Carlson Analytics Lab

Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Carlson School's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) 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 MSBA

Highly ranked & STEM-designated Master in Business Analytics


of 2015, 2016, and 2018 grads received job offers following graduation


QS World University Ranking for U.S. master's in business analytics (2021)


U.S. News and World Report 2021 ranking for management information systems specialty

Learn Analytics Today. Lead 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. Master of Business Analytics students learn how to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract insights and create business value.

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Accelerate your Analytics Career

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


msba analytics student Kaia Arthur

Double your Impact

The Carlson dual MBA-MSBA degree program prepares you to take on the challenge and succeed in an increasingly data-driven world.

Real-world Experience 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. 

Experiential Learning in Analytics

Professor Shawn Curley

Learn from Experts

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

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STEM Designated

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM-designated program. STEM programs allow greater flexibility for international students.


Welcome to Minneapolis

The Carlson School is located in the heart of Minneapolis-St. Paul: a thriving business community and one of the nation's top-rated places to live, work, and play. Take a video tour of our community.

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UMN Carlson Military Information Session + Veteran Student Panel

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MSBA Virtual Information Session

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