Whether you’re interested in fraud detection, risk management, or process improvement, our master of business analytics program will give you the tools you need to sort big data. This cross-discipline program is customizable and convenient and will prepare you for the future.  

Designed for working professionals, our online program will give you the skills to advance your career. 

The master of business analytics program features:

  • customizable online content — focus your study on courses related to your field 
  • internationally known faculty 
  • a capstone project based on your interests 
  • networking and volunteer opportunities at the largest business analytics symposium in the Midwest 

Explore Business Analytics

The master of business analytics program is completely online and tailored to the needs of working professionals. 

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 


Our curriculum provides online courses delivered asynchronously — meaning you can do the work when it’s most convenient for you.  

Of the 10 courses, only four are required, leaving you six elective items to choose from. 

Overall, the program provides a foundation in: 

  • data analytics 
  • project management 
  • statistical and predictive modeling 
  • consumer sentiment analysis 
  • knowledge discovery 
  • analytical reporting 
  • segmentation analysis 
  • data visualization 

Customize your capstone project to fit your interests. The capstone allows for focused training in areas such as fraud detection, risk management, text mining, and process improvement. The capstone takes place during your last semester. 

Classes are available year-round, so you can finish in as few as 15 months.  

For more information, check out the MBAN curriculum guide, or contact an advisor at busgrad@iastate.edu. 

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