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UI Resources and Services

HawkID and Password

New students: You will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions providing your HawkID and password. The HawkID and password will be used for entry into ICON and ISIS.

View the HawkID tutorial.

A HawkID password policy has been created to protect students, employees, and resources across campus. Policy guidelines include:

  • Password expiration after 180 days.
  • Temporary lock of accounts for 15 minutes after 5 failed log-in attempts during a 15-minute period.
  • Passwords must contain at least two letters and two numbers.
  • Passwords cannot match any part of your name.
  • New passwords cannot match old passwords.

Tools have been provided to make it easier for you to change your password, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without the aid of the Help Desk or STSG. Enrollment for this service is available at the university's HawkID website. For more information, see or contact the ITS Help Desk, 319-384-HELP, 2800 University Capitol Centre.

UI Email Account

View the ISIS tutorial that includes information about setting up your email.

Every University of Iowa (UI) student is automatically assigned an email address/alias that the university uses to send official communications to. This is typically in the format

To make sure your "" emails are received, Professional MBA students MUST choose one of these two options:

OPTION A—Route Your "" E-mail Alias to an Existing Email Account (e.g., gmail,
This option allows Professional MBA students to receive their "" emails in their work or home email account.

To Route Your "" Alias

  • Log on to using your HawkID and password
    —In the "HawkID" field, type "your HawkID" (e.g., jdoe)
  • Select My UIowa / My Email / Update Email Routing Address
  • Remember—you will need to update your routing address in ISIS when your routing address changes


OPTION B—Create a Hawkmail E-mail Account to Access Your "" Emails:
This option provides a separate account for students to maintain their "" emails.

To Request a Hawkmail Account:

  • Log on to using your HawkID and password
    —In the "HawkID" field, type "your HawkID" (e.g., jdoe)
  • Click on My UIowa / My Email / Request Email Account
  • Complete the specified steps

To Log in to Hawkmail:

  • Launch your web browser and type
    —In the "Domain\HawkID" field, type "iowa\your HawkID"
    In the "Password" field, type your HawkID password
  • Click the Log On button or press Enter (Mac: Return)
  • Remember to check this account often as instructors use this address to communicate course-related, time-sensitive information

To Stop Receiving Mass Emails from On-campus UI Organizations (Optional)
UI students will receive emails related to campuswide student organizations and activities unless they "unsubscribe" from them. To opt out of receiving these emails, follow these steps:

  • Log on to using your HawkID and password
  • Click on My UIowa / My Email / Email Account Filter
  • Review the categories and uncheck those you do not wish to receive

Need Help with Email? Go to or call the UI ITS Help Desk at 319-384-HELP (4357).


ICON (Iowa Courses Online) is a web-based tool that houses course sites, which are managed by your instructors, as well as program sites.

PMBA ICON site for currently enrolled students

The Professional MBA Program maintains a password-protected, online site exclusively for enrolled students in our classes. It is housed on ICON (Iowa Courses Online).

Examples of the information available on this site include:

  • Calendar of events in the college and across the sites
  • Catalog of emails sent to all students
  • University and college policies and procedures
  • Detailed registration and schedule information
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Discussion boards that can connect students to each other across all sites. Topics include:
    • New student announcements such as marriage, new baby, promotions, job openings
    • Carpooling, tutoring, and study-group interest
    • Textbook exchange
    • Questions on advising and registration

To access ICON:

  • Log on at
  • On the main page in the My Courses section, click on the "Ongoing" plus sign
  • Select the "Professional MBA Program" link

For more information, review Instructions for Using ICON


ISIS is a UI-wide self-service information system. You will need to know your HawkID and password to use ISIS. Professional MBA students will use ISIS to:

  • register for classes
  • add/drop classes
  • view course grades
  • request official transcripts
  • view university bills (U-bills)
  • run your graduation audit
  • obtain documentation for company reimbursement
  • check status of admission application
  • update contact information
  • review financial aid history and application status
  • obtain enrollment verification certificates
Software Agreements for Students

UI students are able to download or access software through the Campus Software Program and online through Virtual Desktop. If you would like more information on these options, see the UI ITS website. If you have difficulty with this process, you may call the ITS Help Desk at 319-384-4357, email them at, or chat with them live online.

