Articles from 2021


The Evolution of the Iowa MBA

Friday, December 3, 2021
Epic journeys often start with major disruptions. The first MBA program, launched in 1908, was sparked by the Industrial Revolution.

Education for Employment, Tippie collaborate to train Saudi women in business

The University of Iowa and Education for Employment are partnering to launch a project that provides demand-driven entrepreneurship training to 50 Saudi women.
Illustration of John Pappajohn

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Celebrates a Quarter Century of Innovation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Once a state of small businesses, many did not survive the farm crisis and the economy was struggling as a result. John Pappajohn (BSC52) wanted to change that. An inveterate entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he knew the importance of small businesses to an economy. So, in 1996, he donated $1.5 million to establish the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa to help...

Tippie Diversity Committee - December Update

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
December 2021 Update from the Tippie DEI committee.

Tippie honors HNI’s Jeff Lorenger with Oscar C. Schmidt Award

The shared value of putting people first has repeatedly brought together HNI Corporation’s leadership team and the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. Historically and currently, the Muscatine-based company has given time, talent and money to the college, sending its leaders there as lecturers and mentors, and offering internships and jobs to its students.

UI research finds employees less likely to work with politically-opposed companies

New research from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business' Chad Van Iddekinge shows prospective employees’ political beliefs factor into their job applications, including a reluctance to work with companies who have different political opinions from their own.

New research shows side hustles can boost full-time job performance

The study, co-authored by a University of Iowa professor, finds those engaging in gig work on the side such as Uber, Airbnb, or Etsy are likely to see a positive increase in performance at their full-time jobs.

Black Friday shoppers may see higher prices and emptier shelves this year

Black Friday may not have as many saving opportunities as in years past, according to University of Iowa Tippie College of Business professor Jennifer Blackhurst.

Labor, supply shortages in retail persist for Black Friday

Disruptions in the supply chains of many businesses continue and they mean there is an increased need for consumer flexibility when holiday shopping this year.

US retailers cheery about holiday season despite inflation

After nearly two years of pandemic gloom, American consumers appear primed to spend generously for the holidays despite worries over inflation and item availability.