Applying to the Full-time Master of Business Analytics Program

We enroll new students in the fall semester only, which begins in late August every year. Admission is competitive and there is limited capacity, so we recommend applying early. We make decisions on a rolling basis, meaning that we consider each application as it's completed rather than considering in large batches.

Fall 2021 application deadlines

  • Priority deadline for merit-based awards: December 15, 2020
  • Final international deadline: March 15, 2021
  • Final domestic deadline: June 15, 2021
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be considered for admission. GMAT/GRE scores are optional.

Bachelor’s degree

Earned from a regionally accredited college/university or equivalent from another country. We accept students from all undergraduate majors; a business degree is not required.

English proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS

International candidates only. Minimum TOEFL scores are 100 iBT, 600 CBT, and 7.0 IELTS with no sub-score below 6.0. Waivers available for those who qualify.


Cumulative 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or foreign equivalent.


Talk to a current student

Our student ambassadors provide a real-life perspective on what it’s really like to be a master's in Business Analytics student at Tippie. See profiles and contact info for all of our ambassadors, and reach out for insights and advice any time.

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Video: Iowa's Master's in Business Analytics

Check out this video of a recent webinar, where we explain why Tippie's MSBA puts you on the leading edge of a high-demand career working for companies hungry for top-notch talent—and answer common questions from prospective students.

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Application checklist

Before we can consider you for admission, we need a complete application, which includes all the items below. We cannot review your application until your recommenders submit their letters, so keep that in mind when planning out your timeline.

  • TOEFL or IELTS (international candidates only)
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two recommenders

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