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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Master of Business Administration

Learn, Adapt, Thrive – it’s a cornerstone of success in the business world and the foundation of Clarke’s revitalized Master’s of Business Administration program. Our knowledgeable faculty have developed an innovative curriculum that evolves with the ever-changing needs of business. ​Our personalized approach differs from other MBA programs because our courses pair developing your leadership and management abilities with the opportunity to create a professional network with connections to thriving local and national companies. Plus, our unique certificate options empower you to unlock more opportunities for career advancement.

Clarke believes learning is lifelong and life-changing, so we developed our program to ​not only be tailored to your interests but to fit your busy lifestyle. ​That’s why our courses are 100% online and offer independent or live sessions, meaning you can complete coursework when and how it works best for you. ​And with our flexible eight-week format, you can take one course at a time and still complete our​ 32-credit program in less ​than two years!

MBA Early Access for Current Clarke Students
As a liberal arts university, a degree from Clarke University prepares you for success in many ways, including the foundational knowledge to continue your education with a Master of Business AdministrationAs a Clarke student, you can complete up to 12 credits of graduate work during your senior year, meaning you can add an MBA to your resume in less than 2 years.  

Program Details

​Choose the option that’s right for you:

MBA Degree
Here are just some of the highlights that come with earning your MBA with Clarke University. Looking for more? Check out the course rotation below!

  • 32 credit hours
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for certificate programs, 3.0 GPA for full MBA admission
  • Courses taught by expert faculty with real-world experience
  • Eight-week, four-credit courses mean you can complete your degree in less than 2 years!
  • 100% online for flexibility that fits your lifestyle
  • Financial aid available


  • Business Management (12 hours) – ​Focus on the core needs of day-to-day business operations with courses on organizational management, marketing management, and human resources or project management.
  • Leadership (12 hours) – ​Enhance your ability to lead through courses on leadership styles, building effective teams, and strategic planning and communications.
  • Sports Management (12 hours) ​- Explore the unique needs of athletics as a business with courses dedicated to finance, marketing communications, and management issues in sports.
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Admission to Clarke University

Applications may be submitted at any time; however, newly admitted students begin their studies in August or October for the fall semester, January or March for the spring semester, and May or June for the summer term. The prospective graduate student interested in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Clarke University must submit the following to:

Clarke University Admissions Office
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
or email materials to

Submission requirements

  1. A completed graduate application form.
    • Official academic transcripts. These transcripts must document:
    • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students with a GPA of a 2.5 to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted conditional acceptance into the MBA program. Your acceptance into the MBA program will be finalized upon your successful completion of one of our graduate certificates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. A professional resume.
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Meet Our Faculty

When our MBA graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know you by your first name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Loren Rice, Ph.D.

Loren Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting/Business

It is my hope my impact on students will be that they will learn concepts, ideas, and general practices that will stay with them for many years.

B'Ann Dittmar, MBA

B'Ann Dittmar, MBA

Instructor of Business Management

I utilize active learning techniques and allow students to dig into the material, whether it is in a simulation, classroom activities, projects, or case studies.

Jody Wolfe, MBA/JD

Jody Wolfe, MBA/JD

Assistant Professor of Accounting/Business Chair of Accounting/Business, Computer Science

I hope to leave students with an understanding of strategy, finance, and law, but also that the world is a large place, and they should find a place where they feel wanted and comfortable in it.

Terese Stratta, Ph.D.

Terese Stratta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management

I strive to promote professional development that is healthy, empowering, and fun, and assist students in embracing the benefits of learning as a lifetime endeavor.

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But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Kirk Lebeck

Kirk Lebeck

Master of Business Administration ‘13

Clarke’s MBA program allowed me to maintain a healthy work, family, and school balance. I learned how to better communicate, strategize, and work collaboratively.

Julia Holdridge

Julia Holdridge

Master of Business Administration ‘11

While I was working on my MBA at Clarke, we moved into a new home, had another baby, and tripled the workforce at my employer. I also set a positive example for my kids that learning is important in life, no matter your age.

Kayla Siegworth

Kayla Siegworth

Master of Business Administration ‘16

Achieving my MBA at Clarke truly helped me in my position as Relationship Manager at Prudential Financial.


Eight courses, 18 months, and you’re on your way to career advancement!

Per credit hour

An investment the Wall Street Journal says could double your salary.

100 %

Complete coursework when it works for you, while still enjoying expert faculty support.

Experience Clarke Master of Business Administration for Yourself

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