The Carlson School should be your top choice for graduate education. The school convenes the latest knowledge in business, as applied to analytics.
The MS in Business Analytics prepares talented professionals to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract important insights. The program is taught by world-class faculty in business and information systems, and enables students to gain hands-on experience analyzing real data, for real companies.
The Carlson School Management Information Systems program is ranked 4th (graduate program) and 5th (undergraduate program) in the nation.
Housed in the Carlson School, the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative (SOBACO) convenes University of Minnesota faculty and industry leaders to research the effects of, and causes behind, the rapid evolution of information generated by social media channels.
As part of the MS in Business Analytics program, students will work alongside leading SOBACO researchers through the Carlson School’s signature experiential learning programs, to draw innovative conclusions and facilitate data-driven decision making for partner organizations.
Professor Gediminas Adomavicius is an expert in recommender systems and personalization technologies, data mining techniques, and complex auction mechanisms. He was awarded the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award for his work on personalization technologies. This work has been highly cited and guided the design of next-generation recommender systems.
Professor Alok Gupta is an expert in economic engineering of information systems, including Internet economics, online mercantile mechanisms, and web-based social networks. His research has been highly cited in academic journals, and used by Fortune 100 firms to redesign and improve their online presence. His research has won numerous awards including two INFORMS Information System Society’s Design Science Awards.
Professor Ravi Bapna is an expert in assessing economic value of information systems including online auctions, social networks, and cloud computing using econometric and computational modeling tools. He views social networking platforms as a global laboratory, and his pioneering work asks fundamental questions about human behavior and develops causal inferences using randomized trials.
The mission of the Carlson School of Management is to discover transformative knowledge about the issues faced by organizations and managers in a dynamic global economy and create exceptional learning and career opportunities by facilitating an engaged and integrated community of scholars, students, and practitioners..