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Release: May 5, 2003


UI Offers Undergraduate Business Courses In Des Moines

This summer, students in the Des Moines area will be able to take two University of Iowa business courses without leaving town. The UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business will be offering a marketing class and a finance class at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus.

Financial Management meets June 3 to July 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m. Introduction to Marketing Strategies meets June 16 to July 23 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

The core business courses selected for this pilot program were chosen for their appeal to a wide audience of both UI and non-UI students. The three-credit hour courses are transferable to DMACC, Iowa State, and many of the other colleges and universities in the area. UI students can use credits to complete requirements for a business major or minor or earn elective credits in all majors. Certain prerequisites may apply to each course.

"These classes can help you expand your business background and earn college credit while studying in your local area," said Vicki Vavra, assistant director in the Tippie College Undergraduate Program Office.

Registration is available on-line at
Undergraduate tuition is $543 for a three-semester-hour class in the summer 2003 semester. Additional information may be obtained by calling Vicki Vavra at 1-800-553-4692 Ext. 5-1037 or contacting her via email at

STORY SOURCE: University News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 370, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,
PROGRAM CONTACT: Vicki Vavra, 319-335-1037