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Learn Analytics Today. Lead the Business Tomorrow

Find your future in the data-driven world with a business analytics degree from a top-ranked university.

Harnessing Big Data is a twenty-first century business imperative. From clicks and downloads to mobile computing and the "internet of things," people generate more than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data each day. As a result, demand for data analytics has never been greater: companies everywhere need professionals who can mine data for business value.

The Master's in Business Analytics program at the Carlson School teaches students how to extract insights with creative data analysis, and then apply the results in real business settings. Students graduate with a unique combination of data science skills and business acumen to lead in an increasingly data-driven world.

Aim for Opportunity

Rising demand for analytics professionals means big opportunity for graduates of the Carlson School's programs.

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Learn Advanced Data Science and Predictive Analytics

Learn how to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract insights and business value. 

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Work Directly with Leading Scholars

The Carlson School is ranked 3rd in the nation for management information systems education. Our faculty bring field-leading expertise to the classroom.

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  • Gain Real Experience in Business Analytics

    Hands-on learning is a hallmark of the Carlson School experience. Connections to industry extend the classroom and challenge students to apply what they've learned in partnership with real business.

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Connect with Top Employers

The Carlson School's extensive network spans local, national, and global business communities, providing students with introductions to industry leaders and future colleagues.

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Live in the Fastest-growing State for Tech Jobs

The thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area includes 17 Fortune 500 company headquarters, exciting career opportunities, and exceptional quality of life.

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  • Join a Community of Learners and Leaders

    Students at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School are part of a vibrant campus community that extends to a worldwide alumni network.

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Nationally Ranked MIS Program


U.S. News and World Report ranks the Carlson School No. 3 for Information Systems (2015)