University of Northern Iowa - College of Business Administration campus

Overview

Applicants
56
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.36
Years Work Experience
9
Average Age
31

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 610
GPA
2.56 - 3.94

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

Selectivity Rating

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

It’s not hard to understand why MBA students would be compelled to attend University of Northern Iowa. Indeed, it’s a “well-respected business school” and offers “competitive tuition” rates. And, with a very accommodating class schedule, it’s clearly a program that’s designed to support individuals who are “working full-time.” In fact, many of the “major businesses in the area send employees [to UNI],” which leads to some fabulous networking opportunities.
Academically, MBA candidates are privy to “small classes” that allow for individual attention. Moreover, courses tend to place “an emphasis on teamwork.” Students especially rave about the capstone business consulting project which “takes everything the students have learned and challenges them to apply [that] knowledge to local businesses or nonprofits with the guidance of mentors.” The capstone is a “fantastic” educational experience and these MBAs relish the “opportunity to solve a real business problem.”
Additionally, UNI professors “bring a lot of experience and knowledge to the MBA program.” For the most part, they are also “responsive to students’ needs,” and they “know [how to] present the material well.” The “efficient” administration earns high marks as well. As one second-year gushes, “The amount of administrative . . . support is amazing relative to the number of students. Turnaround on questions is very fast and the administration can support an advising need in short-notice.” And, finally, perhaps this first-year says it best by simply referring to the faculty and staff as “awesome.”

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


Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

The career services office at University of Northern Iowa really helps students understand how to market their knowledge, training, professionalism and work ethic (attributes that the MBA students here have in spades). Importantly, the office hosts two massive career fairs every year, one in the fall and one in February. However, don’t expect career services to rest on those impressive laurels. Throughout the year, the office works to arrange a number of on-campus interviews for students as well, which helps to explain how over 95 percent of University of Northern Iowa MBAs are employed within six months of graduation!
Companies and organizations that have recruited and hired University of Northern Iowa students include: Central State Bank, Deloitte, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, ConAgra Foods, Inc., John Deere, Northwestern Mutual, Pella Corporation, Penske Truck Leasing, Renewable Energy Group and Toyota Financial Services.

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


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$9,872

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$7,559

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
24%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
19%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
10%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
10%

New Students Receiving Loans
0%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$9,634
Tuition (Out-State)
$19,804
Fees (In-State)
$1,169
Fees (Out-State)
$1,169

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$544
Tuition (Out-State)
$544
Fees (In-State)
$159
Fees (Out-State)
$159

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,320
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,320
Academic Expenses
$3,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
67
Part Time
92%

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

Demographics

1.50%
Minorities
39.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The College of Business Administration at UNI manages to populate its classes and cohorts with individuals of varying “backgrounds, ages and experiences.” Then again, that shouldn’t be too surprising given that there’s a large number of “international [students who hail] from different parts of the world.” Thankfully, no matter their heritage, most UNI MBAs appear to be “mature, wise and thoughtful.” What’s more, they are “smart, driven people who are fun to be around.” And the vast majority have proven to be “business savvy” and “family-oriented” people “who value their education and free time.”
Further, UNI does an amazing job at fully integrating both part-time and full-time students, ensuring they have the [opportunity to work with [each other].” The university also strives to accommodate both working professionals and students with families. And it’s clear their efforts are paying off. Indeed, the school “sponsor[s many] activities for the [entire] family including sporting events, seminars and concerts.” These are all well attended, proving that there’s plenty of fun to be had outside of the classroom.

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