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Iona MBA

Launched in 2018, our new, faster, less-expensive MBA requires only 39 credits. The MBA program is open to students with any type of bachelor's degree.

Additionally, Iona does not require a GMAT for applicants into the MBA program.

Courses Credits
Core 24 credits
Electives 15 credits
Total 39 credits

Iona's MBA can be taken at the pace you select. Full-time students take 9-12 credits per term and typically complete the degree in 12 months. Part-time students typically take 6 credits per term and can complete the degree in 20 months.

The program offers rolling admission, so students can enter the program at any of five terms during the year – June, July, August, November or February.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • One professional letter of recommendation
International Student Additional Requirements:
  • NACES evaluation of transcripts
  • Official IELTS or TOEFL score

Optional MBA Concentrations

An MBA concentration gives you the chance to focus on a specialized area of interest.  Which topic would do the most to support your continued career development? We offer six to choose from:

Financial Management
In your financial management concentration, you will improve your ability to make financial decisions, even when faced with risk and uncertainty. This concentration provides a theoretical base you can use to examine real-world situations. The concentration can include courses related to the operation of the financial system, financial strategy, investments, fixed income, derivatives, and international finance, among others.

General Business
The General Business concentration allows you to use your elective space to take graduate business courses that interest you. This program is ideal if you are looking to update or enhance existing business skills, add new skills to your offerings, or customize your MBA to fit your academic and career goals.

The Management concentration provides the conceptual, analytical and creative skills needed in the management of private or public organizations. In this concentration, you can take courses in organization theory and design, leadership, change management, human resource management, and social innovation, among others.

The Marketing concentration is designed to make you marketing-literate by offering courses which represent the current state of the art. These courses are intended to challenge and stimulate your thought and decision-making processes, and to contribute to your becoming successful marketing decision-makers and business executives.

Public Accounting

The Public Accounting concentration provides students who have an accounting undergraduate degree with the competencies and knowledge they need to qualify for the CPA exam. It is designed to prepare you to function effectively in the accounting profession. In this concentration, you will take courses in accounting research, auditing, ethics and fraud examination, and international financial management, among others.

Information Systems
The Information Systems concentration is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to analyze, design and evaluate an organization's information and decision systems.