Success starts with you

The Connect2Biz program provides you with a community for academic support, professional networking and a group of students with similar goals who are taking the same classes. This community will also set you up for greater success in getting admitted to the Tippie College of Business.

Business students need to take specific courses in order to be admitted to Tippie. You will take a one-credit seminar together, facilitated by a Tippie advisor. This seminar provides an early and very beneficial jump start to your future as a business professional. 

Community details

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

This community open to business students and students who intend pursue the following majors: Pre-business

vyjayanti munafala
"Being a part of Connect2Biz allowed me to meet students with similar academic interests and drive. Coming from California, I didn’t know anybody coming into my first year at Iowa, but my community helped me meet great friends as soon as I got to campus."
Vyjayanti M.

Locations for 2023-24

Why Living Learning Communities?

Learn from others and enhance your residence hall experience.

Community courses

Analysis and critique to discover, question, explain, and justify positions and claims made in writing and speaking; reading and listening to comprehend and assess arguments; employment of rhetorical concepts (e.g., purpose, audience); understanding research as responsible inquiry for speaking and writing; special topics, activities.

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Algebraic techniques and modeling; quantitative methods for treating problems that arise in management and economic sciences; topics include algebra techniques, functions and functional models, exponential and logarithmic functions and models, and a thorough introduction to differential calculus; examples and applications from management, economic sciences, and related areas; for students planning to major in business.

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Organization, workings of modern economic systems; role of markets, prices, competition in efficient allocation of resources and promotion of economic welfare; international trade.

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Basic proficiency with common business application software (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, database); simulation training to achieve requisite skills; additional support available via optional textbook or ebook; online, modular, self-taught course.

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Community contact

Abby Baccam

Abby Baccam

Graduate fellow for LLCs
Alejandro Rico

Alejandro Rico

Hall coordinator

Campus partners

A campus partner is a faculty or staff member on the University of Iowa campus that is passionate about the community and who meets regularly with a designated LLC team. These individuals guide the learning component of the community, may teach the course in common and can help connect you to various resources across campus.

Mark Archibald

Dani Dion