Honors at Tippie
From the Dean's List to honors in business, Tippie loves celebrating the academic achievements of our students.
Here we give you the guidelines for what it takes to reach your ultimate scholarly potential.
Tippie recognizes our achieving students by admitting them to our Dean's List. Over a semester, these outstanding students must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on at least 12 semester hours of UI graded coursework with no hours of I (incomplete) or 0 (no grade reported).
Tippie Honors Program
Reach high and graduate with honors from Iowa's top business school. The minimum requirement to reach this accomplishment is a 3.5 GPA in each of the following:
- Cumulative GPA
- UI GPA
- Cumulative business GPA
- UI business GPA
Graduating with honors in business
Take your academic achievements a step further after you reach eligibility for Tippie honors. Graduate with honors in business by having the eligible GPAs and presenting an honors thesis.
Your thesis should include original research that you've conducted in partnership with a full-time faculty member. All theses should be submitted by PDF to Jennifer Blair. You must also present your preliminary or complete findings at the Tippie Research Fair or one of the undergradaute research festivals.
Graduating with distinction
Scholastic achievement is recognized upon graduation in two ways: 1) based on grades only and 2) based on both grades and the the completion of honors outlined by Tippie. To be eligible for either, students must complete 60 s.h. as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa.
With highest distinction:
Students in the highest 2%
With high distinction:
Students in the highest 3%
Students in the highest 5%
Pivot from research assistant to advocate
Tom Niblock (BBA07) was a research assistant at Iowa. On one of his first projects, he and his professor researched the effect of HIV/AIDS on labor markets.
"We wrote a paper together, and I presented it at a conference through the honors program and at the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines."
At the time, there was a crisis developing in Sub-Saharan Africa with HIV/AIDS. People there were dying really at an alarming rate, but no one had looked at the implications for what would happen to the labor market.Read Story