Our Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a one-year, 30-credit hour program designed to fit into your life as a working business professional. You will master analytics techniques for "big data" including data mining, data storage and manipulation, data visualization, statistics, modeling, optimization, and simulation. You will learn how these techniques are applied in a variety of business areas, such as finance, operations, and marketing. You will gain managerial skills to apply these techniques to successfully solve business problems. And, after graduating, you will approach business decision-making more rigorously and confidently while effectively communicating data findings to inform strategic business decisions.
"The emerging field of Business Analytics is about the art and science of transforming data into insights for better decision making. Successful businesses are intent on unlocking the value embedded in their data and are looking for skilled professionals to lead the way. I am excited to be leading the Mendoza College team that is meeting this need through a unique Chicago-based degree program."
- Don Kleinmuntz
Academic Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics
The MSBA program is based primarily at Notre Dame’s Chicago Commons, our executive education facility on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Drive in "The Loop" of downtown Chicago. Additionally, three several-day sessions are held on our main campus in South Bend, Indiana. Classes meet every other Friday/Saturday, and approximately 25 percent of class material is delivered outside class in an online format. The program ends with a 3-credit practicum with a prominent company where you will integrate the skills you have learned with real-world data and feedback.