Tippie MBA is a 21-Month Full-time MBA program with a focus on leadership and experiential learning. What makes Tippie unique is the focus on completing the foundational courses in the first semester (16-week) itself. MBA students will be ready for their consulting projects and concentrations by second semester.
The Foundational courses in the fall semester are in Management in Organizations, Marketing Management, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Corporate Financial Reporting, Managerial Finance, Corporate Communications and Leadership, Ethics & Professionalism. Once the students have a firm grasp on the fundamentals, they can chose a specialization from Managing Customers, Products & Brands, Corporate Finance, Process and Operations Excellence, Strategic Management and Innovation and Investment Management. Students in addition to pursuing the electives according to specialization can also explore other interesting courses in Finance, Marketing, and Strategic Innovation.
Tippie MBA program redesigned its curriculum in 2009. Leadership development is integrated throughout the course. The Knapp Lecture Series is one such example where Tippe MBA students will get a chance to learn from Entrepreneurs, Nobel Laureates, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Creative thinkers and successful managers. Students will also have access to the University of Iowa Speaker series like the Sandage Entrepreneurial Speakers Series and the Pearson Lecture Series.
Experiential Learning: Tippie MBA team believes that Experiential learning can be achieved through Leadership activities like taking leadership position in Student Organization, lead team in Case Competition, provide Consulting through Business Solution Centre and by mentoring the first-year MBA students. Tippie's Business Solutions Center is another medium by which students can work on real Business problems. The academy projects are hands-on and students can offer consulting service to a wide range of industries and verticals from Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.
International Exposure: Tippie MBA program requires students to attend the International Immersion program (Guangzhou or São Paulo). Students will provide consulting to global companies during the International Immersion program. In addition to that, students can take part in the Study Abroad Program, which allows them to spend a summer or a semester in Vienna, Frankfurt, Oslo, Rotterdam, and other European cities.