There's strength in our numbers

From exceptional student placement rates to top salaries for our graduates, Tippie's finance department sets a high bar for student success. In fact, as part of our full-time MBA program, the finance department was ranked #1 in the world by the Financial Times.

Tippie finance faculty are leaders in both research and teaching. Our students get hands-on experiences like managing real-world funds. And our graduates are making an impact in the world of business—from leading Fortune 500 companies to influencing major mergers and acquisitions.

With a finance degree from Tippie, you’ll have what you need to succeed. For the latest information on Finance department happenings, check out our award-winning Exchange magazine.


Silicon Prairie Conference 2023

This year's conference explored the very latest in finance and investment research. Visit our conference page to review papers presented at the conference.

Academic programs

Finance Major

Finance majors experience classes that involve finding, following, managing, and making money. You’ll learn financial and investment fundamentals.

Risk Management & Insurance Major

Risk management & insurance (RMI) professionals help companies and individuals identify risk and address it. The demand for RMI graduates continues to grow. And so will your opportunities.

Master of Finance

Earn an MS degree from a school with a global finance reputation. Gain focused financial expertise, financial analytics proficiency, and hands-on experiences like consulting for clients and managing real-world funds.

PhD in Finance

Working side by side with researchers in finance and teaching in the classroom prepares you for work in this dynamic field.


Average starting salary (Master's)

Master's in Finance graduates, 2020-2021

95 %

Finance alums employed or in grad school

December 2020 & May 2021 graduates

$ 770 k

Value of one student-managed fund at Tippie

Krause Fund, January 2022

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Finance faculty

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

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Research interests

Tippie faculty research dives deep into areas of risk management, real estate, corporate finance, investments and more.

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Clarence Tow Lectures in Finance

Hear from high-profile researchers from finance present to an audience of faculty, PhD students, and researchers from in and around the University of Iowa.

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# 1

Largest undergraduate major at Tippie

# 4

MBA Finance program in the world

Financial Times, 2017


Google scholar citations by 16 tenure-track faculty

Department highlights

Hawkinson Institute

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

Vaughan Institute

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

Hadley Finance Lab

The Phil Hadley Finance Lab brings together finance students from select courses and programs in a collaborative space dedicated to the study of financial markets.

Henry Fund

An endowed equity portfolio managed by select students in the Master of Finance program, valued at over $23 million.

Krause Fund

Undergraduate students learn to manage a diversified portfolio of stocks through a semester-long Applied Equity Valuation course.

Hart Fund

Students develop expertise in the bond market by defining and executing an investment strategy for a fund dedicated to fixed income and managed by Tippie Master of Finance students.

Recent news

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Party like it's 1999

Monday, May 13, 2024
Twenty-five years ago, the Tippie College of Business was having a moment. Henry B. Tippie had just pledged millions of dollars in support and impactful new programs were sprouting up left and right. Let's check on their impact.
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Values-based investing

Monday, May 13, 2024
Seth Rosenthal (BBA96) is quick to point out the people he works with are heroes. At Academy Asset Management, Wall Street veterans like Rosenthal are paired with military veterans to teach them the ropes.
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3 people / 3 questions: Natalie Costello, Sepehr Roudini, & Lawrence Cook

Monday, May 13, 2024
Each year we ask three people connected to the Department of Finance: What are you reading, who is inspiring you, and what is the best part of your day?
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Plastic-free and planet positive

Monday, May 13, 2024
ALDI VP Heather Moore (BBA94)'s recipe for greener groceries includes eliminating plastic grocery bags, using renewable energy sources, and donating extra food to local pantries.
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Juggling finance and sports

Monday, May 13, 2024
As the largest major on campus, it should come as no surprise that finance students participate in almost every extracurricular out there. Here’s a crib sheet of who to cheer for in Hawkeye sports.
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Not your father's risk manager

Monday, May 13, 2024
Alumnus and entrepreneur Jim Lewis becomes Vaughan Institute executive director.
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SEC rule holds back startup funding

