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Master of Applied Business Analytics

Businesses everywhere need people who can analyze and interpret data. More than ever before, companies are using analytics to drive critical decisions across all business functions.

The Carlson School’s Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA) program prepares working professionals to become analytics-savvy business leaders who are in demand today.

**Please note that we have paused the MABA program for Fall 2022. We are planning to relaunch the program for Fall 2023 or later. Please check our website for updates**

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Flexible Business Analytics Program
for Working Professionals

Keep your job while getting ahead. Study analytics part time at the Carlson School and see your career prospects multiply.


U.S. News and World Report 2021 ranking for management information systems specialty


QS World University Ranking for U.S. master's in business analytics (2022)


Attend online or in person; switch as needed to suit your schedule and learning style

MABA Program at a Glance

MSBA alum Ann Zedginidze

Analytics Education for Working Professionals

The part-time Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA) program prepares business leaders for today’s data-driven workplaces. Designed specifically for working professionals, the MABA program’s online and HyFlex classes fit your schedule. Earn a graduate degree without having to quit your current job.

MSBA alum Jadd Halawani

Part-Time Analytics Graduate Program

This 32-credit analytics master’s program can be completed in two years taking no more than two courses at a time. HyFlex classes provide students the freedom to flex between an online and in-person experience. All students begin the program in September and move through required courses as a cohort, allowing you to expand your network while learning.

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Start date
Fall (September)*
2 years; 32 credits
HyFlex classes: attend online or in person, switch as needed
work experience
Experiential learning & various electives

*Program orientation tentatively scheduled for late August.

MSBA alum Claire Ryan

HyFlex Learning

HyFlex classes provide students the freedom to flex between an online and in-person experience. Match your learning style while accommodating work commitments and family schedules. Change delivery modes from one class meeting to the next. You, the student, are truly in control.

Choose Your Electives

In addition to the core curriculum, you’ll be able to round out your program with electives that interest you. Choices include courses in leadership, strategy, IT management, entrepreneurship, and more.

MSBA alum Anthony Meyers

Analytics Degree for Early- to Mid-Career Professionals

The Applied Business Analytics program emphasizes using data to solve business problems. Professionals in quantitative or technical fields can augment their current skills while gaining practical experience applying analytics techniques to business problems. Those in managerial roles will gain powerful insight into how data analytics can support decision-making and produce better outcomes.

For all students, MABA provides the knowledge and skills that lead to more career opportunities, better business results, and more meaningful impact.

Carlson Advantage

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Taught by Experts

At the Carlson School, you’ll learn from faculty with deep expertise in using data analytics to solve business problems. Professors in the school’s highly ranked Information and Decision Sciences department designed the MABA program and teach all the core and advanced analytics classes.

Professor De Liu teaching analytics class

Applied to Business

The MABA curriculum focuses on using data analytics to achieve competitive advantage, operational efficiency, and other critical business goals. You’ll gain technical skills in programming and data engineering, along with knowledge of exploratory analysis, data visualization, predictive models, machine learning, and other analytics techniques.

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Experience that Matters

Gain resume-worthy experience while you study. Experiential learning means you get to apply classroom learning to real business problems. In your final semester, you’ll complete a capstone project for a client company.

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Career Growth

Analytics skills are in high demand across nearly all industries. Carlson analytics graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to attain new levels of career success.


HyFlex Learning

Flex between an online and in-person experience, and change delivery modes from one class meeting to the next. Carlson HyFlex programs empower students to choose how they attend class while balancing work commitments and family schedules. 


Ready to Succeed in Data Analytics?

From Player to Programmer: A Q&A with Gophers Lineman and MABA Student Blaise Andries

On the football field, Blaise Andries is one of the best offensive linemen in college football. In the classroom, Andries’ accomplishments may be even more impressive. Currently enrolled in the Master of Applied Business Analytics program, Andries was recently named an Academic All-American for the third time, becoming the second Gophers athlete ever to accomplish that. Andries spoke to the Carlson School about the importance of education to him, why he chose to enroll in the MABA program, and what it’s like to take classes alongside working professionals

Master of Applied Business Analytics