Experiential Learning

Employers around the country have been demanding it for years: MBA grads with real-world experience. At Tippie, experiential learning is more than an add-on—it's integrated in every one of our career academies and functional tracks.

Tippie's curriculum is unique in that students begin their experiential learning soon after the program begins. Starting in year 1, every Tippie student takes a intensive course in Project Management, followed by a 16-week Business Consulting Project (administered through the Business Solutions Center).

In year 2, hands-on academy projects provide real-time applications of classroom learning in marketing, finance, or strategy, depending on which career academy you're part of.

Additionally, students may apply to participate in learning opportunities through Iowa Medical Innovation Group, Henry Fund, Net Impact consulting projects, and many more.

Many of our students also choose to participate in case competitions that are sponsored by Tippie. These competitions are a great opportunity for students to practice their analytical, teamwork, and presentation skills in a competitive environment with students from other top MBA programs from around the country and the world.

Past Consulting Projects

Check out our example consulting projects from the Business Solutions Center, or explore hands-on academy projects from the past few years.