What is Distance Learning?
Upper Iowa is a nationally recognized leader in distance education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students can study in our award-winning distance learning Online Program or our Self Paced Degree Program. Students have global access, with no need to be on campus for a residency requirement. We serve over 3,000 degree-seeking students from around the world through distance education.
UIU’s Online Program offers asynchronous courses so that you can attend class anytime during the day or night. You will actively and substantively participate in discussions on course topics that enhance your learning. The Online Program offers five 8-week classes and an accelerated, 6-week summer session each year so that you never need to wait more than two months to start classes.
Why study Master of Business Administration?
The MBA is a forward-thinking curriculum providing students a perspective in leadership, functional department integration, ethical management and risk assessment. The program provides learners the opportunity to examine ethical and managerial issues in a respected educational environment supporting life-long learning.
The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration degree consists of 36 semester credits of graduate level course work, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for completion. Three semester credit hours taken per session are considered full-time enrollment.
Upper Iowa University’s MBA program is divided into three areas of concentration:
The Core is completed by each MBA student. The curriculum consists of a forward-thinking academic program that develops comprehension and competence in financial risk, economics and change, innovation through sustainability, current legal implications, and product improvement and market analysis. Students apply business theories and practices across all functional areas of an organization. Many courses include teamwork among students in preparation for entering the corporate world, a skill sought by many organizations.
Each student chooses one of five areas of emphases:
- Corporate Financial Management
- General Management
- Human Resources Management
- Organizational Development