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Full-time MBA Program

Prospective Student Dinners

Full-time MBA recruiting events are a great way for prospective students to get all of their questions answered. Tippie staff, alumni, and current students will be hosting prospective student dinners in multiple locations across the country over the next couple of months. Please notify Jodi Schafer (Jodi-schafer@uiowa.edu) if you know of someone who is interested in pursuing an MBA and would like to attend one of these events. Many of our best students are referred by Tippie and friends alumni like you!

Upcoming Speakers

  • Pearson Lecture Series: Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, XEROX - March 31 (2-3 p.m.)
  • MBA Speaker: Mark Buthman, CFO, Kimberly Clark - April 7 (12:15-1:30 p.m.)
  • Kevin Kotecki, CEO, Pabst - April 28 (1:05 p.m.-2:55 p.m.)
  • Magic Johnson, CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises - April 28 (6:30 p.m). This event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena is open to the public.
  • Doug Yoder, Director of Market Research and Intelligence, Mayer Animal Health - March 24
  • Gonca Paul, Sr., Manager of Shopper Marketing, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies - April 21
  • Knapp Speaker: Chris Klein, President and CEO, Fortune Brands Home & Security - April 4

Other Events

  • John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center New Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition - March 25
  • Strategic Innovation Forum hosted by the Strategic Innovation Academy - April 15
  • MBAA Spring Ball - April 16
  • Henry Fund Board Presentations - April 29 - May 1
  • Advance Weekend - April 29
  • MBA Commencement - May 13

MBA-PM Program

Information Sessions

If you know someone who wants more information about the part-time MBA, refer them to one of our monthly Information Sessions.

  • Cedar Rapids - April 26 (6-7 p.m.)
    University of Iowa Cedar Rapids Center, 221 2nd Ave SE, Suite 300, Cedar Rapids
  • Des Moines - March 24 and April 21 (6-7 p.m.)
    Pappajohn Education Center - 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines
  • Quad Cities - April 19 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) and May 19 (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
    Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1000 Brady Street, Davenport

Admissions Deadlines

Summer 2011: General Deadline is April 15

Fall 2011: Early Deadline is May 2; General Deadline is July 15

Registration Dates

Registration for the Summer 2011 semester begins on April 4 for Admitted students, April 18 for PreMBAs.

Preparing for the GMAT Workshops

  • Quad Cities – Wednesday, April 6
  • Cedar Rapids – Wednesday, April 13
  • Des Moines – TBD

Career Services Workshops

  • Cedar Rapids - University of Iowa Cedar Rapids Center
    • April 20 - Mock Interviewing Workshop (4-9 p.m.)
  • Des Moines - Pappajohn Education Center
    • March 22 - Mock Interviewing Workshop (4-9 p.m.)
    • April 12 - The Power of a Dynamic Resume (4:45-5:45 p.m.) & Leveraging Your MBA (6-7 p.m.)
  • Quad Cities - Palmer College Center for Business Development
    • April 27 - Negotiating to a Successful Outcome (5-6 p.m.)
    • May 17 - A Blueprint for Dining Etiquette (5-8 p.m., Outing Club, Davenport)

Executive MBA Program

EMBA Reception in Des Moines

On Thursday, April 7, The Tippie School of Management will host a reception for the Des Moines Executive MBA Class of 2012 and area alumni at the Pappajohn Education Center (1200 Grand Ave) beginning at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity for the class to tour the facility, meet one another. and get questions answered about the program scheduled to begin in May. To RSVP, please contact Tammy Bruns at 319-335-3789.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former NBA player & successful entrepreneur

Thursday, April 28, Carver Hawkeye Arena, Free to the public
General admission tickets will be available through the IMU Box Office after April 11
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program starts at 6:30 p.m.

EMBA Information Receptions

If you know someone who wants more information about the EMBA program, refer them to one of our upcoming Information Receptions.

April 7
Noon-1 p.m. Des Moines
Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Avenue
April 14
Noon-1 p.m. Des Moines
Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Avenue
April 14
6-7 p.m. Des Moines
Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Avenue