Earn your Master of Business Analytics at Tulane.

Program Overview

In our STEM-designated, career-focused master’s degree program in business analytics, you will analyze real-world data sets and learn how to leverage your findings to make evidence-based business decisions.

You’ll be prepared to enter an in-demand field with analytics skills employers need.

Learning from our distinguished faculty members, you’ll be grounded in the practical application of business analytics to provide a seamless transition to your career. You’ll learn how to apply computing, analytic, and economic insight from data sets to manage, interpret, model and communicate results. You’ll enter your career confident to make significant contributions in analysis, problem solving, risk management, and strategic analysis and planning.

9 to 16 Months

You can complete your degree on an accelerated schedule in only 9 months, or spread your coursework out over 16 months to allow for a summer internship.

3 Specializations

You’ll have the option to leverage your electives to earn a specialization in an area of interest, customizing your coursework to gain the expertise you need to meet your individual academic and career goals.

STEM Designated

The Master of Business Analytics degree program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to extend their training by 24 months if they work in their field of study.

Peyton Thompson, MANA '19

Tulane’s Master of Business Analytics program gave me the professional and technical skills to create a meaningful impact for clients from the start of my career.

- Peyton Thompson (MANA ’19), above right, digital consulting analyst, Accenture

Analytics Curriculum

Working directly with our industry partners, we created our career-focused Master of Business Analytics program so you gain the knowledge and skills that employers need most.  Through hands-on experience with real data sets and real companies, you’ll be career-ready as you present to industry experts in the fall and complete a semester-long project for a company in the spring.


You'll create visualizations using real-world data, all while making a positive impact in the community.

Real-World Application

You’ll learn data management in SQL, practice predictive modeling in R, build machine learning models in Python and create visualizations in  Tableau, all using real-world data. Learn more about our partnership with the New Orleans Police Department.

Be immersed in a semester-long for an organization like the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.

Project-Based Courses

You’ll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned as you immerse yourself in a project for an organization like the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. Your data findings will help influence important operational decisions.

Students engaged in action learning

Industry Connections

You’ll interact with industry leaders from day one through site visits to companies, sponsored class projects and events like the Tulane Business Analytics Colloquium.

Comprehensive Preparation

When you read our curriculum, you’ll see the required skills listed in every analytics job posting – but that’s just the beginning of what you’ll learn in Freeman’s Business Analytics program. Our courses dive deeper to cover skills your employers may not even know about. You’ll learn the tools you need to analyze data and how to present your conclusions, preparing you to add value from day one.

Critical Skills and Knowledge

Master the skills employers need, like Visualization and Dashboard through Tableau, Data Exploration through SQL, Predictive Modeling and Python. You will be exposed to the endless applications of business analytics.


Expert Faculty and Mentors

You’ll work closely with our multidisciplinary faculty, who are renowned researchers and celebrated teachers with expertise in topics ranging from operations and supply chain to cloud computing and machine learning, in industries including health care, sports and entertainment.


You can leverage the expertise of Freeman’s  esteemed  faculty and  customize your education by using your electives to earn a specialization, gaining critical knowledge that enhances your value to prospective employers. Choose from Accounting & Finance, Energy, or Marketing & Management.



Employers urgently need to hire graduates with quantitative training and the analytic skills to interpret Big Data. With the skills gained in your coursework and industry connections through the MANA Advisory Council, you’ll be prepared for a career with any organization, traditional to cutting edge, or in any industry – banks, consulting firms, energy companies, financial services firms, healthcare organizations and trading companies. You’ll join our distinguished community of alumni, which stretches from New Orleans to Beijing and Shanghai, New York and Miami – and beyond.


At Freeman, you’ll receive personal attention throughout the admissions process and beyond. Our admissions team will provide individual feedback to determine which course of study is the best fit for you, and we’ll counsel you on how to put forth your strongest application. 

  • All applicants receive consideration for fellowships
  • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates
  • Priority deadline November 1

Learn more at an in-person or virtual information session, or come see us at a special event.

Freeman Community

Freeman Alumni

Freeman alumni are positioned to help you achieve your professional goals. As a student, you’ll build a network of supporters and mentors who will champion you as you grow your career.

Classroom Connections

Our small class sizes facilitate deep relationships. Faculty will become mentors and introduce you to professional opportunities and classmates will become lifelong friends you’ll be proud to know.

Living in New Orleans

New Orleans is the cultural capital of the South, known throughout the world for its music, food and entertainment. But it’s also 300+ year old port city with both international business connections and home-grown startups. Living here will expose you to new experiences from learning about sustainability at sea level to dancing at local festivals. Many of our students and alumni are involved in local organizations including the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

Student enjoying live music

Live music is the life-blood of New Orleans, the birthplace of eight separate genres of music from jazz to bounce. With festivals nearly every weekend, you’ll celebrate Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, local entrepreneurship and so much more.

boiled crawfish

New Orleans is a mecca for foodies because of the many cuisines that converged here, including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. Soon you will be peeling crawfish like a pro and ordering your po-boy “dressed.”

Aerial view of New Orleans and Mississippi River

As a major port and commercial center, New Orleans is home to a vibrant business community. Primary industries include shipping, energy, healthcare and hospitality, but the city is also home to successful software and IT companies.

Exterior of the business school

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