University of Northern Iowa - College of Business Administration campus

Overview

Applicants
64
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.37
Years Work Experience
76.1
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 700
GPA
2.5 - 3.89

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
February 1

Regular Application Deadline
July 20

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
47

100
Full-time
19
Minority
17
Female

Students Say

The “AACSB accredited” University of Northern Iowa (UNI) College of Business Administration offers MBA students a “practical business curriculum that can be directly applied to the business world.” The school’s “facilities, staff, and real world projects” are appealing. Students are also “attracted by the course content and program length,” which gives students the ability to “earn the MBA degree in 13 months.” With its “great business school reputation,” UNI offers students a “quality education at a minor cost for an MBA.” This “cost-effective, flexible, [and] fast” MBA program is more compatible with the active lifestyles of most graduate students today.

The MBA program consists of “small classes” in a “focused yet fun learning atmosphere.” Coursework is “intensive,” but “fantastic professors” “are dedicated to students,” and provide “a very positive academic experience.” The faculty does a good job of “mixing strategies for big business with small business. Showing how the same strategy or methodology can apply to both but how differently it applies.” They “want to integrate what we already have in business knowledge with what we are currently learning. It is a highly interactive atmosphere with professors who want you to [learn].”

Overall, the school receives strong marks in communication and organization to provide a unified MBA program. One student says, “I think they have a strong administrative and instruction staff with a common vision of where the program should go and the results they expect. I see common business concepts stressed which tie the individual courses together into a focused package.”

“Administrative staff [is] wonderful here; they go beyond limits to help you in any kind of issues.” There was advice offered to the registrar though, which “needs improvement on adjusting to the modules that the MBA operates on as opposed to the semester system that the rest of the school does.”

Also appealing to students who want a more global experience are the short-term and semester-long study abroad programs available at UNI. A Hong Kong MBA can be obtained through the school’s long-distance learning program. The classes take place in Hong Kong with “all classes taught by UNI professors” on-site. It is a “very compact program” and “intensive” option due to the “limited period of time professors can stay in Hong Kong (usually 3 weeks)”; however, “students can complete the program in one and half year[s], which is good.”


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.iwrc.org/ http://www.uni.edu/nabl/ http://www.cba.uni.edu/dbweb/pages/business/business-research.cfm

School's environmental commitment 1:
http://www.iwrc.org/

School's environmental commitment 2:
http://www.uni.edu/nabl/

School's environmental commitment 3:
http://www.cba.uni.edu/dbweb/pages/business/business-research.cfm

Career overview

Career Rating
73

Graduates Employed by Region


Prominent Alumni

Nancy Aossey
CEO, International Medical Corporation

Mark Baldwin
CEO, Iowa Laser Technology (retired)

Kevin Lentz
Sr. VP, Cuna Mutual Insurance

Gary Rolling
President and CEO J-Tec Associates, Inc.

Kyle Selberg
VP Marketing, Principal Financial Group

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
30%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
18%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,468
Tuition (Out-State)
$19,462
Fees (In-State)
$1,101
Fees (Out-State)
$1,101

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$527
Tuition (Out-State)
$527
Fees (In-State)
$76
Fees (Out-State)
$76

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$7,950
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$7,950
Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
68
Part Time
92%

In State
61.0%
Out of State
39.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

1.50%
Minorities
39.00%
International

30% female
70% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students enjoy a “nice environment” at UNI’s campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The town of Cedar Falls might be “kind of boring” by some student’s standards; however, the lack of excitement helps keep distractions down to a minimum and encourages more “time to study.” The school does provide “many clubs and student organizations” in which students can broaden their graduate school experience. Students say on-campus “housing is moderate [and] clean, but old.” While taking breaks from their studies, students enjoy the opportunity “to support some athletic functions,” and can also take part in attending seminars on campus. UNI is “absolutely fabulous at offering relevant seminars or workshops that students are invited to attend. They make for a well-rounded [education].”

The MBA program is made up of “a variety of mid-career professionals, small business owners, and international students, [who] bring diverse experiences to class discussions.” Having a “very diverse range of viewpoints, age, nationalities, and backgrounds…enhances the learning experiences.” Classmates are described as “highly-competent” “eager learners, competitive, yet very friendly.” Some look forward to “driving in early to spend time with various teams, to work on project activity. Although the adult students already have an established life and home to go back to, I am seeing increasing [camaraderie] among students as teaming and bonding occurs.” Not all students with families are able to adjust their class schedules to suit their needs. One student says, “The school does not support parents with small children. Daycare hours do not coincide with classroom hours.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Nancy L. Hoffman
MBA Program Assistant

Address
College of Business Administration
Curris Business Building 325
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0123
United States

Phone
319-273-6243

Fax
319-273-6230

Email
mba@uni.edu