Mendoza School of Business

STEM-Designated MSBA

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Big Data is a Big Deal

The demand for leaders who can analyze data and, ultimately, make strategic and ethical business decisions based on it, is increasing at a record pace. This is a tremendous opportunity for those bold enough to accept the challenge, and Notre Dame’s M.S. in Business Analytics may be just what you need to put your data analytics career into high gear.


People with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills are in high-demand in the global economy. The STEM-designated Notre Dame M.S. in Business Analytics program will equip you to harness the power of data to make sense of complexity, find and articulate new insights, and lead your organization forward. And if you are an international student, you’ll be able to apply for an additional two years to remain and work in the U.S.

Career Path

The Notre Dame Master’s in Business Analytics prepares you to meet the challenges of a data-driven economy, arming you with the tools and knowledge to guide executive decision making, no matter where your career takes you. Upon graduation, your ability to use data in complex business decisions will grow, helping you approach business decision-making more rigorously and confidently, while effectively communicating data findings to inform strategic business decisions.

Top employers of recent MSBA graduates include:

Amazon Deloitte Emerson ExxonMobil EY
Ford Motor GE IBM Intel JPMorgan
P&G PwC United Airlines Wells Fargo Whirlpool

Applying to the Notre Dame MSBA

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. In this program, you’ll learn to apply techniques for Big Data including data mining, data storage and manipulation, data visualization, statistics, modeling, optimization and simulation.

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.

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.

The following prerequisite coursework is required by applicants to the program:

  • One Statistics course
  • Two business courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing

In addition, applications for the Notre Dame Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program must contain:

  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
    • Try our GMAT mini quiz to get an idea of what kinds of questions you’ll face on the GMAT.
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are accepted for admission, but are required prior to starting the program)
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS academic score report (international candidates who do not have degrees from English-speaking undergraduate programs)
  • For complete application requirements, click here.