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.
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
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
Faculty within the department includes a roster of tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector.
Tippie faculty research dives deep into areas of risk management, real estate, corporate finance, investments and more.
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.
Largest undergraduate major at Tippie
MBA Finance program in the world
Financial Times, 2017
Google scholar citations by 16 tenure-track faculty
Dedicated to getting students career-ready for jobs in investment banking—open to finance and accounting majors.
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.
An endowed equity portfolio managed by select students in the Master of Finance program, valued at over $23 million.
Undergraduate students learn to manage a diversified portfolio of stocks through a semester-long Applied Equity Valuation course.
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.
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Check out available faculty positions within the department.
S252 Pappajohn Business Building
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