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Online Master of Science in Business Analytics

Use Data to Drive Business Decisions

  • AACSB accredited
  • Graduate in as little as 18 months
  • 30-33 total credit hours

Through The University of Scranton's online Master's in Business Analytics, you'll engage with innovative data examination tools that prepare you to use descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics. As you progress through the program, you will learn to identify the data-backed solutions that drive business growth.

With the analytical tools you'll gain from the online Master's in Business Analytics program, you will be able to help businesses improve their operations and achieve their goals. The program will help you master a variety of analytical methodologies, and gain a comprehensive understanding of data-driven business solutions.

As you move through the program, you will also gain hands-on experience with in-demand programming languages and software tools including Python, R, and Tableau. As a result, you will be prepared to communicate your data-backed recommendations clearly to non-technical audiences.

Curriculum: Practical Tools to Help Businesses Grow

The core courses in the online MS in Business Analytics cover essential practices that will prepare you to enter and advance in the field. In addition to business analytics fundamentals, you will gain expertise in core topics covering data mining, database management, and business intelligence.

The business analytics courses in the curriculum will prompt you to approach different programming languages and software management tools to assist in your data compilation and analysis. With subjects spanning data visualization, business forecasting models, and applied business statistics, to name only a few, you will develop a unique skillset that enables you to communicate your findings.

The online MS in Business Analytics will empower you to energize businesses through data-backed solutions. As a result, you can expect to:

  • Analyze ineffective business practices.
  • Formulate and present informed proposals to improve business processes.
  • Develop a principled foundation on the business applications of Big Data, Internet of things, and artificial intelligence.
  • Employ descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytical tools in problem-solving scenarios.
  • Communicate data-driven solutions to non-technical audiences.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to gather and analyze data relevant to managerial decision-making.

Career Outlook: Join an Expanding Field of Business Leaders

The future is bright for those with an online Master's in Business Analytics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those in business analytics careers earn an average salary of $85,260 [footnote 1]. From 2018-2028, the number of these positions is expected to increase at a much faster rate than average at 14%. With an online Business Analytics Master's degree you will gain an advantage as you move into the job market or look for career advancement opportunities. As the field continues to expand, you will gain access to a variety of career opportunities across an array of industries.

The online MS in Business Analytics can prepare you for positions such as:

  • Data Scientist
  • Business Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

Learn more about The University of Scranton’s online Master of Science in Business Analytics: Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Management Analysts. Accessed on May 29, 2020 from