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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.

Masters in Business Analytics

Introduction

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

For:

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

Home campus options:

  • San Francisco

Rotation campus options:

  • Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York

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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$61.8K
is the average Hult masters graduate starting salary.*
520+
companies hiring Hult 2018 graduates across 60+ countries.*
58%
of Hult masters graduates changed country.*
89%
of Hult masters grads were employed within three months of graduation.*

Curriculum

Curriculum

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

Methodology

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 160 nationalities, speaking more than 100 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.

Fall

Immersion

Immersion is a combination of learning academic fundamentals, leadership development, building new relationships, and forging a sense of community, all while orienting yourself with the city and campus.

Quantitative Methods

You will mainly focus on solving business problems with the use of data and will gain an understanding of how the utilization of modern computational techniques can lead to better decisions by managers and entrepreneurs. Learn about the various statistical methods and analysis techniques with a lecture and case-based instruction. You’ll gain skills for quantitative reasoning, charting categorical data, depicting numerical data, plotting relationships, and finding association, correlation, and causation among variables. You’ll also explore the use of statistical and quantitative methods to better balance business risks, forecast scenarios, and develop business recommendations.

Introduction to Data Science: R

Learn about the principles and techniques of computer programming using R, and an introduction to a variety of numerical and computational problems. Topics include functions, recursion, loops, list comprehensions, and reading and writing files. You will also learn how to program in R as well as how to use R for effective data analysis. Explore the practical issues in statistical computing, including programming in R, reading data into R, and accessing R packages. Topics in statistical data analysis will provide working examples.

Data Management & SQL

Develop a basic applied proficiency in using Structured Query Language, or SQL, which is a standard database management language widely used for manipulation of data in relational databases and particularly helpful in retrieving data from their native environments. You will receive an overview of relational databases, following which you will be introduced to ways to select and summarize columns from database tables and to use basic comparison operators to combine multiple criteria. Additionally, the use of aggregate functions and sorting, grouping, and joins will also be introduced.

Data Visualization & Storytelling

The ultimate value of data is to help leaders make better decisions, which calls for being able to quickly and unambiguously extract the key insights hidden in data. Data visualization techniques and tools enable us to summarize data details and patterns into graphically expressed representations, which lend themselves to actionable conclusions. The way we present data to stakeholders may be the difference between a well-informed or very misguided decision. You will cover the concepts involved in visualizing data for decision-makers, including visualization techniques, data structure, color theory, dashboarding tools, and presentation structure, as well as audience roles and learning styles. You’ll also learn to produce data-driven decision support using visual representation methods and techniques.

SEPT - DEC

Winter

Introduction to Data Science: Python

Learn about the principles and techniques of computer programming using Python, a widely used general purpose language that is an ideal combination of power and simplicity, and an introduction to a variety of numerical, computational, and computer science problems. Topics include importing websites, generating random numbers, the method of inverse transformations, and acceptance/rejection sampling. You will learn to use Python in a hands-on way through tutorials and weekly homework that challenges you to break down problems into manageable units. The emphasis is on practical implementation, not on computational aesthetics.

Data Modeling & Optimization

Learn about the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. The optimization methodologies include linear programming, advanced network optimization, integer programming, and simulation. You will explore modeling methodology (linear, network, integer, and heuristics), modeling tools (sensitivity analysis), software, and applications in finance, marketing, and operations management. You will study the mathematics underlying the optimization methods, and at the same time, considerable attention will also be paid to the business and applicability aspect of the subject.

Machine Learning

Explore the core theory and application of classification and clustering techniques, feature selection, and performance evaluation. You will be introduced to machine learning, data mining, and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include supervised and unsupervised learning as well as best practices in machine learning. You will also draw from numerous case studies and applications to gain experience with application of the theory to key predictive and descriptive analytics problems in business intelligence.

Big Data Analytics

Learn about the modern organizational information landscape built around big data and big data analytics. Rooted in the notion of evidence-based management, you will enhance your understanding of how successful data-driven businesses leverage the available data to enhance their competitive advantage by translating large volumes of multisource data into decision-guiding insights. You will receive an overview of key data type and source differences including structured vs. unstructured, numeric vs. text, transactional vs. descriptive, and graph vs. symbolic. You will also explore the key data analytical approaches and methodologies, including hypothesis testing, descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics, supervised and unsupervised machine learning, text mining, and deep learning.

Leadership Development

Build on the skills and models introduced during immersion and specifically focus on growth mindset, interpersonal influence, and team collaboration. Through interactive and collaborative learning, you’ll build skills in communication, relationship building, persuasion, negotiation, and conflict resolution. The workshops are a companion to Hult’s peer feedback process and can provide input on your development priorities.

JAN - MAR

Spring

Future Challenge

Your core challenge in the spring is the capstone to your core courses and demands the utmost creativity. Building upon themes established throughout the program, the Future Challenge calls upon students to harness disruptive technology to create a compelling new business opportunity, either for your own startup or for an existing company. You’ll prepare for the Future Challenge by learning about the disruptive technologies themselves (e.g. blockchain, gene editing, artificial intelligence). You and your team are then given three weeks to develop innovative business ideas utilizing a disruptive technology. Winning teams will present their ideas to external judges who include senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.

APR

Summer

Electives

Choose from a broad range of exciting electives and tailor your degree to your personal interests and goals. You can take electives at up to two of any of our global campus locations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York.

Global Campus Rotation

Study at up to two campuses and gain on-the-ground international business experience.

MAY - JUL

*Course titles and sequencing are subject to change.

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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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Locations

Global campus locations

Study at up to three campuses in one year and gain a truly global perspective. Start your program in San Francisco then take your electives in up to two more of any of Hult's global campuses. You’ll study alongside students from over 160 nationalities and graduate with a global network in place.

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Fees

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 2019 - 2020

Program Fee*

San Francisco USD

$48,000

Insurance Coverage**

San Francisco USD

$2,500

Library Materials***

San Francisco USD

$500

Estimated Expenses****

Housing

San Francisco USD

$17,000

Living

San Francisco USD

$12,000

Books and Course Materials*****

San Francisco USD

$1,000

Dual Degree Program Fees

Program Fee

Boston USD

$27,000

San Francisco USD

$27,000

Insurance Coverage**

Boston USD

$1,500

San Francisco USD

$1,500

Library Materials***

Boston USD

$500

San Francisco USD

$500

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 hult.edu.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Scholarships

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

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
  • GMAT or GRE
  • 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 4, 2018

Round 1

Apply by

October 24, 2018

Round 2

Apply by

December 18, 2018

Round 3

Apply by

February 12, 2019

Round 4

Apply by

March 26, 2019

Round 5

Apply by

May 14, 2019

Round 6

Apply by

June 25, 2019

Round 7

Apply by

July 23, 2019

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