Monday, May 13, 2024
A 2011 rule change intended to protect angel investors has instead sharply reduced startup funding for new ventures, according to a new study from Assistant Professor Jiajie Xu.
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The beautiful game: Q&A with Kyle Krause

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Soccer fans are nothing short of passionate, but Kyle Krause (BBA85) took it to a whole new level when he bought a club! Read how this Tippie alum broke into the world of European soccer.
Business Record

Fearless panel on financial empowerment: It’s not just the wage gap keeping women from security

Monday, April 29, 2024
Tippie Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Michele Williams shared her thoughts on empowering women for financial security at a panel hosted by the Business Record on April 18.
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How Tippie's Henry Fund shaped CIO's career in Korea

Thursday, April 25, 2024
How the Henry Fund helped launch Tippie alum Jang Dong-Hun, who is now Chief Investment Officer at Korea's Public Offials' Benefit Association.
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Tippie finance expert thinks AI will only slowly affect hiring on Wall Street

Thursday, April 18, 2024
While artificial intelligence is changing the way business is done on Wall Street, a Tippie finance expert doesn’t expect to see significant changes in hiring for junior bankers right away.
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Holmes Murphy fuels insurance career opportunities through contribution to Tippie's Vaughan Institute for Risk Management and Insurance

Monday, March 11, 2024
Holmes Murphy, one of the nation’s largest independently owned insurance brokerages, has made a substantial financial commitment to a pioneering risk management and insurance program at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
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State Farm gift to expand learning opportunities for Tippie risk management and insurance students

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
A 2024 grant from State Farm will provide scholarships, experiential learning and professional networking opportunities for students majoring in risk management and insurance in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.
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Will University of Iowa risk management major help grow Des Moines' slowing insurance sector?

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Jim Lewis in the Des Moines Register about Tippie's efforts to bolster the insurance industry—including the new RMI major.

Wellmark contributes to Tippie’s Vaughan Institute for Risk Management and Insurance

Monday, February 5, 2024
Des Moines-based health insurer Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has partnered with the Tippie College of Business' Vaughan Institute for Risk Management and Insurance on an innovative risk management and insurance program.
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Tips to building wealth

Monday, December 11, 2023
Personal finance and wealth management may seem like daunting tasks, but finance Professor Erik Lie says that at their core, the principles of doing it well are fairly simple. Lie recently published “Wealth Management,” a book that gives readers practical knowledge about improving their finances.
Business Record

Insurance ‘vital and growing industry’ in Iowa

Friday, December 8, 2023
Jim Lewis talks strategy for recruiting talent in insurance and risk management in the Des Moines Business Record.
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Jim Lewis to head University of Iowa insurance institute

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Jim Lewis in The Gazette about becoming the new Vaughan Institute executive director.
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Des Moines insurance innovation leader is new Tippie risk management and insurance director

Monday, September 11, 2023
Jim Lewis, a longtime leader in insurance innovation, is the new executive director of Tippie's Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance.
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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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Tippie expands risk management and insurance education initiatives with new professional certificate program

Monday, August 21, 2023
The Tippie College of Business is offering a new certificate program to help working professionals who want to advance in their careers in the fast-growing field of risk management and insurance.
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Let the market help find a solution to climate change

Monday, August 14, 2023
Much of the U.S. is baking under record heat— a potent reminder of the need to reduce greenhouse gases to slow the effects of global warming. One valuable tool that has not yet been used to its fullest extent: trading carbon offset credits.
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Permanent life insurance explained

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Permanent life insurance generally provides coverage for your entire life and builds tax-deferred cash value, but may not be the best option for everyone. Hear from Tippie expert Cameron Ellis in USA Today on the topic.
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The future of insurance

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
These fresh faces are the future of the insurance industry. Many spent the summer in the innovative internship program Insure Your Future and are aiming to graduate with Tippie's newest degree, Risk Management & Insurance.
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Data for insurance discounts? Consumers say no thanks

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Insurance companies have encouraged consumers to reduce their premiums by using monitoring technology for 25 years now, but consumers have been slow to embrace the idea. “They were supposed to be the wave of the future, but they haven’t caught on,” said Tippie's Richard Peter.
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As auto insurance prices rise, why don’t more people take advantage of this discount?

