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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Master of Business Analytics

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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Fall Semester
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15.071: Analytics Edge (12)
15.093/6.255/IDS.200: Optimization Methods (12)
15.095: Machine Learning Under a Modern Optimization Lens (12)
15.572: Analytics Lab (9)
15.681: From Analytics to Action (6)
15.003: Analytics Software Tools in R, Python, SQL and Julia (3)

+ Communications & Data Storytelling Seminar
+ Additional 12 units of approved electives (not required)

January Independent Activities Period (IAP)
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15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring and Summer)
15.286: Communicating with Data (3)
15.003: Analytics Software Tools in R, Python, SQL and Julia (3)
15.TBD: Ethics and Data Privacy (3)

+ Communications & Data Storytelling Seminar
+ Analytics Career Bootcamp

Spring Semester
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15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring and Summer)

Students must take a minimum of 27 units and a maximum of 48 units of approved electives

Summer Semester
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15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring and Summer)

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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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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.

Rachel Holmer, MBAn 2019

Rachel Holmer, MBAn 2019

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Undergraduate University

    University of Arkansas

Remi Lalanne, MBAn 2019

Remi Lalanne, MBAn 2019

  • Citizenship

    France

  • Recent Location

    Paris, France

  • Undergraduate University

    École Centrale de Paris

Annelise Steele, MBAn 2019

Annelise Steele, MBAn 2019

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Greenwich, CT

  • Undergraduate University

    MIT

Srishti Gupta, MBAn 2019

Srishti Gupta, MBAn 2019

  • Citizenship

    India

  • Recent Location

    Gurgaon, India

  • Undergraduate University

    IIT Roorkee

Lisa Walz, MBAn 2019

Lisa Walz, MBAn 2019

  • Citizenship

    Germany

  • Recent Location

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • Undergraduate University

    Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL


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Master of Business Analytics

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.

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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

Sloan School Career Development 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 & Co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center

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Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis

Management Science

William F. Pounds Professor of Management

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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)
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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. Take a closer look at the 2019 Analytics Capstone Projects.

Want to give students real-world experience solving data challenges? Become an Analytics Capstone Partner Organization. 

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 Employment Career Statistics

  • 100%

    Graduated with full-time offers*

  • 87-190K

    Range in Base Salary

  • $110+K

    Average base salary

  • 100%

    Seeking US roles were successful

  • 7%

    Students Seeking PhDs

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

Post-MBAn Career Outcomes

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WATCH: Annual Data Science & Analytics Career Night

Learn about the Annual Analytics Career Night, an integral part of the Master of Business Analytics programming at MIT Sloan. Held at MIT’s media lab, this year’s event included over 800 data science masters and PhD students from MIT.

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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

"The MBAn program far exceeded my expectations in all aspects, ranging from technical foundations to real-world experiences. Whatever path you choose to pursue post MIT, the MBAn program does a great job providing the tools you need." -Chinmay Jha, MBAn 2018

The Alumni Network

  • 136K

    MIT Alumni

  • 24K

    MIT Sloan Alumni

  • 90+

    Countries represented by alumni

Integrate + Collaborate

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.

The MIT Sloan Student-Alumni Mentoring Program offers students another valuable source of guidance on all aspects of the MIT Sloan experience. Through the program, students select mentors from a pool of hundreds of MIT Sloan alumni. With diverse backgrounds in a variety of industries and functions, these volunteers provide important insights to our students.

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Community

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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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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.

Size of Class 2020

By the Numbers

  • 15.36

    Average Work Experience (months)

  • 40%

    Female

  • 70%

    International

  • 23

    Countries Represented

  • 3.9

    Median Undergraduate GPA

  • 168

    Median GRE Quant

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Application Deadlines for August 2020 Entry

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines listed below. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

Timeline

  • Applications due:

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 3:00 p.m. EST

  • The admissions committee notifies applicants of their decision:

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • Admitted applicants must reply to their offers:

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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