Earn your MS in Business Analytics in just two semesters

Learn to transform data into business decisions with a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree from Tippie College of Business. If you’re an undergraduate student studying at Iowa, you can earn an MSBA in addition to your BBA, BA, or BS through the Undergraduate to Graduate (U2G) program—a faster, smarter way to earn your master’s degree.

This program is open to all undergraduate majors at Iowa.
No GMAT or GRE is required.

Save time

Count 14 credit hours of coursework towards both your graduate and undergraduate degrees. This can knock a semester off your program, or free up time to develop deeper specialization in business analytics.

Save money

Save by paying the undergraduate tuition rate for the 14 hours of graduate coursework you'll complete in your final undergraduate year.   

Get ahead

Launch your career with an in-demand degree that already sets you apart from peers who hit the job market with only their undergraduate degrees. 

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Interested in learning more about the U2G option—sometimes called a 4+1 program—for the MS in Business Analytics?

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Overview

Timing
Apply during your junior year. 80 s.h. of undergraduate work must be completed by the end of the semester of application, including at least 30 s.h. from the University of Iowa. A fall start date is required for the U2G program.

Admission requirements
GPA:  At least a 3.25 GPA both overall and in University of Iowa classes. Must be currently enrolled in UI classes. The GMAT/GRE is waived.

Tuition
You’ll pay the undergraduate tuition rate in the U2G year and then one year of master’s tuition.

Program length
While the typical U2G option is two semesters, some students may be able to devote just one semester to the U2G before receiving their undergraduate degree and becoming graduate students. 

Credit hours required
40 s.h. total

Program structure and plan of study

When enrolled in the U2G program, 14 semester hours of graduate coursework will be completed in your final undergraduate year that will count toward both your undergraduate and your business analytics master's degree. The remaining hours for your Master of Science of Business Analytics degree will be taken the following year.

Plan of study