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Rising car insurance rates are piling financial stress on Americans. Some drivers are attempting to save money is by trying usage-based insurance policies, which base your premiums on how well you drive, how frequently you use your car, and when you drive. But not everyone is convinced it’s worth it.
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UI looking into insurance company safe driving monitors

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Tippie's Richard Peter says only about 5% of motorists in the U.S. are using the monitors, and he’s considering the reasons why they’ve never caught on.
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Data for discounts? Consumers say no thanks.

Monday, June 5, 2023
Insurance companies have encouraged consumers to reduce their car insurance premiums by using monitoring technology for 25 years now, but consumers have been slow to embrace the idea.
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UI study: Legal pot brings lower car insurance rates

Friday, May 26, 2023
Cameron Ellis' study finds automobile insurance premiums dropped in states after they legalized medical marijuana, suggesting that driving while high may not be quite as dangerous as driving drunk.
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Pushing the insurance industry forward

Monday, May 22, 2023
The Tippie College of Business has partnered with the Des Moines-based Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) to develop innovative new insurance technology businesses, the latest step in its ongoing support of the state’s insurance industry.
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Finding the best health insurance

Friday, May 19, 2023
Should you get the PPO, HMO, or health savings plan? How do you vet insurance companies? Insurance expert and Tippie Assistant Professor Meghan Esson weighs in.
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Most affordable health insurance in Iowa

Friday, May 19, 2023
Tippie's Meghan Esson offers expert advice on choosing a health insurance plan in the state of Iowa.
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Five lessons from an Ironman

Monday, May 15, 2023
On Bill Smith (BBA93)'s long Ironman training journey, he often thought about business ideas and opportunities, which led him to create: The Ironman lessons you can apply to running a business.
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Tippie's newest major is ready to roll

Monday, May 15, 2023
The Risk Management and Insurance major will set students on the fast track in the industry. The program will graduate its first students this December.
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Digging deep

Monday, May 15, 2023
The details of Paresh Bhanderi (BBA05)’s story don’t lie close to the surface. You have to dig a little to understand how he got where he is today.
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Reefer madness?

Friday, May 12, 2023
With more states legalizing marijuana, health officials worry it will lead to an array of public health problems, with increased vehicle crashes near the top of their list. But is it true?

3 people / 3 questions: Umang Khetan, Lois Eihacker, & Meghan Esson

Friday, May 12, 2023
Each year we ask three people connected to the Department of Finance: What are you reading, who is inspiring you, and what is the best part of your day?
Deniz Johnson in her home in Boston.

Removing bias from AI

Friday, May 12, 2023
Deniz Johnson (MBA93) is the COO of the fintech startup Stratyfy, one of the first companies to combine AI and human understanding to help companies make more inclusive financial decisions.
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Go see the world

Friday, May 12, 2023
Leona Zaharis' passion for exploring led her daughter, Cathy Zaharis (BBA82), to start a scholarship fund in her mother’s honor to support students who want to study abroad.
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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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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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Four experts share their strategies for widening the risk and insurance talent pipeline

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Ask most people working in risk management and insurance how they found their way to the industry, and they’ll probably say something to the effect of “I just kind of fell into it.” Soon, responses to that same question may be very different.
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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.

