Master of Business Administration


As an Ivy MBA student, you’ll work on class projects with your team while developing collaboration, leadership, and communication skills. Professional development courses include workshops and guest speakers that will enhance your networking and soft skills. In addition, you’ll apply your knowledge by serving as consultants for local non-profit organizations.

You’ll learn from faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and committed to excellence. Our internationally known faculty push you to find creative solutions based on data and other analytical metrics.

You will take your MBA core classes as a member of a team. Core classes meet on-campus in Ames on Monday-Friday, 7:30am-10:50am, with elective offerings meeting in the afternoon, evening and online. See a sample plan here: MBA fulltime sample program plan.pdf

Foundational core subjects include:

  • organizational behavior
  • strategic management
  • quantitative analysis
  • managerial economics
  • finance
  • accounting
  • marketing
  • supply management
  • information systems
  • ethics and social responsibility

Electives are offered in Ames, Des Moines, and online. For more information about the Ivy MBA curriculum, contact an advisor at