TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
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The centers and institutes established within the Tippie College of Business are unique to The University of Iowa. These initiatives promote numerous missions that support entrepreneurs, small business owners, and students in our finance and accounting programs.

For those students looking for careers in the finance and insurance industries, the Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance and the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance provide instruction, guidance, and placement assistance. Select MBA students are gaining real-world portfolio management experience whil managing the Henry Fund, an endowed equity portfolio. In addition, the Institute for International Business is providing the education, skills, and experience necessary for Iowa students to compete in the global marketplace, while the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is meeting the unique needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders. The Judith R. Frank Business Communication Center's mission is to ensure that every business graduate will have an opportunity to benefit from our emphasis on strong writing and oral communication skills.

All annual contributors of $25 or more to the College's centers and institutes receive Business at Iowa magazine, published twice a year, to keep them informed of the college's activities and achievements. For additional information about the Tippie College of Business and its honor clubs, please visit the Business section of the Foundation's web site.

The following funds support the centers and institutes within the Tippie College of Business. You may also support general Tippie College of Business development funds or academic departments in the college.


   
Gift Amount
 

Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance

$

This institute facilitates our students' career opportunities in the investment banking and financial services industries by serving as a major link between faculty, alumni, and students of the College and the financial community.
 

Henry Fund

$

The Henry Fund is an endowed equity portfolio managed by select MBA students, who seek to achieve the highest level of return while maintaining a risk profile similar to the S&P 500 index. Income from the fund is used to support annual scholarships for MBA students; recruit high-quality students to the Tippie MBA program; boost opportunities for travel and interaction with investment professionals; and market the finance program to prospective employers.
 

Institute for International Business

$

The International Business Studies Fund provides resources for program development, promotion, student support, faculty development, and research in the area of International Business Studies.
 

Marketing Institute

$

Support for the Marketing Institute helps prepare students for careers in today's competitive marketing environment by utilizing experiential learning, seminars, networking opportunities, internships, and guest speakers. The institute partners students, faculty, alumni, and companies to address current issues faced by marketing professionals.
 

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC)

$

JPEC supports the spirit of new enterprise in Iowa through education, outreach, and research. Initiatives include a certificate program for all University students, adult outreach programs, and training and curriculum for Iowa high school teachers.
 

Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

$

The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance (within the Department of Finance) helps provide Iowa's insurance industry with a well-educated work force and can offer top-notch continuing education and development for professionals in the insurance field.
 

Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center

$

This fund shall be used to support the Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business. The Business Communications Center endeavors to be a comprehensive and nationally-acclaimed communications program that models its training to meet real-world needs. The mission of the center is to ensure that every business graduate will have an opportunity to benefit from our emphasis on strong writing and oral communication skills. The Business Communications Center is designed to address these challenges by integrating communications training directly into the business curriculum and be providing multiple opportunities for students to have assignments working both with faculty to design assignments and present techniques for successful presentations and with students by reviewing their work, rehearsing their presentations, and presenting classes on successful communication skills.
 

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