Master's Program in Business Analytics

Aalto University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Aalto University

About this program

Master's Program in Business Analytics

Studying in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics gives students a unique combination of skills in leadership, business, and technology. Programme graduates are future leaders of the digital and sustainable era. The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge in data-based decision-making and analytics and allows them to specialise in different business domains.

Admission requirements

You are eligible to apply in master's admissions if you have a bachelor’s degree. The bachelor's degree must be equivalent to 180 ECTS credits or three years of full-time study. The degree must give eligibility to apply for master’s degree studies at university in the awarding country. The awarding higher education institution has to be a recognised part of the official national education system of the country. It has to be accredited as a degree-granting higher education institution by the country where it is located or by a relevant international organisation (such as UNESCO).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

In the first year of studies, students will develop a solid foundation for expertise in business analytics. Courses in for example information management and artificial intelligence are also available. In the second year, students specialise in a specific business domain such as Marketing Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Accounting Analytics, or HR Analytics. Students can also choose a minor, for example, Artificial Intelligence or Information Technology.

While the main theme of the programme is business analytics, the programme also covers a series of important topics, such as business intelligence, information management, artificial intelligence, and sustainable business. These topics are taught on courses like:

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Science for Business
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data-Driven Business
  • Capstone: Business Intelligence

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For non-EU/EEA citizens: €15000/year


Degree: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Credits: 120 ECTS

Study Objectives

Both teaching and research are state-of-the-art, ensuring that upon graduating from the Business Analytics Programme, graduates will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of advanced data analytics and business intelligence. Graduates possess essential knowledge of data-driven decision-making and problem-solving.
  • A holistic understanding of sustainable business. As sustainability is at the core of all thriving businesses, graduates will be specialists in sustainable business decision-making.
  • Necessary leadership skills. Graduates are great communicators and thoughtful leaders of diverse teams.
  • Analytical thinking and decision-making skills. Graduates are critical thinkers who analyse business decisions based on data.

Continuing studies

The Master’s programme in Business Analytics at Aalto is considered a great foundation for doctoral studies and post-doc positions.

Career paths

The existing strong demand for analytics students with strong business knowledge will only grow in the future. Collaborative  courses with companies and alumni offer opportunities to work on real-life cases and network with industry leaders. Most students do their Master’s thesis commissioned by their employer. The Master’s Programme in Business Analytics will allow students to personalise their professional profile. Possible positions immediately after graduation include:

  • Business analysts and business intelligence specialists
  • Analytics and M&A consultants
  • Quantitative marketing analysts
  • Product analysts
  • Business controllers
  • Data scientists

About this institute

Aalto University

With a unique combination of technology, arts and business programmes, of which more than 100 are offered in English, Aalto University is an excellent study choice for international students. Around 25% of our 13,000 degree students are international, making us...

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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo

Phone no: +358947001


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