Master of Business Analytics

Master of Business Analytics

A 12-month program focused on applying the tools of modern data science, optimization, and machine learning to solve real-world business problems.

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Curriculum

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One-Year Degree in Advanced Analytics 

In just 12 months, the MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics program prepares students for careers that apply and manage modern data science to solve critical business challenges. 

Established in conjunction with MIT's Operations Research Center – an interdisciplinary research center established in 1953– the MBAn program is tailored for current students or recent college graduates who plan to pursue a career in the data science industry, as well as those seeking career advancement or change, especially engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, and other high-tech professionals. The program answers the industry’s demand for a skilled pool of graduates who can apply data science to solve business challenges.  MIT offers an analytics degree at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

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The Analytics Curriculum

The MIT Sloan MBAn curriculum is designed to prepare you for the challenges you will face as a business leader in today's rapidly changing environment. We strive to provide you with fundamental skills and cutting edge business knowledge that will equip you to lead innovative thinking in today's organizations.

 

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STEM Classification

The Master of Business Analytics Program qualifies as a STEM-designated program, allowing international students to extend their training in the U.S. by 24 months after graduating.

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Our Students

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Community Voices

Meet some of our MBAn students & hear what they have to say about the many aspects of life, learning, and leadership at MIT Sloan.

What is it like to be an MBAn student here?

Our students represent a range of backgrounds and interests. They experience MIT Sloan in their own way, yet create a cohesive community.

If their email is linked in their profiles, you are welcome to connect directly with these students. For admissions-related questions, please email MBAnAdmissions.mitsloan@mit.edu.

Stephanie Franklin, MBAn 2021

Stephanie Franklin, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Undergraduate University

    Harvard University

  • Degree and Major

    B.A. in Social Studies

Aaron Wang, MBAn 2021

Aaron Wang, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Undergraduate University

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Degree and Major

    B.S. in Actuarial Science and Finance

Aarushi Bagga MBAn 2021

Aarushi Bagga, MBan 2021

  • Citizenship

    India

  • Undergraduate University

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

  • Degree and Major

    Integrated B.Tech + M.Tech in Geophysical Technology

Matt Garbecki, MBAn 2021

Matt Garbecki, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Undergraduate University

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Degree and Major

    B.S. in Industrial Management Engineering

Soni Saksham, MBAn 2021

Soni Saksham, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    India

  • Undergraduate University

    Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi

  • Degree and Major

    Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering

Armando Jesus Hermosilla, MBAn 2021

Armando Jesus Hermosilla, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    Paraguay

  • Undergraduate University

    National University of Asuncion

  • Degree and Major

    Industrial Engineer, with a concentration in Management

Rebecca Schubertruegmer SFMBA 2021

Rebecca Schubertruegmer, MBAn 2021

  • Citizenship

    German, Taiwanese

  • Undergraduate University

    London School of Economics

  • Degree and Major

    BSc Mathematics and Economics


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An MBAn Student's Olympic Summer

Incoming MBAn student and swimmer from Denmark, Anton Ipsen, reflects back on his experience at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Faculty

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Expert and Approachable Faculty

You’ll notice an informality at MIT born of mutual respect. Everyone here is exceptional, and everyone assumes you are, too. The professors you have lunch with know that because you’re at MIT, you have a hand in something both interesting and meaningful. They respect that. If you have questions, they'll help you find the answers, or lead you to someone who can. And those expert professors, like most people here, are refreshingly down to earth.

Featured Faculty

Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas

Management Science

Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

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Y. Karen Zheng

Y. Karen Zheng

Management Science

George M. Bunker Professor

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Vivek F. Farias

Vivek F. Farias

Management Science

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor

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Retsef Levi

Retsef Levi

Management Science

J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management

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Patrick Jaillet

Patrick Jaillet

Dugald C. Jackson Professor

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Alexandre Jacquillat

Alexandre Jacquillat

Management Science

Class of 1942 Career Development Professor

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Curriculum Webinar Series

Michelle Li, Director of the Master of Business Analytics program, sits down with faculty to discuss their background and expertise, the courses they teach, and what it’s like to be a student in their class.

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Opportunity to Conduct Research with Faculty

Explore a diverse array of applications and methodologies in operations research and analytics by applying to research assistantship with affiliated faculty and senior staff from MIT Sloan and MIT Operations Research Center. 

