Iowa’s heaviest hitters appear in our listings of IA analytics degrees & certificates—both Iowa State and the University of Iowa have developed a wide variety of analytics programs. Iowa State even offers MBA and PhD programs in business analytics. But this is just the start! Have a look at the some of the smaller schools in the directory. You’ll find majors & concentrations in a range of fields.
Research & Career-Building
Iowa State is a member of the Midwest Data Hub, so it’s worth taking a look at their Computer Science research labs and data science projects & outreach programs. Over at UIowa, you can explore the Tippie Analytics Cooperative for data-focused business students; research, workshops & internships within the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC); and all kinds of intriguing projects in the Department of Computer Science (e.g. data mining, Machine Learning, etc.).
Big-name organizations such as INFORMS and ACM rarely choose Iowa for their conference locations, but you have the option to join a local meetup group or visit Chicago to expand your professional network. UIowa’s ACM Student Chapter organizes an annual University of Iowa Computing Conference and Iowa State’s Ivy School of Business has been known to host a Business Analytics Symposium. See UIowa’s events calendar for more analytics & informatics ideas—meetings & workshops are spread around the campus.