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It’s true.

Much of what you'll hear about Tippie is around getting involved, making connections, and having real-world experiences—before "real world" officially begins.

But fundamental to all of that is our curriculum that combines the University of Iowa’s strong liberal arts tradition with Tippie’s nationally ranked business education.

What you need to graduate

Here’s the basic recipe of a Tippie degree, in no particular order:

  • Iowa Core requirements + business prerequisites.
  • Add in business core courses and major courses.
  • Mix in experiential learning opportunities.

What's covered?

Iowa Core Requirements
These are foundational courses in the areas like social sciences, literature, rhetoric, and world languages.

Business prerequisites
These are intro-level business and math courses that you need to take to be admitted to Tippie if you are pursuing standard admission or are a transfer student.

Business core
These are a set of courses that all business majors take. You’ll need to take some of them before you can declare a business major.

Major courses
Majors, and sometimes tracks within a major, have a set of courses you’ll take to graduate with that major. All six majors at Tippie have their own course requirements and electives.

Experiential learning: Tippie RISE
To graduate, you’ll complete hands-on experiential learning in one of the following ways: research, internship, study abroad, or take a course with an experiential element (like a consulting project for a real client). This is Tippie RISE

The Registrar’s Office maintains the complete list of courses in each of these groupings.

See list of courses

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