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MS in Business Analytics & MS in Finance

Double Your Impact

The Dual MS in Finance (MSF) - MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) Degree Program combines the strengths of two top-ranked graduate programs from the Carlson School and prepares graduates with in-demand skills in finance and analytics. 

  • Gain advanced education in both finance and data analytics
  • Earn two graduate degrees in 2 years
  • Save on up to 21 credits of cross-shared credits
  • Learn from field-leading faculty at a top-ranked business school
  • Apply classroom learning to real-world experiential learning projects
  • Become more competitive on the job market


View Admissions Requirements  View MSF-MSBA FAQ


Program Snapshot

Start date
Early July (beginning with MSF curriculum)
2 years, full-time; 63 credits minimum
On-campus; classes held during the day


Link to sample MSF-MSBA dual degree schedule (see below for details)

Learn About MSF Curriculum  Learn About MSBA Curriculum

The Carlson Advantage

Highly ranked & STEM-designated MS in Finance & MS in Business Analytics


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Masters in Business Analytics in the United States, QS World University Ranking (2022)


Master in Finance in the United States, QS World University Ranking (2022)

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Combine Analytics Capabilities with an Advanced Financial Education

The dual MSF-MSBA degree allows students to combine their analytics capabilities with advanced financial education. The combination of these skills is in high demand across industry sectors. Students who pursue this option will learn to:

  • harvest, process, and analyze data to create business value
  • interpret and act on complex financial information
  • combine both analytics and finance skills to bring value to their organization


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Reduce Course Credits & Cost

The MSF-MSBA dual degree is completed in 2 years and culminates in the completion of two graduate degree programs. Prospective applicants must submit one Dual MSF/MSBA degree application. Students begin their dual degree with MSF coursework in the summer semester of year one, and then continue with MSBA courses in the summer semester of year two. 

Academic Credits for Dual MSF/MSBA Degree

MSF credits = 27 minimum (39 required for regular degree completion)

MSBA credits = 36 minimum (45 credits required for regular degree completion)

Cross-shared credits = 21.5 credits between two programs

Link to tentative MSF-MSBA dual degree schedule.

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Top Companies Hire Our Graduates

The Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) at the Carlson School connects outstanding future business leaders with a diversity of organizations across industries, sectors, and locations. The GBCC offers extensive services and resources to help you with all aspects of your career development, from career coaching and mock interviews to internship placement and negotiation strategies.

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Join Powerful Alumni Network

With more than 50,000 members in 95 countries, the Carlson School alumni network forms a cross-section of some of the world's most influential business leaders. Wherever you desire to take your career, we have the alumni network that can help get you there. 

For more information on the dual-degree option, please contact:

MSF Program | 612-625-5555 |

MSBA Program | 612-625-5555 |

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