Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)



The MS 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

  • A STEM Program - 36 Month OPT Option for International Students

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: MS 

  • Number of courses: 12

  • Program length: flexible, 9-24 months