University of Iowa Launches New Online Masters Program in Business Analytics
The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business is launching an online master’s degree in business analytics that will begin accepting students in fall 2022. The new online program will join other existing business analytics offerings at the university – an undergraduate major, a master’s program that was previously offered in-person as a part-time or full-time program, a graduate certificate program, and a doctorate. study programme.
The University of Iowa’s Analytics Department has won the UPS George D. Smith Award in 2021, an award that recognizes leading business analytics programs for excellence in preparing students for careers in the domain.
“We have one of the leading business analytics departments in the country, we have extensive experience in training working professionals and, based on enrollment, student preference for online services is undeniable,” said said Jennifer Blackhurst, associate dean of graduate management programs at Tippie. Fortune. “The online Masters in Business Analytics program is the natural evolution of an already successful part-time Masters program.”
The COVID-19 pandemic forced classes entirely online in 2020, and when in-person classes resumed in fall 2021, 83% of students enrolled in Tippie’s Master of Business Analytics program preferred to continue online. This response encouraged the school to develop a fully online program.
Beginning in fall 2022, students will be able to complete the program entirely online or through a combination of online and in-person attendance and will be able to complete credits at their own pace. Most students graduate from the part-time program in an average of two and a half to three years.
The online program is not only flexible in terms of time management, professionals also have the opportunity to earn credits. Tippie’s online Master of Business Analytics and MBA programs are designed to be modular, allowing students in either program to take electives in the other and even earn a dual degree in less time than it would take to complete each degree independently.
“Working professionals want options and flexibility, and all of our design choices were made with their needs in mind,” says Blackhurst.