TURN DATA INTO ACTION

With our MS in Business Analytics, you’ll acquire essential skills in all areas of business analytics — from data mining and experimental methods to privacy and ethics —at one of the world’s top research universities.

 

MS in Business Analytics

At A Glance

The MS in Business Analytics is a 37-credit program that develops your ability, in 12 or 16 months, to think critically about data problems in business contexts. The curriculum is primarily designed to enhance your statistical and programming acumen through rigorous hands-on coursework. You’ll also enhance the skills so highly valued by employers, such as effective communication, collaboration, and leadership. Wow future employers with a unique resume that showcases your ability to turn data into solutions.

MS in Business Analytics

Careers

Your career is our top priority

We’ve got you covered.

We want the best for you here—plain and simple. The MSBA dedicated career team and Questrom’s Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement will help you engage with alumni and employers and market your new skills. Industry connections are built throughout the program, and even right into the classroom. No wonder our students land offers at highly coveted organizations.

94k Average First Year Total Compensation, US Jobs, (class of 2021)

94%of MSBA grads seeking employment accepted an offer within 6 months of graduation (class of 2021)

69%of students received more than one offer, range 2-5 (class of 2021)

Sample Hiring Companies

MS in Business Analytics

Real world learning

Our experience-driven program will help you develop your ability to think critically about data problems in real-world business contexts. You’ll learn by doing and have unparalleled access to the Boston business ecosystem, including projects with real companies, industry events, and more.

Faculty in the MSBA programs are not only experts in their field —many of them also have extensive experience working directly with industry. They will help you develop your ability to think critically about data problems in real-world business contexts. You will be exposed to hands-on assignments and projects, industry events, student competitions, and have the opportunity to apply your skills during a summer internship or capstone project with one of our industry partners.

 

MS in Business Analytics

Industry demand

meet the demand

While AI and Analytics are booming, organizations struggle to find talent with the right balance of technical acumen and business knowledge. With companies across all industries utilizing business analytics to inform strategies and boost business performance, this growing field has become indispensable—and highly desirable. In today’s business world, data is the new oil and Questrom’s MSBA will prepare you to take the industry by storm.

Top 6

Boston named a Top 6 hub for data science
LinkedIn

37%

Job growth
in 2020
LinkedIn

29%

Increase in demand for data scientists
Indeed

MS in Business Analytics

Community

A COLLABORATIVE, IMPACT-DRIVEN COMMUNITY

At Questrom, community is at our core. We’re collaborative, not cutthroat. We’re honest, thoughtful, and eager to see one another succeed. Be it faculty, staff, students, or alumni, our community is as welcoming and inclusive as it is ambitious and motivated.

“THE PROGRAM DEFINITELY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. I NOT ONLY LEARNED REALLY USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, BUT ALSO RECEIVED A LOT OF HELP IN TERMS OF CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.”

The students in your program will come from all types of academic experiences with all kinds of backgrounds. So, whether you are a business, statistics, or engineering major, your MSBA classmates will be just like you—focused on making an impact in the business world. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a network of over 51,000 talented Questrom alumni and 400,000 Boston University alumni.


Don’t just take our word for it—our MSBA Admissions Ambassadors are around to chat via email, on the phone, or virtually about what being an MSBA student at the Questrom School of Business is really like.

MS in Business Analytics

class profile

JOIN STRONG PEERS.
PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES.
BUILD A NETWORK FOR LIFE.

Students here are hard-working and excel in an environment that pushes their boundaries. What you won’t find here is competition. Instead, you’ll join a group of team players who are willing to share insights and start conversations (inside and outside the classroom) that lead to personal and professional growth.

You won’t just leave Questrom with the tools to thrive in the field—you’ll leave with a lifelong network, too. Look at the backgrounds of students in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program and you’ll find a wide range of experience—from nationality to undergraduate study to professional work.

1418

Applications Received

96

Enrolled Students

50%-50%

Male | Female Ratio*

23

Age (Median)

21-26

Age (80% Range)

169

GRE Quant (Median)

161-170

GRE Quant (80% Range)

325

GRE Total (Median)

318-333

GRE Total (80% Range)

710

GMAT (Median)

654-730

GMAT (80% Range)

3.49

Undergraduate GPA (Median on 4.0 Scale)

3.14-3.77

Undergraduate GPA (80% Range on 4.0 Scale)

9

Work Experience (Median in Months)

0-38

Work Experience (80% in Months)

46%

Work Experience (>12 months post-undergraduate)

Undergraduate Major Groups Represented

Countries Represented

Canada
China
Colombia
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Turkey
USA

*While we understand that sex and gender may not be binary, this information is based on reporting requirements to the US Federal Government

 

MS in Business Analytics

Boston

Location is Everything

It’s in our name. And in our DNA. Our city is a national hub of innovation. And a major center for data science. And that’s just the beginning. Boston offers unparalleled research, culture, entertainment, and history. Come here and you’ll get a top-ranked MSBA program with direct access to the vibrant Boston business community, leading companies …and a whole lot more.

2ndIn the world to study digital transformation and find employment in the digital sector according to Times Higher Education

8thBest city in the world for innovation according to the World Economic Forum

9thBest city in the US for young professionals according to U.S. News & World Report

 

Take the next step

See for yourself how the Questrom experience can transform your world. Attend an admissions event in-person or online, grab coffee with a student, sit in on a class, and more.

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