QS World University Rankings Puts Foster MSBA at #11 in the World, #5 in the U.S.

Every year, QS World University Rankings ranks global universities on a variety of factors. In the QS 2021 Masters in Business Analytics Rankings the UW Foster MSBA program ranked at #11 among 97 global programs, and at #5 out of U.S. programs.

QS World University Rankings Puts Foster MSBA at #5 in the U.S., #15 in the World

UW Foster MSBA persists at #5 in the U.S., ranks #15 in the world by QS World University Rankings:

According to the QS 2023 Masters in Business Analytics Rankings, the UW Foster MSBA program stands at #5 in the U.S. and #15 among global MSBA programs! QS World University Rankings ranks the world’s top universities based on several factors, including employability, alumni outcomes, thought leadership, value for money, class & faculty diversity. This year’s survey considered 111 programs after exclusions, across 26 countries.

In only three years, Foster MSBA has become a relevant and rigorous program, which speaks to its strong placement nationally and globally.

At Foster, we blend data analytics and business strategy to prepare the quantitatively inclined to tell data-driven stories that propel business growth. We do this with the right balance of business and analytics courses, paired with an industry capstone project and special lectures from leading business analytics industry professionals.

Worth the Investment

The Foster MSBA program is among the top 7.5% globally for value for money. MSBA quarterly program fees are $10,650 for residents and $13,500 for non-residents. The QS World University Rankings result is an estimated payback period of 17 months, with an estimated 10-year ROI level of $802,283.

Among the top 3.8% globally in Alumni Outcomes

The QS Alumni Outcomes Index looks at the schools and universities associated with thousands of successful alumni (CEO’s, entrepreneurs, influencers). Our graduates have high employability rates, belonging to the senior levels in their organizations!

Look beyond the rankings

We encourage you to consider the community, culture, location, student services, program performance, and other areas that matter to you while considering Foster for your next big professional step.

To help determine if Foster’s MSBA program is the right “fit” for you, attend an admissions event or talk with an MSBA ambassador for a deep-dive into what a year at Foster looks like. If studying and gaining practical knowledge in a city that’s home to world-renowned firms like Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, sounds like your future, apply today!


Written by Niv Joshi
MSBA Writer & Content Strategist
[email protected]


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