Masters in Business Analytics


Duncan
The top (non-advert) options here seem to be a great place to start http://bfy.tw/5wah
The top (non-advert) options here seem to be a great place to start http://bfy.tw/5wah
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Analytics has huge scope and hence their are many colleges promoting the course in the best way possible. here’s a list of colleges which has BA as a core.
Great Lakes (ChoosePGPM-Ex Admissions - Great Learning)
Sunstone Business school (SunstoneBusiness School-India's largest management program for working professionals)
RVS Coimbatore (IBM-backedspecialization in Business Analytics.)
SP Jain (Big Data AndAnalytics Program)
Analytics has huge scope and hence their are many colleges promoting the course in the best way possible. here’s a list of colleges which has BA as a core.
Great Lakes (ChoosePGPM-Ex Admissions - Great Learning)
Sunstone Business school (SunstoneBusiness School-India's largest management program for working professionals)
RVS Coimbatore (IBM-backedspecialization in Business Analytics.)
SP Jain (Big Data AndAnalytics Program)
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Ayon
@srujankadnur,

It's difficult to compare apples with oranges. MiP would reasonably more fruitful experience if you have working knowledge of the local language. Afterwards you'll have to find employment in Italy / EU which is no-small task.

Queen's on the other hand is in a country that has easier work permit rules. Queen's MBA program is highly regarded. I assume that it's Analytical program will also enjoy similar reception.

A better question would be which company you want to work for? Where do you want to work? See if that company recruits at either school. Talk to current students to know their opinion.

I'd personally go with Queen's because of my limitation in language and post work permit rules of Canada.
@srujankadnur,

It's difficult to compare apples with oranges. MiP would reasonably more fruitful experience if you have working knowledge of the local language. Afterwards you'll have to find employment in Italy / EU which is no-small task.

Queen's on the other hand is in a country that has easier work permit rules. Queen's MBA program is highly regarded. I assume that it's Analytical program will also enjoy similar reception.

A better question would be which company you want to work for? Where do you want to work? See if that company recruits at either school. Talk to current students to know their opinion.

I'd personally go with Queen's because of my limitation in language and post work permit rules of Canada.
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@Ayon You have any idea about University of Connecticut. They have a masters program in BA and PM
@Ayon You have any idea about University of Connecticut. They have a masters program in BA and PM
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maury
@Ayon You have any idea about University of Connecticut. They have a masters program in BA and PM

Looks like an interesting program, for people who want to be exposed to both business analytics and project management. But it wouldn't have the same 'oomph' as a similar MS in analytics degree from USC, NYU, or even schools like GA Tech or Jindal.
[quote]@Ayon You have any idea about University of Connecticut. They have a masters program in BA and PM[/quote]
Looks like an interesting program, for people who want to be exposed to both business analytics and project management. But it wouldn't have the same 'oomph' as a similar MS in analytics degree from USC, NYU, or even schools like GA Tech or Jindal.
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Ayon
@Aditya

I agree with Maury. This looks like a new program by UConn. I am surprised that they are intermixing Analytics with Project Management. These skill sets do not overlap.

Analytics or Business Analytics is a statistic intensive program that is super specialized and usually is STEM designated. Project Management is a relatively generic program - usually if you are PMP certified then that's that. One doesn't need to undergo a specialized Project Management education other than the PMP certification.

UConn is known and regarded in the region they are located. Huskies have a loyal alumni because of their sport teams (Basketball in particular), not sure if it will open any doors for you in Business world.
@Aditya

I agree with Maury. This looks like a new program by UConn. I am surprised that they are intermixing Analytics with Project Management. These skill sets do not overlap.

Analytics or Business Analytics is a statistic intensive program that is super specialized and usually is STEM designated. Project Management is a relatively generic program - usually if you are PMP certified then that's that. One doesn't need to undergo a specialized Project Management education other than the PMP certification.

UConn is known and regarded in the region they are located. Huskies have a loyal alumni because of their sport teams (Basketball in particular), not sure if it will open any doors for you in Business world.
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mba hipste...

