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Business Analytics (MSBA)

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The Notre Dame Master of Science in Business Analytics

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The sheer volume of today’s data presents real challenges for businesses and opportunities for those who can analyze and explain it.

With the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Notre Dame, you create impact. You understand the techniques and challenges of data while telling the stories of data in a powerful way. You have the unique skills and knowledge to access instant realities, build analysis models, create simulation scenarios and communicate recommended next steps.

Ultimately, you become a fundamental conduit between the data teams and decision-makers in management. The MSBA is a STEM-designated degree program designed for new graduates and professionals with less than two years of work experience.

10 Months

Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus

Start Date:
August 17

Related Programs

In addition to the full-time MSBA program at Notre Dame, we offer a format available for working professionals on our Chicago campus.

Highlights: MSBA Experience

The Key to a Successful MSBA Career: Know Thyself

Lindsey McIntyre, Associate Director of Graduate Business Career Services, is helping MSBA students discover who they are, what they want, and how to create targeted pathways to success. Read more about MSBA Career Services.

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Data Visualization through an Ethical Lens

Guided by a foundation in ethical decision making, you'll employ the latest in data visualization technology to demonstrate how to improve production cycles and prescribe strategic solutions based on historical data and predictive analytics.

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Work as a team. Succeed as a team.

Through immersive group work and the case study approach, you will learn how data insights can be applied in real business situations. This approach creates a collaborative learning environment and enables you to leverage varying skill sets for maximum success through the program.

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Gain experience with real-world analytics.

The program culminates with a hands-on capstone project where you and your team will partner with a corporate sponsor on a real-world analytics project where you'll have the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to work.

MSBA Average Class Profile

Average Cohort Size

Average GPA

GMAT Middle 80% Range

GRE Middle 80% Range

Average Age

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Earned Undergraduate Degree In U.S.

Career Development

Our commitment to you is to help you acquire the skills and confidence necessary to launch a career in an in-demand field. We provide a full range of opportunities that allow you to customize your individual career development for success.

The Career Services team is composed of an exceptional group of career coaches that are dedicated to helping you obtain a career that aligns with your values and strengths. You will have the opportunity to meet with a coach as often as you would like as you tailor your individual career strategy.

As part of your overall MSBA experience, you will complete a one-credit career development course called Bridge to Success. This interactive class will help you explore all of the career opportunities and teach you how to uncover your signature strengths and key experiences, build your personal brand and negotiate a final offer.

Notre Dame’s global alumni network features more than 270 alumni clubs and is consistently rated one of the most responsive in the world.

MSBA Class of 2021 students have received offers from companies such as:

  • Bloomberg
  • EY
  • FanDuel
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Mather Economics
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • The Blackstone Group

MSBA Class of 2021 students have started their careers in cities such as:

  • Chicago, Ill.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • St. Louis, Mo.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Mountain View, Calif.

MSBA Class of 2020 students have interviewed for positions including:

  • Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Development Associate
  • Operations Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Manager
  • Technology Advisor Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Analyst

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Student Life

Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a one-year program designed for recent graduates who want to jump start their career in Big Data. There are two 7-week modules per semester and a 1-week interterm. In between, you’ll be a true part of the Notre Dame family. From football games and concerts to world-class speakers and community service, your life will extend far beyond the classroom.

As a Notre Dame MSBA student, you can:

  • Participate in a variety of business clubs and honor societies, such as Beta Alpha Psi or the Business Analytics Club of Notre Dame.
  • Provide community-based learning, research or service through the Center for Social Concerns.
  • Attend a Notre Dame Graduate Alumni tailgate and mix with alumni, professors and recruiters in a casual setting, then watch the game from the graduate student section at Notre Dame Stadium.

Women in the MSBA program have additional resources available to them, including:

  • ND Women Connect, an alumni group with more than 20 chapters throughout the world
  • Membership in the Mendoza Women in Business club

Learn more about Women in Business at Mendoza.

What You’ll Learn: MSBA Course of Study

This 31-credit hour program provides a master’s level understanding of business analytics and positions you to use data to inform complex business decisions.

Every business in every industry today is impacted with data and data-based decisions can set you apart, whether in consulting, marketing, investment banking or any other field you want to enter. The curriculum provides a set of courses around tools and technologies and a set of courses around business analytics applications and skills. Additional coursework and immersions focus on the context of how analytics is used in business organizations.

In this program, you will learn to apply analytics techniques for Big Data including:

  • Data mining
  • Data storage and manipulation
  • Data visualization
  • Statistics
  • Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Simulation

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Our Community

You will be challenged by world-class faculty and inspired by accomplished alumni. You will collaborate with students from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.

Michael Rziha

Class of 2022 "The capstone project prepared me for my career after the program by providing an opportunity to showcase and practice the skills learned in the MSBA program, get a chance to work within a team, and gain real-world experience."

Class of 2020 "This program fit everything that I was looking for: a strong focus on data courses without requiring coding experience, a close-knit community, a passion for helping improve our world through business, and a very impressive alumni network."

Sunay Salievski

Alumnus "The academic content is tied to real-world examples that help me build a connection and understand the value analytics bring to virtually any business situation."


RoundDeadlineVirtual Interview DatesDecision Release
Early DecisionSep. 13, 2022Oct. 5-6, 2022
Oct. 11-12, 2022
Nov. 4, 2022
1Nov. 1, 2022Nov. 16-17, 2022
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2022
Dec. 16, 2022
2Jan. 10, 2023Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2023
Feb. 14-15, 2023
Mar. 17, 2023
3Mar. 14, 2023Mar. 28-29, 2023
Apr. 4-5, 2023
Apr. 28, 2023
4May 2, 2023May 16-17, 2023Jun. 2, 2023
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 10, 2023, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

MSBA Prerequisites

Most MSBA students have strong business or quantitative backgrounds. They all have completed the following prerequisite coursework:

  • Statistics
  • Two business courses in accounting, finance, management or marketing

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2022-2023 MS in Business Analytics program is $57,300.

Merit-based fellowships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. These are determined by the Admissions Committee at the same time your application is being evaluated. To apply, simply check the appropriate box on the application form. No additional application is required.

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Visit Us

When considering a decision as important as where to pursue your master’s degree, a campus visit will help give you the insight you need to make the right choice.

It’s a chance for you to get to know Notre Dame and for us to get to know you.

Our students tell us that visiting the campus greatly impacted their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
  • A tour of the Mendoza college of business
  • A University of Notre Dame campus tour 

Contact to schedule your visit.


Let’s get to know each other.

There are a number of ways to learn more about the MSBA program—and for us to get to know you better.  Start now by introducing yourself.

Visit Campus

Our students tell us that visiting the campus greatly impacted their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
    A tour of the Mendoza College of Business
    A University of Notre Dame campus tour
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MSBA Small Group
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