can do it and it is worth it.”

LaCee Conley, MBA ‘19
Attorney at Brick Gentry P.C. & Board Member at City of Waukee Board of Appeals

Flexible program of study

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.

Starting in the fall, students join a cohort and are assigned teams to enhance the collaborative learning environment throughout the program.

  • Each cohort takes two core courses per semester for five semesters.
  • Each core course is delivered in a six-week block, meeting one evening per week, 5:50-9:10 pm.  Additional weekly instruction is delivered online.
  • Elective courses are available in Des Moines, Ames, and online.

GMAT Waivers

Make your experience count. If you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited U.S. institution and at least three years of  professional work experience, you may be eligible for a GMAT waiver.