What to do after a car accident

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
The most important things to do after a car accident are to stay calm, call 911 if anyone is injured and keep everyone away from oncoming traffic. Once everyone is safe, gather information for an insurance claim, including the other driver’s insurance details, witness contact info, and photos of the scene.
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Mutual funds vs. ETFs: A side-by-side comparison

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Tippie researcher Tong Yao's study about how mutual funds are costlier than ETFs is referenced in this Fortune magazine article.
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Study finds medical marijuana leads to lower insurance premiums

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
States with medical marijuana programs have lower insurance premiums than those that don't, according to a new University of Iowa study by Cameron Ellis examining insurance premiums.
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Study finds ETFs have significant cost advantages over mutual funds

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Financial experts have debated for years the merits of passively managed mutual funds versus exchange traded funds (ETFs) as investment tools. A new study from the University of Iowa finds ETFs have several advantages for investors over mutual funds.
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Peter named one of top young German business scholars

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Richard Peter, associate professor of finance at the Tippie College of Business, has been named one of the most productive young German business scholars.
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Muscatine resident selected to give student speech during UI commencement

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tippie student Erick Saucedo will give his speech at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Hancher Auditorium. He is earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting.
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9 best books for learning how to get out of debt

Monday, November 21, 2022
Finance Assistant Professor Cameron Ellis was quoted in this Business Insider story about the best books for getting out of debt.
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To retire well, you need to look at your life holistically

Monday, September 12, 2022
Tippie professors Amy Colbert and Erik Lie are here to help make financial and emotional readiness decisions whether you're ten, five, or just one year away from retirement.
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New gifts to strengthen risk management and insurance program

Thursday, September 1, 2022
The Tippie College of Business has received a pair of gifts from alumni that will allow for the continued strengthening of its risk management and insurance education and research program.
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Travel chaos could get worse as airlines can start buying their own stocks again

Monday, August 1, 2022
Tippie's Petra Sinagl breaks down stock buybacks in this Business Insider article. Airlines were banned to use CARES Act money for buybacks, an effort that expires at the end of September 2022. The end of the ban could mean increased fees, less service, less staff, and "more chaos" in the operation.
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UI bringing back major in insurance

Friday, July 29, 2022
The University of Iowa plans to offer a major in Risk Management and Insurance starting in the fall of 2023 as a way to strengthen the state’s largest non-agriculture economic sector.
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For Entrepreneurs Looking to Raise Money, It Pays to Turn to Their College Alumni Network

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
If the entrepreneur and investor share the same alma mater, it’s more likely that they will make a deal—and for more money.
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Tippie adds new Risk Management and Insurance major

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
A new risk management and insurance major will be offered at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business starting in the fall of 2023, helping to strengthen the state’s largest non-agriculture economic sector.

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.

More institutional investors buying S&P 400 stock, boosting growth over S&P 500

Monday, May 2, 2022
Leaving the S&P 400 index for the S&P 500 has been bad news for a firm’s stock value in recent years, according to a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, while leaving the 500 for the 400 has been good.

3 People / 3 Questions: Kathy Bader Courtney, Isaac Oberlin, Art Durnev

Monday, April 4, 2022
Each year, we ask three people connected to the Department of Finance: What are you reading, who is inspiring you, and what is the best part of your day?
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Forks in the road

Monday, April 4, 2022
From deciding to study Japanese while at Iowa to risking it in the startup world, Michael Cross (BBA91) has faced his share of forks in the road. Here are seven defining moments in the life of Toyota Connected North America’s CFO.
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Saving a million lives

Sunday, April 3, 2022
As is a founding team member and principal of the Laerdal Million Lives Fund, a $100M mission-driven venture capital fund investing in global healthcare technologies, Jacob Johnson (BBA06) is using finance for good.
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Thriving in Dubai

Sunday, April 3, 2022
Rachel Decker (BBA12) is managing partner and co-founder of a financial advisory firm in Dubai, has run more than $4 billion worth of deals, and was named on a “30 under 30” Forbes list. Just how did this young, female leader in finance get there?
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Univ. of Iowa professor from Russia talks about watching the war unfold

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Finance Professor at the University of Iowa, Dr. Art Durnev was born in Russia, but has four citizenships. As he watches the war unfold between Russia and Ukraine, he along with many of his friends and family members from there, are feeling a sense of responsibility.
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To invest or not invest? Blockchain and cryptocurrency Q&A

Sunday, March 13, 2022
A conversation about cryptocurrency and blockchain with Tippie Professor Erik Lie and an expert alum Joel Telpner (BBA78/JD83).

