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Master of Applied Business Analytics

This evening and online program is great for working professionals! The demand for those who can interpret and problem-solve with data has never been higher, as companies are using it to drive critical decisions that impact their bottom lines. The Carlson School’s Master of Applied Business Analytics (MABA) program is designed to fit the needs of working professionals looking to become analytics-savvy business leaders.

The Carlson Advantage



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 (2021)


Finish in 2 years: begin in September, study while you work

Carlson Advantage

The skills for tomorrow

The Applied Business Analytics program emphasizes effective problem-solving and the applications necessary to do so. It’s designed to fit the needs of professionals in quantitative or technical fields looking to augment their current skills, as well as managers who want a better grasp of data analytics to support their decision-making.

A flexible way to learn

Our 32-credit, cohorted program can be completed in two years taking no more than two courses at a time—with several credits available for electives. Classes are delivered in flexible, blended, and online formats.

Land jobs with top companies

Jobs for data experts are abundant in today’s marketplace. The Carlson School’s Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) connects analytics-savvy leaders with businesses across industries, sectors, and locations. In 2019, 98 percent of our Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) graduates were employed within 90 days.

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Master of Applied Business Analytics