Master of Science in Business Administration: Business Analytics (MSBA)



The MSBA in Business Analytics is designed for students and business professionals with background in computer science, statistics and mathematics who want to have a mastery understanding of business analytics, such as business intelligence and big data analytics.

Students in this program will develop in-depth knowledge and specialized skills in Python/R, database, data warehousing, data mining, text mining and web analytics, big data analytics (Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig/Hive), and optimized decision making. The program will also broaden students’ understanding of business analytics through the prism of its implementation and utilization in various functional areas of business.

Program Highlights

  • Short Graduation Time Frame (9 months, the shortest)

  • Flexibility - Progress at Your Own Pace; Evening/Weekend Classes

  • Experiential Hands-On Learning

  • Professional Expert Instructors

  • Internship Opportunities with Leading Companies

Program Objectives

  • Provide hands-on experience and in-depth study of important analytics topics including database management, data warehousing, data mining, big data technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive/Pig, and HBase, and predictive and prescriptive analytics along with popular software in analytics.

  • Offer students opportunities to apply business analytics to various business functions including marketing, finance, human resources, operations and supply chain management, etc.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals and students who are interested in a high quality, accredited Business Analytics program.

  • Professionals and students who want to pursue a career in business analytics, business intelligence, big data analytics, and data science.

  • Professionals and students wanting to become managers who routinely analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings.

  • Professionals and students who have solid background in computer programming, mathematics, and statistics.

Program Summary

  • Type of degree conferred: MSBA

  • Number of courses: 12

  • Program length: flexible, 9-24 months