Shining a light into a dark market

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Foreign exchange is the largest financial market in the world, trading close to $7 trillion every day. That’s more than every other market combined, including stocks, bonds, commodities, metals, and oil. Yet few know much about how it works. Tippie’s Petra Sinagl aims to change that.

What is the most important thing businesses should know about the economy in 2022?

Monday, January 24, 2022
A preview of the Business Record’s 2022 economic forecast panel.

Partnership will fast-track Coe College students to study finance at Tippie College of Business

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The University of Iowa and Coe College have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for Coe students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.

Global insurance industry could play a significant role in addressing climate change risks

Monday, November 22, 2021
As world leaders conclude the U.N. climate summit, here's a synopsis of what's happening across the industry and in Iowa.

Tippie finance professor Tong Yao on what's next for the stock market

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
As stock markets hit all-time high, reasons remain for both concern and optimism. Hear from Professor Yao in the Corridor Business Journal.

Tippie research finds industry response to SEC rule change could destabilize some money markets

Monday, September 20, 2021
A new Tippie study finds the COVID-19 related stock market decline of March 2020 showed that a five-year old SEC rule change can have a potentially destabilizing effect on some money market funds, which are supposed to be stable places to park cash.

Tippie professor adapts economic model to understand vaccine hesitancy

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Richard Peter and his colleague have conducted research to help public health officials better understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and tailor messaging to address it.

Tippie study uses 3D scanning technology to link physical appearance and income

Friday, September 3, 2021
A new study from the Tippie College of Business finds more evidence for the so-called beauty premium, using body scan technology to determine body shape that find taller men receive an income premium while larger women pay an income penalty.

Tippie researcher designs new model to help understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Monday, August 30, 2021
Infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19 are on the rise again but millions of Americans are still hesitant to take a vaccine to protect them. A Tippie researcher recently adapted a long-standing economic model of decision-making to include people's resistance to the vaccine to make it easier for epidemiologists, economists, and public health experts to forecast the virus’ impact despite this...

Deep machine learning study finds that body shape is associated with income

Friday, August 27, 2021
A new study published in PLOS One has found a relationship between a person’s body shape and their family income. The findings provide more evidence for the “beauty premium” — a phenomenon in which people who are physically attractive tend to earn more than their less attractive counterparts. Researchers have consistently found evidence for the beauty premium. But Suyong Song, an associate...

Central College partners with UI to help students apply for Tippie College of Business

Monday, July 5, 2021
Central College and the University of Iowa have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for Central students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university's Tippie College of Business.

Partnership will fast-track Central College students to study finance at UI’s Tippie College of Business

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The University of Iowa and Central College have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for Central students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.

Vaughan named business director of Tippie’s Vaughan Institute

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Terri Vaughan, a long-time leader in Iowa’s insurance community, has been named the professional director of the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.

Beating the market: UI’s student-managed Henry Fund wins national kudos

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Some of the nation’s savviest investors reside right here in the Corridor. In fact, they’re University of Iowa students, and last month they proved their mettle by being named the nation’s top graduate student-managed investment fund. The Henry Fund, a real-money investment fund managed by students in the UI’s Tippie College of Business’ master’s in finance program, beat out the likes of Rice and...

Richard Peter wins Tippie College’s highest tenure-track teaching award

Monday, May 17, 2021
Richard Peter, Associate Professor of Finance, received the Tippie College’s Collegiate Teaching Award for tenure-track faculty at the college’s annual faculty/staff recognition event. The Collegiate Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and each of the college’s six academic departments nominates a faculty member for the award. A committee of former Collegiate Teaching Award winners...

