Working in business management involves human resources; individual, team, and organizational behavior; employment law and ethics; leadership; training and development; negotiation; and organizational design. Management students at Iowa learn about each of these aspects of business, including the theory about them and how they work in real-life situations.

Why Iowa?

Management is one of six Undergraduate Business Majors offered by the Tippie College of Business, which is known for the strength of its academic departments and the community built by its students, faculty, and staff. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks Iowa's undergraduate business program in the top 25 public universities nationwide. 

As a student in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, you will be prepared to work in a variety of positions in business, government, nonprofit institutions, and education.

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the Tippie College of Business either through Direct Admission or Standard Admission.

Direct Admission is for first-year students with a 3.60 high school grade-point average and an ACT composite score of 26 or higher. Applicants who meet the high school course requirements and either the GPA or test score requirement will be carefully considered for Direct Admission.

Standard Admission is for current UI pre-business students that meet the established admission criteria, typically after their first year.

 Information

Major(s)
Management
BBA
Tracks
Entrepreneurial Management
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Management
  Honors Courses
  Four-Year Graduation Plan
  Selective Admission
Admission Process

Careers and Outcomes

Iowa's graduates have a 95 percent job/grad school placement rate within six months of graduation. Our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Graduates find careers in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public policy groups, education, banking, employee relations, consulting, entrepreneurial organizations, and in dispute resolution. 

Student Opportunities

In addition to more than 500 Student Organizations, Iowa students choose from more than 100 Study Abroad Programs and multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

There are dozens of business-related students organizations, including the Business Student Ambassadors, the Leadership Council, HawkTrade, and Women in Business. 

  Scholarships

The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. 

For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college. Over 300 scholarships are available to business students, some designed specifically for first-year students.

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 

Course Work

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in management is designed to teach the principles of effective management in a business environment.

In addition to completing the Tippie College of Business General Education Requirements in courses such as rhetoric, literature, historical perspectives, and the natural sciences, all BBA students take business-related core courses in statistics, communication, law, management, and marketing.

Once admitted to the management program, courses provide a foundation in management principles plus a specialized focus in one of three tracks:

  • The Human Resource Management Track covers business and employment law; it will prepare you for careers in human resources or for law school.
  • The Leadership and Management Track focuses on practical skills; it will prepare you for a career in consulting or management.
  • The Entrepreneurial Management Track will prepare you to start your own business or work in a small business.

Required courses include:

  • Individuals, Teams, and Organizations
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Dynamics of Negotiations
  • Four courses in one of the three tracks

See Management and Entrepreneurship in the UI General Catalog for more information about required course work and graduating with honors in this major.

Tippie RISE

All Tippie College of Business students must successfully complete at least one experience in the form of research, internship, study abroad, or experiential learning. Visit Tippie RISE for more information.