Master of Science in Business Analytics
From social networks to mobile devices, and from real-time sensors to purchase transactions, the pace of data generation is growing exponentially. The Carlson School's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program teaches students how to harvest, process, and analyze data to answer important questions and solve real business problems in an increasingly data-driven world.
Learn Analytics Today. Lead Business Tomorrow.
Investing one year in an analytics education can boost your earnings potential and set you up for success in one of today's fastest growing fields. Gain the advanced knowledge and data analytics skills that are in high demand across industries. Students graduate from the Carlson MSBA program with a unique combination of analytics expertise and business acumen.
Highly Ranked & STEM-Designated MSBA
of grads received job offers within 180 days of graduation (5 year average)
QS World University Ranking for U.S. master's in business analytics (2022)
U.S. News and World Report 2021 ranking for management information systems specialty
MSBA Program at a Glance
One Transformative Year
Ready to join the rapidly growing field of analytics? Choose the Carlson full-time MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program for a rigorous academic experience that will put you on the job market in just one year. It’ll be intense. It’ll be hard. It’ll be worth it.
Full-Time Business Analytics Degree Program
This on-campus program begins each year in June, following a required new student orientation. Students complete 45 credits in three intense semesters. The program’s cohort model means all current students move through the program together.
1 year; 45 credits
|Start Date:||Summer (June)
|Location:||On-campus; classes held during the day|
|Courses:||Experiential learning & various electives|
Modern Businesses Run on Data
The MSBA program focuses on using data analytics in business environments. You’ll gain technical skills and knowledge of a range of analytics techniques, including exploratory analytics, data visualization, predictive models, machine learning, and more. In addition, the program will challenge you to be a critical thinker who can apply those techniques to real business problems and communicate the results to colleagues, clients, and executives.
Full-Time Graduate Study, Accelerated Pace
The MSBA program is designed for students who can devote themselves to rigorous, full-time study of analytics. The program is a great option for early- and mid-career professionals who want to enter the field of analytics or level-up their skills. Recent graduates of undergraduate programs in math, statistics, business, engineering, computer science, and other fields are also encouraged to apply.
Learn from Experts
Highly ranked for excellence in management information systems education and related disciplines, Carlson School faculty bring field-leading expertise to the classroom. Meet the faculty who will teach you how to use data analytics to solve business problems.
Jump-Start Your Career
In addition to classroom learning, students at the Carlson School gain resume-worthy experience working on analytics projects for a variety corporate partners.
Who Hires Carlson MSBA Grads?
MSBA graduates are in high demand. Year after year, placement rates for MSBA graduates approach or reach 100% — even during the pandemic. Graduates have gone on to work at standout companies across the nation, including the following:
Picture Your Future
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