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Top-Ranked Faculty

The University of Iowa and the nation have recognized M&O faculty members for their engaging teaching and mentoring, whether with undergraduate, MBA, or Ph.D. students.


Research Takes Center Stage

Research conducted by Tippie faculty members is nationally recognized, including the recent research by Professor Greg Stewart, whose study confirms that a firm, solid handshake is an important part of a successful job interview.

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An Entrepreneur's Dream

Tippie students have the resources of the Founders Club at their fingertips—it's where students can turn a business idea into a successful start-up company.

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Entrepreneurship at Iowa

Entrepreneurship offerings provide the building blocks for new business creation.



Student organization help its members start and maintain their own businesses.

The Impact Zone

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart studies human behavior in business, including the employee selection process and how and why people make hiring decisions. Read more...

The Impact Zone

Management and Organizations

M&O PhD graduatesIn the world of business, managers are a critical element of the workforce. They are the leaders who can adapt to countless business climates and changes; they inspire, strategize, motivate, and lead others.

At Tippie, students can major in management and receive degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. level. Students who graduate with a management major have developed the skills required for working with people. They've learned the principles of effective management, and they're prepared to become tomorrow's business leaders.

To begin your application process to one of the department's programs, please click on the appropriate link below.

Department News

Madeline Hole, a junior M&O major from Plainfield, Ill., received a $500 scholarship award from the Iowa Senior Human Resources Association (ISHRA). She currently is the vice president of professional development for the UI student chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Recipients are chosen for their serious scholastic attitude, good character, leadership qualities, and well-rounded personal development. When she graduates in May 2015, she hopes to find a career in human resources in either performance management, compensation, or employee development.

Adjunct Lecturer Gale MoteGale Mote was selected by the UI's Council on Teaching as one of the winners of the President and Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nancy HausermanNancy Hauserman, professor of management and organizations and law, and the Williams Teaching Professor, was awarded the MBA Core Professor of the Year for her course on ethics (given by the 2013 graduating MBA class).

Ginny Wilson-PetersGinny Wilson-Peters, adjunct lecturer in management and organizations, was awarded the CIMBA Professor of the Year for AY2012-2013 (given by the students).

Joe SulenticJoe Sulentic, lecturer in management and organizations, received the 2012-2013 Collegiate Teaching Award. This award is given out annually to recognize excellence in teaching among faculty and lecturers in the college.

Frank SchmidtFrank L. Schmidt received the 2013 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology. The American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Awards recognize distinguished and enduring records of accomplishment in four areas of psychology: the application of psychology, the practice of psychology, psychology in the public interest, and the science of psychology.

Ken Brown and Barrett ThomasKenneth Brown, professor of management and organizations, and Barrett Thomas, associate professor of management sciences, have received a $216,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop new models and methods for organizations to improve their workforces through careful management of training tand on-the-job learning.

The research combines perspectives and techniques of data mining, operations research, and organizational psychology.

President Lecture
Several members of the M&O "family" attended this year's Presidential Lecture, given by M&O faculty member Sara Rynes-Weller.
Front row: Andrew Hosmanek, Maria Kraimer, Brian McCormick, Amy Kristof-Brown. Middle row: Pat Downes, Terry Boles, Sara Rynes-Weller, Ken Brown, Scott Seibert. Back row: Eean Crawford, Frank Schmidt, Jay Christensen-Szalanski.

Sara RynesSara Rynes, John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations, delivered the 2013 Presidential Lecture. We applaud Sara for this prestigious honor.

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Amy ColbertAmy Colbert, associate professor of management and organizations and the Martin and Barbara Johnson Research Fellow, was recently elected a representative-at-large in the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management.

Amy Kristof-BrownAmy Kristof-Brown has been named a Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Fellow. Society Fellows are distinguished industrial and organizational psychologists who have made an unusual and outstanding contribution to the field.