We develop graduates READY to build rewarding careers and lead fulfilling lives


Impacting Iowa and beyond, UNI Business aspires to excellence in teaching, research, and service.


Educational Intent

UNI Business delivers engaged learning experiences in a vibrant, inclusive and supportive environment that prepares students for a diverse world. Our students graduate with a distinct advantage. They offer the unique blend of qualities every employer seeks:

  • Cutting-edge business knowledge to confront the complexities of domestic and global economies effectively and ethically,
  • strong work values to meet the highest organizational expectations, and
  • exceptional professional skills to contribute immediately and confidently.

Our educational intent is to develop graduates ready to build rewarding careers and lead fulfilling lives.


Research/Scholarly Intent

Intellectual growth is required for UNI Business faculty members to serve our students, community and professional constituencies. Our primary responsibility is to advance disciplinary knowledge. At the same time, our pursuit of teaching excellence and our commitment to the business community compel us to produce scholarship that positively affects pedagogy and practice. Our research intent is to create increasingly rigorous intellectual contributions with impact.

Outreach/Service Intent

UNI Business serves the needs of communities and businesses while providing experiential learning and entrepreneurial opportunities for students. Our service intent is to employ the intellectual strength, practical knowledge and business expertise of faculty members, professional staff and students to contribute to the University and the Academy, advance business and economic development, and foster entrepreneurial innovation.

Strategic Plan Goals

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Good-bye, mom and pop restaurants and shops

Most of my readers are familiar with small towns in Iowa that have longstanding family-owned businesses, such as family eateries. Grandparents, parents, and children may own and work in these restaurants. They often have loyal employees that are “part of the family.” These owners may be unable to afford to pay their workers much more than $10 per hour, to say nothing of the proposed $15 per hour minimum wage.

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UNI Business class helps budget forecast for Iowa Arboretum

Ronnie Chen, assistant professor of finance, loves to bring practical experience into the classroom. When he saw an opportunity to the help the Iowa Arboretum, the Boone County nonprofit arboretum where he has volunteered for a couple of years, with its three-year budget, he seized it.

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Sharnae Lamar
Sharnae Lamar brings her talents overseas

Understanding personal finance is a luxury where Sharnae Lamar (Finance and Economics, ’16) grew up. On the east side of Des Moines, Lamar says there aren’t many people who know how to manage money, invest, grow income — so when she had the opportunity to go to college, business was of interest.

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How to Give Effective Feedback During a Performance Review

In professional life, you can expect to have a job that requires you to give effective feedback to your team members, to those you supervise, and even to your boss. Businesses and organizations use regular employee performance reviews in order to help their employees focus on their own development as a professional. Providing effective feedback during a performance review is an important professional skill.

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Debt Can Ruin Your Life

Debt can be useful when used correctly. If not, you can find yourself in hot water. In fact, debt can ruin your life and here is how: 

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