Welcome to Business Analytics

We're thrilled that you're a part of our community. There's plenty to do before you begin your first class, and we know you're busy, so we've laid it all out for you. Check out the steps below to get started. At the bottom of the page, see some resources and services at your disposal.

Getting started

Step 1. Activate Your HawkID & Set Up Your UI Email HawkID: You'll need to activate your HawkID and create a password. Set up instructions can be found in an email from be-a-hawkeye@uiowa.edu or on the UI ITS website.

UI Email: After you activate your HawkID, you can access your Office 365 account using your HawkID and password, and your @uiowa.edu email will automatically be generated.

It may take up to 24 hours to access all UI systems, including your uiowa.edu email account. 
Step 2. Complete New Student Orientation All students are required to review all modules and complete the quizzes within New Student Orientation. Orientation is an online, self-paced tutorial designed to guide you through an overview of program details and important steps to prepare you for your first semester.

You'll be able to access the New Student Orientation course approximately 2-3 business days after you activate your HawkID. An email invitation will be sent to your uiowa.edu email account from "University of Iowa <notifications@instructure.com>" with the subject line: Course Invitation.
Step 3. Schedule an Advising Appointment After completing New Student Orientation, you will be directed to our program website where you can schedule an advising appointment.


Sign up for the New Student Welcome Event Newly admitted students are highly encouraged to sign up for the Virtual Welcome for New Tippie Graduate Students event. You'll meet staff who are here to support you and learn program insights.

Resources and services

The following resources and services are available to current students in the Business Analytics Master's and Certificate programs.

Computer requirements & software

We recommend using a computer that meets these requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10 or higher (Mac is not recommended, but see the college's computer recommendation for information about running Windows on a Mac.)
Memory: Minimum of 8GB RAM recommended
Processor Speed: Minimum of Intel Core i5 or equivalent
Hard Drive/SSD: 256 GB or larger
Wireless: Any card that supports 802.11 n/ac protocols and WPA2 Enterprise
See also: Technology Requirements and Considerations for Online Courses

Need the latest version of Microsoft Office? As a UI student, you can get popular software for a fraction of the retail price through the Campus Software Program. Just need it for a short while? Get the program you need online through Virtual Desktop. For details, go to the ITS software website.

Student ID card

Enrolled students are eligible to receive a University of Iowa student identification (ID) card. You will learn about the ways you can get your ID card in a section of New Student Orientation. Obtaining an ID card is optional.

Additional resources and services, including ways to prepare for quantitative coursework, are available in a Student Resources Site for Tippie MBA, Business Analytics & Professional Certificate Students site in ICON. You will receive an invitation to this site at the same time you receive an invitation to the New Student Orientation site.