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Feb. 3, 2010

Tippie Executive MBA program now offered in Des Moines

Residents of Des Moines and Central Iowa can now earn an Executive MBA degree from the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management in Des Moines.

The Tippie EMBA program will expand to Des Moines, with the first class entering in January 2011. The part-time accelerated program offers students the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their career prospects with an MBA degree while continuing to work their full-time jobs.

"This full-service program caters to the needs of business leaders so they can focus on their families, professional commitments and course work," said Jay Sa-Aadu, associate dean of the Tippie College of Business.

"Our students work with highly qualified and engaging classmates who share valuable insights and knowledge to enhance the overall learning experience," said Curt Hunter, dean of the Tippie College of Business.

The program takes four semesters to complete. Classes will be held on Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Des Moines at the John and Mary Pappajohn Educational Center, 2100 Grand Ave.

"The Des Moines program will offer the same curriculum as the program at the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, and be taught by the same experienced world class faculty from the Tippie College of Business," said John Fraser, Tippie EMBA program director.

All classes will meet in Des Moines, except for a five-day residency program at the UI campus in Iowa City at the start of each academic year and a seven- to 10-day international seminar trip abroad during the final semester. The content of the courses will draw from current case studies and topics and includes economics, finance, management, strategic operations and marketing.

Information receptions will take place in Des Moines on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, March 24. Both will be held at noon at the Des Moines Country Club, 1600 Jordan Creek Parkway. For more information or to register for a reception, visit, email or call 877-442-3622.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: John Fraser, EMBA program director, 319-335-1043,; Tom Snee, 319-384-0010 (office), 319-541-8434 (cell),