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Babson College Master of Science in Business Analytics
Babson College

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Wellesley, USA

9 Months


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 1,820 / per credit



The influence of big data on business decision making is greater than ever. So is the demand for skilled translators who can convert analytics into critical insights that lead to game-changing business solutions. Discover how Babson’s Master of Science in Business Analytics can teach you how to creatively solve big-picture business and social problems with data-driven solutions with this full-time, STEM-designated program (completed in either nine months or 16 months).

A Business Analytics Degree to Transform Information into Innovation

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program trains future business leaders on state-of-the-art business analytics tools and techniques, and entrepreneurial thinking and acting so you can navigate complex business problems and create innovative solutions using data analytics. You will also learn managerial skills that are in high demand globally.

  • Identify and formulate business problems or opportunities with data analytics.
  • Communicate these effectively with senior managers and other data scientists in your organization.
  • Produce coherent and relevant analyses
  • Turn the results into actionable tactics and strategies for success

What Makes Babson’s MSBA Different?

  • STEM-Designated. International students on an F-1 visa may be eligible for a 24-month extension of post-completion OPT to work in the U.S.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and faculty. Learn from world-renowned thought leaders and innovators at a top school of business who will teach you to combine a data scientist’s skillset with an entrepreneur’s mindset.
  • Cutting-edge big data analytics tools. On your journey to becoming a data scientist, you will learn to use advanced analytical techniques to support organizational goals and strategies. You will also gain a deep understanding of prescriptive analytics, predictive analytics, cognitive technologies, machine learning, marketing analytics, and information technology. Prescriptive analytics is a core strength of the Babson experience and often rare in other programs.
  • Gain the skills employers want. Stand out in the job market with fluency in programming languages and data visualization software. We built the MSBA curriculum with input from employers, ensuring you’ll learn the right skills to stand out in the job market. These skills include R, SQL/no SQL, Tableau, and marketing analytics certifications.
  • Storytelling and communicating with data. All graduates of Babson’s MSBA program are skilled at summarizing and communicating insights for different audiences using visual, oral, and verbal methods. You will also learn how to make a logical, clear, and persuasive case for or against the value of using analytics.


Program Outcome

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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