I agree with Maury. This looks like a new program by UConn. I am surprised that they are intermixing Analytics with Project Management. These skill sets do not overlap.

It is sort of an odd combination. I guess for complicated analytics projects, when working with a number of different team members, I suppose it would help to have some PM skills. Looks like, based on the curriculum list for this program, the only overlap is in the capstone course, where students will carry out an analytics project and "use their project management skills to complete the project within time and budget constraints."
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I agree with Maury. This looks like a new program by UConn. I am surprised that they are intermixing Analytics with Project Management. These skill sets do not overlap.[/quote]
It is sort of an odd combination. I guess for complicated analytics projects, when working with a number of different team members, I suppose it would help to have some PM skills. Looks like, based on the curriculum list for this program, the only overlap is in the capstone course, where students will carry out an analytics project and "use their project management skills to complete the project within time and budget constraints."
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I agree with Laurie that SMU-Cox's average GMAT is 650. However the applicability of Average GMAT score varies with the color of your passport.

I applied to and interview with Cox in Sept 2012 (re-applicant from 2009/10) when they visited India with the MBA Tour (or maybe it was QS Top MBA). Shanna Davis, addressed all attendees that even though their average GMAT was 640 (at that time) for Indian students it was 695.

So if you are from a overrepresented International applicant pool, put 40/50 GMAT points premium the average GMAT score. This is true for many US schools. One of my classmates from undergrad is currently studying in SMU Cox, and he is not happy with his experience related to Career Services / Alumni engagement.

Good luck!
[quote]I agree with Laurie that SMU-Cox's average GMAT is 650. However the applicability of Average GMAT score varies with the color of your passport.

I applied to and interview with Cox in Sept 2012 (re-applicant from 2009/10) when they visited India with the MBA Tour (or maybe it was QS Top MBA). Shanna Davis, addressed all attendees that even though their average GMAT was 640 (at that time) for Indian students it was 695.

So if you are from a overrepresented International applicant pool, put 40/50 GMAT points premium the average GMAT score. This is true for many US schools. One of my classmates from undergrad is currently studying in SMU Cox, and he is not happy with his experience related to Career Services / Alumni engagement.

Good luck! [/quote]
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Yes true. i had applied to Cox with a gmat score of 620. I finally converted it but I am not joining. After talking to lot of current students I did not feel very positive about the MSBA program. The feedback I got was that the course structure is good but the faculty and the career cell are the worst. Except for the program director of analytics no one is really bothered about you. Also the entry test requirement is pretty vague for Cox. So like in MSBA this year they even took girl with a GRE of 302 and also gave her a scholarship of 5000$. Also out of six Indians selected only two are finally going for the program.
Yes true. i had applied to Cox with a gmat score of 620. I finally converted it but I am not joining. After talking to lot of current students I did not feel very positive about the MSBA program. The feedback I got was that the course structure is good but the faculty and the career cell are the worst. Except for the program director of analytics no one is really bothered about you. Also the entry test requirement is pretty vague for Cox. So like in MSBA this year they even took girl with a GRE of 302 and also gave her a scholarship of 5000$. Also out of six Indians selected only two are finally going for the program.
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mba hipste...
The requirements are not vague at all - they want you to take the GMAT or GRE and say that "We would expect that the average GMAT for our incoming students would be in the mid 600s on the GMAT test."

As with other programs, they'll look at the whole of your application and your GMAT score alone will not make or break it. They might, however, compare similar candidates to each other - so they might expect those with engineering backgrounds to get higher GMAT scores, for example.
The requirements are not vague at all - they want you to take the GMAT or GRE and say that "We would expect that the average GMAT for our incoming students would be in the mid 600s on the GMAT test."

