Get to know the Tippie College of Business

Strategic. Curious. Agile. Collegial. It’s tough to explain who we are in just a few words.

Since 1847, the Tippie College of Business has cultivated a legacy of innovation, thought leadership, and excellence in business education.

We are over 4,700 students with BBA and graduate programs spanning six academic departments—accounting, business analytics, economics, finance, marketing, and management and entrepreneurship. We are eight centers and institutes, and four student-managed endowment funds. We’re over 54,000 alumni—and growing.

But who we are is not just in the curriculum we curate—it’s also in the culture we create. Our leadership embraces our responsibility to pursue excellence through diversity. More than 150 years after our founding, we continue to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment and modern programming that meets today’s learners exactly where they are.

“After four years, you’ll be amazed at how transformed you are. You’ll never forget this place.”

The numbers speak for themselves

Tippie is regularly listed in top business school rankings. We also hold the gold standard of accreditations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and have maintained the accreditation for over 95 years (since 1923).

Undergraduate rankings

#23 Best Public Business School,
#34 Overall Best Business School

U.S. News & World Report (2022-2023)

#33 Best Undergraduate Business Analytics Program
U.S. News & World Report (2022)

#28 Best Entrepreneurship Program
Princeton Review (2022)

#9 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Business Intelligence (2021)

#35 Best Accounting Program
U.S News & World Report (2022-2023)

#13 Highest CPA pass rate among large U.S. programs
NASBA (2020)

Iowa MBA rankings

#7 Best Public Online MBA Program,
#14 Overall Best Online MBA Program

Princeton Review (2022)

#36 Best Part-time MBA Program,
#1 Part-time MBA in Iowa

U.S. News & World Report (2023)

#15 Best Online Finance MBA
U.S. News & World Report (2022)

Executive MBA rankings

#21 Best EMBA School in the U.S.
International Business Times (2021)

#43 Best Executive MBA Program in the U.S.,
#66 Worldwide Best Executive MBA Program

The Economist (2020)

MS in Business Analytics rankings

#10 Best Data Science Master's Program
CIO Magazine

Top 25 Best Master's in Business Analytics (2021)

PhD rankings

#7 PhD in Accounting, based on publications of graduates in the last 6 years
BYU Accounting Rankings (2020)

#11 PhD in Management, Pubs/Faculty
Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings (2021)

Master of Accountancy rankings

#27 Best Master's in Accounting
Public Accounting Report (2019)

Historical rankings

#1 Best MBA Program in Finance Worldwide
Financial Times (2016)

#20 Best MBA Program in the U.S.
Forbes (2013)

#23 Best Public Full-time MBA Program,
#45 Overall 
Best Full-time MBA Program
U.S. News & World Report (2017)

Where you’ll find us

Iowa City

Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

Pomerantz Center
213 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Des Moines

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
1200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Cedar Rapids

Tippie College of Business Cedar Rapids Center
221 2nd Avenue SE, Suite 300, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Via San Giacomo 4, 31017 Paderno del Grappa (TV)
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Living in Iowa City

Bike trail

You’ll love it here

You may not think “cultural oasis” when you think of Iowa City—but you should. A Midwestern mecca for the arts, this creative, forward-thinking community is one of only two UNESCO cities of literature in the country. Iowa City boasts art, music, film, comedy, and literary festivals throughout the year. Walk just a few steps from campus to explore over 100 restaurants, eclectic retail shops, and the famed Prairie Lights bookstore—or bike the 14-mile Iowa River Corridor Trail to take in the rolling Midwestern scenery made famous by former resident Grant Wood.

Discover Iowa City

Music festival

# 1

Best college town

Iowa City sign

# 13

Happiest City

USA Today

Our economic impact

Through innovative business majors, multiple master’s programs for working professionals, and executive education partnerships with area companies, Tippie College of Business is helping prepare today’s workforce for the future.


organizations accessed executive education for 550 employees

71 %

of 2019-2020 Iowa MBA grads received a promotion

“Corridor businesses rely on Tippie to upskill their workforce and we’re proud to provide the type of transformative business education the region needs to be competitive.”
Amy Kristof-Brown
Amy Kristof-Brown, Dean

In the news

Iowa banners hanging from wall

U.S. News ranks Tippie #23 among public business schools, UI tops for writing

Monday, September 12, 2022
Tom Snee
Tippie continues to be one of the top undergraduate business schools in the country, ranking #23 among public universities in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings, up from #24 last year. Among all universities, the college was ranked #34, up from #36 in 2022.

U.S News & World Report ranks Iowa MBA top in the state

Monday, March 28, 2022
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Tippie College of Business' Iowa MBA as the top ranked part-time MBA in Iowa for the 13th consecutive year.
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University of Iowa online MBA makes U.S. News & World Report distance ranking for first time

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Vanessa Miller | The Gazette
For the first time since launching in fall 2019, the University of Iowa’s new online Master of Business Administration degree has made U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for “best online MBA programs.”