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Master of Science in Business Analytics

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.

The Carlson Advantage

Let the numbers speak for themselves. 


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


in the US, QS World University Ranking for master's in business analytics (2019)


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

Carlson Advantage

Top Employers

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

Leading Scholars

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

Advanced Curriculum

Students learn how to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract insights and create business value. This hands-on learning challenges students to apply what they've learned in partnership with real businesses.

Carlson Advantage

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.

Synchronize your Success

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


Real-world Experience is Built In

Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Carlson School. Students in the MSBA program put what they learn to work for real clients like Mall of America and gain valuable resume experience along the way. 

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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