Maharishi University of Management

With Consciousness-Based education you study traditional subjects while also experiencing inner growth and developing your creativity.Your awareness expands, improving your ability to absorb knowledge and see the big picture.



In 1971 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a sage from the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge, founded Maharishi International University (later renamed Maharishi University of Management) and developed Consciousness-Based education.


Consciousness-Based education was developed by the University’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, so that students can discover the field of pure consciousness within themselves as the source of all knowledge.


Many colleges and universities are adequate or better on the first element — covering the subject of study. And some of them improve the process through innovative teaching techniques.But conventional universities fail to expand the learning ability of the student — to develop the consciousness of the knower.

Without this third element, universities only provide information-based education — and the information is often forgotten once the course is over.

What has been missing is a way for you to develop yourself from within — to improve your brain functioning and enliven your full potential.


At MUM, students learn to manage themselves effectively so they can thrive in the working world. Students access leading-edge career preparatory services and support which include:

  • Immersive Career Strategies Course: a required course that includes career assessments, mentoring, and training in all aspects of job search, strategy, and use of resources
  • Career Center
  • “Personal Success Plan”: career experts assist students in creating a career strategy in their first year and thereafter, refining it to match skills, aspirations, and opportunities
  • Ongoing Career Preparation Activities
  • Career Workshops

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Housing services

Utopia Park is a mobile home park on the North side of the campus. It is around 15 minutes walking distance from university buildings. Mobile homes have 2-3 bedrooms + a living room with kitchen and 1-2 bathrooms.

ICT services

Computers for general use are located in the campus Library and the Argiro Student Center:Argiro Computer Lab:

  • There are six general purpose computers in the basement of the Argiro Student Center as well as three jacks into which one can plug his or her laptop computer for Internet access.
  • There are both wireless and wired connections in the Student Lounge which can be used.

Student Life

Campus life

Our close-knit campus community is built on the deep connections between our students. That’s why we offer a variety of student events and activities to foster friendships including open mics, drum circles, on-campus performances, weekly movie nights, dance classes, student trips, and more.

Sports facilities

At MUM we make sure that students have ample time for exercise, and we provide a wide variety of options, facilities, and resources. Our Recreation Center is a 60,000-square-foot indoor facility, one of the largest of its kind in Iowa, containing a running track, tennis courts basketball courts, rock-climbing wall, and more.


Maharishi University of Management is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).