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The Henry B. Tippie School of Management at University of Iowa

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 30
Application deadline (international students) April 15
Application fee $60

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 37.3% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.38 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.83-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 54
Average GMAT score 666 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 600-720
Students with prior work experience 62
Average work experience (months) 50

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 92.0%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.24
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.63-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 131
Average GMAT score 575
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 480-660
Students with prior work experience 145
Average work experience (months) 77

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The Tippie MBA program seeks candidates with excellent academic ability and strong potential for success in a professional environment. Official GMAT scores are required. Ideal candidates have clear records of leadership in school, work, and/or the community and professional work experience. Interviews are required as part of a campus visit or, by invitation, via telephone.
Executive program
Avg. class member age is 37 w/14 years post-baccalaureate work experience. A formal application, corporate letter of sponsorship, GMAT, college transcripts & campus interview are all required to complete the application process. Program begins with a 5-day residency week in mid-August & ends 21 months later with graduation in May of the second year. Classes meet on alternating Fridays & Saturdays.
Part-time program
Applications are accepted year round for initial enrollment in the academic semesters. Admission decisions are based upon an assessment of relevant factors including post-baccalaureate professional work experience, academic performance, quality of recommendations, and GMAT scores. The Admissions Committee reviews completed applications only. Their decision is shared in writing and by phone.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Jodi Schafer
Full-time program phone (319) 335-1039
Full-time program E-mail
Full-time program website http:/​/​tippie.​uiowa.​edu/​fulltimemba
Executive program phone (319) 335-3789
Executive program E-mail
Executive program website http:/​/​tippie.​uiowa.​edu/​execmba
Part-time program phone (319) 335-1039
Part-time program E-mail
Part-time program website http:/​/​tippie.​uiowa.​edu/​mbapm
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, marketing, production/operations management, portfolio management
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, pharmacology

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Tippie's 21-month MBA program delivers: 1)a career path approach-business fundamentals in the fall and career academies thereafter enhance student's marketability,2) numerous opportunities to apply theory in corporate projects, 3)global experiences in a variety of worldwide locations, 4) MBA activities that develop a passion for ethical behavior, corporate integrity, and social responsibility.


Executive program
The program begins with a seminar in strategic management. The 1st year builds a foundation across business disciplines. An intensive simulation starts the 2nd year, which includes advanced & integrative courses; bus. law/ethics, org. dynamics, strategic management, & an international bus. seminar. Seasoned faculty use case studies, lecture, guest speakers, experiential exercises & team projects.
Part-time program
The curriculum maximizes flexibility for professionals across Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines & Quad Cities. 9 core courses build the foundations of business. 6 electives offer specialization in marketing, finance, management and entrepreneurship. Faculty use lectures, case studies, experiential exercises, and team projects. Courses are offered all year in 12-week sessions and weekend formats.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Business School Ranking

#49 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#32 in Accounting
#34 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 54
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Acceptance rate 37.3% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $94,003 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.38 - Medium
Average GMAT score 666 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 60.3% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 87.9% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 138

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 900

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 138
Minority students 10.9%
International students 21.0%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 762
Minority students 8.9%
International students 5.4%

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jodi Schafer
Financial aid phone (319) 335-1039


Full-time: $18,080 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $33,176 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $600 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $600 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,586 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $16,929
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $23,826

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 103
Teaching assistantships 17
Research assistantships 81
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Iowa has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 71
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 58
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 60.3% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 87.9% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 44
Low base salary $44,000
Average base salary $82,539
High base salary $125,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $44,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $81,315
High base salary: U.S citizen $125,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $60,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $86,700
High base salary: Foreign nationals $110,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 32
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $15,763
High signing bonus $80,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $17,850
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $80,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $4,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $9,500
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $15,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 14
Low other compensation $2,500
Average other compensation $16,476
High other compensation $80,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $3,400
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $19,316
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $80,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $2,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $9,375
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $18,600

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 8
Marketing/sales low salary $57,500
Marketing/sales average salary $77,938
Marketing/sales high salary $95,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary $85,000
Operations/production average salary $97,000
Operations/production high salary $110,000
Number reporting general management jobs 4
General management low salary $61,000
General management average salary $87,750
General management high salary $100,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 19
Finance/accounting low salary $44,000
Finance/accounting average salary $79,279
Finance/accounting high salary $125,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 5
Consulting low salary $62,000
Consulting average salary $89,400
Consulting high salary $110,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 3
Other occupations low salary $70,000
Other occupations average salary $78,633
Other occupations high salary $90,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 4
Manufacturing low salary $80,000
Manufacturing average salary $86,600
Manufacturing high salary $90,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 1
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 2
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 7
South low salary $75,000
South average salary $82,986
South high salary $90,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 30
Midwest low salary $44,000
Midwest average salary $80,060
Midwest high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 3
West low salary $90,000
West average salary $96,667
West high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A

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