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In this post, we have listed the 5 Best Masters in Business Analytics.

Our goal? 

Help you decide where you will study Data science and Analytics, because earning a degree in a prestigious university can be critical to land your first data scientist or machine learning job.

This ranking is based on QS World University Rankings which has recently unveiled the Best Masters in Business Analytics for 2020. According to Techopedia, Business analytics (BA) refers to all the methods and techniques that are used by an organization to measure performance. Business analytics are made up of statistical methods that can be applied to a specific project, process or product.

TLDR: below is the list of the 5 best masters selected by QS World University Rankings.

1. MIT (Sloan) Master of Business Analytics, Cambridge (MA), United States


2. UCLA (Anderson) Master of Science in Business Analytics, Los Angeles (CA), United States


3. ESSEC/CentraleSupelec, Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics, Paris (France) and Singapore

4. Texas (McCombs) Master of Science in Business Analytics, Austin (TX), United States

5. Imperial College Business School, MSc Business Analytics, London (United Kingdom)

 1. MIT (Sloan) Master of Business Analytics


The MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics’ objective is to train its students to become data science experts in order to solve business challenges. This program is divided in two parts with courses during Fall (Analytics and Machine Learning) and independent activities from January. If enrolled students want to work in the US, 100% of graduates of previous classes seeking a US role managed to find a job after completing this master.

The expected salary after finishing the Master of Business Analytics at MIT is around $110,000.

Tuition & Fees:  $82,368

Number of students admitted: 60 → class profile 

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2. UCLA (Anderson) Master of Science in Business Analytics

The UCLA Anderson Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 15-month on-campus program. This program teaches students analytics concepts in different fields such as Fraud, Business, Operations, etc. Students are required to find a summer internship to use the new skills they have acquired during their first 9 months at UCLA. Finally, they will be asked to work on a Capstone Analytics Project before graduating. 

The expected salary after finishing the Master of Business Analytics at UCLA is $100,000 (the placement rate is 100%).

Tuition & Fees:  $66,709

Number of students admitted: 60 → class profile 

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3. ESSEC/CentraleSupelec, Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics


The ESSEC/CentralSupelec offers a Master in both Data Science and Business Analytics that requires to study during one year. The program is divided in three parts (part 1: Refreshers & Core courses, part 2: Major in Data Science, Business Analytics or Digital Strategy, part 3: Internship/Professional Experience). Students majoring in either Data Science or Business Analytics will acquire new skills such as Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Decision Analysis, etc. 


The average salary after finishing this Master is $69,000.


Tuition & Fees:  €23,000

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4. Texas (McCombs) Master of Science in Business Analytics

The UCLA Anderson Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 10-month program that is willing to teach students how to harness vast amount of data and use it to help their future company make data-driven decisions (with courses such as Predictive Modeling, Data Analytics Programming, Marketing Analytics, etc). 


Tuition & Fees: $43,000 (Texas resident) - $48,000 (Non-Texas Resident and International)

Number of students admitted: 53 (52% female, 48% male)

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5. Imperial College Business School, MSc Business Analytics

The MSc Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School is a one-year program that prepares graduates for a future of data-driven and evidence-based decision making. Students can either study on campus or online, the program is divided in three parts with core modules, five electives to choose from and projects to complete. After completing this MSc, 97% of the students find a job in Analytics within three months (with 46% in the UK) mostly in the Tech and Consultancy sectors. 

Tuition & Fees:  £29,500

Number of students admitted: 82 (on campus) → class profile 

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