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Iowa State University

Ames , IA ,United States

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Whether you’re angling for a promotion or preparing to climb the corporate ladder, an Ivy MBA is a proven path to success. Our full-time program is ranked #50 by U.S. News & World Report and offers an array of specializations taught by internationally known faculty. 

An Ivy MBA will enhance your leadership and management skills, engage your problem-solving abilities, and open doors. 


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Application Processing Time in Days: 25

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months (OPT duration depends on the major studied).

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies. Because holding a degree from a regionally accredited institution is a fundamental requirement for graduate study at Iowa State University, no appeals to waive this requirement are considered.
  • International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.
  • 3-year degrees from India, Bangladesh, Canada (excluding Quebec), Nepal, and Pakistan are not accepted. 3-year degrees from other countries are reviewed on an individual basis.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.
  • The English proficiency requirements of the Graduate College and the graduate program to which you have applied must both be met prior to enrollment.
  • There is no university-wide requirement that graduate applicants submit results from the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); however, most programs do require one or the other.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • GMAT or GRE is acceptable One or the other is required.
  • Essay (uploaded to online application)
  • Resume (may be uploaded with online appliction)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation required
  • Interview (by invitation)
  • Duolingo is temporally being accepted instead of TOEFL/IELTS
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: Yes
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 81840 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 9149 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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