MBA Association (MBAA)
The MBAA seeks to add value to the Tippie experience by engaging students in professional development, activating students in the community, and advocating on behalf of students.
Professional DevelopmentFacilitating the planning and execution of development related activities
Enhancing engagement within the Tippie community, alumni, University, and community through:
Leveraging alumni experiences for educational opportunities
Fostering peer to peer collaboration
Creating opportunities to develop and enhance student skill sets through:
Encouraging social and professional gatherings between students, staff, faculty, and the community
Facilitating involvement with service opportunities
Serving as a conduit between students, faculty, and administration through:
Facilitating open communication between students and MBAA
Shanti Elangovan - President
Michael Fleagle - Treasurer
Bobby Godbersen - Vice President of Professional Development
Beth Redfearn- Vice President of Service
Allison Smith- Vice President of Member Relations
Academy/track: Strategic Management & Innovation
MBAA hosts a Tippie tailgate open to all members, alumni, and their guests before each home football game. Food, beverages, and activities are provided for attendees. Special events, contests, and giveaways are also held, such as free game tickets, a chili cook-off, and coupon giveaways. Some events are company sponsored, allowing for excellent networking and enjoyment opportunities.
Thank Goodness It's Thursday (TGIT)
MBAA plans a weekly social event for all students and alumni to network with classmates, socialize with friends, and enjoy the upcoming weekend (held throughout the academic year).
Each year, the MBAA hosts the Spring Ball for all members. This fun, formal event for students, faculty, and staff allows attendees to reminisce and celebrate the past year and future successes. Hosted at a local ballroom, the festivities include a delicious dinner, beverages, student presentations, and awards. It is a joyful way to thank and say goodbye to the second-year students and wish them luck in their careers, while celebrating the transition of the new second years and wishing them well with their internships.
Monthly Lunch and Learns
These monthly meetings provide students with the opportunity to hear about upcoming events, participate in town hall discussions about their Tippie experience, and engage in conversations with speakers from around the community.
Warren Buffet Trip
Each spring, students are selected to travel to Omaha to have lunch with Warren Buffet. In this intimate group, students have the chance to ask questions and converse with a living legend.