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     By amleo227 0 0
This review is for: Tippie
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2011

Experience during the program

Overall, I had a great time at Tippie, and it advanced me into a brand management marketing career at one of the top CPG companies in the US.

The upsides:

The student body at Uiowa was great overall -- fairly diverse and generally strong in their abilities and experience. Class sized are small (~80). Most of the work was done in groups, and I really enjoyed working with mine - they were reliable and brought strong skills to the table. Truthfully, there are always a few students in every batch who don't pull their weight.

I found the faculty and staff at Tippie to be very engaged with the student body. They were always accessible and approachable. A few of my professors were some of the best teachers I've ever had!

Iowa City is an AWESOME TOWN. You'll have a great time living there (but you need to be comfortable with snow!).

The downsides:
The main value of BSchool is its ability to get you connected to the right people who can give you a job. Also, they groom your interview skills, resume, 30 second pitch, etc., so that you'll be at your best when you're lucky enough to have an employer looking at you! Tippie did a great job of getting me prepared to sell myself in the interview....but getting me connected to people at top-notch marketing companies was not their forte. I did most of that networking myself (have you ever tried "LinkedIn stalking"? It works!). Nonetheless, the program pushed me hard to develop my best "product" to present to potential employers.

The snow in Iowa City. Also, it's surrounded by farmland, in case you don't like corn and soybeans.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Jon Garfinkel, Nancy Houserman, Amy Kristof-Brown, Gary Gaeth and Gary Russell = A++

Great teachers!

About job placement process

Scholarship opportunities are plentiful (at least when I was there)

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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