Brandeis International Business School

New program addresses demand for professionals skilled in data analysis

The demand for professionals skilled in data analysis is growing throughout the world, as businesses are looking to adapt to the ever-changing economic environment. According to a 2017 McKinsey & Company report, big data and analytics are recognised for their value in transforming organisations, yet many companies aren’t capturing the full extent of value they can from data analysis.

This is the reasoning behind Brandeis International Business School’s (IBS) new degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). The program combines data analytics and related programming courses with training in finance, marketing and business dynamics. Students will graduate being able to transform data into actionable insights for firms competing in the global marketplace.

The MSBA will be taught by leading scholars and practitioners in data analytics, computational finance, business dynamics, econometrics and marketing analytics. Students will participate in a faculty-directed analytics consulting project to provide real-world experience to complement the intensive classroom experience. The program is STEM-designated, which offers international students up to 36 months of additional practical training in the U.S. after graduation.

“The Brandeis MSBA will provide our graduates with the skills needed to succeed in high-demand industries like consulting, e-commerce, finance, marketing and real estate,” said Blake LeBaron, the Brandeis MSBA program director and Abram L. and Thelma Sachar Professor of International Economics at Brandeis IBS.

Brandeis IBS is accepting applications for the MSBA program for Fall 2018.