Diverse disciplines. Data-centric problems. Complex algorithms.

The Tippie Department of Business Analytics offers experts in data science, social network analysis, machine learning, optimization, statistics, transportation, and supply chain management. While faculty focus on their individual areas of specialty when conducting research, they bring that knowledge to life in the classroom. In fact, Tippie's Business Analytics faculty was awarded the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize for excellence in preparing students for careers in analytics.

Winner

Informs 2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize for Business Analytics

“Being able to leverage data to make really informed decisions and set strategy gives a company an edge on competition. Analytics is becoming very key in managing a world-class supply chain, and it touches all aspects of a business.”

Jennifer Blackhurst, Professor of Business Analytics, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs

Read Jennifer's story

Academic programs

Business Analytics & Information Systems Major

Learn to solve problems in any organization using data. Graduates enjoy some of the highest job placement rates among Tippie undergraduate majors.

Full-time Master of Business Analytics

Immerse yourself in the fast-growing field of business analytics. The full-time, on-campus master’s is a three-semester program that will put you on the leading edge of a burgeoning industry hungry for top talent.

Part-time Master of Business Analytics

Gain expertise manipulating data and mining it for business insights. Offered weeknights online and in-person in Des Moines.

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn how to analyze data for business decisions by earning this graduate-level certificate. Offered online and in-person in Des Moines.

PhD in Business Analytics

The PhD in Business Analytics from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business is one of the leading doctoral programs in business analytics. It is a STEM designated PhD program with specializations in information systems, quantitative methods, and operations management.

Department research

Business Analytics faculty

Faculty within the department includes a roster of tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector.

Research interests

From supply chain to data science to optimization, Tippie analytics faculty conduct research at the forefront of the field.

Department events

Patrick Fan

Seminar series

Register to attend our next lecture from a high-profile researcher in the industry.

Students

Women in Analytics Conference

Get the perspective of leading women in analytics and learn about their unique challenges and opportunities.

PhD students

Future BAProf

A workshop dedicated to de-mystifying the field of business analytics and supporting emerging PhD students and post-docs.

Business Analytics Case Competition

A chance for the brightest analytics students in the country to come together and test their skills.

100 %

May 2021 grads employed

within 6 months of graduation

150 +

Graduate analytics students enrolled

$ 64,000

Average starting salary

among May 2021 graduates

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Tippie Analytics Cooperative

An opportunity for corporations to partner with current students with data expertise to solve their business challenge.

Work with us

Analytics Coop lab

Tippie Analytics Cooperative Advisory Council

Includes business leaders and University of Iowa alumni who provide guidance for analytics students and programs.

Meet the council

UPS prize

UPS George D. Smith Prize

The Tippie College of Business received the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research.

Read about this award

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Largest undergraduate major at Tippie

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Peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in the last five years

Recent news

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Caitlin Clark's economic impact on University of Iowa game attendance

Monday, April 1, 2024
Tippie's Jeff Ohlmann breaks down Caitlin Clark's effect on CNBC.
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Breaking down the Caitlin Clark effect

Saturday, March 30, 2024
University of Iowa Professor of Business Analytics Jeff Ohlmann talks to Iowa Public Radio about Caitlin Clark’s impact on women’s basketball and women’s sports off the court.
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UI prof: The ‘Caitlin Clark Effect’ is difficult to quantify

Monday, March 25, 2024
Jeff Ohlmann on Radio Iowa talking about what you can—and cannot—measure about the impact of Caitlin Clark.
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Announcing the 2024 Tippie Alum and Young Alum of the Year

Monday, March 25, 2024
The Tippie College of Business is proud to announce Brandon R. Miller (BBA03) as the 2024 Tippie Alum of the Year and Rita M. Guzmán (BBA18) as the 2024 Tippie Young Alum of the Year.
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Clarkonomics 101: The numbers behind Caitlin Clark's impact on women's basketball

