9 months
54600 USD/full
54600 USD/full
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The influence of big data on business decision making is greater than ever. So is the demand for skilled translators who can convert data into critical insights that lead to game-changing business solutions. Discover how Babson’s Master of Science in Business Analytics can prepare you for a career in analytics with this full-time, STEM-designated program (completed in either 9 or 16 months).

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The Business Analytics program at Babson College 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.

What Makes Babson’s MSBA Different?

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and faculty: Learn from world-renowned thought leaders and innovators who will teach you to combine a data scientist’s skill set with an entrepreneur’s mindset. 

  • 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.

  • Cutting-edge big data analytics tools: Learn to use advanced analytical techniques to support organizational goals and strategies. Gain a deep understanding of prescriptive and predictive analytics, cognitive technologies, machine learning, and more.

  • Gain the skills employers want: Stand out in the job market with fluency in programming languages (R, Python, SQL / NoSQL) and data visualization software (Tableau).

  • Master the art of storytelling 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. Learn how to make a logical, clear, and persuasive case.

  • Get real-world experience: Consult for a local company and present your findings about their business challenge to senior management.

Programme Structure

Learn how to creatively solve big-picture business and social problems with data-driven solutions. The MSBA curriculum consists of 18 required core credits and 12 elective credits, including Babson’s signature action-based learning. With coaching from a faculty member, you and your team will consult for an organization and present your work to company executives at the end of the semester.

Courses include the following:

  • Entrepreneurship, Analytics, and Strategy of the Firm

  • Machine Learning for Business

  • Marketing Analytics

  • Modern Econometrics for Business

  • Programming for Business Analytics

  • Storytelling / Communication with Data

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essay

  • One academic recommendation letter from a former or current quant/technical professor

  • Resume

  • Transcripts from all institutions, undergraduate and graduate

  • Video interview

  • Candidates may include an essay to provide additional pertinent information to the admissions committee (optional)

Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores from within the last seven years in lieu of the GMAT or GRE. All applicants must submit GMAT, GRE, SAT, or ACT scores.

Work experience

Average work experience is 0-3 years; no work experience is required, though

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    54600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


Merit awards are available for all of Babson’s graduate degree programs. For a full listing of all merit and need-based awards available to graduate students at Babson, please refer to the All Award Details page below:


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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