Master of Science

Business Analytics

Join this future-oriented master`s programme that will enable you to master the combination of highly advanced analytic skills with business and management skills, you will become a viable candidate for a range of businesses and industries.

What will you learn?

In today's dynamic business landscape, data has become the cornerstone of success, driving companies to new heights of understanding their operations, customers, and market dynamics. Many companies are therefore looking for people who can manage and analyze data but also translate big data into value for the company. As a business analyst, you will do exactly that. 

This program gives you a solid training in data analysis, statistical models, and other quantitative tools. It goes beyond the numbers – we believe in the art of decision-making driven by data. Hence, the emphasis is always on business problems and how to solve them with analytics. Geared towards aspiring business enthusiasts, our program is tailored to elevate your business acumen while unleashing the potential of big data technologies. 

The program will teach you how to master essential technical skills like programming and data management. But it also cultivates a profound understanding of business functions such as finance, marketing, and operations. The second year is designed so that you study from anywhere across the globe. Whether you're immersed in an internship, collaborating on a consultancy project, you’ll gain lots of practical experience in applying analytics. 

Special to this programme is the opportunity to complete an internship at SAS Institute and get free certification in their widely used software. SAS Institute is the world's largest business analytics company with customers in 147 countries. This is competency and an experience that will help you stand out to future employers seeking people who can bridge analytics and business.

Popular courses covered in this programme

Illustration of data points
Illustration of data points

Learn the potential outcome framework by exploring various methods for high-dimensional data (Big Data), to find new possibilities for business analytics and economic research.

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Illustration of a digital background

Understand the financial implications of business analytics, what drives value and how it is generated.

Digital dashboard of key performance indicators
Digital dashboard of key performance indicators

Learn how to use mathematical modelling to support practical business management decisions.

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AI brain illustration

Solve real business problems for a concrete company or public entity and get experience in how to present the suggested solution to high-level decision makers within the company.

Why choose this programme?

Engaging learning experiences and quality teaching are something we strive to provide, to help you build a solid skill and competency base, making you relevant for the future of work. In the video below, you will get the perspectives of our students, faculty, and the industry to understand the reasons for choosing to study Master of Science in Business Analytics at BI.

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Career Possibilities

This programme is suitable for those that are seeking jobs as business analysts, either inside companies or as consultants. There is a very high demand for people who can communicate with technologists and data scientists to extract untapped business potential residing within vast datasets. 

More than 95% of the graduates from this program find a relevant job within 6 months after graduation, most of them already before they graduate. Below is a selection of jobs that our students have obtained:    

  • Business Analyst 
  • Data Analyst / Scientist 
  • Business Developer 
  • Marketing Analyst 
  • Consultant

Business Analytics

Min Jin Data Science Analyst Accenture Data Science Analyst at Accenture
Humberto Treviño AI & Data analytics Director Katapult AI & Data analytics Director at Katapult

"A well-structured master’s programme that focuses on ‘big data’ skills applied to real business problems is a win-win for all involved; master’s candidates get jobs, the university builds credibility and employers get a steady pipeline of professionals to employ. This is a great initiative and DNB is excited to be part of the solution."

Aiden Millar

Chief Data Officer at DNB

"Internships are an invaluable way for students to gain experience and find out what they want from a company. For us, we get access to new ideas and amazing talent. We experienced the Business Analytics students from BI to be self-driven, collaborative and motivated by solving complex problems. That is why we have recruited them to our talent program after they graduate."

Stig Sjursen

Senior Vice President Big Data & Analytics at Orkla IT

Student at graduation
Student at graduation

BI’s MSc in Business Analytics ranks among the top 17% worldwide in terms of employability. Read more on the rankings for 2023.

Jocelyn Gallegos Perez
Jocelyn Gallegos Perez

How I launched an international career at Nike after earning my MSc in Business Analytics degree at BI.

Customise your degree

As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.

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Programme Structure

The academic year at BI is divided into two semester, one in the autumn and one in spring. There are exams at the end of each semester. This programme structure provides an overview of which courses you will be taking and when you will be taking them.

2. Year

  • 60 credits (ECTS)


  • Exchange semester or courses, including specialisation electives and internship

    - ECTS

Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.