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The Notre Dame Master of Science in Business Analytics

Use data to inform complex business decisions.

With the M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Notre Dame, you will learn how to become a fundamental conduit between the data teams and decision-makers in business management. The MSBA is a STEM-designated degree program designed for new graduates and professionals with less than two years of work experience.

Start Date
August 2024

91% Accepted Job Offers
within 6 months of graduation (2023)

Median Salary (2023)

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What You’ll Learn

Notre Dame’s MSBA is a one-year program designed for recent graduates who want to jump start their career in Big Data. 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.

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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

Our collaborative learning environment includes case study group work, which enables you to leverage varying skill sets as you learn how data insights can be applied in real business situations. During the Spring semester, students will be grouped into teams and tasked with solving a real-world business issue for an organization. Working together, they will offer practical recommendations to address the specific problem.

Immersive Career Experience

At Mendoza, experiential learning is pivotal to your business education. During the Grow Irish Immersion, you'll harness your analytical prowess in a multi-day data hackathon with a real client. Culminating in pitch-style presentations, this experience sharpens students' communication skills and their ability to convey insights to non-technical stakeholders.

Mastering 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.

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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.

MSBA Class of 2023 graduates have received offers from companies such as:

  • AON
  • Deloitte
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Merrill Lynch
  • PNC Capital Markets
  • Protiviti
  • PwC
  • Westbrook Partners

MSBA Class of 2023 alumni have started their careers in the following industries:

  • Accounting Services
  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare

91% of MSBA Class of 2023 graduates accepted full-time offers within six months of graduation with an $78,000 average base salary.

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.

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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.

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."


The Notre Dame MSBA is still accepting applications for the Fall 2024 start until July 15. The admissions committee reviews applications as they are received. Selected candidates will be invited for a virtual interview on a rolling basis. Decisions will be released after the interview and full review of the application. The 2024 – 2025 MSBA Application will open August 2024.

RoundApplication DeadlineDecision ReleaseConfirmation Deadline
(typically 30 days)
Early ActionSept. 5, 2024Oct. 18, 2024Nov. 18, 2024
Round 1Oct. 15, 2024Dec. 13, 2024Jan. 13, 2025
Round 2Jan. 7, 2025Mar. 14, 2025Apr. 15, 2025
Round 3Mar. 17, 2025May 2, 2025Jun. 2, 2025
  • Early Action Deadline
    Applying in the Early Action round automatically qualifies you for an interview, demonstrating your commitment to Notre Dame’s MSBA program. For subsequent rounds, interviews are by invitation only. The Early Action round, though non-binding, is tailored for applicants who are sincerely dedicated and eager about joining our community. Interviews for this round will be conducted from August to September on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 7, 2025, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2024-2025 MS in Business Analytics program is $64,378.

Merit-based scholarships 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 for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship section within the application.

Scholarship decisions will be provided at the time of admission.

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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

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MSBA Voices

Hear from members of the Master of Science in Business Analytics community from the perspective of a student, an alumnus, or a faculty member — all ready to share insights about life in the MSBA program.  See campus through the eyes of our students; explore career opportunities through the eyes of our alumni, and gain perspective about the power of business analytics from our esteemed faculty. These are the experiences that will shape your Mendoza journey and demonstrate the impact a Notre Dame MSBA degree can have on your future.

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