We believe in the power of real work

That means MBA students, undergraduates, and doctoral students alike have hands-on project experiences to prepare them for the real world. And we do this by solving business problems for companies like yours.

Working with our students on projects has four main benefits:

  1. We tackle projects or explore ideas you aren’t able to resource
  2. You get to see our students in action, which helps you find proven talent to join your organization
  3. In almost all cases, projects are overseen by experienced professionals with a track record of success
  4. When needed, you get access to deep expertise, like PhD students organizing and diving into massive amounts of data for you

Undergraduate-level projects

Student teams are ready to take on semester-long projects for small, local businesses and national, publicly traded companies—as well as everything in between. The nature of your project drives who at Tippie can help you move forward.

Some clients have specific business needs, like mining through 30,000 lines of insurance claim data to identify trends or evaluating a brand extension. Tippie’s centers and institutes provide consulting in the areas of business analytics, marketing, and international business.

Getting started

In all other cases, work with our director of corporate partnerships. We'll talk about your needs and determine the scope of your project.

Alumni Story
Helen Wagner

Helen and her classmates consulted for GE Capital for an entire semester, and recommended ways GE could combine processes to operate more efficiently.

MBA-level consulting projects

Full-time MBA students come to Tippie from all around the world and with several years of work experience. They're qualified and prepared to tackle cross-functional team projects coordinated by our Iowa MBA Consulting director, and marketing, finance, or business analytics-specific projects mentored by our world-class faculty.

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Alumni Story
At Tippie, Tara From (MBA11) led marketing for a consulting team to help a Chicago nonprofit get GPS-enabled cell phones to blind and visually impaired children in Illinois

Consult for the greater good

Tara From (MBA11) was on a five-person consulting team that helped the Chicago Lighthouse figure how it could get GPS-enabled cell phones to visually impaired children.

The team designed a fundraising and marketing campaign that recommended long-term success metrics for the project. The result: the Chicago Lighthouse investing in the team’s recommendations.

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