The Tippie Full-time MBA isn't just about education. It's about transformation. It's about transforming a student into a global business leader -- one who not only welcomes new ideas but who brings them into being. A professional who performs with innovation, integrity, and impact.
The Tippie MBAs mission is to help you get the job you want after your MBA. We accomplish this by preparing you in the most comprehensive way, through hands-on learning opportunities, skills-based curriculum and intensive personal development. One-on-one interaction with faculty, small classes, and personal attention are the norm at Tippie. Close relationships with the corporate world, a strong alumni network, and career services built around your individual goals ensure you get the results you want.
Tippie offers five specializations across the areas of finance, marketing, and strategic innovation. Staff in each area help ensure students graduate with all the skills employers want -- from hard expertise to soft skills. Learning takes place inside and out of the classroom, as students experience two real-world consulting projects, the first of which happens before their summer internship, boosting marketability for the students and increasing value for their employers.
What is Tippie known for? For starters, an incredibly fast return on investment. Tippie is tied for the #1 for Fastest Payback in the U.S., according to Forbes. The program's personalized touch is proven by Tippie's low faculty-student and staff-student ratios -- both among the best in the country.
Getting your MBA in a metro area of 100,000 residents means you get the multicultural and academic environment of a university town without worrying about safety or outlandish costs of living. Our city is known for it's vibrant downtown area, with performing arts, music, and nightlife of all kinds. Iowa City is one of the most livable, best educated, and best places for business. Iowa City truly offers many of the pluses of big city life within the convenient, safe, and friendly atmosphere of a small town.
The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a major research university and a member of the Big 10 athletic conference. You will find an amazing array of resources whether you are looking for community theater, Broadway shows, art museums, or ethnic festivals. Big 10 sports offer spectators plenty of opportunity to watch top-notch teams compete. Those seeking more active participation can choose from over 30 different intramural and club sports.
MBA Career Services
Our team works hard to help students become job ready, identify opportunities, perform well at interviews and job fairs, and secure the positions they want. We're committed to developing employer partnerships to support their job searches. And our team's approach is proven to work our employment stats put us in the top 5 among top-ranked MBA programs with regard to the percentage of students placed 3 months after graduation (four-year average: 90.75%).
Career development is integrated into the curriculum through Tippies Career Academies. Students work with academy business directors and career coaches, creating a personal development plan that will build their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses. Through these strategies, plus personal referrals, events, alumni networking, and on-campus recruiting, Tippie MBA students reap the rewards of their education soon after graduating.