The Carlson School Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is the fourth best in the world, according to the newly released QS World University Rankings. Taking the top three positions were the Sloan School of Management, the McCombs School of Business, and the Marshall School of Business.

QS–Quacquarelli Symonds–is the world’s largest international higher-education network, connecting universities, business schools, and students. Its school rankings incorporate multiple data sources, including from the schools themselves and from publicly available information. The MSBA rankings were determined by employability, alumni outcomes, value for money, thought leadership, and diversity. Among these subcategories, the Carlson School placed third in value for money and fourth in alumni outcomes.

The Carlson MSBA program has different lengths of course study, including a one-year, full-time study, or a part-time, two-year program. There is also the option for a dual degree in business administration and business analytics. Within 90 days of graduation, 100 percent of 2015 and 2016 Carlson MSBA graduates received offers for employment across the country. Graduates now work at McKinsey & Company, Amazon, Facebook, Ford, Expedia, Ameriprise, Google, and other standout companies. For more information about the program, contact the admissions team at msba@umn.edu or 612-625-5555.