Immerse yourself in business analytics.

Study business analytics full time at Tippie College of Business.

Businesses are creating and storing more data than ever before—according to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes per day. In fact, 90% of all data that exists today was created in the last two years. Businesses are swimming in data, but lack the talent and expertise to use it effectively to make decisions, reveal insights, and make predictions. Business analytics experts are changing that. And Tippie's full-time Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program puts students on the leading edge of a burgeoning industry hungry for top notch talent.  

Develop in-demand skills

Learn the skills and techniques to turn raw data into actionable insights. Descriptive and diagnostic analytics are just starting points in our full-time business analytics program. We'll develop skills to make you a decision-maker and data scientist adept at using predictive and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems.

Work with world-class faculty

Whether it's developing algorithms to predict criminal behavior in metro areas or modeling effective logistics in the wake of a catastrophe, our business analytics faculty are on the cutting edge of the discipline. As a graduate student studying business analytics, you'll work closely with some of the leading researchers in the field

Become the new star hire

Nothing speaks louder to employers than real-world experience. A full-time summer internship in analytics can lift your resume to the top of the stack. Tap the solid expertise and connections of our Career Management Center in your internship search and in starting your analytics career.


Video: Iowa's Master's in Business Analytics

Check out this quick 15-minute video, where we explain why Tippie's MSBA puts you on the leading edge of a high-demand career and answer common questions from prospective students.

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Upcoming Event: One & Done Accelerated Admission Event

When: Friday, November 5, 2021

One and Done is a faster, simpler way to start your master's at Iowa. Join us November 5 virtually or in person for an event exclusively for full-time Master of Business Analytics, Master of Finance, or finance/business analytics joint degree candidates. Here's how it works:

  1. Register to attend; once your registration is approved, we'll send instructions to apply. The application fee and essay are waived for One and Done attendees.
  2. On November 5, you'll complete your official admission interview, and later that day, attend an invite-only Q&A with current students.
  3. Receive an admission decision within one business day.

Register to attend

A STEM-designated master's program in business analytics

The full-time MS in Business Analytics at Tippie is designated as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) academic program by the Department of Homeland Security. This designation opens doors to STEM-specific scholarships, grants, financial assistance, and employment opportunities for students and graduates.

For international students, STEM designation means additional opportunities to stay and work in the US—up to three years after graduation—under the STEM OPT program.

At a glance

82 percent

Master of Business Analytics graduates employed

within 6 months of graduation
Award Winner

Informs 2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize for Business Analytics


Average starting salary for Master of Business Analytics grads

Alumni Story
Carla Romagosa

Asking all the right questions

Carla Romagosa knew she wanted a career where she could help companies solve problems. And the best way to do that was by diving into their data.

Through Iowa’s Master of Business Analytics program, she learned core skills like Python and SQL. She also learned how to ask questions that lead to greater insights into business.

In her summer internship at PWC, she immediately put what she learned to work—cleaning data, spotting duplicates, and visualizing her findings in Tableau.

“It was incredible to see how I could apply all the tools that I learned to my internship.”

Her success, both in the program and with PWC, led to a full-time job in the firm's digital risk solutions department after graduation.

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