Master of Science in Business Analytics

Welcome to the MS in Business Analytics page. Whether you are pursuing a more business analytics or data scientist career path, we look forward to working with you as you explore your next steps.

Getting Started

There are a number of things to think about in your job search so be sure to go through all of your prework, then set up an appointment with your coach to discuss next steps. Meeting with your career coach early and often sets you maximize your job search process. Don’t wait to get started!

Most MSBA students wait until the final semester to apply for jobs, however, roles of interest can come up as early as your first semester. Your job is to be ready to promote your self, apply and interview at all times.

Interviewing for Analytics Roles

Interviewing for analytics and data science roles can vary quite a bit between industry, function and role. While technical interview preparation is important, nearly all interviews will incorporate get to know you questions such as “Tell Me About Yourself”, “Why do you want this job”, and behavioral questions such as “Tell me about a recent analytics project you’ve worked on” or “Tell me about a time you’ve provided analytical insight with very little direction”. See interviewing resources and meet with a Career Coach to prepare.

Key Events

We host a number of events each year specifically for the MSBA cohort, in addition to events open to the greater Carlson and UMN community. Stay tuned for more details on these events throughout the year. – Career Exploration Conference (first semester) – Analyitcs Job Search Kick-Off (second semester) – Analytics Interviewing Workshop (second semester) – MSBA Employer Trek (typically between second and final semester) – Analytics Corporate Reception (final semester) – MSBA Mock Interview Marathon (final semester) Connect with your Career Coach to learn more.

Staying in Touch with Your Network

Recently, Coach Will shared this advice with job seekers..

When you network with someone at a company that doesn’t have an opening or is on a hiring freeze, consider how to “keep the contact warm.” 

By Julie Bartels
Julie Bartels Sr. Associate Director, Events & Operations
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Networking Habit Building

Networking Habit Building

In January, Coaches Nicole and Will presented “Networking in the New Year”. This virtual webinar covered 5 common barriers to networking and tips and resources for pressing on with your networking goals. The presentation was based heavily …

By Julie Bartels
Julie Bartels Sr. Associate Director, Events & Operations
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Contact & Location


Hanson Hall 2-100
1925 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm