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Master of Business Administration

Learn, Adapt, Thrive – it’s a cornerstone of success in business and the foundation of Clarke’s Master of Business Administration program. Our knowledgeable faculty have developed an innovative curriculum that allows your MBA degree to evolve with the ever-changing needs of business. Our personalized approach differs from other master’s in business programs because our courses pair developing your leadership and management abilities with the opportunity to create a professional network. Your instructors and classmates are all active professionals 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 online MBA degree 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. 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!

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Clarke University Masters of Business Administration student giving a presentation

Tailored To Your Goals

Adding a certificate demonstrates your specialized interests to potential employers while also giving you the skill sets to create your own career path. We are proud to offer the following certificates:

  • Business Management – 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 – Enhance your ability to lead through courses on leadership styles, building effective teams, and strategic planning and communications.
  • Sports Management – Explore the unique needs of athletics as a business with courses dedicated to finance, marketing communications, and management issues in sports.

MBA Early Access for Current Clarke Students

As a liberal arts university, a degree from Clarke prepares you for success in many ways, including the foundational knowledge to continue your education with a Master of Business Administration. As a Clarke student, you can complete up to 12 credits of graduate work during your senior year, giving you a head start on your master’s degree in business administration.

Clarke University undergraduate student applying for early access to Master of Business Administration.

Program Details

MBA Degree
Here are  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
Course Rotation

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

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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

MBA Program Director, 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 Business/Accounting, Chair of Business/Sport Management/Computer Science/Accounting

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 in 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.

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

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