Master of Business Analytics

Master of Business Analytics Enter the cutting-edge field of big data 

Launch your career with an experience-focused Master of Business Analytics

Earn your Master of Business Analytics at Tulane.

Program Overview

From customer insights and risk management to economic outlooks, businesses in today’s world run on data. That means they depend on detail-oriented business analytics professionals to translate data insights to actionable strategies. When you earn a Master of Business Analytics from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, you’ll gain expertise in strategic analysis and planning, risk management and problem-solving to enter your career with confidence.

3 Specializations

You can take elective courses to earn a specialization in an area of interest, customizing your business analytics master’s coursework to gain the skills to meet your academic and career goals.

Program Length

Complete your business analytics degree on an accelerated schedule in only nine months, or spread your coursework out over 16 months to allow for a summer internship.

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.

Student Spotlight

Internationals students Yinghong Zhao from Henan, China, and Shiqi Wang from Liaoning, China, share their experiences as a Master of Analytics (MANA) Student at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

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

Program Highlights

We worked directly with our industry partners to create a career-focused Master of Business Analytics program that emphasizes real-world knowledge and skills to provide companies with the data-driven insights they need to grow. You’ll learn how to use the latest software to analyze data and present your conclusions — preparing you to add value from day one.

Critical Skills and Knowledge

Master the skills employers need, like risk management, predictive modeling, strategic analysis and planning, and using computer languages such as Python. As you complete your business analytics master’s degree, you will be exposed to the endless applications of business analytics.

Expert Faculty Mentors

Work closely with our multidisciplinary faculty, who are renowned researchers and celebrated teachers. Faculty have expertise in topics ranging from operations and risk management to machine learning. You’ll learn from their years of experience in industries such as health care, sports and entertainment.

A Close-Knit Community

We have an intentionally small business analytics master’s degree program where students get to know each other and receive individual attention from faculty members.

Analytics Curriculum

The Master of Business Analytics curriculum doesn’t just cover the essential skills listed in every analytics job posting. The courses in our business analytics degree program dive deeper to cover skills that potential employers may not even know that they need. 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 addressing a current business problem for a local company in the spring.


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

Practical Skills

When you join the business analytics master’s degree program, 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 Learn more our partnership with the New Orleans Police Department.

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

Real-World Projects

Apply what you’ve learned in your business analytics degree courses as you immerse yourself in a project for organizations like Phelps Dunbar, Premium Parking and the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. Your data findings will help influence important operational decisions.

Students engaged in action learning

Industry Connections

Our Master of Business Analytics program is designed to connect you with industry leaders starting on day one. You’ll participate in site visits to companies, sponsored class projects and events like the Tulane Business Analytics Colloquium.


When you earn your Master of Business Analytics in Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, you’ll benefit from personalized attention at every stage of your educational journey and beyond. Our dedicated admissions team will help you determine which course of study is the best fit for you, and we’ll counsel you on how to create the strongest application.

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

Learn more about the Master of Business Analytics at an in-person or virtual information session – or come see us at a special event.

Freeman Community

Freeman Alumni

As a student in the business analytics master’s degree program, you’ll join a thriving and ever-growing alumni network of more than 25,000 professionals and leaders who can help you achieve your career goals. As you complete your business analytics degree, you’ll build your own professional network of mentors and supporters who will advocate for you as you begin and grow in your career.

Master of Business Analytics Program Connections

Students in our business analytics master’s program often develop lasting personal and professional relationships with each other and their faculty mentors.

Living in New Orleans

Earning your Master of Business Analytics at Tulane University will introduce you to the diverse and endlessly entertaining city of New Orleans — the cultural capital of the South. While New Orleans is known globally for its vibrant music scene, delicious cuisine and thriving night life, it’s also a 300+ year-old port city that’s home to international businesses as well as home-grown startups — giving you many choices for the size and culture of the companies you apply to.

We encourage you to join our business analytics master’s degree students and alumni, who are involved in local organizations such as the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

Aerial view of New Orleans and Mississippi River

A Business Hub

As you earn your business analytics degree at Tulane, you can take advantage of the growing business community. With industries such as shipping, energy, health care, hospitality, software and IT, you can find the ideal field to explore.

boiled crawfish

World-Class Cuisine

New Orleans is home to many cuisines that have converged here over the past 300 years, including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. In addition to your skills in risk management and analytics, you’ll learn how to peel crawfish like a pro and order your po’ boy “dressed.”

Student enjoying live music

Great Climate

One of the best things about New Orleans is its mild winters, which will let you enjoy the many cultural and recreational activities the city has to offer year-round!

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