Undergraduate Business

Why Tippie?

The Numbers

Our programs produce results:

  • May 2011 graduates reported that 93% were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. The survey had an 80% response rate.

The Faculty

Members of our distinguished faculty conduct research in a variety of fields, publish regularly in top business journals, and serve as consultants to companies throughout the region and the world. Professor Erik Lie was named to Time magazine's Most Influential List for his work in options backdating; Marketing Professor Cathy Cole works extensively in South America investigating market entry strategies in Brazil for a prominent Fortune 500 company; and the list goes on.

The Innovation

Tippie is home to innovative programs such as the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, which provides private offices for students who want to bring new ideas and new products to market. Other innovative programs include the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance, the Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance, the Marketing Institute, the Iowa Electronic Markets, and more.

The Unexpected Advantages

We all understand that business demands its own distinctive writing form. Drawing on the expertise of the internationally recognized Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Tippie College is uniquely situated to provide unparalleled written and oral communication instruction through the Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center, dedicated to students enrolled in the Tippie College. This center utilizes the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum curriculum; provides direct consultation to professors and students in targeted courses; offers a variety of short courses on business communication skills; provides students with peer tutoring, drop-in consultation on writing projects, and virtually unlimited access to writing experts.