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 

MSCI:3000 and MSCI:3005 format updates

The business core is introducing a new format to MSCI:3000 Operations Management and MSCI:3005 Information Systems that becomes effective Fall 2020. The courses will change from 3 s.h. to 2 s.h., and be offered off-cycle for 8 weeks each.

We know that changes in the curriculum bring up many questions. To help address those, please use our Frequently Asked Questions resource. Included are answers to questions like:

  • Why is this change happening?
  • How are the courses different?
  • What if I have already taken one or both?
  • What about the Second-Grade-Only option?

If you have already completed the courses or are currently enrolled in one/both, you have met the requirement for the course. We advise that you continue your enrollment to follow your academic plan and do not make changes to your registration based on this curriculum update. 

Changing your registration can significantly affect your course sequencing and has the potential to impact your graduation timeline. We advise to continue your enrollment. If you have concerns about this, please contact your academic advisor before making a change.




What’s Honors in the Major at Tippie? NEW info sessions this fall answer your questions

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 drop-in info sessions this fall.  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.

All sessions take place in C150 PBB:

Wednesday, September 18 2:30 – 3:30
Tuesday, October 1 11:30 – 12:30
Wednesday, October 16 2:30 – 3:30
Tuesday, November 5 11:30 – 12:30
Wednesday, November 20 2:30 – 3:30
Tuesday, December 3 11:30 – 12:30

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

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