Overview

Applicants
352
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.27
Years Work Experience
4.25
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 720
GPA
2.94 - 3.54

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 1

Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
97

79.4
Full-time
20.6
Female
20.6
Part-time
16.5
Minority


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." 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."


Concentrations

Healthcare Administration
Finance
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Data Science

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Business Foundations
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Two courses have a sustainability focus -- 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. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Introduction to main issues; current debates; costs and benefits; relationship with leadership and innovation; effects on ability to attract and retain good employees; case studies ranging from small to large companies from various sectors; change analysis.

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

School's environmental commitment 2:
College technology group's computer power save program adopted by entire University

School's environmental commitment 3:
Replacement of incandescent with LED lighting

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$86,492
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
80%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
56%
School Facilitiated
44%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
62%
School Facilitiated
39%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

26%
Marketing
26%
Finance/Accounting
18%
Consulting
18%
Other
8%
Operations/Logistics
3%
General Management
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

60%
Midwest
13%
South
11%
Northeast
9%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
West
2%
Southwest

Students Say

Tippie students reveal, "We can do a little better with career services. As such, it is good but we have faced some challenges during the economic downturn." Another student says they feel "disappointed with the efforts given by the University of Iowa for career guidance." While this voice represents a concern amongst students, the University of Iowa did achieve a 98 percent placement rate in 2015. Other students offer a more pos- itive view of the Career Services Office, saying that they "motivate you and they also are as demanding as our professors in doing things like mock interviews, networking events etc. Also there is a leadership course that offers help to prepare one to present in professional and personal setting[s]."

Although they long for "more geographically diverse recruiters" and feel that there needs to be more effort put into "attracting more companies to visit on campus," Tippie stu- dents have noticed some recent improvement in recruiting on campus. "During the past year we have begun attracting high-tech firms and investment banks due to the efforts of career services and alumni. We have recently had Amazon recruit on campus...and are seeking to expand Goldman-Sachs undergraduate recruitment to include MBAs. We are also seeing many mid-market investment banks and private equity groups recruit on campus."


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 26% $77,500 $78,620 $31,200 $118,000
Marketing / Sales 26% $95,500 $86,600 $55,000 $105,000
Consulting 18% $95,000 $98,857 $70,000 $125,000
Other 18% $90,000 $90,643 $72,500 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $70,000 $83,667 $61,000 $120,000
General Management 3%
Information Technology 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 21% $90,000 $83,650 $31,200 $111,000
Other 21% $76,250 $77,813 $57,000 $100,000
Consumer Products 16% $80,000 $85,000 $65,000 $120,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 13% $98,000 $93,400 $70,000 $125,000
Manufacturing 11% $97,000 $96,750 $75,000 $118,000
Consulting 8% $95,000 $103,333 $90,000 $125,000
Technology 8% $75,000 $73,000 $55,000 $90,000
Petroleum / Energy 3%

Prominent Alumni

Christopher Klein
CEO, Fortune Brands

Michael Mahoney
CEO, Boston Scientific

Jodi Taylor
CFO, The Container Store

Steve LaCroix
Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Minnesota Vikings

Fred Crawford
CFO, Aflac

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$41,716

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$17,953

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
92%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
75%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
91%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
77%

New Students Receiving Loans
51%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$21,130
Tuition (Out-State)
$38,616
Fees (In-State)
$1,645
Fees (Out-State)
$1,645

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$665
Tuition (Out-State)
$665
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,010
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,010
Academic Expenses
$1,240

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
852
Part Time
85%

In State
83.3%
Out of State
16.7%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

13.60%
Minorities
18.10%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students are enthusiastic in their praise of Iowa City's "vibrant atmosphere which helps you both learn and relax." The city's "night-life is great and there are also a lot of hole- in-the-wall restaurants that provide a lot of diversity in dining." Iowa City also "has easy access to Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, and is 20 minutes from the airport for longer journeys."

Students count their school's "friendly atmosphere from admissions to faculty and students" as one of its strengths. When not immersed in their studies, students can par- ticipate in "lots of social activities as well as many school-related activities" including "company presentations and speaker sessions every fortnight." One student gushes, "The guest speakers are phenomenal—John Rice [Vice Chairman of General Electric], Fred Whyte [President of Stihl] and Clay Jones [CEO of Rockwell Collins]—are just a snapshot of the leaders that spoke at our school while I was a student." For the more athletically-inclined students, "the football atmosphere is awesome and something that should be experienced."

The school's "small community of students" is self-described as "classic Midwest[ern] people—hardworking, fairly narrow life experience, super friendly, outcome-oriented, family people." "There is a strong moral compass, and you do not have to be worried about being stabbed in the back by a fellow student for an A." These "very friendly, welcoming, and supportive" students who are "top-of-the-line performers" include "motorbike racers, go-cart racers, triathlon/marathon runners, musicians, math geeks, entrepreneurs, ex-military men, etc."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
David Deyak
Assistant Dean, MBA Full-time Program

Address
C432 Pomerantz Center
Tippie School of Management, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1000
United States

Phone
319-335-1039

Fax
319-335-3604

Email
tippiemba@uiowa.edu


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