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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Faculty

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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Class

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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Does being nice hurt your career?

Friday, June 17, 2022
Stephanie Vozza | Fast Company
We’ve all heard the saying, “Nice guys finish last,” but is it true? While past research tended to back up the adage, Rong Su, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, decided to retest the concept.
Jennifer Nahrgang

Nahrgang wins international scholar award

Monday, June 13, 2022
The Network of Leadership Scholars (NLS) and the International Centre of Leadership and Followership at Durham University Business School in England has awarded Tippie’s Jennifer Nahrgang the 2022 NLS Mid-Career Standout Scholar Award.
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Young African business leaders return to UI for first time since 2019

Thursday, June 9, 2022
For the first time in three years, the University of Iowa is again hosting 24 young entrepreneurs from 17 sub-Saharan African countries as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).

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Contact us

Management and Entrepreneurship Department
W252 Pappajohn Business Building
tippie-west-asst@uiowa.edu
319-335-0927

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