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Upper Iowa University Online Program

Upper Iowa University has its residential campus in Fayette, Iowa and has learning centers in many states in the Midwest. It is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian university that emphasizes faculty teaching excellence to support student learning. Founded in 1857, it is one of Iowa's oldest universities and is the largest private university in Iowa.

Contact Information:
Kathy Kowal: 1-800-603-3756
Email: online@uiu.edu

Online Degree Programs:
MBA with the following areas of emphasis:
Corporate Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Organizational Development
Quality Management
Global Business

MPA with the following areas of emphasis:
Health & Human Services
Justice Administration
Public Personnel Management
Homeland Security

BS degree with majors in:
Human Resource Management
Technology and Information Management
Criminal Justice
Emergency and Disaster Management
Health Services Administration
Business Administration
Public Administration
Social Science
Human Services

Admission Requirements:
MBA Program:
Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university (or foreign equivalent)
Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 for all courses or 3.0 for the most recent 60 credits towards the applicant's undergraduate degree.
GMAT and GRE not required but may be considered for applicants with GPAs that do not meet the requirement.
TOEFL, taken with in the past 12 months, for applicants for whom English is not their native language and for applicants whose undergraduate degree was conducted in a language other than English.

Undergraduate Program:
2.0 GPA for prior undergraduate work.

Tuition Costs:
Graduate Courses: $1107 per course ($369 per credit)
Undergraduate Courses: $897 per course ($299 per credit)

Learning Environment for students:
Upper Iowa University delivers its online courses in an asynchronous environment using a client-server architecture (the client is Outlook Express, which comes free with Internet Explorer). Students can also access class using a web browser. The system is designed to be fully functional without the use of highbandwidth Internet access. A 24/7/365 helpdesk is available to assist students having technical difficulties. The average class size is approximately 9 students, with a target maximum class size of 13 students. Course are discussion intensive and students are expected to participate actively in the class discussions.

Relevant Information:
Upper Iowa University is regionally accredited. The business degrees offered through online delivery are further accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).