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Business Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #157 (WUR) South Bend, IN, United States
 The 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Data Management Tools & Techniques
  • Data Visualization & Exploration
  • Statistics for Management Decision Making 1
  • Business Decision Modeling
  • Data Mining Tools & Techniques 1
  • Statistics for Management Decision Making 2
  • Intensive Case Module
  • Integrated Analytics Practices
  • Data Mining Tools & Techniques 2
  • Ethics and Big Data Analytics
  • Financial Analytics for Business Decision Modeling
  • Predictive Analytics & Forecasting Models
  • Marketing and Customer Analytics
  • Emerging Issues in Analytics
  • Operations Analytics & Process Improvement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

This program is specifically designed for working professionals with at least two years of work experience, who can attend classes every other weekend while maintaining employment. In addition, applications for the Notre Dame MSBA program must contain each of the following elements:

  • Resume
  • Interview (to be scheduled by MSBA admissions team for qualified applicants)
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the institution
  • Two (2) recommendations
  • One (1) essay
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Academic score report (non-U.S.students only)
  • Active employment with a minimum of 2 years work experience
  • The admissions team reserves the right to require the GMAT

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51264 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    51264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51264 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, work and internship experience, honors, performance on standardized tests, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame.


The Office of Financial Aid offers loan opportunities to assist in the funding of your graduate degree.

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