How is leadership developed? Are leaders born or can it be learned?

These are the types of issues that the faculty of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship study. They dive into the complex issues of management—from the traits of successful leaders and organizations to how personality plays into a work team. They bring this expertise into the classroom and our students benefit from their research and knowledge.  

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. 

Academic Programs

Management Undergraduate

Management Major

For this undergraduate degree, three tracks build your expertise in either entrepreneurship, human resources, or general management.  

Greg Stewart

PhD in Management

Students have the opportunity to collaborate with the highly respected faculty from this department and enjoy strong placements in academia.


Leadership Certificate

A five-course graduate certificate that delves into the qualities of a great leader, and helps you put them into practice in the workplace.

Department Highlights

JPEC Entrepreneurship

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Learn to think like an entrepreneur—to climb the corporate ladder or turn your big idea into a new company, with free consulting help and seed money for your startup.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Entrepreneurial Management Certificate

Amplify what you can do with your existing major with entrepreneurship fundamentals. This undergraduate certificate is a resume-booster open to all undergraduate students at the University of Iowa, including business majors at Tippie.

By the Numbers

95 percent

Management alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020
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Average starting salary for management grads

Class of 2020
Ranked #28

Best college for entrepreneurship

Princeton Review, 2022

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Management and Entrepreneurship

W252 Pappajohn Business Building