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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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

Brittany Nguyen

Brittany Nguyen, MBAn'23

  • Pronouns


  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Statistics from University Of Virginia

Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright, MBAn'23

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  • Hometown

    Winnipeg, Canada

  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Science in Statistics from McGill University

Qinwen Wang

Qinwen Wang, MBAn'23

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  • Hometown

    Wuxi, China

  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics & Statistics Economics from Emory University

Reid Taylor

Reid Taylor, MBAn'23

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  • Hometown

    Columbia, SC

  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University Of South Carolina

Shengwei Zhang

Shengwei Zhang, MBAn'23

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  • Hometown

    Nanjing, China

  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University

Zehao Zhao

Zehao Zhao, MBAn'23

  • Personal Pronouns


  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from University Of California Berkeley

Dafne Badilla

Dafne Badilla, MBAn'23

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  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Industrial Engineer Degree from University of Chile

Mattia Ravasio

Mattia Ravasio, MBAn'23

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  • Undergraduate Degree and University

    Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bocconi University


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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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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.

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

Electrical Engineering-Computer Science

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.

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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Behind Covid-19 Vaccine Development

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.

2022 MIT Analytics Capstone Showcase

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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Creating a New Model for an Iconic Brand

When Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages wanted to use big data to measure the growth potential of their customers, they turned to Tico Han and Sydney Mo (both MBAn ’21) to help them develop an action plan.

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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 2021 Employment Career Statistics

  • 100%

    Graduated with full-time offers*

  • 80-200K

    Range in Base Salary

  • $128+K

    Average Base Salary

  • 98.2%

    of job seeking MBAn 2021s accepted offers in the US

  • 100%

    of accepted offers were data science functions

  • 21.4%

    of accepted offers came from Analytics Capstone companies

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

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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.

Read the interview here.

Post-MBAn Career Outcomes

Where Our Graduates Work

Boston Consulting Group 

Boston Children's Hospital
Black Rock
Gap, Inc
Interpretable AI
McKinsey & Co
Oscar Health
Stitch Fix
United States Air force

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 treks to career advising and more, to help Business Analytics students achieve their career goals.

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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

Meet some of our featured MBAn alumni

If their email is linked in their profiles, you are welcome to connect directly with these alumni. For admissions-related questions, please email .

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Alexandru Socolov, MBAn '20

  • Company/Title

    Data Scientist at Medidata Acorn AI

  • Industry

    Healthcare & Tech

  • Citizenship


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Girish Kishen Govindarajan, MBAn '20

  • Company/Title

    Data Science Consultant at Accenture AI (Formerly E2E Analytics)

  • Industry

    Data Science/AI Consulting

  • Citizenship


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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

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.

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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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Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of MIT Sloan and the greater MIT Campus. Explore our community, and learn more about the vibrant Kendall Square neighborhood.

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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.

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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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. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

MBAn Program Deadlines – for August 2023 Entry

  • Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST:

    January 8, 2023

  • Final Decisions Released

    March 3, 2023

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Everything you need to know to apply to the program and finance your education.

Admissions Events

Join us virtually and in-person to get to know MIT Sloan. We're offering several events– student and alumni panels, info sessions, small group chats with our admissions team and more– to introduce you to the MIT community.

MIT Sloan is committed to providing equal access for both in-person and virtual events.  For those seeking accommodations and to arrange the services you require, please contact us at


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