Envision your future and make it a reality

At the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, the boundaries of what’s possible are yours to push, shape, and redefine. You will gain the skills and experience to seize every opportunity to achieve your goals and make a lasting impact on the world of business. So, bring your optimism, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and individuality. The Ivy College of Business is ready to welcome and support you as you build the foundation of your legacy.

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What can I study?

The Ivy College of Business continuously evaluates its programs, innovates, and adds new opportunities that fit current market demand and anticipate future business needs.  

The college continues to earn high rankings in many areas for undergraduate and graduate programs, and is among the elite 2% of the world’s business schools to receive accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Majors, minors and certificates


    New entrepreneurial ventures can attract the wrong kind of attention

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    Paul Sanchez-Ruiz, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship

    Sanchez-Ruiz's award-winning research shows that new ventures can attract the wrong kind of attention, as criminals victimize entrepreneurs, leading them to slow the growth of their business, relocate, or even close.

    Innovation and entrepreneurship

    Your opportunities in entrepreneurship are endless. You may choose to start your own business, hire employees, and become the engine of our economy. If you don’t want to start something, that’s OK. Use your entrepreneurial skills and join a startup, small business, large corporation, or nonprofit organization. Entrepreneurial students fit in anywhere.

    Start Something in the Ivy College of Business

    Student entrepreneur Christopher James posing with his virtual reality product.
    It’s so realistic that you’ll swear you’re running shoulder-to-shoulder with the Cyclone football team. An Ivy College of Business student created a company that uses virtual reality technology to make fans feel like they’re on the field and in the middle of the action. The light cardboard VR headsets are affordable and as simple to use as scanning a QR code.


    You're a doer, a thinker, a difference-maker. Immerse yourself in Ivy's experiential, hand-on programs with internships and co-ops, the CyBIZ Lab, team projects, and case competitions. Make connections and have fun in any of our 20+ student organizations, get real-world experience inside and outside the classroom, gain a global perspective, and make an impact. 

    Business is global

    Explore the world while taking courses that count toward the completion of your business degree. Choose a study abroad program that fits your schedule, your budget, and your sense of adventure. 

    Success at Iowa State

    Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, Ivy's Business Career Services staff is here to help connect you with employers. They'll prepare you to land that dream job with mock interviews, resume writing, campus interviews, job postings, resume referrals, professional development training, career fairs, negotiating with your future employer, and more.

    Business career paths

    • Accountant

    • Actuary

    • Analyst

    • Business analyst

    • Data analyst

    • Entrepreneur

    • Financial advisor

    • Healthcare manager

    • Human resource manager

    • Manager

    • Supply chain analyst

    Featured story

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    Free income tax assistance is a win-win for business students who volunteer and the community members they help

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

    I’m ready to apply

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    I’m ready to accept

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