The U.S. Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) voted to approve a movie futures exchange run by Media Decisions, with both supporters and opponents of the proposal backing up their case using evidence from the Iowa Electronic Markets. In addition, the IEM has opened a real-money prediction market to track the race for the U.S. Senate seat from Florida.
Tippie in the News
Lie Comments on Casey's Takeover Attempt
(Des Moines Register, June 8 & 12)
The Des Moines Register interviewed Tippie Finance Professor Erik Lie several times regarding his opinion of different events occurring in the hostile takeover attempt of Casey's General Stores by Quebec-based convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tarde. Lie was quoted in both the June 8 and 12 editions of the paper about the case.
(KCRG-TV, June 11)
Stacey Brook, a lecturer in economics, discusses the benefits that might come to the Big Ten by adding the University of Nebraska.
Bowen Lecture Series Events
"Maybe I Should Have: A Story From the Economic Wonder – Iceland"
Sunday, August 29
Bijou Theater, Iowa Memorial Union
Gunnar Sigurdsson's film attempts to explore what actually happened to the money that Icelanders had invested in the country's banking system. The free screening will be followed by a Q & A session with filmmaker Sigurdsson and Lilja Mósesdóttir. Film information is available online.
Lilja Mósesdóttir, Iowa alum and
member of Iceland's Parliament
Monday, August 30
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
Iceland's economic crisis was what inspired Iowa alumnae Lilja Mósesdóttir (BBA 1984) to run for Parliament. Today, this professor of economics at Bifrost School of Business is busy trying to help her native country turn its economy around. Mósesdóttir will talk about what led to the crisis as well as the steps being taken to improve the situation. Open to the public.
Albert Chu was recently honored with a Dean's Achievement Award by the Tippie College of Business.
Several business students were among the 70 UI students presented with almost $75,000 in scholarships from the UI Honors Program during its annual recognition ceremony.
Management and Organizations professors Amy Colbert and Ken Brown also were honored with a team-teaching award for their first-year seminar on leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Thinking of a Graduate Degree in Business?
With fall classes approaching, this is the perfect time to take the necessary steps toward earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Iowa. We provide a variety of MBA Programs—find out which one is right for you.
On-campus Full-time MBA Program
This two-year program is ideal for those who are seeking a career change and are willing to leave their current employment to do so. Refer a potential student and he or she can receive a waiver of the application fee. Contact the admissions team for more information.
MBA for Professionals and Managers (MBA-PM)
Working professionals in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and the Quad Cities take advantage of this program, offered in their area and taught by Iowa faculty. Interested students can take up to three courses before formally enrolling in the program.
Executive MBA Program
An accelerated program designed for experienced business leaders to earn their MBA in two years while continuing to work full-time. Classes are held on a varied schedule of Fridays and Saturdays with one international trip and summers off. Learn more about the Iowa City classes this fall and the Des Moines classes offered in January.
For information on any of our MBA programs, visit tippie.uiowa.edu/mba or call 800-622-4692.