Iowa State University

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1360 Gerdin Business Building
Ames, IA 50011

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#73 Best Business Schools


#146 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The College of Business at Iowa State University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $9,528 per year (in-state); full-time: $21,840 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $530 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,214 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 89.3 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Graduate students at Iowa State University’s College of Business can get a master’s and Ph.D. in human-computer interaction via an interdepartmental program. Students pursuing this track use research and practical application to understand how implementing new hardware or computer applications in the workplace affects employees. Research efforts for the program are housed at several on-campus labs, including the Virtual Reality Applications Center and the HCI User Experience Lab.

In addition to the human-computer interaction program, the College of Business at Iowa State offers master of science degrees in information assurance, seed technology and business, and information systems. Students aiming for an M.B.A. can choose among full-time, part-time, or collaborative options. Full-time students complete their degrees in two years at the school’s main campus in Ames, and part-time students attend evening classes in nearby Des Moines for their core coursework. Students can maximize their time at Iowa State University by combining an M.B.A. with an M.S. in information systems or a doctor of veterinary medicine from Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Outside of the classroom, students can gain global experience via optional, study abroad trips to China, Italy, Denmark, or London; or sharpen their problem-solving skills at case study competitions. M.B.A. students from Iowa State took home the top prize at the Big 12 conference case competitions in 2010 and 2011.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
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supply chain management/logistics

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 56
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full-time: $9,528 per year (in-state)
full-time: $21,840 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $530 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,214 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $1,072 per year
Required fees (part-time) $49 per credit
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $64,648
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 89.3%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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