3 People / 3 Questions: Eden Simmer, Lisa Stange, & Lu Li

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Each year we ask three people connected to the Department of Finance: What are you reading, who is inspiring you, and what is the best part of your day?

Why the financial industry is finally taking gender equality seriously

Sunday, May 2, 2021
“I know it’s supposed to be entertaining, but it just brings back memories,” she said. Zaharis is a professor of practice at the Tippie College of Business and worked in mutual funds for 25 years managing $2 billion in assets. While Zaharis’ career trajectory is a success story, when she started, she felt compelled to wear a suit and tightly pull her hair back in an effort to fit in with her co...

Gloves up: Jose Duran is a fighter by trade

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Jose Duran (BBA20) was a scrawny 16-year-old kid staring up at what seemed like a monster in the ring at the Des Moines Police Boxing Club. It was Duran’s first career fight, and his opponent was 10 years older, several inches taller, and a whole lot faster.
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Proof: Associate Professor Richard Peter has it

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Richard Peter writes his theoretical models by hand. Sheet after sheet of symbols and signs that may leave you scratching your head. For the untrained eye, looking at his step-by-step derivations may raise lots of questions, but for the Department of Finance’s award-winning researcher, they answer questions.
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Wait. Is that Chuck Norris?

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Startup Cameo had its breakthrough moment in 2020 and Tippie alum Garret Dunn (BBA13) was part of its rise.
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Outrunning a tidal wave: What it's like to be a hospital COO during COVID-19

Sunday, May 2, 2021
When he was a middle schooler, Cory Mead (BBA11/ MHA13) got a staph infection that was so bad that it required multiple surgeries and a PICC line, measures that effectively saved his life.
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More than a game: How Nicole Schmidt found a home for herself in baseball

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Dusty and exhausted after hours of play at the ball field, Nicole Schmidt (BBA06) relaxed in the passenger seat as her dad drove, feeling the breeze from the open window and listening to a baseball game on the radio.

Henry Fund named best student-managed investment fund

Friday, April 9, 2021
The Henry Fund, the University of Iowa’s graduate student-managed investment fund, recently was named the top fund in its class based on its performance in 2020.

Tippie College of Business embraces partnerships with Iowa universities to accelerate master’s program

Monday, March 29, 2021
Three years after developing a Master of Finance program, the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is beginning a partnership with a few Iowa based universities to help students earn their masters in three semesters.

Partnership will fast-track Cornell College students to study finance at UI’s Tippie College of Business

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The University of Iowa and Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for Cornell College students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.

New partnership will assist UNI students to a master’s in finance at the Tippie College of Business

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Tippie and UNI have a new partnership easing the process for UNI students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Iowa.

Partnership will fast-track University of Northern Iowa students to a master’s in finance at UI’s Tippie College of Business

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for UNI students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.
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Partnership with Tippie provides a new pathway to finance for Grinnell College grads

Monday, February 22, 2021
Through a new agreement with the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, Grinnell College students now have a streamlined opportunity to earn a master’s degree in finance. Although this is not the first agreement Grinnell has made with other educational institutions, it’s the first for post-graduate instruction in finance.

Does media coverage cause meritorious shareholder litigation? Evidence from the stock option backdating scandal

Sunday, February 14, 2021
A recent paper by Tippie Accounting chair Dain Donelson et al. uses the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the stock option backdating scandal to examine whether media coverage causes meritorious shareholder litigation.

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.

Partnership will fast-track Grinnell College students to study finance at UI’s Tippie College of Business

Friday, January 29, 2021
The University of Iowa and Grinnell College have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for Grinnell students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.

Wrestling with finance

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Beth Kemerer’s hunch was correct. Her son, Michael, was a math guy. Michael Kemerer, a three-time wrestling All-American for the University of Iowa, understands numbers like his 75-7 career record, 41-1 dual mark and 173 dual points scored. But his fascination with numbers has more significance in the classroom. It led Kemerer to earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and he is currently in his...