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Sample Research Topics 

  • Building a predictive model to capture risk of developing infection in patients receiving chemotherapy (D. Bertsimas)
  • Researching a new algorithm to control user social behavior on a running app, in order to maximize usage/running (V. Farias)
  • Improve sales forecasting and optimize shop floor display assortment using RFIC data for Zara (G. Perakis)
  • Optical Character Recognition (text in images) for commodity supply chain network in Indonesia (N. Trichakis)
  • Optimization of the scheduling and routing of Boston School Buses (D. Bertsimas)
  • Predicting crop prices and optimizing network flow for rural famers of India (K. Zheng)

Faculty Spotlight

Dimitris Bertsimas and Alexander Jacquillat have won the 2020 Pierskalla Best Paper Award from the Health Applications Society of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). This award recognizes research excellence in the field of health care management science.

Read their winning paper:
"From predictions to prescriptions: A data-driven response to COVID-19."

Dimitris Bertsimas Dimitris Bertsimas

Dimitris Bertsimas is the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Research, and the Associate Dean for the Master of Business Analytics at MIT.

Alexander Jacquillat Alexander Jacquillat

Alexander Jacquillat is Assistant Professor, Operations Research and Statistics focusing on data-driven decision-making, spanning stochastic optimization, large-scale optimization, mechanism design and field experimentation.

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A machine learning model developed jointly by Janssen and MIT data scientists played a key role in the clinical trial process for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.

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Analytics Capstone

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Unique Analytics Capstone Project Model

A highlight of the Master of Business Analytics curriculum is the Analytics Capstone Project, which gives students an opportunity to work on real-life data science problems with industry practitioners. All students receive a $22K+ tuition offset as a result of their participation. 

Over a period of seven months, students work in teams of two with sponsor organizations around the United States and abroad. In January, the student teams are matched with host organizations and assigned dedicated faculty advisors. From February to May, students work on the projects on campus at MIT, meeting regularly with their faculty advisor and host organization. In the summer, students travel to the host organization for a full-time summer internship. Finally in August, upon completion of the summer internship and submission of a final report and presentation, students earn their formal degree.

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MIT Sloan School of Management - Learn About the MBAn Analytics Capstone Project

The Analytics Capstone Project, part of the Master of Business Analytics program at MIT Sloan, is a 7-month-long team project which gives students an opportunity to work on real-life data science problems with industry practitioners.

 

 

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Career Path

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Accelerate Your Career in Analytics

You’ll leave MIT Sloan prepared to interpret and use data to drive decisions. Apply these skills across a broad range of industries including management consulting, financial services, technology, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Graduates take on roles such as data scientists, senior analytics consultants, business intelligence analysts, pricing and revenue optimization analysts, insurance risk estimation analysts, and more.

MBAn 2020 Employment Career Statistics

  • 100%

    Graduated with full-time offers*

  • 79-155K

    Range in Base Salary

  • $114+K

    Average Base Salary

  • 88.9%

    job seeking MBAn 2020s accepted offers in the US

  • 100%

    of accepted offers were data science functions

  • $11+K

    Average Guaranteed Bonus Compensation

*100 percent of job-seeking graduates received full-time offers within six months of graduation.

Master of Business Analytics

A Passion for Math Led this MBAn Alumna to a Career at Google

Emma came to MIT with a passion for math. At the end of her junior year, she applied to the MBAn program at MIT Sloan and graduated from both programs in 2018. Learn how this woman in tech built the advanced analytical and managerial skills to excel in her role as a product analyst at Google Health.

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Post-MBAn Career Outcomes

Where Our Graduates Work

Amazon
Apple
Boston Consulting Group 

Boston Children's Hospital
Black Rock
Facebook
Gap, Inc
Google
Interpretable AI
McKinsey & Co
Oscar Health
PayPal
PIMCO
SeatGeek
Stitch Fix
Uber
United States Air force
Walmart
Yelp

Sample Job Titles

Data Scientist
Research Scientist
Analytics Associate
Business Intelligence Engineer
Machine Learning Scientist
Data Science Consultant
Operations Analyst
Research Engineer
Product Analyst
Portfolio Manager

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Career Resources

MIT Sloan provides a broad range of career development services, from a West Coast Data Science trek to career advising and more, to help Business Analytics students achieve their career goals.

