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Tippie Career Academies

In Tippie's career academies, you'll partner with a seasoned expert in your career area, execute consulting projects for real clients, build your skill set, and better understand your desired career path.

Career Academy: Your Home at Tippie

Your Community

Your career academy is your home at the Tippie MBA. You'll find like-minded colleagues with a shared purpose, driven toward a career in a common field.

Customized learning, individualized

Customized Learning

You'll work closely with Career Academy Directors to pinpoint areas for personal soft-skill improvement, and create a personalized career development plan to ensure you succeed.

Career Academy Blog

Discovering a new path with your MBA degree

Students often enter the MBA program looking for career change. Sometimes they get a much bigger change than even they expected.
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A Recipe For Building a CPG Brand From Scratch

1 Cup Entrepreneurial Spirit; 2 Great International Partners; 1 Heaping Spoonful of Marketing Savvy; Social Conscience to taste
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SI Academy Fall Trip: Machines, Manufacturing & The Importance of Process

Part of the Tippie MBA experience includes an opportunity to participate in a Fall or Spring Trip to visit businesses around the Midwest. Arjun Nayak, ’16, discusses his experience with the Strategic Innovation Academy.
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Business Solutions Center

Connecting students to real companies to solve real business issues.

Henry Fund

Henry Fund

A select group of Tippie MBAs manage this award-winning equity portfolio.


Earn Lean & Six Sigma Certifications at Tippie

Find out how you can gain these credentials.

The Impact Zone

A.J. Honoré

While studying for his MBA, A.J. Honoré manages KRUI, a UI radio station run by students. Read more...

The Impact Zone

MBA Career Academies

Tippie's career academies are the gateway through which you'll become an expert in your field. Each career academy provides a set of academic and professional experiences—tied to industry—that result in marketable skill sets. The academies have a singular goal: to enhance your placement and career success. This is how we do it:

  • Understand target employer needs and respond to them by developing our program, inside the classroom and out
  • Ensure you get the analytical, technical, and strategic skills critical to career success from our curriculum Career Academies - a group of students meets with faculty director Tom Gruca
  • Integrate experiential learning opportunities to accelerate career readiness
  • Provide a personalized professional development plan to focus soft skills and academy business director coaching
  • Build a professional network with faculty, alumni, and industry leaders
  • Develop real-world connections that relate current issues and ethical challenges

Use the links at left to explore our three career academies.