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Jeffrey Ohlmann on ESPN breaking down the huge impact of marketing major and basketball phenom, Caitlin Clark.
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VictoryXR brings a virtual world to classrooms

Sunday, March 10, 2024
Tippie alum Steve Grubbs (BBA89)’s company is leader in use of virtual reality.
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Fortune magazine ranks Tippie online business analytics master’s program as #5 in the country

Thursday, February 29, 2024
The Tippie College of Business has one of the best online business analytics professional programs in the country according to a new ranking from Fortune magazine.
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AI optimists

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
How Hawkeyes are using artificial intelligence to advance their careers and industries.
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AI could solve the inflation and growth problems of the world economy

Friday, February 23, 2024
Patrick Fan in the International Business Times about artificial intelligence and its role in economic growth today.
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Study finds adding walking to delivery routes could make them faster

Friday, February 16, 2024
Professor Ann Campbell says prioritizing walkable routes could double delivery driver efficiency in metropolitan areas.
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Park less, walk more

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Delivery drivers waste a lot of time looking for places to park in congested areas. A new study suggests a solution is to have drivers make more deliveries on foot.
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Documentary learning

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Inspired by the Netflix documentary "Welcome to Wrexham," a group of Tippie students visited the Welsh town in January to learn about its soccer team and entrepreneurialism.
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AI symposium: Technology will usher in new era for business world

Monday, December 11, 2023
Patrick Fan was featured in the Corridor Business Journal for participating in an AI symposium with other business and technology experts.
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Explore 14 real-world use cases for adaptive AI

Monday, October 2, 2023
Adaptive AI's ability to alter its code in response to changing circumstances is useful in dynamic, complex environments. Hear from AI experts including Tippie's Patrick Fan about potential business use cases for this technology.
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A.I.-proof your career

Friday, September 8, 2023
According to Goldman Sachs, 300 million jobs could be affected by the latest wave of A.I. Here are four ways to keep chatbots on your side.
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Age of AI: Iowa’s faculty faces new reality as classes start

Sunday, August 20, 2023
“There's a balance that needs to happen as we think about the impact of the large language models,” according to Tippie Professor and Senior Associate Dean Barry Thomas. “It’s not all negative with something like ChatGPT.”
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Tippie professor featured on IPR's Here First podcast

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Tippie’s disaster transportation logistics expert Ann Campbell spoke to Iowa Public Radio about the struggle to get needed disaster relief resources to Maui.
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UI prof finds lessons in every disaster, including Maui

Thursday, August 17, 2023
The responses to the fast-moving wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui are being carefully watched by a University of Iowa professor who studies disaster transportation logistics. Tippie Professor Ann Campbell says there are lessons to be learned in every disaster that will help our leaders better plan to handle any future events.
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Can AI help Gen Z workers make up lost ground?

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Starting jobs amid the global pandemic, many Gen Z workers have missed out on gaining essential hard- and soft skills usually gleaned by working alongside older colleagues. Tippie's Patrick Fan says many are now prioritizing learning these skills as a “strategic career move.”
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AI needs regulation to avoid discrimination

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
As critical as AI is going to be in shaping the direction of our lives in the future, it’s imperative that an independent third-party body be created to regulate AI systems, ensuring that decisions made by algorithms are fair and don’t discriminate against disadvantaged groups.
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The barriers and learnings in autonomous trucking

Friday, June 2, 2023
Tippie's Ann Campbell breaks down the barriers and adjustments that come with the integration of autonomous trucks and the importance of accessibility of goods in this podcast.
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Tippie students create national 211 directory to find health, human services near you

Thursday, May 11, 2023
It's a trailblazing effort at the University of Iowa by students from the Tippie College of Business: the first nationwide 211 directory.
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UI students create 211 website to help people in need of various services

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Find211.org is a website directory, where users across the country can search their own zip code and select a service they might need. That’s everything from food and transportation resources, to housing and mental health services, and financial assistance as well.
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7 trends university researchers think business leaders should know