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.

Managing your mental (health)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Mental health therapy is more than an hour on a couch.
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Fearless negotiations

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Sandy Davis (BBA04) needed a major change. She loved her work as a vice president in Equity Capital Markets for Goldman Sachs, but after 10 years in the role, and a full house with three children and a husband who also worked full-time in finance, she was constantly burning the candle at both ends.

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...

Fearlessness in the face of job loss

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
It was a Friday. Though it felt like most other pandemic days in the time of COVID-19—indistinguishable from the day before. Like so many events since the University of Iowa closed campus and moved classes online, the annual Tippie Student Leadership Awards had been moved to a Zoom video chat, and the mood that day was muted as were the microphones of most of the people on the call. Then Sukriti...

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.

Tippie College of Business program launches Iowa entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 12, 2020
The Hawkeye Startup Accelerator helps students develop their business ideas.
Richard Peter

Expert advice on how to get the best car insurance

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Associate Professor of Finance Richard Peter gave his expert advice on choosing car insurance on

New study pinpoints Trump’s electoral weak spots

Thursday, October 8, 2020
A new study from the University of Iowa’s prediction market finds that the COVID-19 pandemic and civil rights protests have had the most significant impact on President Donald Trump’s re-election chances, while other factors have had much less effect.
Gateway students

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...

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.

Tippie’s Finance Advisory Council adds three members

Friday, June 5, 2020
The Tippie College of Business Finance Department welcomes three new members to the Finance Advisory Council (FAC): Regina Carls, George W. Millward, and Lisa Stange.

3 people / 3 questions: Ashish Tiwari, Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, Nicole Cook Gunderson

Monday, June 1, 2020
3 people 3 questions feature from Exchange magazine 2020.

COVID-19 delays Wall Street internships for Tippie students

Saturday, May 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic crippling New York City has forced soon-to-be interns to change their immediate plans.
Jon Garfinkel talks to a student in front of a projector.


Saturday, May 9, 2020
A day in the life of Henry B. Tippie Research Professor Jon Garfinkel.
Roberto Gutierrez and his family at Iguazu Falls.

Diving in: 3M director sees company and his family through a year of change

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Roberto Gutierrez sees 3M and his family through a year of change.

The rising tide: When it comes to climate change, the market is listening

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
When it comes to climate change, the market is listening.
Karen Kuhlman at the jewelry counter

For the love of numbers (& diamonds)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Karen Kuhlman (BBA04) is not your typical finance alum.

Charles Edward Marberry

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Professor Emeritus Charles Edward Marberry's big-picture thinking left a mark on students.

Hand picked: Cultivating the perfect portfolio

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Introducing The Charles E. Marberry Asset Allocation Fund.

Tippie honors 2020 Alum and Young Alum of the Year award winners

Monday, May 4, 2020
Christopher Klein (BBA85), executive chairman and former CEO of Fortune Brands, is the recipient of the 2020 Tippie Alum of the Year award. Wenran Xie (BBA13), a manager at Ernst & Young (EY), is the recipient of the 2020 Tippie Young Alum of the Year award.

How to succeed in the world of finance

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tippie alum Michael Karsa (BBA12) was interviewed as part of a series about the “How to Navigate and Succeed in the Modern World of Finance.”

Businesses bear COVID-19 cost burden

Monday, March 23, 2020
The Hawkinson Institute's director, Brian Richman, comments in this Daily Iowan story about the economy after COVID-19.

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.

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...

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.

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.

First person: growing my professional network

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Soon after graduating and accepting a full-time role in Greater Des Moines, I discovered that growing my professional network was not only important for my job, but that my career development depended on it.

Firms were slow to adopt At-The-Market offerings, but Tippie study shows they are now embraced

Sunday, January 19, 2020
A study from the University of Iowa finds that a new form of issuing stock that doesn’t require an investment banker has been embraced by certain types of businesses those banks typically eschew.

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