EMI: Business Consulting

EMI: Business Consulting

The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center have partnered to offer the Entrepreneurial Management Institute (EMI), a business consulting service, to Iowa employers. The purpose of this program is three-fold: 1) solve problems for Iowa businesses, 2) educate professionals for Iowa’s future, and 3) provide recruitment opportunities for Iowa employers and students.


Consulting services are provided by teams of 3-5 University of Iowa students and are under the guidance of a faculty advisor with extensive business experience. Student teams are selected based on their areas of study and personal interests. The teams meet with the client to develop the project and its objectives and then have approximately 10 weeks in which to complete it. The curriculum is designed for maximum performance for the client, and throughout the semester, teams provide clients with weekly progress reports and appraisals and will then complete a full report of the objectives, findings and recommendations. Professionalism and complete confidentiality is guaranteed.


Employer & Organization:

  • Recruiting: Identify, evaluate, and develop top talent by presenting students with reasons to start their professional careers in Iowa
  • Technical: Influx of professional skills and computer knowledge
  • Attitude: Fresh perspectives and enthusiasm in an organization


  • Career Development: Develop professional and career skills through experience and application
  • Career Exploration: Experience and evaluate different positions and organizations
  • Competitive Edge: Increase student awareness of internship and employment opportunities in Iowa

EMI Application

Businesses: Apply to the EMI Consulting Program

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