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.

  • 100%

    of 2015 and 2016 grads received offers for employment within 90 days of graduation

  • #3

    U.S. News and World Report 2018 ranking for management information systems specialty

  • STEM

    designated by Homeland Security

  • #4

    QS World University Ranking for master's in business analytics (2017)

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  • Gain Real Experience in Business Analytics

    Hands-on learning challenges students to apply what they've learned in partnership with real businesses.

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  • Study Advanced Data Science and Predictive Analytics

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

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  • Connect with Top Employers

    The Carlson School network spans local, national, and global business communities, introducing students to industry leaders and future colleagues.

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  • Learn from Leading Scholars

    Consistenly ranked in the top five for management information systems education, Carlson School faculty bring field-leading expertise to the classroom.

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  • Live in the Fastest-growing State for Tech Jobs

    Minneapolis-St. Paul includes Fortune 500 companies, a thriving start-up scene, exciting career opportunities, and exceptional quality of life.

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  • Learn Analytics Today. Lead the Business Tomorrow.

    Jobs in big data are abundant and the need for data professionals is immediate. From social networks to mobile devices, and from real-time sensors to purchase transactions, the pace of data generation is growing exponentially. Data literacy is quickly becoming a prerequisite for today's business leaders. 


    • Accelerate Your Analytics Career

      To graduate in one year with in-demand analytics expertise, choose the rigorous full-time Master's in Business Analytics.

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    • Synchronize Your Success

      To earn a master's in data analytics while you continue to work, choose the flexible part-time program. 

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  • 100% Job Placement for MSBA Grads

    Within 90 days of graduation, 100% of 2015 and 2016 graduates received offers for employment across the country. Graduates now work at McKinsey & Company, Amazon, Facebook, Ford, Expedia, Ameriprise, Google, and other standout companies.

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  • MSBA career fair