University of Iowa Cancels Plans for MBA in Dubuque

The University of Iowa has put on hold its plan to offer its MBA in Dubuque.

As requested by John Deere Dubuque Works employees, the University of Iowa planned to offer a MBA program in Dubuque. However, representatives with Loras College, University of Dubuque and Clark University, all based in Dubuque and regionally accredited, opposed stating that they already offer accredited MBA programs in the city.

Although John Deere employees wanted a location closer than the UI locations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and the Quad Cities, officials of the private colleges expressed their concerns that the IU MBA offered in Dubuque might be available to the corporate community.

University of Iowa officials declined to comment the story. But, an email to the Iowa Coordinating Council for Post-High School Education states "Based on feedback from the Dubuque community, the University of Iowa has decided to further study the offering of an MBA program in Dubuque. We look forward to working with the City of Dubuque and all citizens of NorthEast Iowa to identify ways we can serve their educational needs and be responsive to the expectations they have of their state universities."

The University of Iowa is accredited by AACSB International.

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