Have questions about Pass/Nonpass? We have answers.

As you decide whether to take your courses for A-F grades or Pass/Nonpass this semester, we have two important resources to help you:

Please refer to these resources and then reach out to your advisor if you have additional questions.

The deadline to select Pass/Nonpass is Friday, May 8.

And remember – you must earn a C- or better to earn a Pass!


Interested in law school? Our pre-law info session for Tippie students is going virtual this Friday!

Thinking about law school?  Join us for an informal webinar this Friday!

We’re bringing together the Director of Admissions at Iowa Law; Iowa’s Pre-Law advising coordinator; Dr. Andy Hosmanek, instructor for Intro to Law at Tippie; and Iowa Law faculty members.  They’re happy to share their expertise with you in this webinar.  It’s planned to be an informal session, with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions.

What: Tippie’s BBA to JD Information Session

When: Friday, April 17 from 12:30 – 1:30pm (it is ok leave early if you need)

Format: Zoom webinar

Who: Business and Pre-Business students interested in law school

How to register:

  1. Complete this quick registration form.
  2. We will then send you a link to the Zoom webinar.
  3. Click on the Zoom webinar link a bit before 12:30 on Friday, April 17 (to give you time to troubleshoot any tech issues).

If you cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and can be shared with you.

The BBA to JD info session is an event we have run in the past at Tippie, and we are happy to continue to share information with you in this remote format.  If law school is in your possible plans, I really encourage you to spend this time with a group of experts who can answer your questions.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy – new consulting opportunity for MGMT majors this fall – app deadline April 10

Are you a Management major (any track) starting your third or fourth year in the fall?

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (ELA) is a new 2-semester course sequence designed by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) to give you hands-on experience in project management. 

Application deadline Friday, April 10.

The ELA  is a specialized entrepreneurial leadership immersion experience for students to expand their leadership, team work, and strategic business consulting skill-set and gain a competitive advantage in finding an internship or full-time job.

  • The first course (ELA I, listed under MGMT:4000) prepares students to actively manage and lead all phases of a business project. Topics covered include client management, advanced project management skills, how to have tough conversations at work, and how to structure and lead a meeting for optimal results.
  • During the second course (ELA II), student teams under the direction of experienced entrepreneurs and C-level executives will provide strategic management consulting services to Iowa-based companies. Students will independently communicate with their client, learn to employ the latest techniques for assessing competitive markets and identifying growth opportunities, and ultimately develop recommendations and prepare a final report for their client.

I’m interested! How do I get started?

The first cohort will begin in fall 2020.  Students are required to apply to the program at https://www.iowajpec.org/students/real-world-experience/entrepreneurial-leadership-academy. Application deadline is April 10.

Requirements are:  (1) declared Management major (any track); (2) completed Introduction to Management prior to fall 2020; (3) minimum third-year standing by fall 2020; and (4) commitment to complete both courses in sequence.

Questions? Email iowajpec@uiowa.edu.

Academic Advising is remote in the UPO. Here’s how it works.

While face-to-face instruction is suspended at the University of Iowa, the Undergraduate Program Office is advising students remotely, mainly by phone. The following processes are in place for the duration of this time:

Advising for Registration
If you must be authorized by your advisor to register for fall, please schedule an appointment with your advisor through MyUI as usual.

If you are not required to be authorized by your advisor but do want to talk with your advisor about your planning, please schedule an appointment with your advisor through MyUI as usual.

Prior to your meeting time, review your degree audit and have a draft plan of courses saved in Schedule Builder.

Please include your phone number in the Notes field when scheduling an appointment. If you do not include a phone number in that field, advisors will call the number listed on your student record. If you prefer a video meeting, please let your advisor know in advance so that arrangements can be made. While we will try to accommodate your preference, please note that not all advisors may have the ability to offer video conferencing.

Advising for Other Issues
If you have a question that is not connected to registration, you may either email or schedule an advising appointment, depending on the length of the query.

Please follow these guidelines for deciding whether to email or schedule an appointment:

– If the matter could reasonably be resolved in a drop-in meeting (5-10 minutes), please email your advisor.

– If the matter requires more time than this, please schedule an appointment with your advisor in MyUI.


Drop-In queries
If you are not advised in the Undergraduate Program Office and have an advising or admissions question, we are still happy to assist, as we would normally do during our drop-in hours.

