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Masters in Business Analytics

Forge a career in STEM and learn to translate data statistics and analysis into impactful business decisions in the age of big data with Hult’s one-year Masters in Business Analytics. Available in San Francisco, Boston, and online.

Masters in Business Analytics


Masters in Business Analytics at Hult

Learn to harness the power of large-scale consumer data by translating data statistics and analysis into impactful business decisions with this highly in-demand degree. As a STEM qualification, this degree makes you eligible for a three-year working visa (OPT) in the U.S. after graduation.

Non-U.S. residents who receive a Masters in Business Analytics currently qualify for up to three years OPT (Optional Practical Training) in the U.S. after their studies. All graduate students receive one year OPT; Masters in Business Analytics students can then qualify for a further two years if they are working in a degree-related job and their employer submits for the extension.

Program overview


  • Graduates with a minimum of one year’s work experience OR a bachelors in a business related subject

Home campus options:

  • San Francisco, Boston
  • This program is also offered as a distance learning, online program run in EST (Boston) timezone

Rotation campus options:

  • Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai

Length of program:

  • 11 months

Potential careers:
– Business Intelligence Analyst
– Business Insights Analyst
– Commercial Insights Manager
– Business Analyst
– Data Science Manager
– Risk Analyst
– Data Analyst

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*Please note the Virtual Masters in Business Analytics is not eligible for OPT.

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companies hiring Hult 2019 graduates across 76 countries.*
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In this new world of information overload, employers actively seek candidates who have the ability to translate data into actionable solutions. Hult’s Masters in Business Analytics degree will place you at the intersection of statistical analysis and business knowledge so that you can make meaningful, impactful contributions to any business.

At Hult, you will learn how to harness the power of information surrounded by hundreds of startups and the breakthrough brands disrupting whole industries through their clever use of data. More than this, you will go beyond business to learn about the world, the future, and yourself so that you make a real impact that lasts.

Masters in Analytics Business students | Hult

“I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in data analytics. I’m excited to be introduced to software such as Tableau, R, and Python, which are skills highly in demand by employers.”

Shweta Badve, Indian, Masters in International Business, Class of 2018


At Hult, you'll go beyond business to learn about the world, the future, and yourself through a practical approach that is embedded into the student experience and the curriculum.

Immersed in diversity
Join classmates of more than 145 nationalities, speaking more than 120 languages as you learn about the world and how to work across cultures.
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Learn by doing
Put theory into practice and gain firsthand experience throughout your degree by working in diverse teams to solve real-world problems.
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Lead with confidence
Develop deep self-awareness through self-assessments and skills diagnostics, and continually improve through practice, coaching, and peer feedback.
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Shape the future
Learn to thrive in a time of constant change, understand the technologies driving it and how you can harness their power to shape the future.
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Courses and electives

Gain the analytical and business capability to translate data statistics and analysis into actions that impact any organization. Choose from a wide range of exciting electives in the summer, which you can take at your home campus or at a rotation campus for further international experience.



Your program begins with a total immersion in Hult’s uniquely practical approach to education. Get to know your subject area, yourself, and your classmates, through intensive workshops, lectures, and challenges. You’ll also take Introduction to Data Analytics, which will focus on proving fundamentals for data analysis and solving business problems with the use of data. This course represents a foundation to many of the other courses offered in the program.


Core Program

Introduction to Data Analytics

Understand how the utilization of traditional statistics and tools can lead to better decisions by managers and entrepreneurs and develop foundational key skills for many of the courses offered in the program.

Leadership I

Develop a “growth mindset”, and what we call the “Hult DNA”, through dynamic simulations and activities, as you learn to understand, apply, and diagnose indemand competencies in a repeatable development process.

Data Science: Python

Learn the principles of computer programming using Python, a widely used general purpose language, plus an introduction to various numerical, computational, and computer science problems. Emphasis will be on practical implementation, not computational aesthetics.

