Tippie College of Business

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate major: BBA

Undergraduate minors: business administration; economics

Undergraduate certificates: entrepreneurial management; international business; risk management and insurance

Professional degree: MBA

Professional certificates: business communication; business fundamentals; corporate finance; finance; financial decision-making; innovation; investment management; leadership; marketing; responsible resource management; risk management and insurance; strategy

Graduate degrees: MA; MAc; MS; PhD

Graduate certificate: business analytics

Website: https://tippie.uiowa.edu/

The Tippie College of Business is composed of six academic departments: accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, management and entrepreneurship, and marketing.

The college's undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Research, executive development, and education activities are supported by these centers and institutes: America's Small Business Development Center, Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance, Experimental Economics Interdisciplinary Research Group, Frank Business Communication Center, Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance, Institute for International Business, Iowa Electronic Markets Institute, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Marketing Institute, Pomerantz Career Center, RSM Institute of Accounting Education and Research, the Tippie Analytics Cooperative, the Tippie Leadership Collaborative, and Tippie Undergraduate Career Services.

Integrity and honesty are essential to success in all facets of life. The purpose of the undergraduate Tippie Honor Code and the MBA and Master's Honor Code is to promote honorable and ethical behavior. Students admitted to the college or enrolled in courses offered by the college are required to uphold the honor code.

Facilities and Resources

Three students involved in conversation in the Pappajohn College of Business Administration building.

The Tippie College of Business is located in the John Pappajohn Business Building, at the heart of the campus. The Pappajohn Business Building contains seminar and conference rooms, a computer laboratory, two auditoriums, two computer classrooms, a behavioral laboratory, a restaurant (Pat's Diner), a café and study space called Biz Hub, the Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library, and a variety of classroom facilities.

The computer laboratory in the John Pappajohn Business Building serves the instructional programs of the college, and the staff maintains a current library of computational programs to accommodate users' needs. Business students also have access to the full range of services offered by the university's Information Technology Services and the extensive research materials and other resources of the University of Iowa Libraries.

Alumni Relations

The Tippie College of Business alumni network boasts 58,000 graduates worldwide. The Alumni Engagement Office maintains relationships with alumni on behalf of the college and its programs and departments, including graduate-level degrees. The Alumni Engagement Office also hosts many annual events both in-person and virtually, which allow alumni nationwide and around the world to connect to the college and to each other.

By providing an up-to-date email address, alumni and friends receive electronic communications regarding Tippie College of Business events and virtual programs. Alumni who have updated their home mailing address with the college within the past two years receive copies of the biannual alumni publication, Tippie Magazine. Current undergraduate students can interview to become members of the Business Student Ambassadors Organization (BSAO). Those students often serve as hosts and guides for alumni who visit the college. The Tippie Young Alumni Board works to strengthen ties between the college and more recent graduates.

To learn more about alumni programs or to update contact information, please visit Alumni on the college website.