Centers & institutes at the Tippie College of Business

Tippie’s centers and institutes are among the college’s many points of pride. They help us shape the student experience in meaningful ways—making employer connections, getting business ideas off the ground, providing access to real-world projects, and giving our students above-and-beyond mentorship to prepare them for what’s ahead.

Finance Undergraduate Hawkinson Investment Banking

Hawkinson Institute

Dedicated to getting students career-ready for jobs in investment banking—open to finance and accounting majors.

Marketing Institute Undergraduate

Marketing Institute

Employers are impressed with the experience Marketing Institute students receive while working on projects for real-world clients.

Vaughan Institute Risk Management Insurance

Vaughan Institute

Preparing students for beneficial careers both in corporate risk management and insurance—one of the state’s largest industries.

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Frank Business Communication Center

Helping business students improve their writing, design, and speaking skills. Peer advisors and professional mentors help students edit and improve their classroom projects and papers.

JPEC Entrepreneurship

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Learn to think like an entrepreneur—to climb the corporate ladder or turn your big idea into a new company, with free consulting help and seed money for your startup.

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Helping small business owners and entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses through courses, business counseling, training opportunities, and workshops.

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Developing 21st-century skills in students through educator development, STEM Innovator® and BizInnovator® curricula, national innovation competitions, and summer programming for students.

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Advancing knowledge and international skills in business and education through research, education, training, and consulting programs that connect locally while engaging globally.

Research centers & institutes

Tippie’s dedicated research centers and institutes support research on predictive markets, accounting, and experimental economics.
Joyce Berg

Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) is a futures market run for research and teaching purposes, best-known for its accuracy in predicting election outcomes.

Tom Rietz

Experimental Economics Interdisciplinary Research Group (EEIR) provides researchers an umbrella protocol and a common subject pool for research using experimental economics.