Advanced Data Analytics

Develop an applicable understanding of probability, inference, comparison, and regression techniques. Gain a strong understanding of the reasons behind running an analysis and learn to translate the results into actionable recommendations.

Text Analytics

Deep-dive into the principles and techniques of text analytics. Learn to analyze and construct text files, read and write in R and/or Python, and get to grips with Google APIs through working examples and exercises.

Data Visualization

Data visualization techniques enable us to summarize and maximize the value of data. Cover the concepts involved in visualizing data for decision makers, including data structure, color theory, and dashboarding tools, alongside audience roles and learning styles.

Data Science: R

Study the principles and techniques of computer programming using R. Learn both how to program in R and its use for effective data analysis. Topics in statistical data analysis will provide working examples.

Data Management & SQL

Develop a basic applied proficiency in using Structured Query Language, or SQL—a standard database management language widely used for manipulation of data in relational databases and retrieving data from their native environments.

Data Optimization

Learn about the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. You will explore modeling methodology, tools, software, and applications in finance, marketing, and operations management, as well as the mathematics underlying the optimization methods.

Machine Learning

Explore the core theory and application of classification and clustering techniques, feature selection, and performance evaluation. You’ll be introduced to machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition, using case studies to apply theory to key business intelligence problems.


Capstone Experience

Capstone Experience

The capstone to your core program delves deep into the techniques and technology being used to innovate business for the future and pushes you to apply everything you have learned so far in your capstone challenge.




Customize your degree with a wide range of electives offered at Hult campus locations across the globe.


*Course titles and sequencing are subject to change.

Download a brochure for more information on our Masters in Business Analytics courses and electives

Dual Degree program

Further specialize your expertise when you earn a one-year Masters in Business Analytics and a second masters degree in as little as 18 months of accelerated study. Graduate with two masters degrees and stand out even further in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.

For your second masters degree choose from any of the following at our U.S. campuses:

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Global campus locations

Study at multiple campuses in one year and gain a truly global perspective. Start your program in San Francisco then take your electives at any of Hult's six global campuses. You’ll study alongside students from over 145 nationalities and graduate with a global network in place.


Fees and financial support

We recognize that your masters degree is an important investment and will work closely with you during the application process to find the best options to fund your program. With an intensive one-year program, you’ll start reaping the benefits of your degree quickly, resulting in an early return on your investment

Billed Cost of Attendance for 2020 - 2021

On-Campus Program Fee*

Boston & San Francsico USD


Virtual Program Fee*

Online program USD


Insurance Coverage**



Library Materials***



Estimated Expenses****


San Francisco USD



San Francisco USD


Books and Course Materials*****

San Francisco USD


Dual Degree Program Fees

Program Fee

Boston USD


San Francisco USD


Insurance Coverage**

Boston USD


San Francisco USD


Library Materials***

Boston USD


San Francisco USD


Application fee: $150 USD

* A non-refundable Confirmation Deposit counts toward the Annual Program Fee.

** Insurance provider varies by campus location.

*** Library includes cases, articles and other licensed materials.

**** Amounts are based on market benchmarks and exchange rates at the time of print and are therefore subject to change. Estimated expenses should be applied a second time for studying Dual Degree.

***** Course instructors may assign additional textbooks, licensed software or other materials not included in our library as part of the requirements of their course. These are not included in student course fees and costs are an estimate.

Hult International Business School reserves the right to make changes in the courses offered, requirements for graduation, locations, tuition, fees, and accommodation at any time without notice. The most recent Terms & Conditions are available in the "How to apply" section of

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You can apply for a range of merit-based scholarships that reward your achievements and potential. So whether you’re an academic high achiever, an aspiring entrepreneur, or have a demonstrated aptitude to lead—there could be a scholarship for you at Hult.

