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Fall & Winter 2016

Including Global Learning Opportunities (GLO)

  • The course schedule is subject to change.
  • Each course is 3 semester hours of credit.
  • The program reserves the right to extend courses by one week if class is canceled due to extenuating circumstances (such as inclement weather).
  • View important registration details for Fall 2016 (including deadlines) on the Registration Information page.
  • Download and print the Fall 2016 schedule and Spring 2017 preview schedule.

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Courses

Professional MBA courses in Cedar Rapids are conducted at the Cedar Rapids Center at 221 2nd Ave. SE, Suite 300. Iowa City courses are in the Pomerantz Center or Pappajohn Business Building. See locations for more information.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8110:0EXC Marketing Management

Instructor: Alice Wang
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8120:0EXC Management in Organizations

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8140:0EXC Corporate Financial Reporting

Instructor: Mark Penno
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8150:0EXC Business Analytics

Instructor: Patrick Johanns
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
303
Core MBA:8160:0EXC Managerial Economics

Instructor: Stacey Brook
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8180:0EXC Managerial Finance

Instructor: Dirk Laschanzky
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301 MBA:8140 or previous finance/accounting course work

Core MBA:8210:0EXC Global Business Strategy
(Intersession Course)

Instructors: Mikhail Grachev & Mariya Bobina
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
304
Core MBA:8240:0EXC Operations and Supply Chain

Instructor: Ann Campbell
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
304 MBA:8150

Core MBA:8310:0EXC Business Integration

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Scott Arneson
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
304 MBA:8110, MBA:8140, MBA:8150, MBA:8180, MBA:8190 or MBA:8240

This course replaces MBA:8300 Strategic Management and Policy as the capstone course. The content has not changed and will include the Marketplace Simulation.
Elective ENTR:9100:0EXC Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Instructor: Kurt Heiar
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301
Elective ENTR:9450:0EXC Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Lynn Allendorf
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
November 17, 19, 28, December 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15
Mondays & Thursdays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
301
Elective FIN:9300:0EXC Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions

Instructor: Tong Yao
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
304 MBA:8180

Elective MGMT:9220:0EXC Maximizing Team Performance
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Gale Mote
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
303
Elective MKTG:9120:0EXC Customer Relationship Management

Instructor: D.J. Nayakankuppam
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
304 MBA:8110

This course will be delivered utilizing video-conference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.
Elective MSCI:6060:0EXC Data Programming with R

Instructor: Benjamin Margolin
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
302 Course is held through the Business Analytics Certificate and Masters programs. Credit can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:6110:0EXC Big Data Management and Analytics

Instructor: Xun Zhou
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
302 MSCI:9230

Course is held through the Business Analytics Certificate and Masters programs. Credit can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9210:0EXP Introduction to Modeling with VBA

Instructor: Jim Chaffee
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
5:30-8:50 p.m.
C425 PC (Iowa City)

Des Moines Courses

Professional MBA courses in Des Moines are conducted at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave. See locations for more information.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8110:0EXD Marketing Management

Instructor: Cathy Cole
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8120:0EXD Management in Organizations

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8140:0EXD Corporate Financial Reporting

Instructor: Roy Pettibone
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
328
Core MBA:8150:0EXD Business Analytics

Instructor: Rick Jerz
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8160:0EXD Managerial Economics

Instructor: Don Szeszycki
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
308
Core MBA:8180:0EXD Managerial Finance

Instructor: Art Durnev
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301 MBA:8140

Core MBA:8210:0EXD Global Business Strategy

Instructor: Marketa Sankova Rickley
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 15
(No class Sept. 20)
6:00-9:20 p.m.
301
Core MBA:8240:0EXD Operations and Supply Chain

Instructor: Wes Boyce
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
328 MBA:8150

Core MBA:8310:0EXD Business Integration

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & Robert Stahlin
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
308 MBA:8110, MBA:8140, MBA:8150, MBA:8180, MBA:8190 or MBA:8240

This course replaces MBA:8300 Strategic Management and Policy as the capstone course. The content has not changed and will include the Marketplace Simulation.
Elective ENTR:9700:0EXD Entrepreneuship Business Consulting

Instructor: Wade Steenhoek
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
308
Elective FIN:9270:0EXD Security Analysis

Instructor: Dirk Laschanzky
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
308 MBA:8180

This course will be delivered utilizing video-conference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.
Elective FIN:9300:0EXD Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Yiming Qian
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
308 MBA:8180

Elective MGMT:9092:0EXD Effective Managerial Communication
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
328
Elective MSCI:6100:0EXD Text Analytics

Instructor: Qihang Lin
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
201 MBA:8150, MBA:9110, and MSCI:6060

Course is held through the Business Analytics Certificate and Masters programs. Credit can be used to fulfill MBA elective credit.
Elective MSCI:9230:0EXD Database Systems

Instructor: Marketa Sonkova Rickley
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
201 Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate and Masters programs. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA Elective credit.

Quad Cities Courses

Unless otherwise noted, Professional MBA courses in the Quad Cities will be conducted at the Birchwood Learning Center at 4620 E. 53rd Street in Davenport. See locations for more information.

