Business analytics courses and requirements

In addition to the core, you'll complete these courses:

Required courses

In the business analytics concentration, you will follow a specific plan of study. Included in this plan are these required courses:

Elective courses

You will also choose two business analytics elective courses and seven other MBA electives.

Student Story
Alison Burchett

Pivot from maestro to big-time data manager

When Alison Burchett graduated with an Iowa music degree, she had no idea that business analytics would make her career sing.

As an undergrad, she landed an administrative job with a community music school, where she acquired new skills like tracking student database records. Ten years later, she redirected her career with data management leader Ruffalo Noel Levitz, where she manages technical operations.

Now she’s balancing a full-time job while deepening her business expertise with both a master’s in business analytics and the highest-ranked part-time MBA in Iowa.

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Academy leaders

Business analytics students are members of the Business Analytics Academy, led by a business and faculty director who serve as mentor, coach, and guide to industry.

Kristine Arens

Business Director, Business Analytics Academy
E426 Pomerantz Center

Jennifer Blackhurst, PhD

Faculty Director, Business Analytics Academy
W236 Pappajohn Business Building