The business of business schools

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Paying for college is a constant worry for many students (and parents), and it’s easy to blame universities for being bloated and inefficient. Maybe if Iowa had kept its old World War II-era Quonset hut classrooms and skipped the rec center with climbing walls, college would be more affordable, right? Not really. And here’s why.

UI's next business dean faces shifting demands

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sarah Gardial will be a hard act to follow as dean of the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, but those invested in the college’s success say her replacement will need to continue the work of adapting to the changing demands of both business and students, while keeping fundraising levels high enough to attract world-class faculty and researchers.

Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial announces departure

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sarah Fisher Gardial, dean of the Tippie College of Business since 2012, announced today that she will be departing from the college. Gardial will become the dean of the Massey College of Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, on March 1, 2020.

A message from Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It is with very mixed feelings that I will be leaving the Tippie College of Business in the new year. While I am grateful beyond words for the opportunity to lead this incredible institution, I also know in my bones that it is time to move on.

Iowa MBA ranking makes large leap forward

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Professional MBA Program at the Tippie College of Business has moved up 16 places to #22 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools released today. This ranking is the highest on record for the program since the ranking began in 1994.

Business schools rethink MBA strategy as market demand shifts

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In this Financial Times piece, Dean Sarah Gardial comments on the college's decision to close its Full-time MBA Program to focus on specialty master's programs.