Great leaders are made, not born

Managing people is one of the most rewarding (and challenging) parts of doing business. But there’s more to it than being a “born leader.” Skilled management requires careful study of current research-based best practices.

The Tippie BBA in management will provide you with the communication, strategy, and leadership tools you need to run teams, divisions, even entire businesses. Know what else it provides? Plenty of room for career growth and upward mobility. A management major is perfect if you’re looking for a supervisory role in the future. Popular double majors include accounting or finance—both a great avenue to an entry-level role where you can move up the ranks and claim more responsibility.

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Three tracks, one solid foundation

In addition to providing the core business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, and marketing, Tippie’s BBA in management offers three career-specific tracks that let you tailor your education to your personal goals.

Entrepreneurial management

Gives you the skills you need to finance, develop, and market new products and even new businesses.

Human resource management

Prepares you to recruit, develop, and train a business’s greatest asset—its people.

Leadership and management

Gets you ready to be the go-to person, whether it’s running a project, a team, or an entire office.

“I knew I wanted to build up my leadership skills, so I went into management for an explicit understanding of how leadership ‘worked’—and to see what I could improve on as a leader.”

95 %

Management alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

$ 55,000

Average starting salary for management grads

Class of 2022

# 28

Best college for entrepreneurship

Princeton Review, 2022

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Prepare to advance

Graduates with a Tippie BBA in management are forging successful management careers with businesses and nonprofits across the country.

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Entrepreneurs welcome

The Tippie College of Business is home to one of the nation’s leading resources for entrepreneurship and innovation. If you’ve already got a business idea on the back burner, Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) can help you get it off the ground. You can also enhance your BBA degree with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management.

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More about management at Tippie

Our Department of Management and Entrepreneurship includes highly skilled faculty from all over the world with a mix of research credentials and hands-on experience that will give you a well-rounded perspective on the field.

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