Iona’s new, faster, less-expensive MBA requires only 39 credits and is open to students with any type of bachelor's degree.
Additionally, Iona does not require a GMAT for applicants into the MBA program.
Iona's MBA will give you the comprehensive strategies you need to enhance your career and can be taken at the pace you select. Full-time students take 9 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.
Our flexible core and expansive choice of electives give you the ability to tailor your degree in order to target your career goals. Some Iona MBA courses can even be taken online, making classes even more adaptable to your schedule while saving on commuting costs.
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.
Iona MBA - Online
Beginning November 2019, the MBA program can be completed fully online! Students can experience the benefits of the in-person MBA with the flexibility of online courses.
Courses & Electives
Students take a total of 24 core credits and 15 elective credits.
Students entering with proficiency in a particular area, such as prior education and/or work experience, may be eligible for advanced core classes. When choosing electives, students may take any five courses of their interest. Optional MBA concentrations consist of 4 courses (12 credits) and elective courses may be applied to completing a concentration. Advanced Certificates can also be completed as elective coursework.
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:
With increasing access to data and rapid developments in information technology and decision modelling, business analytics has become a most valuable asset to any organization. The Business Analytics concentration covers descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive methods and models needed to make informed decisions about optimizing operations, managing risk, and effectively handling challenges and opportunities in both structured and unstructured decision environments. By studying business analytics, you will learn the statistical and quantitative methods used to analyze data and provide useful information to decision makers.
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.
In a business environment marked by unprecedented advances in information technology, expertise in the technical, analytical, and behavioral dimensions of computer-based information systems gives business students an advantage in any industry. The Information Systems concentration gives students the opportunity to pursue in-depth knowledge and skills that are necessary to analyze, design, evaluate, and manage an organization’s information and technology resources.
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.
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.