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Core MBA:8110:0EXQ Marketing Management

Instructor: Mark Winkler
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8150:0EXQ Business Analytics

Instructor: Benjamin Margolin
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8180:0EXQ Managerial Finance

Instructor: Jeff Hart
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
120 MBA:8140 or previous finance/accounting course work

Core MBA:8210:0EXQ Global Business Strategy

Instructor: Mikhail Grachev
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
120
Core MBA:8310:0EXQ Business Integration

Instructors: Gary Gaeth & John Gray
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8110, MBA:8140, MBA:8150, MBA:8180, MBA:8190 or MBA:8240

This course replaces MBA:8300 Strategic Management and Policy as the capstone course. The content has not changed and will include the Marketplace Simulation.
Elective FIN:9270:0EXQ Security Analysis

Instructor: Dirk Laschanzky
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8180

This course will be delivered utilizing video-conference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.
Elective MGMT:9092:0EXQ Effective Managerial Communication
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays:
November 15, 16, 17
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
December 1, 8, 13, 15
6:00-10:00 p.m.
328
Elective MGMT:9120:0EXQ Leadership and Personal Development
(Intersession Course)

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
120
Elective MGMT:9130:0EXQ Strategic Management of Change

Instructor: Amy Kristof-Brown
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8120

Elective MKTG:9120:0EXQ Customer Relationship Management

Instructor: D.J. Nayakankuppam
Mondays
August 22 - November 14
6:00-9:20 p.m.
112 MBA:8110

This course will be delivered utilizing video-conference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.
Elective MSCI:6060:0EXQ Data Programming with R

Instructor: Mark Bennett
Thursdays
August 25 - November 10
6:00-9:20 p.m.
111 Course held through the Business Analytics Certificate program. Credits can be used to fulfill MBA Elective credit.

Web and Combined Delivery Courses Courses

Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Elective MGMT:7900:0EXW Contemporary Topics in Management and Organizations: Competive Strategy

Instructor: Rich McCarty
Wednesdays
August 24 - November 9
6:00-9:20 p.m.
Participation is expected in online class sessions.
Elective MGMT:9230:0EXD Managing and Preventing Conflict
(Winter Session Course)

Instructors: Lon Moeller & Jay Christensen-Szylanski
Dates: December 28 - January 13
In person class sessions: January 6 and 7
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This course will be delivered using a combination of in-person class sessions, recorded lectures, and discussion boards. Recorded lecture can be accessed beginning December 19 and can be viewed at the student’s choice of time. The course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions with the exception of the in-person weekend classes on January 6 and 7. Please note the in-person class is not a live web session. Professors Moeller and Christensen- Szylanski will be instructing the session at the Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines
Elective MKTG:9015:0EXW Social Media Marketing for Business

Instructor: Nick Westergaard
Tuesdays
August 23 - November 8
6:00-9:20 p.m.
Participation is expected in online class sessions.

Fall 2016 Intersession Courses

Location & Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Cedar Rapids
Core
MBA:8210:0EXC Global Business Strategy

Instructors: Mikhail Grachev & Mariya Bobina
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
304
Cedar Rapids
Elective
ENTR:9450:0EXC Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Instructor: Lynn Allendorf
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
November 17, 19, 28, December 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15
Mondays & Thursdays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
301
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:9220:0EXC Maximizing Team Performance

Instructor: Gale Mote
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
303
Des Moines
Elective
FIN:9300:0EXD Corporate Investment and Finance Decisions

Instructor: Yiming Qian
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
308 MBA:8180

Des Moines
Elective
MGMT:9092:0EXD Effective Managerial Communication

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
301
Quad Cities
Elective
MGMT:9092:0EXQ Effective Managerial Communication

Instructor: Patrick Highland
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays:
November 15, 16, 17
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
December 1, 8, 13, 15
6:00-10:00 p.m.
301
Quad Cities
Elective
MGMT:9120:0EXQ Leadership and Personal Development

Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Fridays & Saturdays
November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Fridays:
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
120

Winter Session Courses

Location & Type Course Dates and Times Room Prereq(s) and Notes
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:9090:0EXC Influence and Constructive Persuasion

Instructor: Patrick Highland
In-person class dates:
January 3, 4, 12, 13, 14
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
303 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Cedar Rapids
Elective
MGMT:9130:0EXC Strategic Management of Change

Instructor: Ken Brown
In-person class dates:
January 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
301 MBA:8120

Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Des Moines
Elective
MGMT:9230:0EXD Managing and Preventing Conflict

Instructors: Lon Moeller & Jay Christensen-Szylanski
In person class sessions: January 6 and 7
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
328 This course will be delivered using a combination of in-person class sessions, recorded lectures, and discussion boards. Recorded lecture can be accessed beginning December 19 and can be viewed at the student’s choice of time. The course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions with the exception of the in-person weekend classes on January 6 and 7. Please note the in-person class is not a live web session. Professors Moeller and Christensen- Szylanski will be instructing the session at the Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines
Des Moines
Elective
MSCI:9130:0EXD Lean Process Improvement

Instructors: Phil Jones & Kimberly Wayne
In-person class dates:
January 3-7
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
308 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
Quad Cities
Elective
MSCI:9185 0EXQ Project Management

Instructor: George Hollins
In-person class dates:
January 4, 5, 6, 10, 11
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
120 Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.

Global Learning Opportunity (GLO)

This three-semester hour course can be used as an elective or as a substitute for MBA:8210 Global Business Strategy, a required core course.

See GLO details for January 2017

A complete online application must be submitted by the deadline. You will receive notification of your enrollment in August or September. Our office will enter your GLO course request into MyUI on your behalf in October, which will show up on your November U-Bill.