Friday, May 5, 2023
The Des Moines Business Record asked a few business professors around state to tell them about a trend in research that business leaders should know about. Here’s what they had to say.
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Can AI replace humans? ‘I think so,’ says Iowa professor

Friday, April 21, 2023
In a recent webinar discussing the power of ChatGPT, University of Iowa professor Patrick Fan was asked for his opinion on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI).
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Detecting delirium

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Researchers at the Tippie College of Business have developed a new algorithm that could help health care professionals more easily identify elderly patients in the ER who are at risk of delirium.
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University of Iowa incorporates AI tools like ChatGPT into curriculum

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Two professors at the Tippie College of Business both said incorporating artificial intelligence into lessons will help students when it’s time to find jobs.
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Disasters have killed just-in-time supply chains; time to develop something more agile

Thursday, April 13, 2023
The conditions that made just-in-time strategies so efficient and profitable are not coming back. In response, Tippie's Jennifer Blackhurst says it’s imperative we develop a new, more agile approach to replace it.
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Tippie students claim IT case competition honors

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Two Tippie College of Business students recently took top honors in a pair of categories at the U.S. Information Technology Collegiate Conference case competition in Dallas.
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New and used car market still tight

Sunday, March 26, 2023
The market is still very much affected by supply-chain issues that started all the way back in 2020, according to Jennifer Blackhurst, business analytics professor and supply-chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.
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Two Tippie professors win 2023 Early Career Scholar Awards

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Beste Basciftci and Assistant Professor of Finance Jiajie Xu were selected for Early Career Scholar Awards from the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research.
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Introducing ChatGPT

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
ChatGPT is already changing business and higher education, so Tippie students are learning how to use it in a classroom assignment.
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Blistering Speed

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Formula One was for many years the forgotten child of automobile racing in the United States. But thanks in part to Netflix’s “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” docuseries, interest in F1 has exploded, with thousands of new fans in the United States. Like Jason Woodson (MSBA22).
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BIG Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tippie faculty share six suggestions that could shake up society. You may find these spot-on or absolutely bananas, but we have no doubt they’ll start some interesting conversations.
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Iowa universities drill down on ChatGPT technology

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Professors weigh pros and cons, set student expectations. Tippie's Patrick Fan says, “[It's] going to have a huge impact on all walks of life, and we have to learn how to live with it. So my attitude is we need to embrace it. We need to know how to use it. We need to leverage it. We can’t just ignore it, otherwise, [we] could fall behind.”
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Logistics disasters hang on

Friday, February 24, 2023
“The most important thing in disaster preparation is to have a plan in place ahead of time, even if you have to add to it or change it a bit,” says Tippie's Ann Campbell. “You’re setting up a whole supply chain in the blink of an eye and you don't have a lot of time."
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Don’t be afraid of ChatGPT

Thursday, February 23, 2023
ChatGPT has arrived, bringing artificial intelligence directly into the workplace, classroom and other parts of our lives to create what is essentially a fourth industrial revolution. But is it something to worry about?
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Business analytics students win national case competition

Thursday, February 16, 2023
A team of business analytics students from the Tippie College of Business recently took first place in the AXS National Collegiate Sports Analytics Championship.
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Burer honored for long-term impact of paper

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Sam Burer, professor of business analytics, received the inaugural Activity Group on Optimization Test of Time Award from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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Is autonomous trucking the future?

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
To some degree, autonomous trucks could replace drivers, but there’s already a sizable shortage in the labor market. Instead, supply chain experts like Tippie's Ann Campbell see autonomous trucks as improving the quality of life of drivers and making the job more enjoyable.
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Business analytics online MBA ranked among nation's best

Thursday, January 19, 2023
The Tippie College of Business’ online Iowa MBA program was ranked among the top 10% of business analytics programs nationally in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings of online graduate and professional programs.
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Two University of Iowa professors lead the way to address gender gaps in publishing of research

