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The University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie School of Management

Iowa City, IA
Academics & Programs

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Academic Programs
The Tippie MBA Program emphasizes applied business learning in a collaborative, team-based environment. The curriculum is founded on a core of courses that includes key functional areas of finance, marketing, accounting, statistics, organizational behavior, operations management,...
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Tippie Students Say...

While some students extol the “wonderful experiential learning,” and the “breadth of courses unmatched by most other institutions” that are offered at the Henry B. Tippie School of Management at The University of Iowa, others praise its “small class sizes along with the unique Academy structure.”... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

C432 Pomerantz Center

Tippie School of Management, The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242-1000


Phone: 319-335-1039

Fax: 319-335-3604


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: MBA, 21 months; MBA part-time, 36 months; MAc in Accounting, 9-21 months depending on undergraduate degree; PhD in Business Administration; PhD in Economics, four years.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: Joint-degree MBA programs with Law, 4 years; Hospital and Health Administration, 2.5-3 years; Medicine, 5 years.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, Product Management, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: Current alliances with WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany; Wirtschafts University in Vienna, Austria; Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany; Erasmus in Rotterdam, Netherlands; CIMBA in Italy.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.registrar.uiowa.edu/registrar/catalog/business/masterofbusinessadministrationprogram/
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Two courses have a sustainability focus -- Strategy Deployment and the Lean Enterprise: How organizations transform themselves into Lean enterprises that maximize customer value through the elimination of waste; focus on how manufacturing and service organizations successfully align their process improvement efforts to strategic goals of the organization (policy deployment); A3 thinking, strategic planning, balanced scorecard, Lean supply chain, employee engagement, and cultural transformation. Strategic Management of Change: How congruence in organizational strategy, structure and culture, job design, and employee characteristics produces effective organizations; emphasis on managing organizational change, implementing and working in teams, project management. Student projects in this class have focused on issues of sustainability.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: http://now.uiowa.edu/2012/03/strategizing-sustainability This URL describes some of the ways in which Tippie students have been able to participate in researching and implementing real-world sustainability projects, from sourcing biomass for the University of Iowa campus operations to assisting a local food market in improving their operations by diverting organic waste for composting. The consortium of the Public Policy Center (PPC), the Department of Economics, the College of Law, the Department of Geography, and Urban and Regional Planning (URP) recently hired an environmental economist, sustainability legal scholar, environmental policy researcher, geographic information systems (GIS) expert, and economic development specialist for a Faculty Cluster Hire in Sustainability. Disciplines of the hires were strategically selected to enhance current UI strengths and address urgent needs. Funded, interdisciplinary research of these scholars is supported by staff and facilities at the PPC; teaching and service is conducted across campus through the academic departments. The resulting increase in educational opportunities and research represents an exponential advance in this area for the UI and provides expertise in a breadth of areas necessary to position Iowa as a national leader in sustainability.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Best academic recycling program on campus
2: College technology group's computer power save program adopted by entire University
3: Replacement of incandescent with LED lighting
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Tippie School of Management strives to provide international experiential opportunities to enrich the student experience. Student leaders organize a number of internationally focused activities including: International Lunch & Learn, Diwali Celebration and a Lunar New Year Festival. In addition, specialized training is provided to international students that focuses on the American culture and business environment as well as career development and job seeking in the U.S. All students have access to International Students and Scholar Services (http://international.uiowa.edu/isss)
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Tippie chapter of MBA Women International has established ties with local businesses and created networking and mentoring opportunities for women. MBA Women International has been able to provide a unique resource and support system for the women in the Tippie program through community work, leadership training, and social activities. http://tippie.uiowa.edu/fulltimemba/organizations/mbawomen/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Free tutoring is available for all 1st year core courses.
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