Developing better leaders—one student at a time

How is leadership developed? Are leaders born or can they be taught? These are the types of issues that the faculty of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship study. They dive into the complex issues of management—from the traits of successful leaders and organizations to how personality plays into a work team. They bring this expertise into the classroom and our students benefit from their research and knowledge.

Academic programs

Management Major

For this undergraduate degree, three tracks build your expertise in either entrepreneurship, human resources, or general management.

Leadership Certificate

A five-course graduate certificate that delves into the qualities of a great leader, and helps you put them into practice in the workplace.

PhD in Management

Students have the opportunity to collaborate with the highly respected faculty from this department and enjoy strong placements in academia.

95 %

Management alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

$ 48,000

Average starting salary for management grads

Class of 2020

# 28

Best college for entrepreneurship

Princeton Review, 2022

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

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Michelle Williams

Faculty research

Management and Entrepreneurship faculty publish highly cited research in the areas of organizational behavior, teams and leadership, strategic management, and organizational theory—among others.

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Tippie Leadership Collaborative

The University of Iowa’s resource hub for companies and non-profits seeking executive education, expert speakers, and research partnerships.

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Department highlights

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Learn to think like an entrepreneur—to climb the corporate ladder or turn your big idea into a new company, with free consulting help and seed money for your startup.

Entrepreneurial Management Certificate

Amplify what you can do with your existing major with entrepreneurship fundamentals. This undergraduate certificate is a resume-booster open to all undergraduate students at the University of Iowa, including business majors at Tippie.

Management and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council

A group of professionals who help keep our programming up-to-date and relevant to the real world.

Recent news

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5 Tips to Help CFOs Become Better Negotiators

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Sandra Beckwith | CFO
Experts like Tippie's Michele Williams offer tips on how to get better at negotiating both inside and outside your company.

MBA rankings rely on deeply flawed methodologies and data, business school faculty claim

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Alexandra Tremayne-Pengelly | Observer
Deans and professors from business schools across the U.S. say MBA rankings disproportionately reflect business schools and place too much weight on aspects like compensation. Hear from Tippie Professor Ken Brown on the topic.
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Should you disclose your second job to your supervisor?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Kathleen Furore | Tribune Content
If you are holding down a second job, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows you’re not alone. According to that data, more than 8% of workers have multiple jobs, and the majority of them hold two jobs for the entire year. The question isn’t really, “Should I have a second job?” but “Should I tell my boss that I’m working on the side?”

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