When reviewing applications, we look for candidates who "fit" with the Tippie program—academically, professionally, and personally. For more details, check out our class profile.
The Admissions Committee considers your potential for success both while at Tippie and in the years beyond B-school. Each application is reviewed in three basic areas:
The qualities that contribute to the success of our graduates can be found early in their careers.
At least 2 years of work experience is recommended for all applicants, and more so for international applicants. Most candidates have 3 to 5 years of experience.
Qualities sought include:
Evidence of the qualities that most frequently lead to successful business professionals may be found in your:
We look for both the ability and desire to thrive within a challenging and motivating academic environment. Qualities we look for include:
Some areas we look to for evidence of academic preparedness, intellectual curiosity, and communications skills include the following:
We want to know how your unique personal and professional experience will add to a strong, congenial Tippie MBA class that supports and pushes its members to be the best they can be. We look for these qualities:
Evidence of a candidate's ability to fit in as well as make a contribution to the school’s culture and community include: