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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.

JPEC Entrepreneurship

Iowa Entrepreneurship

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.

Center Writing Communication classroom

Frank Business Communication Center

Designed to help business students improve both their writing and presentation skills. Peer advisors help students edit and improve their classroom projects and papers.  

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.

Ramji Balakrishnan

RSM Institute of Accounting Research & Education supports academic research and programming in the field of accounting and promotes the research of Iowa faculty.

Tom Rietz

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