MBA Concentrations

Business Analytics and Machine Learning

Earn your Babson MBA with a Business Analytics STEM-designated concentration. This program, focused on a combination of machine learning, programming, and technical training, will prepare you to problem solve, translate valuable insights, and drive innovative solutions using data. These skills, in combination with the entrepreneurial mindset developed throughout your MBA, will position you as a strong business leader in even the most complex environments.

Babson’s Business Analytics STEM Concentration

Set yourself up for a successful career in finance, professional services, technology, and beyond. You’ll draw from your MBA Business Analytics concentration experience as you leverage data and models to make informed decisions and lead operational improvements based on thoughtful analysis. Explore how methods apply to different aspects of business with core classes in economics and optimization, and electives in topics like marketing and healthcare.

As a participant in a STEM designated program, you may be eligible for 36 months of OPT vs. 12 months for students in non-STEM degree programs.

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Get to Know Babson’s Business Analytics STEM MBA Faculty

Learn from world-renowned thought leaders and innovators. Babson’s distinguished faculty are experts in big data, artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, and more.

From Entrepreneurship to Law and Theater History: Faculty Honored

Faculty Honored for Leading Innovations in Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling

Assistant Professor Davit Khachatryan received Babson’s Interdisciplinary Scholar Award from the Dean of Faculty in 2019 in recognition of his research that has been published and led to a conference chair session. He teaches Machine Learning Methods for Business, leveraging his research and innovations to share concepts with Business Analytics STEM students.

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Rigorous, quantitative STEM training and Babson’s unique entrepreneurial mindset are a powerful combination. Still deciding which speciality is right for you? Babson College offers four STEM masters programs.

Business Analytics STEM Curriculum

The MBA business analytics concentration consists of 12 credits with coursework that is primarily technical, and a focus on programming in Python as well as other analytics tools. Your coursework is made up of three core classes that you select from a list of five options, plus one elective from the list of approved electives. Class offerings change and new classes are added regularly; all courses may not be listed here.

Choose at least three from the following list*:

  • QTM7571 Machine Learning Methods for Business (3 credits)
  • MIS6300 Programming for Business Analytics (3 credits)
  • ECN6300 Modern Econometrics for Business* (3 credits)
  • ECN7520 Economic and Financial Forecasting* (3 credits)
  • QTM9510 Optimization (3 credits)

*Students enrolled in both Modern Econometrics for Business and Economic and Financial Forecasting will get concentration credit for one of the courses only.

Choose one elective from the following list, or add a fourth course from the list above.

  • MKT7506 Marketing Analytics (3 credits)
  • ECN7510 Financial and Macroeconomic Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • ECN7555 Health Care: Markets, Analytics, and Strategies (3 credits)
  • MIS7501, Intro to Database Mangement (1.5 credits) 
  • MIS7525 Agile Experimentation (1.5 credits or 3 credits) 
  • MKT 9501 Strategy & Tactics of Pricing (3 credits) 
  • QTM9515 Introduction to Data Science (1.5 credits)

Additional Information

For more information on the Business Analytics STEM designated concentration requirements, coursework, or career paths, please email Associate Professor Mahdi Majbouri or Professor Dessi Pachamanova.

Looking For A More Specialized Business Analytics Degree?

Learn more about our Master in Business Analytics, a STEM-designated degree offered in both 9 and 16 month formats. Learn how to synthesize and draw insights from complex data, enabling you to tell an effective story and impact business strategy.

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