Essential Prep™ Online Tutorials

Get ready for the classroom before school starts with a comprehensive and convenient learning program for incoming graduate business students. Each online tutorial is designed to sharpen your critical business skills, including accounting, finance, quantitative skills, and statistics.Arrive on your first day fully prepared for success. Developed by leading MBA professors, each tutorial in the Essential Prep™ collection features easy-to-understand lessons, animated graphics, and real-world case studies to help you hit the ground running. Personalized feedback lets you assess your progress as you study. Review fundamental business concepts at your own pace, so that you can come to class ready to learn at a higher level.

MBA Math Online Noncredit Course

MBA Math is a self-paced, online quantitative skills course with 22 lessons covering basic quantitative skills in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, and spreadsheets. This could be useful for new students just beginning the Professional MBA program or for continuing students who want a refresher. The goal of MBA Math is to be ready to begin the core MBA courses, not to learn the advanced concepts you will learn in your MBA course work. With greater confidence of a firmer quantitative foundation, students who take MBA Math should be in a better position to take on the formidable challenges of the MBA quantitative core courses.

Students work at their own pace through an exercise-driven, active problem-solving approach, according to their particular needs, making use of the teaching materials as needed. The MBA Math topics each have their own pre-quizzes, teaching materials, exercises, and post-quizzes. This program is used by students attending more than 100 MBA programs; the full course generally takes 20 to 40 hours to complete.

Professional MBA Excel Tutorials

Associate Professor Jeff Ohlmann has created some online Excel tutorials designed to familiarize students with the Excel functions they will be using in the quantitative MBA courses. If you want to get an Excel refresher, you are encouraged to use this free resource.

Tutorial Topics:

Lesson 1: Intro to Spreadsheet Environment
Lesson 2: Intro to Using Excel Formula
Lesson 3: Intro to Charting in Excel
Lesson 4: Summarizing Data in Excel
Lesson 5: Basic Statistical Functions in Excel
Lesson 6: Excel Tables & Advanced Functions

As these tutorials are fairly new, we appreciate any feedback you have about them. Feel free to send your comments to, including details on what you liked and suggestions for improvement.

To obtain the Professional MBA Excel tutorial links, email your request to

Qualtrics Survey Tool Available for Students

If you are working on a student project that includes creating and administering a survey, you can utilize a UI survey tool called Qualtrics. This is available free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff.

To access the tool, you will use your Hawk ID and Hawk ID password. If you have not used Qualtrics before, an account will be created for you after you authenticate to the site ( Students are required to abide by the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources (Acceptable Use Policy), in addition to the policies and guidelines listed on this page: (scroll down to "What is The University of Iowa's policy pertaining to online surveys and research?" for a list and links). Additional information about Qualtrics – including support information – can be found at

Lync - Virtual Meeting Tool Available for Students

All students have access to Microsoft Lync, which can be helpful tool to virtually communicate with your classmates. It enables you to communicate securely anywhere you have network connectivity. Conduct voice and video calls, online meetings (with several people, including non-UI guests), presence, and instant messaging (IM). Clients are available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Find more information online at Or view these additional reference guides:

    Successful Meetings with Lync
    Lync Meeting
    Lync Web App
    IM, Presence, and Contacts
    Sharing and Collaboration
    Using Lync 2013 with a mobile or handheld device

If you have any additional Lync questions, you may contact the ITS helpdesk.

Student ID Cards

The Iowa One Card is the official identification card of the University of Iowa. To receive a nonphoto ID from the University of Iowa, you will need to complete a University of Iowa No-Picture Student ID Card Request Form and scan/email it to or mail it to University of Iowa, Iowa One Card Center, 3 JH, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Please note: Students wishing to purchase student tickets to UI arts or athletic events will need to come to campus to obtain an Iowa One Card with a photo. A University of Iowa picture ID card may be obtained on the Iowa City campus at the Iowa One Card Center.

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