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Release: Feb. 19, 2003

Tippie College's Mike Grossman To Participate In Business Week Online Chat

So, what is business school really like? Here's your chance to learn from MBAs who know best. Business Week Online will host a live chat Thursday, Feb. 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring four of Business Week Online's MBA Journal Writers, including the University of Iowa’s Mike Grossman.

Each year, Business Week Online selects a group of incoming MBA students to submit journal entries for inclusion on Business Weeks Online's site. The site's "MBA Journal" features a total of 45 business students who write about their academic experiences. Grossman, a Tippie School of Management first-year student from Long Island City, N.Y., is the UI's first participant in the program.

So far this year, Grossman has written four journal articles for Business Week Online. He has written about his reasons for coming to Iowa from New York and provided information about Tippie’s admissions process and the school's orientation week, and he has issued his personal midterm report. To read his journal entries, see http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/mbajournal/02grossman/1.htm

Grossman, along with George Mathew, a second-year student at Duke University's Fuqua School; Lyon Hardgrave, a second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School; and Sucharita Mulpuru, a second-year student at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business will respond to viewers questions during the chat.

The Feb. 27 online chat will provide prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Tippie College application process, choosing the right school, internships, full-time jobs, student organizations, the program, and more.

"If you haven't had the chance to visit yet, it's a great opportunity to get answers to questions that you otherwise might not get to ask a student here,” Grossman said. “I think it's impossible to get a feel for any school without talking with the students who go there, and Iowa is no exception. Ask me anything you like about the Tippie MBA program, and I'll give you an honest answer."

For more information about the chat, see http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/feb2003/bs20030211_1244.htm?c=bwmbafeb12&n=link18&t
For those unable to attend the live event, Business Week online will post the transcript to be viewed at a later time.

The Tippie School of Management offers three MBA programs designed to enhance professional education: a Full-time MBA; the Evening MBA for part-time students in Des Moines, Newton, Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities; and the Executive MBA, with programs in Iowa City and Des Moines. The Tippie School offers a Dual Master's Degree Program for engineers, in conjunction with Iowa State University and an International Executive MBA program in Hong Kong. The Tippie College of Business, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world. It provides instruction in a personalized setting with easy access to outstanding faculty and staff, and its programs utilize the latest technology to ensure that students receive a comprehensive management education that will help them succeed in today's competitive world.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: George McCrory, University of Iowa News Services 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu.Writer: Joshua Rosenthal

OTHER INFORMATION: Tippie School of Management, (319) 335-1039 http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/mba/ Business Week Online's Business School page http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/.