Diverse disciplines. Data-centric problems. Complex algorithms.

The Tippie Department of Business Analytics offers experts in data science, social network analysis, machine learning, optimization, statistics, transportation, and supply chain management. While faculty focus on their individual areas of specialty when conducting research, they bring that knowledge to life in the classroom. In fact, Tippie's Business Analytics faculty was awarded the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize for excellence in preparing students for careers in analytics.

Winner

Informs 2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize for Business Analytics

“Being able to leverage data to make really informed decisions and set strategy gives a company an edge on competition. Analytics is becoming very key in managing a world-class supply chain, and it touches all aspects of a business.”
Jennifer Blackhurst
Jennifer Blackhurst, Professor of Business Analytics, Associate Dean for Graduate Management Programs Read Jennifer's story

Academic programs

Business Analytics & Information Systems Major

Learn to solve problems in any organization using data. Graduates enjoy some of the highest job placement rates among Tippie undergraduate majors.

Full-time Master of Business Analytics

Immerse yourself in the fast-growing field of business analytics. The full-time, on-campus master’s is a three-semester program that will put you on the leading edge of a burgeoning industry hungry for top talent.

Part-time Master of Business Analytics

Gain expertise manipulating data and mining it for business insights. Offered weeknights online and in-person in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn how to analyze data for business decisions by earning this graduate-level certificate. Offered online and in-person in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

PhD in Business Analytics

The PhD in Business Analytics from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business is one of the leading doctoral programs in business analytics. It is a STEM designated PhD program with specializations in information systems, quantitative methods, and operations management.

Department research

Business Analytics faculty

Faculty within the department includes a roster of tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector.

Research interests

From supply chain to data science to optimization, Tippie analytics faculty conduct research at the forefront of the field.

Department events

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Seminar series

Register to attend our next lecture from a high-profile researcher in the industry.

Students

Women in Analytics Conference

Get the perspective of leading women in analytics and learn about their unique challenges and opportunities.

PhD students

Future BAProf

A workshop dedicated to de-mystifying the field of business analytics and supporting emerging PhD students and post-docs.

Case Competition

Business Analytics Case Competition

A chance for the brightest analytics students in the country to come together and test their skills.

100 %

May 2021 grads employed

within 6 months of graduation

150 +

Graduate analytics students enrolled

$ 64,000

Average starting salary

among May 2021 graduates

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Tippie Analytics Cooperative

An opportunity for corporations to partner with current students with data expertise to solve their business challenge.

Work with us

Analytics Coop lab

Tippie Analytics Cooperative Advisory Council

Includes business leaders and University of Iowa alumni who provide guidance for analytics students and programs.

Meet the council

UPS prize

UPS George D. Smith Prize

The Tippie College of Business received the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research.

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2 nd

Largest undergraduate major at Tippie

266

Peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in the last five years

Recent news

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Spring 2022 Tippie Instructor Awards announced

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Six Tippie instructors have received recognition for outstanding teaching from student nominators: Jeff Ohlmann, Erin Nelson, Jim Chaffee, Ann Campbell, Rob Rouwenhorst, and Daniel Newton.
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Baby formula shortage hits Iowa harder than much of U.S.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Linh Ta | Axios Des Moines
The baby formula shortage is leaving shelves bare and causing panic among families and caregivers, particularly in Iowa. The scarcity is largely because of supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls.
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When will the baby formula shortage improve?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Scott Carpenter | KCCI
The Food and Drug Administration and Abbott Labs reached an agreement to reopen one of the largest baby formula plants in the country. Production could start at Abbott Labs location in Michigan in about two weeks, but how did this happen? Jennifer Blackhurst, a professor of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa, said the baby formula shortage is the perfect storm of two main issues.

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Business Analytics
W252 Pappajohn Business Building
tippie-west-asst@uiowa.edu
319-335-0858

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