Tippie College of Business

UI to host Mandela Washington fellows this summer

Visitors will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus, visit businesses across the state
The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders.

Predicting box office boffo or bomb

‘Batman v. Superman’ investors won’t be happy
Researchers studied dozens of factors that determine a movie's box office profitability to develop an algorithm that predicts just that. "Batman v. Superman" has a 32 percent probability of being profitable.

CEOs can't control the future

But a new UI study suggests some think they can
Publicly traded firms often issue earnings forecasts that miss the mark, and a new study from the University of Iowa suggests CEO overconfidence is the reason for the poor predictions.