Enhancing the quality of life for our students and our community.
Communities are strengthened through the leadership, planning and services provided by city agencies and local businesses. UNIBusiness and UNI Business and Community Services help connect cities, businesses, citizens and UNIBusiness students through community-based outreach and service programs.
Institute for Decision Making
Our commitment to Iowa’s community is evident through the University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services’ economic development arm. The Institute for Decision Making guides community-based organizations through organizational planning, technical assistance, applied research and training for Iowans concerned about their community’s economic vitality.
The IDM typically serves and advises economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus, community planning groups, nonprofit organizations and similar groups. The IDM has a well-trained staff with education in applied development fields and boast a large background in practical and professional applications.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations, like UNIBusiness. Senior and graduate-level accounting students offer free tax support to the community from February through April 15th.
Contact Mary Christ, Head of Accounting to learn more.
David W. Wilson Ethics Education
What role should business play in current societies? What duties should communities impose on business? What rights and privileges should business be granted? David W. Wilson Ethics events are held throughout the Cedar Valley and are designed to ask those large-scale ethical questions to present a balanced view on the issues facing businesses and social institutions.
Visit https://business.uni.edu/about/david-w-wilson-chair-business-ethics to learn more.