Brandeis International Business School

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Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

Program Value

“Advances in gathering and applying data are transforming all business sectors. The Brandeis MS in Business Analytics targets skills needed in data-intensive, high-demand industries, including consulting, e-commerce, finance, marketing and real estate.”

Blake LeBaron Blake LeBaron, MSBA Program Director

Program Highlights

Brandeis Advantage

Ranked among the best U.S. universities by U.S. News and World Report. Located close to Boston, a multicultural hub of finance, technology and innovation.

Analyze and Interpret Data

Learn statistical, programming, data visualization and econometric methods for analyzing data.

Career Preparation

All students participate in a company internship, consulting project or faculty-directed research.

STEM-Designated

Study in a program that lets international students extend a 12-month post-graduate practical training experience by an additional 24 months. Learn more.

Renowned Faculty

Learn from faculty experts who are leaders in academic research or seasoned financial professionals.

Scholarships

100% of admitted students are considered for generous scholarships.

12-Month or 16-Month Pre-Experience Program

Students begin their studies in late August and finish the following December. Students may accelerate the program by substituting a summer term for the final fall semester. Applicants are not required to have work experience.

A Close-knit Community

Learn more about our multi-cultural and supportive campus environment.

Positioned for Success in High-Demand Fields

The demand for professionals skilled in data analysis is growing throughout the modern business environment. According to a 2017 McKinsey & Company report, big data and analytics are now widely acknowledged as transformational, yet many companies are capturing only a fraction of their value. In 2018, Glassdoor reported data scientist as the best job in America. 

The new MS in Business Analytics will help graduates transform data into actionable insights for firms competing in the global marketplace.

Brandeis IBS graduates have applied their analytics knowledge at companies including:

Deutsche Bank BNY Mellon Moody's Analytics Bank of America  Merrill Lynch JP Morgan State Street Brown Brothers Harriman, Co. PAR Capital Management Evergrande Life Insurance Co. Ltd.  Discover Financial Services Boston Digital Ventures Walker & Dunlop BGG North America

Curriculum

MSBA students may pursue one of the applied tracks listed below or take courses across all three of these areas.

Core Curriculum & Timelines

View core courses, general elective options and the timelines for the 12- and 16-month MSBA programs.

Core Curriculum & Timelines
Marketing Analytics

Study marketing research design and analysis, applied econometrics, digital marketing and marketing analytics. Learn how to identify market segments, predict consumer behavior and more. This track prepares students for various marketing roles across numerous industries.

Financial Analytics

Develop expertise in forecasting, quantitative risk management, corporate financial modeling, portfolio management, fixed income and derivative securities. These areas are drawn from a data-centered and analytic-intensive perspective and help prepare students for jobs in fintech or quantitative finance.

Business Dynamics

Learn skills in building and using robust models to develop meaningful understanding of situations characterized by dynamic complexity. Application areas include growth strategy, operations management and supply chains, project management and public policy.

Bhoomija Ranjan

Faculty Specializing in Data Analytics

Data Analytics faculty include the author of several statistical texts and a professor who spent 18 years in corporate and structured finance for several major financial services firms (including a “Big 5” accounting firm).

Bhoomija Ranjan is an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Her research primarily focuses on understanding how firms and individuals make decisions through quantitative modeling techniques. She holds a PhD and MS in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

Admissions

Are you ready to get started? Request more information or begin applying today.

Application Requirements Deadlines Tuition & Financial Aid

Looking for more information on admissions? Contact the admissions team or connect with an MSBA student ambassador at ibsambassadors@brandeis.edu.