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Think of it as a campus visit...times 10.

Advance Weekend is your opportunity—whether you're an admitted student or thinking about applying—to experience life inside the Iowa MBA. Over the course of this two-day event, you'll meet current students, staff, faculty, and your future classmates. Hear about academics, how we'll work with you on your job search, experience Iowa MBA social life, get to know our fine city, and more.

You'll leave with firsthand knowledge of:

  • The culture and vibrant social life of Iowa City.
  • Your future classmates, faculty you'll have in class, and staff that will support you.
  • The strength of our alumni network—and you'll hear their stories.
  • What to expect in the job search, including how to get started on the right track.
  • Must-know info for surviving the first year of B-school, in a "Survival 101" session led by students.

Event details

Advance Weekend 2017 will take place the last weekend of April. We'll begin taking registrations in February 2017.

Travel assistance

The cost of travel shouldn't be an obstacle for admitted or prospective MBA students. We'll provide up to $300 in travel reimbursement for all admitted students and many prospective students as well. If you aren't admitted yet, contact us to see if you qualify for reimbursement.

2017 agenda

We will post the exact agenda by March 1. In general, the event usually begins in the late afternoon on Friday, runs all day Saturday (including evening), and concludes Sunday morning with a women MBAs event.

Alumni Story
Lisa Ferguson

Pivot from journalist to finanical analyst

Lisa Ferguson's (MBA16) initial contacts were a leading indicator of how welcoming Tippie would be. She met people who were smart, driven, and excited about what they were doing.

“That we’re-all-in-this-together attitude pervades the Tippie culture. After Advance Weekend, I was totally sold.”

What really sold her was Advance Weekend—2-1/2 days of experiencing a top-ranked program in a great college town with other admitted students.

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