Earn your Ivy College of Business master of business analytics (MBAN) degree at the same time you’re earning your bachelor of management information systems (MIS) degree at Iowa State University through our concurrent programs. See the application instructions below. All other applicants will follow the standard application process.

The master of business analytics program is tailored to the needs of working professionals and undergraduates looking to get ahead.

Our curriculum focuses on critical tools like analytics leadership, data wrangling and analytics, data visualization and communication, and problem solving — taught through hands-on exercises and case studies.

Customize your degree by taking courses from across campus. This interdisciplinary program draws from several of Iowa State University’s leading education fields in science and technology, including:

  • Computer science.
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Computer engineering.
  • Statistics.
  • Industrial engineering.
  • Manufacturing system engineering.

Admission to the concurrent program is competitive. Successful candidates demonstrate superior academic ability, strong leadership attributes, and clear career focus.

Admitted students typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

  • Apply to the program

    Online application

    Apply to the concurrent master’s program in your seventh semester using the online Concurrent Student Application below. Once accepted, you’ll start the concurrent master’s program in your eighth semester.

    Application deadlines
    Summer: March 15
    Fall: June 15*
    Spring: November 15*

    The following application materials are required. Please submit all materials together in one email to busgrad@iastate.edu:

    • Personal statement.
    • Resume.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
      Complete sections one and three, save the form and send it to your recommenders. You must include the busgrad@iastate.edu e-mail address so your recommenders will know where to send the form once completed. Letter of recommendation forms should be submitted directly by recommenders, not applicants.

    Notes for applicants

    Once all required application materials have been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks regarding your status.

    Admitted students are classified as graduate students when concurrent enrollment begins and are subsequently assessed graduate business tuition and fees.

    Prospective concurrent students should check with the financial aid office to better understand how aid may change with graduate student status.

    To learn more about concurrent curriculum plans or program details, contact busgrad@iastate.edu.

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Graduate Student Services

Ivy College of Business
1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011


Send us an email busgrad@iastate.edu or call 515-294-8118.