Immerse yourself in business analytics

Study business analytics full time at Tippie College of Business

Businesses of all sizes 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. The truth is, businesses are swimming in data, but often lack the talent and expertise to use it effectively for making decisions, revealing insights, and making predictions. Business analytics experts are changing that. And the full-time Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at Tippie puts students on the leading edge of a burgeoning industry hungry for top notch talent.  

Develop in-demand skills

Learn the skills and techniques necessary 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 a data storyteller

Distinguished careers in business analytics require more than just technical aptitude. You'll develop your communication skills, learn how to use data to tell a compelling story, and solve real world business problems through the application of your business analytics expertise.


Upcoming event: Iowa City information session

Tuesday, February 20, 2018  —  12:30pm–1:15pm

Pomerantz Center, University of Iowa campus
4th floor, Room C425

We'll cover must-know program info, including what business analytics is (and isn't), what you'll learn, and what you can expect to experience as a student in the program. We'll also allow time for Q&A. Presented by Professor Sam Burer, Director of Graduate Business Analytics Programs, and Jen Carter, Director of Recruiting & Admissions. RSVPs are requested, but not required.

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Fall 2018 application deadlines

  • Priority deadline (all candidates): March 15, 2018
  • Final deadline for international candidates: May 1, 2018
  • Final deadline for domestic candidates: June 1, 2018

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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.

Stay current with program news

If you're interested in business analytics but aren't yet ready to apply, the best thing you can do is stay connected. Complete our request for information form and you'll stay current with news, announcements, deadlines, and program details. 


Faculty Story
Sam Burer

Changing the perception of data

When Fortune 500 employers like Rockwell Collins and Wells Fargo started investing in big data and new talent, Iowa responded with business analytics programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate levels.

Professor Sam Burer, director of the business analytics graduate program, develops and teaches analytics tools that help students solve complex problems. From maximizing crop yield for a global agribusiness to optimizing logistics for earthmoving machines, business analytics students gain a lifelong network in an industry still unfolding.

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