#1 in the world

No kidding. The Financial Times ranked the Tippie MBA Finance Program #1 in the entire world. 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 fnance 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 frequenty cited in journals and publications. For the latest information on Finance department happenings, check out the 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.

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

Center/Institute
Finance Undergraduate Hawkinson Investment Banking

Hawkinson Institute

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

Center/Institute
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.

Student-managed Funds
financial chart being analyzed

An endowed equity portfolio managed by select MBA students in the Full-time MBA Program, valued at over $5 million.

Student-managed Funds
Krause Fund

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

Resources
Finance Lab

Finance students have their own space to collaborate and study in the Tippie Finance Lab, a dedicated area just for finance majors that includes computers, study space, and Bloomberg terminals.

Student Organizations

Financial Management Association

Financial Management Association (FMA) is all about giving students the opportunity to learn about careers within the financial services industry. We connect you with people that love to talk finance and help you find your niche within the industry.

By the Numbers

FTMBA - #1 for Finance

in the World for Finance

Financial Times, 2016
Finance -  95% Job Placement

Finance alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2014-2015
 $357k Krause Fund Market Value

Value of Tippie's student-managed fund

Krause Fund, May 2016

Contact Us

Finance

S252 Pappajohn Business Building
319-335-0929
319-335-1956

Erik Lie

Working title 
Professor, and Departmental Executive Officer

Bev J. Berg

Working title 
Departmental Administrator
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