The first ranking dedicated to Business Master’s programs, the QS World University Rankings: Business Masters Rankings includes the QS Master’s in Business Analytics Rankings 2018, an index of over 40 of the world’s best institutions for Master’s in Business Analytics degrees, based on a methodology which assesses each institution’s employability, value for money, class & faculty diversity and more, with data collected from a global survey of employers and other sources. The following are the Top 5 Universities for Master’s in Business Analytics Degrees:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management – Master of Business Analytics
Ranked first for its Master of Business Analytics degree, the institute achieves perfect scores for three indicators: employability, alumni outcomes and thought leadership, with the final indicator taking into account a survey of academics as well as research impact and the number of staff with a PhD. Sloan’s business analytics degree aims to prepare students to interpret and use data science to solve business challenges, giving them the skillset needed for careers in a broad range of industries such as management consulting, financial services, technology and healthcare. During the course, students take part in an Analytics Capstone Project, in which they will work on real-life data science problems with industry specialists.
- University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business – Master of Science in Business Analytics
The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business is ranked second for its Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree, achieving a very high score for the value for money indicator, which shows graduates are seeing a good return on their investment from this master’s degree. The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business offers students support and recruitment from industry leaders such as Walmart and Deloitte Consulting, a STEM certification, networking opportunities and industry connections, and lots of support in finding employment upon graduating.
- USC Marshall School of Business – Master of Science in Business Analytics
The University of Southern California (USC)’s Marshall School of Business, ranked third for its master in business analytics degrees. Its Master of Science (MSc) in Business Analytics is an 18-month, comprehensive program in which students gain a broad, in-depth knowledge of all areas of business analytics and big data analysis, learning programming tools and how to translate and present complex data to help make business decisions. The school achieves very high scores for its alumni outcomes and value for money, with graduates earning an average salary of $85,000.
- University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management – Master of Science in Business Analytics
The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, is located at Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It is another high-rated institution for its master’s in business analytics degree. The school is ranked fourth, earning its highest score for the value for money indicator. The school’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a one-year program which utilizes experimental learning, with students completing a semester-long experimental learning project with a partner company in the Carlson Analytics Lab. Also achieving a high score for the alumni outcomes indicator, 100 percent of Carlson’s 2015 and 2016 graduates received offers of employment within 90 days of graduating, working for big name brands such as Amazon, Capital One, Google, Facebook, AirBnB, American Express, LinkedIn and Microsoft.
- Melbourne Business School – Master of Business Analytics
The University of Melbourne Business School is the next in the top 10 for the new Master’s in Business Analytics. Ranking 5th , the school achieves its strongest score for though leadership with its Master of Business Analytics course bringing together experts from Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Business Management to provide an integrated, advanced one-year program. Students will learn how to use SAS, R, Python, Tableau and other tools and gain the skills and knowledge needed to become exceptional data scientists. Melbourne Business School achieves one of the highest scores in the top 10 for the class & faculty diversity indicator, with women making up 43 percent of class members.