Specialized Master's Programs

MS in Business Analytics in the Downtown Chicago Campus

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Our Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) will equip you to harness the power of data to make sense of complexity, find and articulate new insights, and lead your organization forward.

Notre Dame's MSBA is a one-year, 30-credit hour program designed to fit into your life as an actively employed working business professional. You will understand how to make strategic business decisions based on data, not anecdote

During the program and 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.

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“The Notre Dame MSBA program creates leaders who understand both the world of analytics and the business context. Our graduates help businesses apply analytic principles and techniques in an ethical manner to unlock the value hidden in their data, leading to improved decision-making." Mike Chapple,  Academic Director


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Who is the program for?

  • Forward-thinking working professionals with at least two years work experience who possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Business men and women with a sufficient comfort level with quantitative topics
  • Those who prefer to have personal classroom interaction with faculty
  • Those who want to embrace and be a part of the future


Why get an MSBA?

Our program will:

  • Maximize your innate curiosity for insights and understanding
  • Give you tools and context to understand the transformational power of data
  • Build your confidence to put ideas into motion and create positive change for your organization


Delivery Format

  • 12-month program based in Chicago at our Michigan Ave. campus
  • Classes meet on alternating weekends
    (Fri/Sat; 9am-6pm))
  • Three, three-day intensive sessions at Notre Dame's historic campus
  • Three credit hour practicum with a prominent company