Friday, November 4, 2022
Tippie professors Rong Su and Kang Zhao are trying to understand why gender gaps exist in scholarly research studies. They were awarded $289,000 from the NSF to find out why male researchers are published more often than women researchers.
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Railroad worker contract negotiations stall over lack of paid sick days

Monday, October 31, 2022
“This has been an issue of contention throughout the entire negotiation process,” said Jennifer Blackhurst of the University of Iowa. “I think it’s an issue focusing on the rights of the workers and the workers feeling good about how they’re treated as human beings.”
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Nick Street wins the Data Mining Prize from INFORMS for his lifetime achievement

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Tippie's Nick Street has won the highest award given by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Society on Data Mining.
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Professor Johannes Ledolter wins William G. Hunter Award

Monday, October 17, 2022
The statistics division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) honored Johannes Ledolter with the 2022 William G. Hunter Award.
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Concern grows as deadline for freight rail strike nears

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
"When you think of our state's exports, in particular, the crop and agriculture-related imports and exports, the strike on the railways could have a really detrimental impact," Jennifer Blackhurst, a professor of business analytics at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business said.
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Bringing "Moneyball" to F1 racing

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Tippie business analytics student fine tunes Formula One tire strategy
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Tippie faculty study gender gaps in scientific research

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Researchers from the Tippie College of Business have been awarded a $288,779 grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand why male researchers publish more papers on average and generate more citations than their female colleagues.
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NSF grant to help Tippie faculty study gender gaps in scientific research

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Rong Su, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, and Kang Zhao, associate professor of business analytics, have received a $288,779 grant from the National Science Foundation to study why more male scientists publish papers and are cited more widely than female scientists.
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Spring 2022 Tippie Instructor Awards announced

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Six Tippie instructors have received recognition for outstanding teaching from student nominators: Jeff Ohlmann, Erin Nelson, Jim Chaffee, Ann Campbell, Rob Rouwenhorst, and Daniel Newton.
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Baby formula shortage hits Iowa harder than much of U.S.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The baby formula shortage is leaving shelves bare and causing panic among families and caregivers, particularly in Iowa. The scarcity is largely because of supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls.
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When will the baby formula shortage improve?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration and Abbott Labs reached an agreement to reopen one of the largest baby formula plants in the country. Production could start at Abbott Labs location in Michigan in about two weeks, but how did this happen? Jennifer Blackhurst, a professor of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa, said the baby formula shortage is the perfect storm of two main issues.
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Tippie College of Business recognizes faculty and staff with 2022 collegiate awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Each year the Tippie College of Business recognizes its faculty and staff with collegiate awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2022 award winners were announced at a ceremony on May 4, 2022.
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Tippie hosts annual business analytics case competition

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Tippie College of Business Department of Business Analytics hosted its annual case competition for Master's students on April 8.
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University of Iowa launches new online master’s in business analytics program

Thursday, April 14, 2022
The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is launching an online master’s degree program in business analytics that will begin accepting students in Fall 2022.
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Tippie College to add fully-online Master's in Business Analytics program

Thursday, April 7, 2022
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved a fully online component to the Master's of Science in Business Analytics program to be offered starting in Fall 2022 by the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business.
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Amazon, NSF award $800,000 to UI researchers to make AI algorithms less discriminatory

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
A Tippie College of Business professor has received an $800,000 grant as part of an initiative with the National Science Foundation and Amazon to make artificial intelligence algorithms less discriminatory.
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Burer receives University President and Provost Teaching Award, faculty award

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Sam Burer is among the University of Iowa faculty receiving the 2021 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.
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Where's My Stuff? Understanding global supply chain disruptions

Friday, December 3, 2021
Back in spring 2020, consumers had trouble finding toilet paper and hand sanitizer while trampolines and exercise equipment became scarce. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, some of the shortages of supplies and delays on certain goods seemed reasonable. But now, nearly two years into the pandemic, there is still lag time on getting everything from new cars to new furniture.
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Black Friday shoppers may see higher prices and emptier shelves this year

