Mendoza School of Business

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.

10 Months


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Related Programs

In addition to the full-time MSBA program at Notre Dame, there are formats available for working professionals and candidates who are interested in pursuing an MBA dual degree.

Highlights: MSBA Experience

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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.

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.

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • Emerson
  • ExxonMobil
  • EY
  • Ford Motor
  • GE
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • JP Morgan
  • P&G
  • PwC
  • United Airlines
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whirlpool

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.

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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."

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."


Early DecisionSept. 24, 2019Nov. 1, 2019
1Oct. 22, 2019Dec. 13, 2019
2Jan. 14, 2020March 20, 2020
St. Patrick's DayMarch 17, 2020May 1, 2020
3April 14, 2020May 22, 2020
  • 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 February 15 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 MS in Business Analytics program for the 2019-2020 academic year is $51,500.

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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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
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!

Off-Campus Interviews
If you can’t make it to campus, we may be coming to you. Sign up to meet with an MSBA admissions representative on your home turf.

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