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

#1 Best Business School in Iowa
#24 Best Public Business School
#36 Overall Best Business School

U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024)

#17 Best Public Undergrad Business Analytics Program
#34 Best Overall Undergrad Business Analytics Program

U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024)

#16 Best Entrepreneurship Program
Princeton Review/Entrepreneur (2024)

#18 Best Public Undergrad Accounting Program
#34 Best Overall Undergrad Accounting Program

U.S News & World Report (2023-2024)

#27 Best Public Undergrad Economics Program
#65 Best Overall Undergrad Economics Program

U.S News & World Report (2023-2024)

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

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

Iowa MBA rankings

#8 Best Online MBA Program
Fortune (2023)

#34 Best Online MBA Programs
Poets&Quants (2024)

#9 Best Public Online MBA Program
#16 Overall Best Online MBA Program
Princeton Review (2023)

#1 Part-time MBA in Iowa 
#13 Best Online MBA in General Management 
#18 Best Public Part-time MBA Program 
#20 Best Online MBA in Business Analytics 
#23 Best Online MBA for Veterans 
#24 Best Public Online MBA  
#28 Best Part-time MBA Program 
#29 Best Online MBA  
U.S. News & World Report (2024)


MS in Business Analytics rankings

#10 Best Data Science Master's Program
CIO Magazine

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

#9 Best Online Masters for Veterans
#18 Best Online Masters (Non-MBA)
U.S. News & World Report (2024)

Master of Accountancy rankings

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

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)

Historical rankings

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

#43 Best Executive MBA Program in the U.S.,
#66 Worldwide Best Executive MBA Program
The Economist (2020)

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

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

#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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Via San Giacomo 4, 31017 Paderno del Grappa (TV)
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Des Moines

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
1200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Programs located in Des Moines

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

$ 17,000

Iowa MBA grads average salary increase

Based on a survey of 2023 graduates

“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

U.S. News rankings graphic with Iowa banner and Pappajohn Business Building in the background.

Iowa MBA jumps 44 spots in U.S. News online program rankings

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Online programs offered by the Tippie College of Business have been named among the best in the country in the 2024 rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
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Tippie ranked top 25 public business school nationally, best in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report

Monday, September 18, 2023
The Tippie College of Business remains one of the top 25 public undergraduate business schools in the country and among the top 10 percent overall in the latest U.S. News and World Report college rankings.
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Tippie’s online Iowa MBA ranked among best in country by Fortune magazine

Monday, July 10, 2023
Fortune magazine has ranked Tippie's online Iowa MBA number 8 out of 100 programs in its 2023 ranking of online MBAs.