Several private colleges near Dubuque, Iowa, are challenging the University of Iowa's plan to offer a master's degree in business administration in the city at the request of a major company there, The Gazette reported. An Iowa agency that considers new programs is scheduled today to consider the plan by Iowa's Tippie College of Business to offer a master's degree requested by officials at John Deere, the manufacturing company.
But the presidents of Clark University, Loras College and the University of Dubuque -- all of which offer business master's degrees -- questioned whether the area needs yet another, and one that is subsidized by state funds, the newspaper reported.
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