Everything must be marketed

From the benefits of joining a new health club to encouraging mutual fund managers to invest in your company—at every level of business, marketing is needed to help the business succeed. And technology has changed the way we market. From managing a household brand to analyzing consumer purchasing trends, marketers bring awareness of a product to a customer. A Tippie marketing education prepares you to take on the varied marketing roles and succeed in an always-evolving industry.

Academic programs

Marketing Major

Four tracks provide a focused undergraduate marketing education in retail, sales, marketing management, and marketing analytics.

PhD in Marketing

The increase in consumer data provides great fodder for students in the Marketing PhD Program. Placements are both in industry and academia.

Marketing Certificate

This graduate-level certificate ensures that you have a firm handle on the latest in marketing trends and how they can be applied to your business.

93 %

Marketing alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

$ 50,000

Average starting salary for marketing grads

Class of 2020


Tracks to choose from

Retail management, sales management, marketing management, or marketing analytics

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The Tippie College’s Department of Marketing includes expert faculty who conduct cutting-edge research (think measuring your brain’s decision-making via MRI) as well as industry experts who are stars in the classroom.

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Undergrad class

Faculty research

Using the latest in research technology, Tippie’s marketing faculty focus their efforts on a variety of subjects, from consumer behavior to psychological ownership to data analytics.

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Marketing Institute students

Marketing Institute Advisory Board

A group of marketing experts and Tippie marketing alumni who provide guidance and feedback to Tippie marketing students and faculty.

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Department highlights

Marketing Institute

Employers are impressed with the experience Marketing Institute students receive while working on projects for real-world clients.

Field Studies in Marketing

Gain real-world marketing experience. Consult for an actual business client. Solve marketing challenges. Apply what you’ve learned in class—conduct market research, propose creative solutions, and impress your client.

American Marketing Association

Helps marketing students develop a competitive advantage through professional networking trips, fundraising activities, and a case competition.

Recent news

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Closing rural Iowa birthing units is hurting delivery outcomes

Thursday, May 11, 2023
A new study from the University of Iowa examines prenatal care in Hardin, Osceola, Clayton, Emmett, Lucas, Hamilton, and Van Buren counties in Iowa. All had labor and delivery units shut down at their hospitals.
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UI study: Rural Iowa hospitals are losing birthing centers at ‘striking’ rate

Friday, May 5, 2023
A University of Iowa study finds some pregnant women in rural Iowa quit getting prenatal care when their local hospital closes its birthing center, even if prenatal care is still available.
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Announcing the 2023 Tippie Alum and Young Alum of the Year

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
The Tippie College of Business is happy to announce Nicole Johnston (BBA94) as the 2023 Alum of the Year and Cheryl Davenport (BBA05) as 2023 Young Alum of the Year.

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Contact us

Marketing Department
S252 Pappajohn Business Building

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