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Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Business Analytics

National Rank #11

What is the connection between big data and business analytics? Huge amounts of data are generated every day, and keep accumulating. However, only a small portion of these data sets has have been analyzed and utilized. The vast opportunities and challenges in this area continue to attract considerable public attention.

With more than 20 years of experience in business analytics education, we offer the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA), combining data analysis, computer science and operations research applied to various business fields. This program allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of state-of-the-art data analytics techniques that are in demand, and to become proficient at the use of leading statistical packages and database management tools.

Through this program, you will become a well-rounded business professional with a specialty in business analytics, and have learning opportunities that reinforce theories, practices and principles through internships and projects. Directed studies also are available, with approval from the program director. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Office. Our program is a STEM-designated program, allowing international students greater flexibility.

Outside of the classroom, we have a very active analytics research group, allowing you to participate in research projects with professors and connect with them in person. We work closely with our Corporate Advisory Board to incorporate real-world expertise into the curriculum. We also encourage you to become involved in the professional business analytics community by participating in academic events on and off campus.


The ideal candidate for the Masters of Business Analytics would have at least a bachelor’s degree in science, business or engineering, but highly motivated students from all disciplines are welcome. For more information about admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships, the new student checklist, and Orientation, visit the Graduate School of Business.

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In order to ensure our program stays current, the program director will also work with a group of corporate advisors.

MBA Concentration in Business Analytics

All students currently enrolled in the MBA can select Business Analytics as their concentration. You should read the program curriculum carefully and plan your course schedule ahead.

Executive Education Program

Data Analytics for Managers

Through the Bentley Executive Education Program, we offer a five-day, non-credit executive education program in Data Analytics for understanding the  analytical tools and frameworks used in today's data-rich business environment. Led by graduate faculty members, this program provides an in-depth applied approach to grasping the commonly used tools used to present data effectively. Participants will become familiar with fundamentals of analytics and problem-solving techniques, as well as the ways in which data is managed through databases and queries.