Monday, November 29, 2021
Black Friday may not have as many saving opportunities as in years past, according to University of Iowa Tippie College of Business professor Jennifer Blackhurst.
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Labor, supply shortages in retail persist for Black Friday

Monday, November 29, 2021
Disruptions in the supply chains of many businesses continue and they mean there is an increased need for consumer flexibility when holiday shopping this year.
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US retailers cheery about holiday season despite inflation

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
After nearly two years of pandemic gloom, American consumers appear primed to spend generously for the holidays despite worries over inflation and item availability.
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Winners of the 2021 Business Analytics Case Competition Announced

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
In March and April 2021, the Tippie College of Business hosted its fifth annual Business Analytics Case Competition.
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Pro tip for 2021 holiday shopping: Stay flexible and don’t panic buy

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Some listeners might have thought she was crying wolf, when they heard a logistics and supply chain expert from the University of Iowa say to buy their Christmas gifts back in July. The predictions were correct from Jen Blackhurst, a UI professor of business analytics, and we’re now seeing products ranging from video games to sirloin steaks have vanished from store shelves.
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Less Santa, more ROI: Study suggests malls spend less on holiday promotions, more other times of the year

Friday, October 29, 2021
The holiday shopping season is traditionally a time when shopping malls pull out all the promotional stops with visits from Santa, but a new study from a researcher at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business finds that malls overinvest during the holiday season at the expense of other times of year.
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UAW's John Deere strike threatens supply chain, food supply

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Tippie's Jen Blackhurst says the strike could spark significant disruption to already-strained systems.
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Tippie College of Business honored for preparing career-ready business analytics professionals

Friday, October 8, 2021
The Tippie College of Business' Department of Business Analytics was presented with the UPS George D. Smith Prize Friday, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research.
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UPS' ORION navigation system topic of UI lecture

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Ranganath Nuggehalli, the principal scientist of operations research at UPS, will be speaking to the general public on UPS’ groundbreaking ORION routing system, which has saved its vehicles $400 million a year while reducing carbon output by 100,000 tons annually. The speech, to be held 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021 in S401 Pappajohn Business Building at the UI Tippie College of Business, is part of the...
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Movie offers University of Iowa students insight into potential bias in facial recognition technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Students at the University of Iowa got a lesson about racial bias in facial recognition algorithms through the showing of the film "Coded Bias." The screening and talk with the director was coordinated by the Tippie College of Business Department of Business Analytics.
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Tippie analytics major among the best

Monday, September 13, 2021
The award-winning Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business has been recognized as one of the best undergraduate analytics departments in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
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Ann Campbell profiled in INFORMS magazine

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Tippie Business Analytics Department Executive Officer, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair, and INFORMS member of 25 years, Ann Campbell, was profiled by INFORMS' membership magazine ORMS Today in July 2021.
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Experts at UI suggest ordering holiday presents early to avoid shipping delays

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
If you want your holiday gifts to arrive in time to be under the tree Christmas morning or the first night of Hanukkah, a logistics and supply chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests you order them now.
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Tippie Launches Strategic Partnerships Office

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The Tippie College of Business is moving decisively to expand strategic partnerships across industries and geographies by launching the Office of Strategic Partnerships this summer.
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To ensure on-time delivery, order your holiday gifts well in advance this year. Like, now.

Thursday, July 15, 2021
If you want your holiday gifts to arrive in time to be under the tree on Christmas morning, a logistics and supply chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests you buy them now.
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Tippie Analytics wins major international analytics award

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa has been honored as one of the top colleges in the world for preparing students for careers in business analytics.
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Iowa Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition live final round April 2

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The final round of the annual Iowa Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition will be streamed live at 12:00 p.m. CST, Friday, April 2. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the case sponsor of this year’s virtual event.
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Business Analytics masters students win the 2021 Frontier Co-op Case Competition

