Application Fees Waived for Fall 2020

COVID-19 is hitting everyone in our community hard, emotionally and economically. We’re here to help, and we want you to be part of the Tippie community. We're waiving application fees for Fall 2020 domestic applicants to Tippie's Full-time Master of Business Analytics Program. Start your application now.

Get more information in a live Zoom Q&A

We'll talk in detail about the program in a Live Zoom Q&A happening Tuesday, June 2 at 12:00 p.m. central. Our team of enrollment specialists, along with other program experts, will be on hand for a quick run-through of program details for this program as well as our full-time master's in finance, after which we'll open up the conversation to answer your questions.

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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

*The application fee is waived for Fall 2020 domestic applicants who submitted their application on or after March 31, 2020 and is not retroactive. The waiver does not apply for international candidates, since our final international deadline has passed.

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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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, with one exception: University of Iowa U2G candidates. 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 recommenders

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