Hone your data analytics expertise

Businesses are creating and storing more data than ever before— according to IDG (International Data Group), small and medium-size businesses manage 47.81 terabytes alone. In fact, 90% of all data that exists today was created in the last two years.

Companies are swimming in data but lack the talent and expertise to use it to make decisions, reveal insights, and make predictions. Tippie's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is helping to change that. Our three-semester on-campus program in Iowa City puts students at the forefront of a burgeoning industry clamoring for top-notch talent. 

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Get an Overview

Check out this quick 15-minute video, where we explain why Tippie's MSBA puts you on the leading edge of a high-demand career and answer common questions from prospective students.

Develop in-demand skills

Gain the skills and techniques to turn raw data into actionable insights. Descriptive and diagnostic analytics are just the beginning. You’ll also develop the ability to become a decision-maker and data scientist adept at using predictive and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems. On top of all that, you'll become well-versed in clearly communicating your data discoveries.

93 %

employed within 6 months of graduation

Among 2022-2023 Graduates

Work with world-class faculty

Whether it's developing algorithms to predict criminal behavior in metro areas or modeling effective logistics in the wake of a catastrophe, our business analytics faculty are on the cutting edge of the discipline. As a graduate student studying business analytics, you'll work closely with some of the leading researchers in the field.


Informs 2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize for Business Analytics

Become the new star hire

Nothing speaks louder to employers than real-world experience. A full-time summer internship in analytics can lift your resume to the top of the stack. Tap the solid expertise and connections of our Career Management Center in your internship search and in starting your job search.

$ 78,574

Average starting salary

Among 2022-2023 grads

Hands-on learning you won’t find just anywhere

As a full-time master’s student, you’ll have unique opportunities to expand your knowledge in the real world.

Analytics Conference


Work with a real company to solve their business problems using what you’ve learned.

Classroom with students


Join a member of Tippie’s award-winning analytics department for a research-based project.

Job Fair


An analytics internship will help your resume stand out when it comes to looking for full-time roles after graduation.

Students presenting at case competition

Business Analytics Case Competition

Each year, we bring together top analytics graduate students to solve a real-world business problem. Think you’ve got what it takes?

A STEM-designated master's program in business analytics

The full-time MS in Business Analytics at Tippie is designated as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) academic program by the Department of Homeland Security. This designation opens doors to STEM-specific scholarships, grants, financial assistance, and employment opportunities for students and graduates.

For international students, STEM designation means additional opportunities to stay and work in the US—up to three years after graduation—under the STEM OPT program.

The nuts & bolts

Take a closer look at what courses you’ll take.

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