Friday, March 19, 2021
This March, sixty University of Iowa students participated the Frontier Co-op Case Competition, solving real-world sustainable business problems and competing for $4,000 in cash prizes. Out of 22 finalists, Elias Escobedo-Gonzalez and Antonio Robles, two students earning their master’s in business analytics at the Tippie College of Business, took first place and won $1,200 for their solution to...
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Business Analytics capstone project finds better outcomes for COVID-19 patients on a low dose aspirin regimen

Friday, March 19, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading globally, University of Iowa master’s student Zachary Veigulis (BA14/MS20) spent the summer of 2020 studying Veteran’s Affairs (VA) patient data to determine what factors affected patient outcomes when they contracted the virus.
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Business Analytics Program Builds Impressive Reputation

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The Graduate College’s Business Analytics master’s program, housed within the Tippie College of Business, may be relatively new, but it has already established an impressive track record. The program has seen its rankings and enrollment steadily increase since its inception in 2014, with more than 150 students currently enrolled and an extremely competitive admissions process.
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Tippie Analytics a finalist for international analytics award

Friday, February 26, 2021
University of Iowa’s Department of Business Analytics is one of three finalists for the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize given annually by INFORMS, the largest international association of analytics and operations research professionals.
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Tippie celebrates Black History Month

Friday, January 29, 2021
The Tippie College of Business is committed to educating its students to meet cultural competency that today’s corporations expect of their employees. During Black History Month, the college is reflecting on how far it’s come, yet how far we have to go to achieve equity and inclusion in the field of business.
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Multiple faculty ranked top 2% of world’s researchers in Stanford study

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A number of Tippie faculty were recognized in a recent study published by Stanford University researchers using a new scholarly citation impact measure to identify the top 100,000 most impactful scientific researchers, along with those in the top 2% of their academic subfield. Indices were calculated based on lifetime scholarly impact and impact during the year 2019.
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Priority shipping: Vaccine or holiday packages? Panel tackled this and other obstacles.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Tippie's Business Analytics Department hosted a panel discussion with representatives from Operation Warp Speed and UI Health Care to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
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Tippie graduate students collaborate with Neighborhood Finance Corporation

Friday, December 11, 2020
Throughout the pandemic, three students at Tippie’s Professional MBA and Part- Time Analytics programs in Des Moines have volunteered their time to help families find a home.
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Building authenticity and connection among diverse members of your workforce

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Calls for societal change from people of color around the country have created ripple effects in workplaces big and small. The Black Lives Matter movement in particular has provided new impetus for managers to invigorate positive connections with employees who come from different racial and cultural backgrounds and may be experiencing hurt and loss in ways that require special support.
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Managing your mental (health)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Mental health therapy is more than an hour on a couch.
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Fearlessly tackling professional and personal disruptions with the Hawkeye spirit

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
There’s a temptation to think that if we check all the boxes, do the workouts, set the right amount of money aside, make the right decisions, we’ll always be happy and successful in life and business. Hardship won’t touch us. Yet the wisdom of years teaches otherwise. With experience and maturity, we learn challenges are inevitable and, even more, can be an instructive and formative part of life...
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Amy Kristof-Brown named dean of the Tippie College of Business

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Today, Amy Kristof-Brown has been named dean of the Tippie College of Business, pending approval of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Kristof-Brown has been serving as the college’s interim dean since March 2020 and will begin her new role on December 1, 2020.
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Doctoral student wins Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Sara Reed, a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa, won first place and an honorable mention award in the Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship competition.
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Study shows how online reviews can be mined for innovation gold

Monday, October 19, 2020
Companies looking for innovative ideas to improve their products have what amounts to a free and easy focus group right at their fingertips with consumer comment sections on e-commerce websites like Amazon.
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UI group wins $1 million to work on medical artificial intelligence

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
AI algorithms could revolutionize medicine. Tippie Analytics is part of a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to explore how.
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Seal of approval: study shows earning a trustworthiness badge helps online sales

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Online merchants who have earned a literal seal of approval for their website sell more, while less reliable sellers who lack such an endorsement sell less according to a new University of Iowa Tippie College of Business study.
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Burer receives top INFORMS computing society honor

