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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.” The Academy structure requires students to select “one of three academies based on their interests: Finance, Marketing, [or] Business Analytics.” In 2009 the school revamped its curriculum from “two sixteen-week semesters to four eight-week modules. This allows students to take fewer classes at one time and focus all attention on the subject matter at hand.”

Students generally laud the school’s “high return on investment” and feel that “the greatest strengths of the University of Iowa are the [number] of opportunities that are available in academics, athletics, government, and volunteer work.” They also highlight that “the association with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is an outstanding resource whether you want to start or improve a business.” The Entrepreneurial Center, in particular, is “a hidden gem” that “offers many business competition events throughout the year that provide funding for startups, access to successful entrepreneurs and business mentorship.” Students also boast that “the school’s Henry Fund”—a $3.1 million student managed investment fund—”has received the top honors for performance the past five years as well.”

Classes at Tippie provide a “comfortable environment” where there is a “good mix of readings, lectures, simulations, and real-world applications” that helps to nurture “thought and healthy conversation.” The small size of the program creates “opportunity for involvement, interviews, and faculty interactions” and “more personalized attention.”

The students are also impressed by their “outstanding” and “top-notch” professors who are often “national experts [in] their subject area.” These “approachable” professors “do a very good job getting to know the students and build a personal relationship with most.” The school’s administration also received kudos from the students who observe that “the administration and professors meet frequently to incorporate ideas that they have gained from other schools, their own insight, and feedback from students.”

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Tricia Pothour
Director of Enrollment Management

108 John Pappajohn Business Bldg, Ste W160
Iowa City, Iowa, 52242
United States

(319) 335-1039





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