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Tippie College of Business

Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Established 1921[1]
Type Undergraduate & Graduate business school
Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial
Academic staff 102 full-time [1]
Students 5,150 total [1]
Undergraduates 4000 full-time [1]
Postgraduates 1000 full-time [1]
Doctoral students 100 [1]
Location Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Campus Urban
Nickname Tippie
Affiliations AACSB

The Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa, established as the College of Commerce in 1921, is one of the oldest and top ranked business schools in the United States. The College was the first academic division at the University of Iowa to be named for an alumnus, Henry B. Tippie, a 1949 accounting graduate from Belle Plaine, Iowa. The College is housed in the Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City, named for Des Moines venture capitalist John Pappajohn, a 1952 graduate of the College.


  • Academic programs 1
  • Rankings 2
  • History 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Academic programs

The Tippie College of Business offers Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in one of six areas:[2] accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management information systems, and marketing.

Students may also earn certificates in International Business, Entrepreneurship and Risk, Management and Insurance.

The college also offers graduate programs, including a Master of Accountancy and Ph.D. degrees. The Tippie School of Management offers several MBA programs - Including the Full-time MBA Program; the MBA Program for Professionals and Managers (MBA-PM) that is offered in the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines; and the two-year Executive MBA Program. Moreover, the college offers an International MBA Program in Hong Kong.

The undergraduate program features a dedicated career services center, the Pomerantz Career Center, and The Frank Business Communications Center. Students participate in twenty undergraduate organizations, including Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Management Association, and the American Marketing Association. Honors students can join one of the oldest chapters (established in 1921) of the business honorary society, Beta Gamma Sigma as well as Beta Alpha Psi: Honorary accounting organization.


Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
U.S. News & World Report[3] 28
Bloomberg Businessweek[4] 45
Forbes[5] 21
U.S. News & World Report[6] 49
Worldwide MBA
Financial Times[7] 48

The Tippie Master of Business Administration (MBA) program consistently ranks near the top of the Forbes Magazine listing of fastest payback on an MBA degree.[1]. Financial Times ranks the school overall at number 32 in US and 64 in the world, while the ranking it number 1 in US for placement percentage. It is also among the top twenty programs at a public university by The Economist and 40th best in the country by US News and World Report.

The Tippie College undergraduate program was ranked 68th in the nation by Business Week Magazine in 2007, down from 39th in 2006.


Isaac Althaus Loos shaped the early beginnings of the College by establishing a social science department, the School of Political and Social Science, which included commerce, economics and finance. In 1908, the word Commerce was added to the school name, and the School featured nearly 40 courses. In 1921, the College of Commerce was born; the college enrolled approximately 100 students, and employed 23 faculty members. Two years later, the College joined the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

In the 1950s, the College was reorganized into six departments and renamed the College of Business Administration. In 1994, the College moved into its present location, the Pappajohn Business Building, at the corner of Clinton and Market Street. Sarah Fisher Gardial serves as the college’s current dean.

In 2008, Tippie became the new home for the Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA). In a university news article, the dean said, "We are delighted that we have the opportunity to broaden the global footprint of the Tippie College of Business and the University of Iowa".[8]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tippie facts". Tippie College of Business. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academic Programs". The University of Iowa. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs".  
  4. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA".  
  5. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA".  
  6. ^ "Best Business Schools".  
  7. ^ "Global MBA Rankings".  
  8. ^ "Tippie College To Lead Top Study Abroad Program for Business Students." August 2008.

External links

  • Tippie College of Business
  • University of Iowa
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