Master of Science in Business Analytics

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Combine data analytics with business expertise

Learn to create and innovate using data with intention through our Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program.

In less than a year, you can develop the key skills high-demand jobs require. The program features a strong combination of business expertise and highly sought-after data science skills, like gathering, managing, analyzing, and communicating data.

  • 9-month, on-campus program
  • 2 semesters of consulting projects
  • STEM-designated – 36 months OPT eligible
  • $41k/$54k tuition and fees (resident/non-resident)
  • Scholarships available
  • Stackable credit toward iMBA program

Coursework focused on solving problems using data

Our curriculum centers on the importance of using data to make business decisions. You gain hands-on experience through client-based projects requiring data-based solutions.

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Land sought-after jobs in a growing field

With increasing demand for employees who understand how to use data strategically, you can set yourself apart with an MSBA degree. The program has a proven record for helping graduates attain jobs in a growing market.

The MSBA degree is STEM-designated, which may allow international students to remain in the US for up to 36 months on the Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM extension.

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Talk to a current MSBA student

Gies Business student ambassadors are here to share their experience and talk to you about what the MSBA program is like and how it’s helping them understand how to use data strategically. They also can talk to you about the surrounding community and what it’s like to live on campus.

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Engage in data-focused events and more

Gies Business students gain access to a wide variety of registered student organizations, events, and resources within the College and across campus, including opportunities like hackathons and coding competitions.

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What types of careers are available in business analytics?

Companies of all sizes and industries are seeking out a broad range of expertise, including data analysts, business intelligence analysts, and data-driven decision makers.

How can a business analytics degree develop a career?

There’s a sharp growth in interest in business analytics master’s degree graduates. Employers project a 71% increase in hiring over the previous year. An MSBA degree from Gies College of Business will give you a competitive advantage for these positions whether you are a recent graduate or mid-career looking to accelerate your promotability.

Is business analytics difficult to study?

While a graduate degree in business analytics is highly sought after, faculty and staff at Gies work hard to ensure the program is accessible to any driven students, whether they have recently earned their undergraduate degree or they have spent time in the work force and are now looking to expand their skillset. The Gies MSBA program focuses on specialization – 16-24 credit hours of analytics electives plus up to 8 credits of general electives. This, as well as the option to extend a semester, sets us apart from other programs. View a sample schedule.

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