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Finance Department Receives Best-in-the-World Ranking

The Financial Times recently ranked the Tippie MBA Finance program as the top public graduate finance program in the world. The ranking reflects the College's focus on experiential learning and providing opportunities for students to apply their acquired knowledge in the workplace.


February 2009

College Launches New website

College of Business Web SiteThe Tippie College's new website provides valuable information, but more importantly, it tells stories of integrity, innovation, and impact—through student experiences, faculty interactions, alumni successes, and new programs. Check out The Tippie Wall and the various Impact Zone feature stories. Know a great story we should tell? Send us a few details and we’ll follow up on your idea.

Tippie Build 2 Under Way

Students and Home Owners at Tippie Build GroundbreakingOn Feb. 13, Tippie students and the Diallo family broke ground for Tippie Build 2—the second home the Tippie community will build with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity. Construction on the energy-efficient home will begin in March. Recent events held to help raise the $50,000 needed have included Hammer Head Putt-Putt golf and the Tippie Build/Jim Grifhorst Soupapalooza. Fund-raising will continue throughout the 2008-09 school year. Learn more about how you can support Tippie Build 2.

Marketing Students Give Super Bowl Nods to Doritos, Teleflora

Tippie MBA marketing students picked advertisements by Doritos and Teleflora as the best of this year’s Super Bowl ads.

Take a Penny, Leave a Penny—Pay the Tax?

Cristi GleasonThose little bowls of pennies sitting on counters are profit if they’re put in the till, says Cristi Gleason, assistant professor of accounting. Gleason believes that there may be thousands of stores across the country with bowls filled with thousands of dollars in pennies that may or may not be properly accounted for.

Research Suggests Bonuses Lead to Better Investment Performance

Ashish TiwariResearch by Finance Associate Professor Ashish Tiwari suggests investment portfolio performance would improve if it were easier for financial advisors to collect bonuses. Tiwari suggests that allowing bonuses without the underperformance penalty could provide incentives for the increased quality of a manager's information.

Alumni Win Technology Start-Up Award

Two Tippie alumni were recently honored for a business they started while students at the College of Business.

Ohlmann Analyzes Super Bowl Teams

Jeff Ohlmann(Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30)
Management Sciences Assistant Professor Jeffrey Ohlmann assessed the Pittsburgh Steeler and Arizona Cardinal line-ups before this year’s Super Bowl. According to Ohlmann, the outcome relied heavily on each team's defensive performance and the quality of their squads.

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