Business analytics: where data meets decision making

Put yourself at the intersection of the hottest skills in business and the leading minds in the field of business analytics.

The world's most in-demand skills

That’s according to LinkedIn, which incidentally used some of its data to rank data mining, data engineering, and business intelligence among the 25 hottest skills of 2015.

Learn from the best

We’re not doing business analytics because it’s trendy. We’re doing it because we’re good at it. The country’s best minds in business analytics and data science are here at the Tippie College of Business.

Certificate or master's degree

Earn a Business Analytics Certificate with 5 courses or a Master of Science degree with 10. Classes are one night a week in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. No standardized test (GRE) required.

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Compare the details of the Business Analytics Certificate and the Master of Science to find out which is right for you.

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By the numbers

2.5 quintillion bytes of data created daily according to IBM

Quintillion bytes of data

created daily. Source: IBM
Master's in Business Analytics requires 10 courses for graduation

Courses required

for Tippie's Master's in Business Analytics

Total analytics students enrolled

What is business analytics?

It's the journey from data to value. Data has always been around. What’s new is the rate at which we’re creating it, storing it, and our ability to process it. Until it can guide business decisions, data lacks value. Through business analytics, data finds meaning and guides decisions. That's value.

Business analytics at Tippie

With new programs popping up daily, how do you separate deep analytics expertise from new kids on the block? At Tippie, we have a long analytics heritage and some of the most sought-after teaching talent in the country. All this expertise drives how we develop your analytics skillset.

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Student Story
Alison Burchett

"I was so excited when Iowa announced the business analytics program. This really is my specialty. The coursework in that program is something I do on a daily basis."

Alison Burchett

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn how to analyze data for business decisions by earning this graduate-level certificate. Offered in the evenings in three locations in Iowa.

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