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MS in Business Analytics

Lead The Big Data Revolution!

TFE 2017 Rankings Top 10More data is available than ever before, and analytics have become a part of every major business decision today. With the Master of Science in Business Analytics from Michigan State University, you can be part of this emerging transformation and leading new industry.  The main themes of the program focus on business strategy, data management and experiential project consulting. Graduates from our program have landed employment opportunities in a wide range of industries, such as consulting, automotive, consumer products, retail, and financial services.  This program is designed to give training and hands on experience to students in multiple areas of the data science field such as: descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics.


Recognition: Important News

  • Analytics & Insights Internship Career fair is now open for employer registration!
  • Top 5 program in the US!   We are proud to announce that we have recently been ranked as a top 5 program in the US and top 10 in the world by QS Top Universities
  • MSU Data Science Association: click here for upcoming speaker series and events
  • Employment

    • Looking to hire? Our class of 2018 MS BA students will be graduating in December.  Email Gayle Cohen ( for a resume book of this group!
    • CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATES:  The average annual salary at graduation was $85,200 with 100% of students employed that were actively seeking.  Companies represented include:  BCBS, Capital One, Citibank, Citrix, Cognizant Technologies, Consumers Energy, Deloitte, Ducker, EY, Ford, GM, Gongos, Haggerty, MGM Resorts, MSU, PWC, Styker, Torrid, UnderArmour, and Urban Sciences.  Congratulations students!
    • CLASS OF 2018 SUMMER INTERNS: Congratulations to the students on being hired for their summer internships! 100% of the class of 2018 are employed for the summer.
  • Corporate Projects

    • We are excited and grateful to our Fall 2018 corporate project sponsors: BCBS of Michigan, MSU Human Resources, Farm Bureau Insurance, MGM Resorts, Michigan Lottery, Old Nation Brewing, Stryker, Oakland County,  Morpace, USA Tech, Quicken Loans.
    • We are thrilled to have KellyOCG onboard as our Spring 2019 corporate sponsor!
    • If you are interested in joining our growing list of corporate partners, please email program director Gayle Cohen at


Reputation (Testimonials):

Auto Owners Insurance (Eric Traux, Predictive Analtyics Department)

“I am impressed with the preparedness of the students coming out of this program. They were able to immediately have a meaningful conversation with me about the technical details of predictive modeling while at the same time knowing what questions to ask to better appreciate the business environment in which their models will live.”

Michigan Lottery (Amanda Perkins, Research Department)

“The opportunity to work with the MSU Business Analytics program was a wonderful experience for the Michigan Lottery.  They worked extremely hard researching our industry to provide the most accurate answers as possible.  The students’ expertise in Business Analytics could be seen throughout the project, especially with their final presentation and recommendations.  The MSU Business Analytics program provides tremendous value to organizations who are searching for answers to complex data issues.  We look forward to working with the program again in the near future.” 


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