Online Master of Science In Business Analytics

Are you a data guru looking to hone your quantitative skills and apply them to a professional business setting? The Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) teaches you how to analyze, dissect and manipulate data at rest, and use your discoveries to drive strategic business decisions. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to work in a wide range of industries, including marketing, finance, supply chain management and information management.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/17/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a MSBA degree?

With a clear understanding of data in its current state, companies can make point-in-time decisions, giving them a competitive advantage. In the master’s in business analytics program, you’ll learn to derive value from data and modeling, lead data-driven analyses and create a critical business advantage. You’ll also develop advanced skills in synthesizing large quantities of data at rest and utilizing it to tell a story.

Additionally, the master’s in business analytics curriculum leans heavily into quantitative courses, providing you with the technical skills needed to be competitive in a fast-growing business discipline.

What will I learn in a master’s in business analytics program?

 

Marketable skills you’ll obtain with a MSBA degree include data mining and visualization, data modeling, predictive analytics and machine learning. You’ll also gain first-hand experience using software languages, such as:

  • @RISK.
  • AzureML.
  • Palisades.
  • Decision Suite.
  • Tableau.

After graduating with a MSBA degree, you’ll know how to accurately analyze data and communicate your findings to leadership in ways that are concise and digestible.

Is earning an MSBA degree worth it?

 

Yes. In the age of big data, collecting the data is only one part of the equation and there is a growing demand for professionals who understand the story data tells. This recent explosion of big data has impacted every part of the global economy, making business analytics specialists one of the fastest-growing careers in our economy.

Does my ASU business analytics degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured MSBA degree courses

In the master’s in business analytics program, you’ll take several courses to build core competencies in math, statistics and business. This business analytics program concludes with a collaborative project, allowing you to apply what you’ve learned in your previous courses. Program courses include:


Core

Analytic Decision Modeling I


Core

Analytic Decision Modeling II


Core

Business Analytics Strategy


Core

Data-Driven Quality Management


Core

Data Mining I


Core

Data Mining II


Core

Decision Models for Supply Chain Management


Core

Introduction to Applied Analytics or Statistics for Managers


What can I do with a master’s in business analytics?

Because big data has become an essential part of today’s global economy, business analytics is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative career fields. Upon graduating with a MSBA degree, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers, including, but not limited to:

Business intelligence analyst

Chief executive

Data analyst

Data manager

IT specialist

Marketing manager

Network security analyst

Study with passionate and award winning faculty members

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Study with passionate and award winning faculty members

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Admission requirements for the MSBA degree

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the W. P. Carey School of Business.

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Study at one of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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