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 2020 application deadlines

  • Priority deadline for merit-based awards: December 15, 2019
  • Final international deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Final domestic deadline: June 15, 2020
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100

Upcoming information sessions

These information sessions, held on campus in Iowa City, are short-and-sweet presentations that cover both the Master of Business Analytics and the full-time Master of Finance program.


No info sessions are currently scheduled. Check back soon for our fall event schedule.

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.

Webinar: 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.

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

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