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University of Iowa's part-time MBA program ranked among the best by US News

The University of Iowa’s Tippie MBA-PM program was ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s analysis of part-time MBAs, the only one in the state to make the list.

The magazine ranked the Tippie MBA for Professionals and Managers (MBA-PM) at 31 among part-time graduate management programs in its annual ranking of graduate and professional programs published this week. It was ranked 18th among public schools.

The magazine ranked the top 50 programs based on peer assessments by the deans of business schools across the country. No other program in Iowa was ranked.

“The excellent ranking of our MBA-PM program validates our ongoing commitment to providing a quality part-time MBA program to students already in the workplace, and providing outstanding educational opportunities for Iowans that will strengthen the state’s economy,” said Curt Hunter, dean of the Tippie College of Business.

Part-time MBA programs from full-time MBAs in that they offer classes during evenings and on Saturdays so students can work toward their degrees without quitting their jobs. The Tippie MBA-PM program is offered in three locations around Iowa: in downtown Des Moines, at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center; downtown Cedar Rapids; and in the Quad Cities, at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.

“All three locations offer the same curriculum and faculty that are so highly regarded by business educators and US News,” said Jay Sa-Aadu, associate dean of the Tippie School of Management.

The full-time MBA program was ranked 42 in this year’s US News survey, 18th among public schools.

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