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MBA Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Tippie full-time
and part-time MBA programs among the nation’s top 20 public programs. The MBA for Professionals and Managers program
was the only part-time program in Iowa to make the list.

  Full-time MBA students

News Briefs

Commencement Caps Academic Year

Commencement ceremonies over the May 14-16 weekend celebrated the achievements of more than 611 undergraduates, 168 MBA students, 23 Master of Accountancy students, and three Ph.D. candidates.

MBA Students Help Blind Children Become Independent

A team of Tippie MBA students is helping a Chicago nonprofit organization provide blind children with GPS devices so they can be more independent.

VITA Helped Taxpayers Find Millions in Tax Refunds

Tippie's VITA volunteers helped taxpayers find more than $1.6 million in refunds this year.

Tippie Researcher Makes the Save

Stacey BrookStacey Brook finds there’s little difference between good NHL goalies and great ones.

Tippie in the News

Solow Discusses Iowa’s Recovering Economy

(Des Moines Register, May 4)

John SolowEconomics associate professor John Solow notes that Iowa’s real estate market should not be a drag on the state’s recovery.

Gruca Researches Movie Prediction Markets

(The Economist, April 23)

Tom GrucaIn a recent study, marketing professor Tom Gruca found that the Hollywood Stock Exchange errs in predicting box-office returns by an average of 31%.

Tippie Students Design Earth Day T-shirt

(KCRG-TV, April 22)

Hawkeyes for the Planet T-shirtA group of Tippie students designed a T-shirt to raise money for the Johnson County Heritage Trust.

Westercamp Is Iowa’s Rep at D.C. Festival

(Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 5)

Jeralyn WestercampTippie first-year student Jeralyn Westercamp represented Iowa at Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival.

Upcoming Event

Youth Entrepreneurship Academy
July 26-30

Des Moines, IA

Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy participant and counselorFor those of you in the Des Moines area, the Jacobson Institute's Youth Entrepreneurship Academy for 7th-9th graders still has spots available. Campers learn the basics of running a business by working in teams to run an “Apprentice-style” lemonade stand.

Guest Speakers

MicrophoneSpeakers who visited the College this past academic year included Henry Tippie, chairman of Dover Motorsports Inc. and the College’s benefactor; Russell Gerdin, chairman and CEO of Heartland Express; and Ted Waitt, cofounder of Gateway Computers, among others.


Kraimer Named One of Field’s Top Scholars

Maria KraimerManagement and organizations associate professor Maria Kraimer will be honored by the Academy of Management at their annual meeting in Montreal this August.

Nass Receives Hancher-Finkbine Honor

Laura NassSenior economics major Laura Nass received the Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion, the University’s top honor for undergraduate students. Laura’s leadership activities included serving as president of the Tippie College of Business Senate.

UI Team Wins Data Mining Competition

A UI team took home first place in one of two challenges within the 2009-10 Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Cup: Methods Competition, in which participants developed a groundbreaking approach to ensure the safety of prescription drugs.

Mason Honors Tippie Student

Alexis HahnPresident Sally Mason honored Tippie student Alexis Hahn as one of the University’s best student workers.

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