Carlson School of Management

New Master of Applied Business Analytics Degree to Launch Fall 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

With an increased demand for data and analytics professionals, the Carlson School is launching a new degree program, beginning fall 2020: Master of Applied Business Analytics.

The Master of Applied Business Analytics is a new degree designed to fit the needs of working professionals who may have either a background in a quantitative or technical field or are in a position where they use data analytics to support decision making. Those interested in the program will be seeking to transition to a new job or to augment skills for their existing role. Generally, they will have three-plus years of work experience.

The program will admit its first cohort fall 2020. The part-time, 32-credit program is designed to be completed in two years in a cohort format. Classes will typically be two or four credits, with four credits of electives allowed. Courses will be delivered through face-to-face, blended, and online formats.

The demand continues to be high for data and analytics professionals in both government and private-sector organizations. The Carlson School is uniquely qualified as a leader in business analytics education because of the well-established Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, which has had 100 percent placement in four of its five years, and is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. by QS World University rankings.

Faculty from the Information & Decision Sciences department, who will teach the core classes, are highly regarded in their field and ranked among the best faculty in the nation for management information systems education.

This article appeared in the Spring 2020 alumni magazine

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