CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
UI offers Evening MBA courses in Des Moines and Newton
NEWTON, Iowa -- Working business professionals in Des Moines/Newton
area can pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the
University of Iowa College of Business Administration, choosing from evening
and weekend classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.
For the first time, the UI's Evening MBA program is also offering classes
in Des Moines this semester, extending the program from its Newton Center.
Courses in corporate financial reporting and corporate finance will be
held at the W.A. Krause Center for Entrepreneurial Education at 6100 Grand
Ave. in Des Moines.
This spring the UI Evening MBA program adds a distinguished new faculty
member -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. After he leaves office in January,
Branstad will team teach a class in public sector management with professor
Tim Judge from Feb. 18 to May 13 at UI's MBA classroom on the Newton Polytechnic
campus of the Des Moines Area Community College.
Branstad will travel to the Pappajohn Business Administration Building
in Iowa City and Newton on alternating weeks, with the class being broadcast
via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) to the site where he is not teaching
Additional classes at Newton include managerial finance, human resource
management, ethics, international economic environment of the firm, operations
management, strategic management and business policy, and sales management.
"Our curriculum is designed for college graduates who want to upgrade
their skills for a professional career in business or the public sector,"
said Colleen Downie, director of the Evening MBA Program. "Students
come to the program from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and professional
experience and really thrive on the high-quality educational experience
our faculty provide."
To earn a degree, students must be admitted to the program and complete
a total of 45 credit hours. Students who are admitted to the MBA program
have registration priority. Slots are available for non-admitted students
who want to take classes in the spring semester prior to formal admission.
Tuition and fees are $765 for a three-credit-hour course. A deferred
payment plan and financial aid are available.
Registration for the Des Moines MBA classes is now under way via the
Internet, or by phone, fax or mail. For more information, contact the
UI School of Management, at 1-877-EVE-MBAS (1-877-383-6227) or email: IOWAMBA@uiowa.edu. Course and registration
information is also available on the program's website at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/mba/vmba/