Well-rounded and hands-on

Now is an ideal time to concentrate on the world of finance, and Tippie is just the place for it. Whether you're interested in corporate finance, real estate, or mergers and acquisitions, our balanced and experience-focused finance majors stress learning by doing and fit most any financial career path.

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Krause Fund

What's more real than money? The Krause Fund is a challenging academic opportunity that makes portfolio management into a classroom experience. Students become portfolio analysts and managers for a real-world endowment fund. They strive to outperform the S&P 500 while managing a diversified portfolio of stocks.

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Charles E. Marberry Asset Allocation Fund

In the real world of finance, fund diversification can make or break an investment portfolio. The Marberry Fund helps students learn the value of compound returns, ethical investments, and successful wealth management strategies.

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Courses and course requirements

Two-thirds of major hours must be completed at the University of Iowa, as well as all major courses and four elective courses.

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Common required courses

  • Professional Finance Seminar
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting

Major elective courses

  • Principles of Risk Managment and Insurance
  • Topics in Finance
  • Futures and Options
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Real Estate Process
  • International Finance
  • Applied Equity Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate and Financial Risk Management
  • Property and Liability Insurance
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Risk Modeling
  • Insurer Operations and Captive Management