As with other programs, they'll look at the whole of your application and your GMAT score alone will not make or break it. They might, however, compare similar candidates to each other - so they might expect those with engineering backgrounds to get higher GMAT scores, for example.
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@srujankadnur,

Hate to break your dream. But no one is telling you the hard truth here, and being sweetly diplomatic. The truth is your GMAT score is 'shit'. You are Indian, So it is Shit+, You are in maie so its Shit ++, your experience is just 2 years, its Shit +++ if you are applying for MBA (Shit ++++). Guess last one wouldn't be applicable to you as you are applying for Business Analytics. Now here is the catch, for this program, if your GMAT is lower because of verbal, your verbal may be overlooked. but it wont. Now your have below choices :-
1. If you have shitloads of money to burn and wish to enjoy a foreign education, look for a school that don't request for GMAT score, or (may be just for formality).
2. Look in Europe, Russia - If you want good education with lower score. They put more value on academics.
3. Take Medical leave, quit your job or whatever for 5 weeks, and write GMAT again. Trust me, if you can even give 2 full weeks, you can easily get more than 650. Perhaps you are just nervous. Give it a shot again, you got only 250$ to loose, but potentially a lot to gain.
You can get in a good school with potentially close to no fee. Try Ireland, all big companies have their European headquarter there.
4. Do part time course in BA in India. Great lakes, NIIT, ISB, etc..Trust me, I have been working in IT for 11 years. Nobody will care where you got to learn, if your know your stuff. Analytics will have more scope in India than abroad for starters. I know people who command 40 L salary with just few yrs of experience.
@srujankadnur,

Hate to break your dream. But no one is telling you the hard truth here, and being sweetly diplomatic. The truth is your GMAT score is 'shit'. You are Indian, So it is Shit+, You are in maie so its Shit ++, your experience is just 2 years, its Shit +++ if you are applying for MBA (Shit ++++). Guess last one wouldn't be applicable to you as you are applying for Business Analytics. Now here is the catch, for this program, if your GMAT is lower because of verbal, your verbal may be overlooked. but it wont. Now your have below choices :-
1. If you have shitloads of money to burn and wish to enjoy a foreign education, look for a school that don't request for GMAT score, or (may be just for formality).
2. Look in Europe, Russia - If you want good education with lower score. They put more value on academics.
3. Take Medical leave, quit your job or whatever for 5 weeks, and write GMAT again. Trust me, if you can even give 2 full weeks, you can easily get more than 650. Perhaps you are just nervous. Give it a shot again, you got only 250$ to loose, but potentially a lot to gain.
You can get in a good school with potentially close to no fee. Try Ireland, all big companies have their European headquarter there.
4. Do part time course in BA in India. Great lakes, NIIT, ISB, etc..Trust me, I have been working in IT for 11 years. Nobody will care where you got to learn, if your know your stuff. Analytics will have more scope in India than abroad for starters. I know people who command 40 L salary with just few yrs of experience.
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maury
Yes, agreed that he should re-take the GMAT. However, I don't know if it's really worth the investment to do a degree from a school that doesn't require the GMAT. These are generally not great programs and do not have good career outcomes.

That's a good point - some European programs might be worth considering - there's a relatively new program at CEU - they might be more flexible on your GMAT score for this program since it's so new.
Yes, agreed that he should re-take the GMAT. However, I don't know if it's really worth the investment to do a degree from a school that doesn't require the GMAT. These are generally not great programs and do not have good career outcomes.

That's a good point - some European programs might be worth considering - there's a relatively new program at CEU - they might be more flexible on your GMAT score for this program since it's so new.
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YOU999
Does anybody know of a publication that rates masters programs in business analytics? There are so many programs out there that's it hard to know which is the best.
Does anybody know of a publication that rates masters programs in business analytics? There are so many programs out there that's it hard to know which is the best.
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mba hipste...
No, there's not really any ranking out there of these kinds of specialized programs. Usually the strength of a school is a good indicator of the strengths of its individual programs. Look at the Global MBA ranking, as well as the Master in Management ranking from the FT, to get a sense of this.

For analytics programs it's good to go to a school that's rooted in technology or other quantitative areas. Tepper, MIT, etc.
No, there's not really any ranking out there of these kinds of specialized programs. Usually the strength of a school is a good indicator of the strengths of its individual programs. Look at the Global MBA ranking, as well as the Master in Management ranking from the FT, to get a sense of this.

For analytics programs it's good to go to a school that's rooted in technology or other quantitative areas. Tepper, MIT, etc.
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