Simon Business School

Huaxia Rui

Business Analytics Concentration

Cutting edge machine learning, data visualization, statistical methodologies, tools for handling large volumes of data, and the latest theories and frameworks used in business all come together in this unique Masters of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. This program prepares you for an exciting career in the rapidly emerging area of business analytics. Business analysts are highly sought after in a variety of business areas including marketing, finance, insurance, health care, management consulting, operations, national security, and online advertising.

Simon Business School Distinctions:

  • Ranked No. 3 in the world in Economics by Financial Times of London, January 2015
  • Ranked No. 5 in the world in Finance by Financial Times of London, January 2015

We were big on data before data got big.

Strong quantitative and analytical skills are hallmarks of the Simon faculty and graduates. Our graduates are reputed to be creative problem solvers, skilled at applying the latest analytical techniques to gain business insights from large volumes of data. They thrive in data rich business careers such as risk management, loan and insurance underwriting, healthcare delivery, targeted advertising, and management consulting.

Simon’s distinct focus on analytics—through a highly quantitative and economics-based curriculum—is designed to help students build strong problem-solving skills that appeal to employers across all industries. Our faculty of engaging experts will train you to frame business challenges in analytical terms, apply big-data insights, and build meaningful solutions. Through Simon’s MSBA with a concentration in Business Analytics, you will gain a competitive edge in a demanding business world.

Gain an In-Depth Perspective and Prepare for Your Career.

The program combines foundational business knowledge with analytical expertise. It teaches you a fundamental set of theories and frameworks necessary to understand the world of business, while simultaneously equipping you with a range of practical and effective tools to enable you to hit the ground running right after graduation. Some program highlights:  

  • Core business courses
  • Cutting-edge analytics techniques with hands-on applications
  • Live projects for external clients
  • R and SQL bootcamps
  • Optional summer internship

Choose the Program Format that is Right for You.

Full-Time Business Analytics students have two available tracks:

  • 11-month program of study (non-internship track)
  • 17-month program of study (internship track)
    • Internships are not guaranteed - students choosing the option to extend their program will be eligible to seek an internship, but are not guaranteed placement in an internship

The importance of data analytics in today's business

Dean Andrew Ainslie sat down with Financial Times business education editor Della Bradshaw on a recent visit to London to talk about emerging market demand for analytic skill sets across all business functions, particularly in Business Analytics. Ainslie discusses Simon’s strength in this area, citing our long history of an analytic- and economics-based approach to the curriculum. Watch Ainslie’s interview below.

Ainslie FT Interview Play