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Samuel Burer, professor of business analytics in the Tippie College of Business, along with Renato D.C. Monteiro, received the 2020 INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) prize for their pioneering work on low-rank semi-definite programming.
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Redesigning the supply chain

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Associate Dean of Graduate Management Programs Jennifer Blackhurst weighs in on how many automotive companies are rethinking their supply chains, which seem to be shifting away from China.
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Trying to sell a house? UI study finds virtual tours will bring more $$$

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A University of Iowa study finds virtual home tours are a big factor in selling houses at prices two-to-three percent higher than similar homes without online tours.
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Pairing autonomous delivery trucks with human delivery could save transportation companies millions

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Take a peek outside on a busy street, and chances are that a UPS, FedEx, USPS, or other delivery truck is finagling its way through traffic. On any given day, an average of 50 million packages are being delivered in the United States. In the next six years, those numbers are expected to double: industry insiders predict a total of 100 million packages will arrive at their destination every single...
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Tippie Gateway opens doors for participants

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Tippie Gateway started in 2015 to recruit populations underrepresented in business – women as well as first-generation, LGBTQ+, and students of color. It’s important to reach out to these students early – so that they take the necessary math requirements needed for college and/or business school. Many Tippie Gateway participants are entering their senior year of high school and still have time to...
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Study suggests homes fetch higher closing prices with an online virtual tour

Monday, July 6, 2020
Virtual online home tours are becoming a bigger part of real estate marketing, and a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests they increase closing prices by at least 2% over similar homes without an online tour.
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Keeping it in the family

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Tippie College of Business graduate Matt Tolton is taking over his father’s Atlantic-based business while starting his own cybersecurity firm.
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Kurt Anstreicher honored with Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Professor and Gary C. Fethke Chair in Leadership Kurt Anstreicher has been named a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
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Faculty go the extra mile for students

Friday, April 10, 2020
As colleges began evacuating campuses, University of Iowa professor Mike Colbert found himself driving across the state to deliver a laptop from the campus' business analytics lab to a student's rural home. Read about how faculty and students are adjusting to online university life in the Des Moines Register.
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University of Iowa expert: Expect economic impact from coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020
As with other disease outbreaks and national disasters, the coronavirus has disrupted the supply chains U.S. companies rely upon, Business Analytics professor Jennifer Blackhurst told the Des Moines Register.
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Virtual Pomerantz Business Library resources are available

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
During this time of virtual only instruction, the Pomerantz Business Library encourages students to continue accessing library resources through remote services.
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Information for Tippie-affiliated student organizations regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020
As you have heard, following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, the University of Iowa is suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks following spring break. The university will move to virtual instruction beginning March 23, 2020, and continue remotely through at least April 3, 2020. To align with this decision and proactively maintain the health and safety of our...
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Important Tippie-specific updates regarding COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020
First and foremost, our desire is to curb the spread of this virus and to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Your primary resource for the most up-to-date information is the university’s COVID-19 website. You can also find Tippie-specific frequently asked questions on our FAQ website.
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Tippie teams dominate diversity and business ethics case competition

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Student teams from the Tippie College of Business placed first and third at the Fifth Annual Diversity and Business Ethics Case Competition hosted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Tippie students develop app for Botswana-based pharmacy

Friday, February 7, 2020
The Tippie connection is global. After participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the University of Iowa, Rapula Otukile partnered with Tippie business analytics students to take his company's supply management system digital.
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Emeritus professor Timothy Lowe reflects on the evolution of operations research

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Timothy Lowe, professor emeritus and Chester A. Phillips Professor of Operations Management, was recently profiled in an oral histories video by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
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How the UI is helping prevent sexual exploitation in Kenya

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tippie Associate Professor Patrick Johanns, along with team members Kelly Bedeian with the Institute for International Business and Kimm Harris of JPEC, won a grant to lead a business training course for women in the fishing villages around Lake Victoria, Kenya.

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