Henry B. Tippie School of Management
The University of Iowa
Iowa City , IA 52242-1000

University Overview
Founded in 1847, The University of Iowa is the oldest and largest public university in the state. The University, with a population of nearly 30,000 students, offers renowned professional graduate programs in medicine, law, writing, and business. The Henry B. Tippie School of Management houses the MBA program at the University.

Location and Environment
The Iowa City community of 60,000 residents combines with the University to offer a small-town atmosphere with the cultural and recreational benefits of a Big Ten university. Iowa City is within easy reach of the major metropolitan areas of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis.

The Tippie School
Tippie MBA students graduate with problem-solving skills and a broad-based knowledge of business. An interdisciplinary core provides the foundation in management while experiential business applications incorporate real-world practices. Common core courses in the first year of study stress key functional areas such as finance, accounting, marketing and statistics. Students are taught to appreciate the complex relationships among various business disciplines. In the Tippie Leadership Series, students learn to advance their leadership skills through team building, presentation, networking and leadership workshops.

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 Pomerantz Center provides a world class learning environment for MBA students. The new facility enhances the sense of community at Tippie and provides an exceptional learning experience through MBA group study rooms, offices for MBA student organizations, and dedicated MBA classrooms equipped with the latest technology. The fourth floor houses MBA Career Services and Student Services, the MBA resource library, a roof-top deck, and the Exchange – a gathering area with a flat screen plasma TV that is the perfect spot for fulltime MBA students to relax and mingle with their peers.

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.

Iowa MBA faculty members hold doctoral degrees from some of the world's top educational institutions, and all bring practical experience into the classroom. They combine theoretical frameworks, case studies, and real projects to impart not just knowledge, but understanding, of business problems. The MBA faculty take personal interest in their students and take the time to get to know them and meet them outside the classroom.

Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, and Financial Aid

Academic Year Annual Tuition Computer Fee Health and Health
Facility Fee
Student Union, Activity and Student Service Fee Total
Resident $12,510 $225 $190 $209 $13,134
Nonresident $22,948 $225 $190 $209 $23,572

Living Costs
Housing (per month)
Off-campus $435 - $900
University Apartments $408- $545
Textbooks and Supplies $2,200
Personal Expenses $4,100

Total Estimated Cost per year
(12 months):
Resident $24,353 - $30,353
Nonresident $34,791 - $40,791

The Tippie School offers merit-based financial aid awards to highly qualified applicants. Scholarships are direct grants to recipients, varying in amount from $1,000 to $4,000 per year. Graduate assistantships provide a 1/4-time position with salary and qualify the recipient for resident tuition rates. Applicants will automatically be considered for merit based financial aid at the time of admission.

How to Apply
Application forms and instructions are available at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/fulltimemba/admissions/.

In addition to the application materials, MBA candidates are evaluated on their work experience, GMAT scores, prior academic experience, references, and personal interview. The deadline for international applicants is April 15; priority deadline for U.S. applicants is the same date. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be accepted until July 15 on a space available basis. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in December. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Who to Contact
Director of Student Recruiting and Marketing
Henry B. Tippie School of Management
100 Pomerantz Center, suite C432
Iowa City, IA 52242-1000

Telephone: 800-MBA IOWA (800-622-4692) or 319-335-1039
Fax: 319-335-3604

Email: iowamba@uiowa.edu
Web: www.biz.uiowa.edu/mba

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