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Alumni

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A Growing Alumni Network

 

Students at MIT’s Operations Research Center develop strong, lasting relationships with their peers, as they worked side by side using and analyzing data to solve problems together. That spirt of collaboration and camaraderie is a hallmark of MIT Sloan and the Operations Research Center—and it’s what keeps them connected long after they leave MIT.

Testimonials from members of the operations research CEnter

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Dare to Do It

Raphaëlle Delpont, always wanted to pursue a technical degree in data science so she could bridge the gap between research and industry. Read more about how she navigated gender bias and her journey to MIT Sloan.

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The Alumni Network

  • 136K

    MIT Alumni

  • 24K

    MIT Sloan Alumni

  • 90+

    Countries represented by alumni

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MIT Alumni Clubs around the world

MIT Sloan alumni are a valuable resource for making professional connections and gaining insight into what it takes to become a true leader. Our graduates are conducting cutting-edge research and heading up organizations that are changing the world. You will find yourself immersed in a community that thrives on building genuine relationships, offering support, and celebrating success.

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Community

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Inclusive and collaborative

At MIT Sloan, we not only welcome diverse perspectives but see them as critical in our collaborative and creative environment. When people from different backgrounds come together to develop and test an idea, invention happens.

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Connecting Across Campus

With nearly 11,000 students, more than half of whom are graduate students, and about 1,100 faculty, MIT sits along the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s a short walk across the Mass Ave Bridge to the city of Boston. MIT Sloan is located on the Red Line subway in Kendall Square.

A Vibrant Network

Cross-disciplinary study and teamwork are built into the structure and culture of both MIT Sloan and MIT. These connections often provide the spark that ignites new ideas, new products, and new companies. Students may take classes from departments outside MIT Sloan to pursue their interests and round out their knowledge and skills. MIT Sloan faculty are deeply involved in cross-disciplinary research centers like the MIT Operations Research Center, the MIT Innovation Initiative, and the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. 

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Student Life

Our students are leaders and doers, and use the MIT campus - indeed, the world - as their playground for discovery and experimentation. Whatever your interests, there's a place for your here.

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MIT Student Support Services

MIT Sloan is deeply connected to the MIT community. Our students have access to an integrated support network during their time here.

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Admissions

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See Yourself Here

We seek smart, motivated applicants who are passionate about analytics. Recent graduates, early career professionals in high-tech, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and computer programmers are encouraged to apply.

Each applicant is measured on his or her academic and professional accomplishments. Applicants are eligible to apply to the Master of Business Analytics program if they have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the academic year they apply. Students with a three-year bachelor's degree from an international university are also eligible to apply.

We seek well-rounded, intellectually curious individuals with the following characteristics:

  • Success in academic, extracurricular, and professional endeavors.
  • Ability to collaborate to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ability to inspire others to achieve success.
  • Willingness to seek alternative solutions to existing challenges.
  • Motivation to pursue their goals.

MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Read our full nondiscrimination policy here.

Application Deadlines

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines–these dates will be posted when the application goes live in early July. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

MBAn Program Deadlines – for August 2022 Entry

  • Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. EST:

    January 10, 2022

  • Final Decisions Released

    March 7, 2022

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Admissions Events

Join us virtually to get to know MIT Sloan. We're offering several online events - student and alumni panels, info sessions, small group chats with our admissions team, and more - so that we may introduce you to the MIT community. Although we can't get together in person, we're sure that what makes this place so special will shine through, even on your computer screen.

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Virtual Visits | MBAn and MFin Programs

Join us for our MBAn and MFin Virtual Visits! These student-hosted small group sessions will include program overviews from Admissions followed by coffee chats with current students.

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MIT Sloan Graduate Degree Programs • Office Hours

In this interactive session, our admissions team will share information and answer your questions about the MIT Sloan Early Admission, Master of Finance, and Master of Business Analytics.

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MIT Sloan Graduate Degree Programs • Office Hours

In this interactive session, our admissions team will share information and answer your questions about the MIT Sloan Early Admission, Master of Finance, and Master of Business Analytics.

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