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.

Fall 2018 deadlines

Priority deadline for all candidates

March 15, 2018

Final deadline for international candidates

May 1, 2018

Final deadline for domestic candidates

June 1, 2018

Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

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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Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be considered for admission.

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.


Required for all applicants, and both are accepted on an equal basis. No minimum score.


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

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.

  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (international candidates only)
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

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