Henry B. Tippie School of Management
The University of Iowa
Iowa City , IA 52242-1000
Students must choose an area of concentration and complete a minimum of 12 credits of study within the desired discipline. There are 10 primary areas of concentration and three specialty concentrations, which may be taken in conjunction with a primary concentration. Primary concentrations include accounting, finance, corporate finance, investment management, management information systems, marketing, marketing research, product management, operations management, strategic management or an individually designed concentration. Specialty concentrations include entrepreneurship, international business and nonprofit management. Students may also choose dual degree programs in law, hospital and health administration, medicine, management information systems, and library and information science. Dual degree programs allow students to complete degree requirements more quickly than if they were to pursue each degree separately.
Interaction in small peer groups is required to complete some projects. The latest technology is integrated throughout the curriculum at Iowa. For example, finance students work with the same tools that practitioners use, including Bloomberg, Lexis Nexis and Bridge Telerate (formerly Dow Jones). The Advanced Real-Time Information Center, a high-speed computer network linked to 135 financial markets and services, provides students with the opportunity to analyze data using the same tools they will use in the business world.
Internship opportunities during the summer between first and second year studies provide students with practical experience. In recent years, nearly all MBA students have participated in the internship program. Students may choose to work in a specialized firm, in a multinational corporation or in the public sector. Students may also act as consultants to local, national and international businesses, as well as participate in a variety of research projects and field studies.
The school offers numerous opportunities to learn about the global business environment. Students may participate in a summer or semester study abroad program, take a field studies course (which includes a trip to Mexico to study market conditions), or explore China through the school's international program in Hong Kong. The Iowa Institute for International Business fosters multicultural awareness and cooperation through ongoing student support. The institute also helps students arrange international summer internships and study abroad opportunities. Past internships took students to Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Facilities and Resources
The John Pappajohn Business Building integrates multi-media capabilities and instructional technology within a structure of striking neo-classic design. The 187,000 square-foot building includes an Instructional Technology Center with a 100-station computer laboratory (the largest on campus), an operations/behavioral laboratory, and two 32-seat computer classrooms. The Advanced Real-Time Information Center provides students with live access to 135 financial markets.
The Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library features a collection of more than 30,000 volumes. Its computerized catalog service connects to all the University libraries and other Big Ten libraries. The library computers also carry numerous news and research services, including Bridge Telerate, Lexis Nexis, Bloomberg, and National Trade Data Bank.
MBA Career Services partners with students to achieve their career goals, helping them refine their interviewing and career planning skills. The Career Services staff develops corporate relationships and focuses on the "best fit" between individual and employer. Students interact with employers through on-campus recruiting and off-campus consortiums. Career Services also maintains direct referral relationships with top MBA employers and continually cultivates new relationships.
Who to Contact
Telephone: 800-MBA IOWA (800-622-4692) or 319-335-1039