MSNBC's Jim Cramer speaks to Tippie MBAs during a visit to campus

CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, prominent entrepreneurs, and Nobel Prize winners - these are the kinds of business and academic leaders you'll be exposed to at Tippie.

Upcoming Speakers

SI Academy - 3D Prototyping with Mark Ginsberg

September 25, 2014   1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   Location: C435 PC

3D Prototyping with Mark Ginsberg

Contact: Steve Waite

Finance Boot Camp

October 1, 2014   12:30 PM - 5:30 PM   Location: S401 and W401 PBB

The Department of Finanace and the CFA Society of Iowa invites all graduate and undergraduate students to attend the inaugural Finance Boot Camp series.

The Finance Boot Camp is a multi-session, interactive event which brings finance and investment professionals to campus with the goal of extending traditional classroom education. The theme for this semesters Boot Camp is investment research and portfolio management within the context of fixed income securities. Each speaker will focus on a specific topic related to his or her role in the investment management process, with a strong emphasis on practical applications and real-world examples. Students are encouraged to actively participate and engage during each sessions question and answer period.

Speakers and Panel Discussion Participants:

  • Ross Junge, CFA, Associate Wealth Management Advisor, McGill Junge Financial
  • Calvin W. Norris, CFA, Director of Liquid Markets, AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC
  • Jonathan Perez, CFA, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, Principal Global Investors
  • Bert Zimmerman, CFA, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, Principal Global Investors
  • Bradley Dyslin, Global Head of Credit, Managing Director, Aflac, Inc.
  • Christine McElvania, CFA, Investment Advisor, Quad Cities Investment Group, LLC
  • Scott Bennett, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Principal Global Investors
  • Todd Nelson, CPA, CFA, Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs

Tentative Session Topics:

  • Analysis of the current market environment: the bull case and the bear case
  • Accounting Forensics: financial statement analysis and the investment research process
  • Company and Industry Research Case Study: Target Corp.
  • Portfolio Management: managing the risk, return, and cash flows of a fixed income portfolio

The event will feature four academic sessions of 50 minutes each. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions.

  • 12:30-1:20 Session #1
  • 1:30-2:20 Session #2
  • 2:30-3:20 Session #3
  • 3:30-4:20 Session #4
  • 4:30-5:20 Investment and Finance Career Panel Discussion (W401)
  • 5:30-6:30 Reception with speakers and professionals (W401,food will be served)

We hope that you will join us for this great opportunity. Dress is business casual.

   RSVP to attend before 9/30/14.
Contact: Todd Houge

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Q&A with Christina McElvania, Board Member, Iowa CFA Society

October 15, 2014   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Location: Pomerantz Center - 4th Floor Exchange

Learn more about the CFA program and if it is right for you. Hosted by the Finance Academy

Contact: Cathy Zaharis

Finance Lunch and Learn with Brian Arroyo and Andrew Wiese from Gavilon

October 27, 2014   12:30 PM - 1:20 PM   Location: C435 PC

With Brian Arroyo and Andrew Wiese from Gavilon

Bring your own lunch

Contact: Cathy Zaharis

Speakers at Tippie

For a list of speakers coming to the Tippie College of Business (including both graduate and undergrad programs), visit the link below.

Each semester, the Knapp Lecture Series and Tippie student organizations bring outstanding managers and creative thinkers onto campus and into our classrooms. You learn from the experiences of successful managers and corporate pioneers, discover how what you learn in class is applied in real-world environments, and find out how top executives have made it to where they are.

You also can take advantage of other outstanding programs that the University of Iowa and the College of Business offer, such as the Sandage Entrepreneurial Speaker Series and the Pearson Lecture Series. Lectures and discussions are open to MBA students, allowing you to expand your knowledge of the business world and to focus on what interests you.