Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. PM To Tech Co.
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech In HR
GMAT 640, GPA 3.23
MIT Sloan | Mr. Electrical Agri-tech
GRE 324, GPA 4.0
MIT Sloan | Mr. Aker 22
GRE 332, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Anthropologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Consulting Research To Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (no GPA system, got first (highest) division )
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future Tech In Healthcare
GRE 313, GPA 2.0
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Ms. Creative Data Scientist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Military To MGMNT Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Mr. Agri-Tech MBA
GRE 324, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Data Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 7.76/10
Harvard | Ms. Nurturing Sustainable Growth
GRE 300, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Ms. Senior PM Unicorn
GMAT 700, GPA 3.18
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. “GMAT” Grimly Miserable At Tests
GMAT TBD - Aug. 31, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. IB To Strategy
GRE 321, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Kellogg | Ms. Freelance Hustler
GRE 312, GPA 4
Kellogg | Ms. Gap Fixer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.02
Harvard | Mr. Little Late For MBA
GRE 333, GPA 3.76
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Wellness Ethnographer
GRE 324, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Ms. Financial Real Estate
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. The Italian Dream Job
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Mr. Labor Market Analyst
GRE 320, GPA 3.4

Business Analytics Master’s At 100 Top B-Schools

The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota advanced in U.S. News' ranking

The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota advanced in U.S. News’ ranking

Without a doubt, the business analytics master’s is the belle of the specialty degree ball. Roughly a third of the top 100 business schools have rolled out these programs, in response to fast-rising demand for workers trained to wrangle and analyze the big data streams that are getting bigger by the second. For companies of virtually any size in any industry, the mining and processing of big data is a do-or-die proposition.

“Business analytics is determining the winners and losers in most industries,” Kenneth Gilbert, an emeritus prof at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business, told Forbes. “Ford cites analytics as playing a major role in its turnaround. Many companies such as Amazon, Google and Capital One have built their entire business model around analytics. Companies that see this are looking for the talent needed to integrate business analytics into their business strategy.”

Now, there’s no need to go as ga-ga over the data science revolution as did the Harvard Business Review, which titled an article on business analytics “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” The HBR article highlighted the fact that the field is growing faster than the output of trained data scientists. “Much of the current enthusiasm for big data focuses on technologies that make taming it possible, including Hadoop (the most widely used framework for distributed file system processing) and related open-source tools, cloud computing, and data visualization,” the article says. “While those are important breakthroughs, at least as important are the people with the skill set (and the mind-set) to put them to good use. On this front, demand has raced ahead of supply. Indeed, the shortage of data scientists is becoming a serious constraint in some sectors.”

Here’s a great list to start exploring a master’s in business analytics. For the first time, we’re compiled a list of the programs at Poets&Quants‘ Top 100 business schools, ranked by their full-time MBA programs. The halo effect from a flagship program brings prestige to the business school brand that covers all their other business offerings.

Business Analytics Master’s At 100 Top Schools

Rank School Program Duration Program Tuition
7 MIT Sloan School of Management Business Analytics 1 year $75,000
11 Duke University Fuqua School of Business Business Analytics 10 months $65,000
15 University of California at Los Angeles Anderson Business Analytics 13 months $62,579
16 NYU Stern School of Business Business Analytics (part-time) 1 year $68,750
18 University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business Business Analytics <1 year In-state: $36,000; out-of-state: $44,000
20 Emory University Goizueta Business School Business Analytics 10 months $57,000
21 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Business Analytics (online) 18 months (or up to five years) $38,100
24 Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Business Analytics 1 year $57,100
25 Michigan State Broad College of Business Business Analytics

1 year

In-state: $36,000; out-of-state: $39,000
26 USC Marshall School of Business

Business Analytics

1 year (also part-time) $51,300
29 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Business Analytics (also part-time version) 1 year (part-time: 3 years) In-state: $41,265; out-of-state: $57,015 (Part-time: in-state: $54,000; out-of-state: $68,175
30 Washington University Olin Business School Customer Analytics 18 months $72,930
34 Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Analytics

1 year

In-state: $36,000; out-of-state: $49,000
35 University of Maryland Smith School of Business Marketing Analytics 9 months In-state: $46,140; out-of-state $55,590
36 Arizona State Carey School of Business Business Analytics (also online version) 9 months (online: 16 months) In-state: $31,600; out-of-state: $47,800; international: $48,000 (online: $43,500)
37 University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Business Analytics

1-2 years $19,950
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Marketing Analytics (also part-time) 9-10 months (part-time: avg. 3 1/2 years) $63,000 (part-time: $62,820)
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Business Analytics (also part-time) 10 months or 17 months (internship track); (part-time: avg. 3 1/2 years) $63,000 (part-time: $71,545)
39 Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

Business Analytics

9 months $41,850
44 Purdue University Krannert School of Management Business Analytics and Information Management 11 months In-state: $29,000; out-of-state: $46,000
49 George Washington University School of Business

Business Analytics

1 year  (part-time: 20 months) $50,985
50 Temple University Fox School of Business

Business Analytics

1 year (full-time); up to 3 years (part-time) In-state: $32,460; out-of-state $45,330
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM

Business Analytics

18 or 24 months In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
54 College of William & Mary Mason School of Business

Business Analytics

1 year

In-state: $33,000 (plus $6,000 fees); out-of-state: $39,000 (plus $6,000 fees)
61 U.C. San Diego Rady SOM

Business Analytics

1 year

$52,900
66 University of Miami School of Business Administration

Business Analytics

10 months

$55,500
68 Louisiana State Ourso College of Business Analytics 1 year In-state: $12,463; out-of-state: $34,901
70 University of Colorado Leeds School of Business

Business Analytics

1 year $35,446
71 University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business

Business Analytics

3 semesters In-state: $21,903; out-of-state: $49,575
72 Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOM

Business Analytics

11 months $47,500
73 University of Connecticut Storrs School of Business Business Analytics & Project Management (also part-time) 1 1/2 years $28,875
77 University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business

Business Analytics

9-12 months In-state: $20,958; out-of-state: $28,796 (12 months: additional $890-$3,560)
78 American University Kogod School of Business Analytics (also part-time) 1-2 years $50,358
82 Iowa State College of Business Business Analytics (online) 21 months $16,440
99 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

Business Analytics

12-16 months $40,560
100 Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Data Science 1 year $16,000

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