Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a leading private university offering a range of degree programs at a number of off-campus locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana. It also has international presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. It is approved by the Louisiana Higher Education Board, the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Iowa Department of Education for teacher education. It is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA).

It offers the online MBA program with the following Areas of Emphasis:
- Accounting 
- Corporate Financial Management 
- Global Business 
- Human Resources Management 
- Organizational Development 
- Quality Management

The MBA in Accounting is designed to assist those with an undergraduate major in accounting to meet the 150-credit education requirement to take the CPA examination. Courses include Financial Accounting Theory, Advanced Managerial Accounting, Advanced Accounting Information Systems, etc.

To graduate with the MBA degree, students need to complete 39 semester credits of graduate work including a final report of research and presentation and a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
The University has partnered with the China Education Group to offer its online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, administered through the following locations: Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan.

Rankings:

- Ranked 4th out of 44 online colleges and universities in the 2009 rankings published by Online Education Database (OEDb).

- Ranked as the No. 1 Online University in the Online Education Database (OEDb) Online College Rankings 2008.

- The Online MBA Program is rated a “Best Buy Distance MBA” by GetEducated.com.

UIU is a member of the following educational organizations:
- American Library Association
- American Association of University Women
- Council of Independent Colleges
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
- Iowa College Foundation
- Iowa Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
- Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- National Collegiate Athletic Association

* Suggested Reading:

Top Distance MBA Degree

Top Online MBA in Accounting

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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