Italy’s world-class MBA for full-time students and working professionals

Top Ranked MBA

Our MBA program is backed by a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited American university. Tippie has an international reputation as one of the world's best business schools. By earning an MBA consistently ranked by Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report , and Forbes , you'll enjoy world-class experience with high-caliber classmates.

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Iowa-based faculty

You'll learn—in person—from the faculty who teach in Tippie's MBA programs. They make up a team of academic professionals who are internationally recognized for their research and achievements. Courses are small and personal by design, so faculty and staff members get to know our students very well.

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Learn Full or Part-Time

Our unique Full-time MBA Program allows you to study in Italy and the United States while you earn an international MBA degree in 11 months. CIMBA also offers a unique and convenient two-year Part-time MBA Program for working professionals. Both programs are designed to help you develop core MBA competencies.

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Numbers that Make us Unique

+1300 Graduates in Italy

since 1991

#4 in the World for Finance

(Financial Times, 2017)

#22 Best U.S. MBA Part-Time

(News & World Report, 2019)

Program overview


20 total courses (58 credit hours). The curriculum is focused on real-world uses of business principles. Team and leadership - based learning and problem-solving are emphasized; small class sizes allow more interaction and participation. Spend your last month in Iowa, while preparing for graduation and completed an integrative strategy course at the University of Iowa.


The program is designed to be completed in 11 months (Full-Time) or two years (Part-Time) while maintaining your full-time employment.


For full-time students, classes are in session throughout the week and on weekends. You will also participate in the leadership development program through additional seminars, coaching, and trainings. For part-time students, classes are held on the weekends. Most courses for our MBA programs meet for four full days.


All classes are taught in English. You’ll need to show evidence of your ability to communicate well in English to be admitted. You’ll also complete an interview as part of the admissions process.


A bachelor's degree is required. We look at academic record (a GMAT or GRE score is required for admission along with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 grade scale), work experience (at least two years is expected), and leadership potential.

CIMBA Leadership Institute

CIMBA has infused its leadership and personal development programming into nearly all aspects of its global business education: from semester study abroad, MBA, and executive certificate programs to company tours, cultural excursions, and beyond.