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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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


Rebranding RTO: Why companies coin names for their hybrid-work plans

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg Businessweek
Accenture, 3M, and other companies have come up with fancy monikers for their flexible policies — but it’s not easy trying to appease workers, bosses and clients alike.
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Stress relief tips for Iowans who are working straight through the holidays

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Matt Kelley | Radio Iowa
While many Iowans have a big stretch of time off during the holidays, all sorts of people will be working every single day. Professor Stephen Courtright shares some suggestions on how to dial back holiday stress.
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Dealing with stress a key during the holidays

Monday, December 5, 2022
Matt Kelley | Radio Iowa
The song says this is “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many, the holidays only mean longer hours of work, heaps of bills and higher blood pressure. Professor Steve Courtright studies stress and says research finds the typical person’s stress levels bound 30- 40% during this final month of the year.

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