Iowa Board of Regents

Online MBA at UNI

At its April meeting, the Iowa Board of Regents will consider approval of a new online Master of Business Administration program at the University of Northern Iowa. If approved, the program would add an online component to serve a wider geographic audience of working professionals. 

2023 Graduate Student Recruitment Report (RNL & PLEXUSS, 2022) finds that an increasing share of prospective graduate students intend to pursue online programs relative to in-person programs. With this in mind, UNI’s Wilson College of Business aims to meet students where they are by offering an online component to its MBA program. This component meets the demand for more flexible delivery modes in graduate education.

Additionally, an online program allows students to enroll at UNI from anywhere, providing expanded education opportunities for Iowans outside of Cedar Falls, and placebound students all over the world.

“UNI graduates want to pursue a Wilson MBA as they greatly appreciate the coursework, experiences, and connections they established during their undergraduate studies," said Leslie Wilson, Dean of the Wilson College of Business. "I am thrilled to extend our top-tier education to a broader audience through our new online offering. Our consistent ranking as a 'Best Business School' by The Princeton Review for over a decade reflects our commitment to academic excellence, personal development and career advancement within the Wilson MBA program."

The UNI MBA program is designed for working professionals who are looking to expand their leadership, communication, critical thinking and management skills. These enhanced skills elevate the work of degree holders in their current positions and open opportunities for career advancement. The existing residential program offers a modular curriculum structure that allows students the flexibility to pursue their MBA either full-time or part-time, as well as rolling admission opportunities to allow flexibility in their program start and completion dates.

No additional facilities or equipment is required as the platforms already exist at UNI. As enrollment in the program increases over time, additional faculty resources may be necessary.

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