Please complete the online Drop In Referral form to submit your query. It will be directed to the appropriate advisor who will be in touch with you shortly.


Stipends available for research projects with faculty mentors (ICRU fellowships) – app deadline approaching

The Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) invites applications for their summer and academic year funding.
Summer application deadline is March 6.  Academic year application deadline is March 27.

Each year, students and their mentors are invited to apply for an ICRU Research Fellowship for either the academic year or the summer.  Scholarship funding for selected applications is in the amount of  $2,000 (for about 5-10 hours of work per week) for the academic year or $2,500 (for about 20 hours/week of work) during the summer.

If you have a research project in mind with a Tippie faculty member, consider applying soon!

More information and detailed application instructions are found here.


MSCI courses renamed BAIS

Important change in MyUI:

Due to the recent name change from the Department of Management Sciences to the Department of Business Analytics, all MSCI business core and major-level courses will be reclassified as BAIS courses beginning fall 2020. For the purpose of fall registration, students will need to use “BAIS” in the Course Subject field in MyUI in order to select courses from that department.

For example, MSCI:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics will be named BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics.

Summer courses are unchanged, so they will use the MSCI course subject.

Early registration for summer will run from March 9-13.

Early registration for fall will run from April 13 – 24.


Curious about graduating with Honors? Cookies, coffee, and info this Wednesday

Are you curious about graduating with Honors at Tippie?  Do you want to know if it will fit into your graduation plan?

Join Tippie’s Honors advisor and Honors Ambassadors for a drop-in info session this Tuesday.  We’ll have cookies, coffee, and information about graduating with Honors at Tippie. It’s a great chance to learn the basics and ask specific questions about your timeline and qualifications.

When: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: S104 PBB

Our Tippie Honors website is also a great place to start for information.

Questions?  Please email Tippie Honors advisor: jennifer-blair@uiowa.edu.

For Tippie Business Honor Society members, this event counts as a Pick One event.

Honors in the Major info – new way to schedule appointments

Would you like to learn more about graduating with Honors in the Major at Tippie?  Tippie’s Honors advisor and Honors Ambassadors have set up two easy ways to get info this semester:

  1. Drop-in “coffee and cookies” sessions, where you can come in anytime during an hour to get questions answered.  This is great if you’d like a general overview or are curious about learning more.
  2. Scheduled 15-minute one-on-one advising, where we can look specifically at your graduation plan and see how Honors in the  Major can fit.

Times for both are found at the Tippie Honors website, and are listed here.  Questions?  Contact Honors Advisor jennifer-blair@uiowa.edu.

Both types of visits do count as Pick One events for Tippie Business Honor Society members.



Dropping a semester-long class? Today is last day without W on transcript

Today (Monday, February 3) is the last day to drop a semester-length course without that course appearing on your transcript.

After today, the course will appear on your transcript with a mark of “W” rather than a grade.  This does not affect your GPA.

Courses must be dropped in MyUI by 11:59pm tonight, but if you do require permissions for the drop, you must initiative the drop as early as possible today so that the offices have time to give the permissions.  Advisors do not receive notification when you initiate a drop, so please email your advisor if you have initiated a drop and require their approval.

The full policy for adding and dropping is found here.

Courses shorter than a full semester have different drop/add deadlines.  You can search for the deadlines of your course here. 

How to Add or Drop Classes tomorrow through next Monday

The following rules apply from Tuesday, January 28 – Monday, February 3.  This information is provided as a quick guide.  The Registrar’s Office publishes all policies related to adds and drops.    Please see the Registrar’s website for the full policies.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, April 6.

The processes below relate to semester-length, classroom-based courses:

Direct Admit Students and Transfer Students enrolled in first 2 semesters at UI and all Pre-Business students

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, February 3 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated in MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students may require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, February 3.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, February 3.

Standard Admit, Direct Admit, and Declared Majors enrolled in 3rd or later semester at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor only.   Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, February at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor is not required. Athletes and international students may require authorizations.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, February 3.  Authorizations (if needed) must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, February 3.


Welcome back! Reminder of UPO hours and drop-in hours

Welcome to Tippie for the spring semester!

