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**
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
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.
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.
2 years; 32 credits
|Start Date:||Fall (September)*
|Location:||HyFlex classes: attend online or in person, switch as needed|
|Courses:||Experiential learning & various electives|
*Program orientation tentatively scheduled for late August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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