Social Impact Scholarship

The Social Impact Scholarship is for applicants who have had, and will have, a positive impact in making the world a better place. Successful candidates will either be from a developing country with plans to use their degree to improve the lives of their fellow citizens, or have worked in organizations serving underprivileged populations. Hult is seeking candidates who can represent the world’s underprivileged and who have high potential for positive impact.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Global Professional Scholarship

The Global Professional Scholarship is awarded to aspiring business leaders who have worked full-time for a minimum of one year in a large global corporation. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking applicants who have experience in an international company and understand the global business environment.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing what it taught you about the challenges of international business (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship

The Entrepreneurial Impact Scholarship is for professionals who have had an internship or volunteer experience and have demonstrated involvement, leadership, or had a role in the outcome of an entrepreneurial project. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking candidates who think and act with an entrepreneurial spirit and have a strong sense of how to put a project or idea into action.

Application requirements

For relevant position(s) held please detail:

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Future Leader Scholarship

The Future Leader Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated enthusiasm and a natural aptitude to lead. This may be in a work context through inspiring and managing a high performing team, or by holding significant leadership roles in a social, charitable or entrepreneurial context. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking candidates who can lead successfully through exciting and motivating others.

Application requirements

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing the impact you had (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Women in Business Scholarship

The Women in Business Scholarship is for female applicants who have work or internship experience or have led a team in an international environment. For this scholarship, Hult is seeking female leaders who have experience in a global company and understand today’s international business environment.

Application requirements

  • Name of organization
  • Title of position held
  • Dates position held
  • Overview of role and responsibilities
  • Brief essay detailing from your experience, why you think it is important to have women in leadership positions (max 300 words)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is for candidates who have excelled in their studies, earning an outstanding GPA.

Application requirements

  • Documents demonstrating your academic achievement
  • Degree certificates including course name and university
  • Brief essay detailing what academic achievement you are most proud of and why (max 300 words)
  • GMAT score report (if applicable)

You can apply for scholarships as part of your online application to Hult.

Contact us for more information on the needs-based financial aid available


Apply to Hult’s Masters in Business Analytics

We assess candidates individually based on the strength of their whole profile. Your drive and your mindset are important indicators of your success here, and we value them as much as your proven achievements.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of one year’s work experience OR bachelors degree in a business-related discipline
  • Proof of proficiency in English if applicable (i.e. TOEFL/IELTS)

Apply online now, and one of our Enrollment Advisors will get in touch to support you through the process.

How to apply

01 Activate your profile

  • Go to the application page
  • Enter your personal details, recent employment history, and education history
  • Pay the $150 USD application fee to activate your profile, and your personal Enrollment Advisor will be in touch

02 Application consultation

  • A member of the Enrollment Team will call you to discuss your suitability for the program and guide you through the next steps

03 Complete your application

Submit the following documents in Hult's online application. A conditional acceptance may still be given prior to submission of test scores.

  • Current resume/CV
  • Personal statement as a 400-500 word essay
  • One academic or professional reference
  • A copy of your bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Transcripts (in English) from all universities attended
  • Admissions test scores, if required. i.e. GMAT, GRE, or the Hult Business Assessment Test (your Enrollment Advisor will let you know if you are required to submit this)
  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e. TOEFL/ IELTS, if required (your Enrollment Advisor will let you know if you are required to submit this)
  • Scholarship and financial aid application

04 Personal assessment interview

  • We will assess your profile, goals, and overall fit for the program in an in-person or phone interview
  • We will also review your English proficiency during the interview

05 Admissions decision

  • You will receive an admissions decision within two weeks, including decisions on any financial assistance applications

06 Submit outstanding documents

  • If you have yet to submit required documents, you may receive a conditional acceptance
  • If you receive a conditional acceptance, you will need to submit any outstanding required documentation— such as your test scores or college transcripts—before you start your program

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Application deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis with priority being given to those who apply by our official application deadlines.

Early decision

Apply by

September 5, 2019

Round 1

Apply by

October 31, 2019

Round 2

Apply by

December 19, 2019

Round 3

Apply by

February 13, 2020

Round 4

Apply by

April 2, 2020

Round 5

Apply by

May 28, 2020

Round 6

Apply by

July 23, 2020


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