Professionals in Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) use advanced computation and mathematical techniques to solve critical business problems. As a BAIS student, you'll become skilled at using computer technology to develop quantitative models and create database systems that will help you apply your knowledge of management decision making.

Why Iowa?

The Department of Business Analytics specializes in operations management, business analytics, information systems, and quantitative methods.

Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) is one of seven Undergraduate Business Majors offered by the Tippie College of Business, which is known for the strength of its academic departments and the community built by its students, faculty, and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Iowa's undergraduate business program in the top 25 public universities nationwide.

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the Tippie College of Business either through Direct Admission or Standard Admission. 

Direct Admission is for first-year students with a 3.60 high school grade-point average and an ACT composite of 26 of higher. Applicants who meet the high school course requirements and either the GPA or test score requirement will be carefully considered for Direct Admission.

Standard Admission is for current UI Pre-business students that meet the established admission criteria, typically after their first year.


Business Analytics and Information Systems
  Honors Courses
  Four-Year Graduation Plan
  Selective Admission
Admission Process

Careers and Outcomes

Iowa graduates have a 95 percent job/grad school placement rate within six months of graduation. Our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

The BAIS major will prepare you for careers in data mining, supply chain management, and the design and management of information technology.

For more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Business Analytics and Information Systems.

Student Opportunities

Iowa students choose from more than 500 Student Organizations and multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students use UI academic resources such as the University of Iowa Honors Program, internships and career preparation offered by the Pomerantz Career Center, and UI Study Abroad. They also participate in College of Business Student Organizations, leadership conferences, and case studies that provide leadership opportunities. 


The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. 

For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college. Over 300 scholarships are available to business students, some designed specifically for first-year students.

The Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid are great resources for students seeking scholarships. 


In addition to required courses in business process analysis, database management, and a BAIS capstone project, all students must complete the college's General Education Requirements (in courses such as rhetoric, literature, historical perspectives, and the natural sciences). Students also take business-related core courses in statistics, communication, law, management, and marketing.

Visit Business Analytics in the UI General Catalog to learn more about required coursework, graduating with honors, and the Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Honor Code.

Tippie RISE

All Tippie College of Business students are required to successfully complete at least one Tippie RISE experience in the form of research, internship, study abroad, or experiential learning.