#1 in the world

No kidding. The Financial Times ranked the Tippie MBA Finance program #1 in the entire world in 2016. Not just among public institutions, not just among schools in the U.S.—#1 in the world.

You bet we’re proud. Our faculty are leaders in both research and teaching. Our students are managing real money. And our graduates are using their Tippie education to have an impact in the world of business—from leading Fortune 500 companies to making recommendations on mergers and acquisitions. With a finance degree from Tippie, you’ll have what you need to be a success.

Successful alumni return to campus frequently to share their insights on the finance field. The Finance Advisory Council is a vibrant group of accomplished professionals who provide guidance and support for our world-class finance programs. The faculty within the department includes a roster of tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector. Department research is highly regarded and frequently cited in journals and publications. For the latest information on Finance department happenings, check out our award-winning Exchange magazine.

Academic Programs

Finance Undergraduate

Finance Major

Finance majors experience classes that involve finding, following, managing, and making money. You’ll learn financial and investment fundamentals.

Master of Finance Program

Master of Finance

Earn an MS degree in Finance from a school with a global finance reputation. Gain focused financial expertise, financial analytics proficiency, and hands-on experiences like consulting for clients and managing real-world funds.

Art Durnav

PhD in Finance

Working side by side with researchers in finance and teaching in the classroom prepares you for work in this dynamic field.

Department Highlights

Finance Undergraduate Hawkinson Investment Banking

Hawkinson Institute

Dedicated to getting students career-ready for jobs in investment banking—open to finance and accounting majors.

Vaughan Institute Risk Management Insurance

Vaughan Institute

Preparing students for beneficial careers both in corporate risk management and insurance—one of the state’s largest industries.

Students working in finance lab

The Phil Hadley Finance Lab brings together finance students from select courses and programs in a collaborative space dedicated to the study of financial markets. 

Student-managed Funds
financial chart being analyzed

An endowed equity portfolio managed by select students in the Master of Finance program, valued at over $23 million.

Student-managed Funds
Krause Fund

Undergraduate students learn to manage a diversified portfolio of stocks through a semester-long Applied Equity Valuation course.

Student-managed Funds

Develop your expertise in the bond market by defining and executing an investment strategy for a fund dedicated to fixed income and managed by Tippie Master of Finance students.

By the Numbers

Iowa City is ranked the #1 College Town

Best in Finance

Financial Times, 2016
94 percent

Finance alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

Value of Tippie's student-managed fund

Krause Fund, January 2022

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