Business Analytics


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Master of Business Analytics (M.B.S.)
  • Online Master of Business Analytics (M.B.S.)
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • Understand and apply quantitative modeling techniques
  • Design cross-functional solutions for business problems
  • Evaluate data analytic methods and technologies
  • Develop skills in modeling and quantifying in unstructured or new environments
  • Develop team and project management skills in a Big Data context
  • Communicate analytical findings effectively orally and in writing
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 2.0 years (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: Kim Putz
Phone: 515 294-8118
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    Iowa State University
    Dr. Charles B Handy Graduate Programs Office
    1420 Gerdin Business Building
    2167 Union Drive
    Ames, IA 50011-2027

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • 2 letters of support from employer or supervisor
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 600
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 100
    IELTS 7.5
    PTE 68
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 120

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    Admission is granted for the fall, spring or summer. Deadlines for residential/on-campus program: June 15 for Fall, November 15 for Spring, and March 15 for Summer. Deadlines for online program: July 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and April 1 for Summer.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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