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Iowa State College of Business

Iowa State's College of Business is ranked 84th among the top 100 business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

86. Iowa State University

College of Business

1360 Gerdin Business Building

Ames, Iowa 50011

Admissions: 515-294-8118



The Iowa State University Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires completing 48 credit hours of study. The first 30-credits of the program consist of core classes, giving students a solid business background while incorporating the school’s core value of corporate social responsibility throughout the curriculum.

The final 18-credits of the MBA program are comprised of electives, allowing students to tailor their degree to suit their individual career goals. Five specializations are offered: accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain management, and technology and innovation management.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2013): 86

BusinessWeek  (2012): NR

Forbes (2013): NR

U.S. News & World Report (2014): 73

Financial Times (2014): NR

The Economist (2013): NR

Ranking Analysis:

Between 2012 and 2013, Iowa State fell two spots in the Poets&Quants ranking, going from No. 84 to No. 86. During that time, the school wasn’t listed in any major ranking other than the U.S. News ranking, where the school fell from No. 64 to No. 70. This year, U.S. News put the school in the 73rd place, suggesting that the decline might continue for some time. Still, rankings aside, it’s worth noting that for the Class of 2013, the employment rate was pretty solid: 92.9% of the class was employed three months after graduation.

Tuition & Fees: $9,528 (resident) $21,840 (non-resident)

Average GMAT: 622

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 554-680

Average GPA: 3.37

GPA Range (mid-80%): 3.08-3.64

Acceptance Rate: 45.9%

Full-Time Enrollment: 56

International: 50.0%

Minority: 7.1%

Female: 33.9%

Average Age: 25

Average Base Salary: $64,648

Average Signing Bonus: $4,583

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 89.3%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 92.9%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.