The Undergraduate Program Office is located at C140 Pappajohn Business Building.  Our office houses all Tippie academic advising and is your one-stop-shop for all things related to the undergraduate experience at Tippie, such as student org administration, leadership initiatives, Tippie global experiences, and the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement.

Information Desk hours:
8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

Drop-in Advising:
A full-length advising meeting is the best way to work on your academic planning, but if you have a quick question (10 minutes or less) or if you are advised in another office, we offer drop-in hours every day.

10:30 – 11:30 Monday – Friday
2:00 – 3:00 Monday

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Honors in the Major lunch and learn, Monday, Jan. 27

Are you interested in graduating with Honors at Tippie?  Do you like tacos? 

RSVP is required.

Join the Honors Faculty director, Tippie Honors advisor and Honors Ambassadors for a lunch and learn about Honors in the Major next Monday, January 27.  We will explain the various pathways to Honors graduation as a Tippie student.  Learn about Honors in the Major, our Intro to Research in Business course, and how Honors in the Major helps you also graduate with University Honors.

Enjoy a catered taco bar from El Bandito’s.  Dress code is casual.

Monday, January 27
12:00 – 1:00pm
W401 PBB
Please RSVP here for our lunch order.  

Honors in the Major is a graduation distinction that recognizes Tippie students who have completed a significant research project with a Tippie faculty member and have earned excellent grades (minimum 3.5 GPAs at graduation).

This program is part of Tippie Launch Week and satisfies one of the event attendance requirements for newly admitted Standard Admit students.

Looking to fit a Gen Ed into your spring schedule? Check out ONLINE Chem in Industry (CHEM:1100)

Need to satisfy your Natural Science without Lab category, and looking for a business-focused option that’s online this spring?

Chemistry in Industry and the Economy (CHEM:1100) has seats available for spring.  Offered for many years but only recently online, this course teaches basic chemistry from the perspective of companies using it to create everything from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics to plastics.

Nervous about remembering your high school Chem course?  Here’s what the instructor says about the course material in the MyUI description:

I will assume a basic working knowledge of mathematics and an ability to use a calculator. I will assume that everyone knows that there is a periodic table and that we are made of atoms, the rest we will explore together. What I expect out of students is willingness and eagerness to learn about something that may be out of their area of expertise, but that will apply to many different parts of their lives. I am constantly amazed at the beauty of chemistry, and I hope you will be too. 

View the full MyUI description here.

Drop-In schedule change this week only – Wednesday and Thursday

Due to scheduling conflicts this week only, we are changing drop-in hours on Wednesday and Thursday.  

Drop-in schedule for Nov. 19 – 22:

Tuesday, November 19 10:30 – 11:30 (regular time)
Wednesday, November 20 11:00 – noon
Thursday, November 21 11:00 – noon
Friday, November 22 10:30 – 11:30 (regular time)

Drop-in hours will not be held during Thanksgiving week but will resume at their normal time the week after Thanksgiving.

If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Program Office at business-undergrad@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1037.

Take this first step to be on track to graduate with Honors in your Major.

Enrolling in BUS:1999 Introduction to Research in Business is the first required step towards Honors in the Major at Tippie and should be taken at least three semesters prior to graduation.

Here’s a quick guide to when you should take it:

Graduation Date BUS:1999 Semester
May 2021 Spring 2020
December 2021 Fall 2020
May 2022 Spring 2021
December 2022 Fall 2021
May 2023 Spring 2022

This course introduces students to research in the College of Business.  Taught in a seminar style, the course will include discussion and exploration of business research topics and methods, helping you discern your own research interests and develop thesis questions.


BUS:1999 Introduction to Research in Business
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm
First 10 weeks of semester
1 hour, S/U business elective credit

Questions? Contact Jennifer Blair at jennifer-blair@uiowa.edu or Prof. John Murry at john-murry@uiowa.edu 

Tippie Tutoring Position Open – Statistics for Business – Spring 2020 Start

tlc_logo_finalIf you loved Statistics for Business, earned a grade of A or A+, and want to help your classmates excel as well, you should consider applying to be a tutor.

Tippie Learning Coaches are looking to hire one tutor for Micro to start in the spring!  Tutors earn $10/hour and work an average of 4 hours each week, from 5-7 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays.

To apply, please email danielle-dion@uiowa.edu by Friday, November 22.  Interviews will take place the 1st week of December.