Business Analytics (MSBA)
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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.
Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus
Highlights: MSBA Experience
The Key to a Successful MSBA Career: Know Thyself
Lindsey McIntyre MNA ‘16, 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.
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.
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.
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
GMAT Middle 80% Range
GRE Middle 80% Range
Earned Undergraduate Degree In U.S.
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 2020 students have interviewed with companies such as:
- FMCG Direct
- Goldman Sachs
- Mather Economics
- PMG Digital
- Thompson Street Capital Partners
MSBA Class of 2020 students have interviewed 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:
- Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Business Development Associate
- Operations Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Business Manager
- Technology Advisor Consultant
- Digital Marketing Analyst
- Graduate Leadership Programs
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
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.
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."
Alumnus "Building on the basics that I had established in my Marketing coursework as an undergrad, while also introducing new technologies and frameworks to work within, I have been challenged and prepared for the future."
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."
|Round||Deadline||Virtual Interview Dates||Decision Release|
|Early Decision||Sep. 14, 2021||Sep. 29-30, 2021|
Oct. 7-8, 2021
|Oct. 22, 2021|
|1||Nov. 2, 2021||Nov. 16-18, 2021||Dec. 3, 2021|
|2||Jan. 18, 2022||Feb. 1-3, 2022||Feb. 18, 2022|
|3||Mar. 1, 2022||Mar. 16-17, 2022|
Mar. 23-24, 2022
|Apr. 1, 2022|
|4||Apr. 5, 2022||Apr. 19-21, 2022||May 6, 2022|
- Early Decision
Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other schools and provide a non-refundable $1,000 deposit once they are admitted to the program.
- International Applicants
International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.
Most MSBA students have strong business or quantitative backgrounds. They all have completed the following prerequisite coursework:
- Two business courses in accounting, finance, management or marketing
Tuition & Aid
Tuition for the 2021-2022 MS in Business Analytics program is $54,580.
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.
Let’s get to know each other.
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Tour Mendoza, interview with Admissions, have lunch with current students—MSBA students cite the campus visit as one of the most important factors in their final decision to choose Notre Dame. Schedule your individual visit now!
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