UNIMBA International

We strongly believe in the value of a face-to-face, cohort-based MBA program delivered by UNI MBA faculty members. Many years ago, UNI began offering its MBA program in an intensive executive-style format at locations convenient for international students.

Students complete the ten MBA courses sequentially, learning through a mix of online activities and intensive weekend meetings. A business capstone brings the content together in an application experience in a simulated global business environment. Courses last for 6 weeks with any pre-requisite review materials provided online prior to the start of the course. Business professionals are able to complete their MBA within 24 – 28 months without disrupting their work schedules.

UNI’s College of Business is internationally recognized as one of the finest business schools, and the University is highly ranked in the United States. Here are just a few of our distinctions:

College of Business

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - earned by only 5% of 13,000 business schools worldwide
  • Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top part-time MBA programs in the United States.
  • Consistently recognized as A Princeton Review Best Business School, with a student academic experience rating among the top 20% of U.S. business schools.
  • Our students consistently achieve superior performance on professional examinations:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - consistently in the top 10
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) - double the average pass rate
  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGPC) - 80% pass rate

University of Northern Iowa

  • Consistently ranked among the Midwest's top public universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guidebook
  • A Top 37 Best Value University according to the Educate to Career Rankings
  • Ranked among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • Among the few that consistently receives The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service
  • Ranked as a top 100 university offering masters programs by Washington Monthly College Guide, and as a “Best Bang for the Buck”.

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As I write this, past mid-term, face-to-face classes continue. Will we make it through the semester? Regardless, our 40th year moves forward, pandemic or not! I am the last dean of this college to have worked for all previous deans. I look forward to celebrating with my colleagues, probably post-vaccine, to recognize where we have been and where we are today. 

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