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The IIB was established in 1999 and is a partnership between the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the Tippie College of Business.

The Institute for International Business (IIB) is dedicated to advancing knowledge and international skills in business and educational communities.  In addition, IIB works to promote entrepreneurship as a tool to empower people in developing countries and frontier markets, while also providing Iowa students with cross-cultural and international business skills. In doing so, IIB is strengthening links between the University of Iowa and the world. The IIB will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment in fall 2019.

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Program Impact


International consulting projects completed by UI students this year


African Fellows completed the Mandela Washington Fellowship training at UI (past 4 years)


Sub Saharan African countries are represented by Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni


  • Mandela Washington Fellowship
  • Hawkeyes in Haiti, partnership with the UI College of Nursing
  • Haitian Fellows Initiative (B.E.L.) in partnership with the GA Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Study abroad opportunities for UI Students
  • International Business Consulting Services
  • CGBP Exam Prep Courses


  • Kenyan vice chancellor’s training
  • Central Bank of Haiti collaboration
  • Kenyan vocational training
  • International Entrepreneurship Summit



Participant Spotlight

Nalituba Mudenda

Nalituba Mudenda attributes his business’ success to Iowa JPEC. Mudenda is the founder of Nalipay, a mobile-banking application that provides safe and easy payment options for residents in Zambia. He first connected with Iowa JPEC in 2016 when he traveled to Iowa City to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. This past spring, Mudenda once again received our support across the globe through our international business consulting services.

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