Discover Big Data


Staying competitive in business means knowing your data and making mission-critical decisions based on business analysis. More than ever, companies are looking for leaders with the analytics skills necessary to unlock the incredible amounts of data that are created every day. There is power and value embedded in data and effective decisions are based on the stories it tells. The online Master of Science in Business Analytics degree (MSBA) at St. Edward’s University, a top 10 regional university in Austin, can help you to develop capabilities to succeed in this data-driven world.

The online Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is a 30 credit hour program designed to be completed in 18 months. The program culminates in a capstone project that is designed to prepare you for real-world experience.

Courses are a blend of live online sessions and asynchronous coursework, providing flexibility to students while still allowing them to get to know their classmates and grow their professional networks. All courses are taught by St. Edward’s University’s world class faculty who are committed to your success.

Program Details

Program Format:

Online


Credit Hours:

30


Transfer Credit:

Up to 9


Estimated Completion Time:

18 Months


  


Learn
Net-New

A background in advanced math or computer programming is not required for the MSBA program. You can learn something new, and build on what you know, without intimidation.


Specialized
Skills

With business analytics added to your skillset, you will be more prepared than others for leadership within your organization by filling unmet and growing needs.


Be
Relevant

With over half of businesses worldwide using data insights to drive strategy & improve processes, you will be extremely relevant.


Grab
Opportunity

Our program will open up more job opportunities for you that are only available for candidates with a master’s of business analytics.

Learning Goals


Our MSBA program prepares students for what companies are looking for and will teach students to analyze historical data to look for trends and patterns, diagnose problems, forecast and predict future outcomes and help model scenarios to make data-driven decisions. As graduates of this program, students will:

  • Be capable of translating a problem or opportunity described by a layperson to a technical model formulation.
  • Have the ability to identify the appropriate analytical tool(s) for a particular objective.
  • Know how to execute the most often-used methods for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive business analysis.
  • Be capable of applying analytics to a variety of business functions at different levels for decision making.
  • Understand how business analytics contribute to the decision-making process by producing clear courses of action for consideration.
  • Be fluent in Tableau, Python, R, Power BI, SQL, Arena

Program Curriculum and Courses


The online Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is a 30 credit hour program designed to be completed in 18 months. The program culminates in a capstone project that is designed to prepare you for real-world experience.

Courses are a blend of live online sessions and asynchronous coursework, providing flexibility to students while still allowing them to get to know their classmates and grow their professional networks. All courses are taught by St. Edward’s University’s world class faculty who are committed to your success.

  • Core Course Introduction to Business Analytics and R
  • Core Course Data Summarization and Visualization
  • Core Course Python for Business Analytics
  • Core Course Big Data and Database Management
  • Core Course Inferential Statistics
  • Core Course Predictive Analysis
  • Core Course Simulation Modeling
  • Core Course Artificial Intelligence
  • Core Course Optimization Modeling
  • Core Course Business Analytics Practicum

Admission
Requirements


Applicants for the online Master of Science in Business Analytics must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Our program is accessible to students with all academic backgrounds.
The GMAT, GRE and/or other standardized admissions tests are not required. However, foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate English language proficiency needed to successfully complete the program.

Supplementary materials for the application include your current resume, personal statement expressing your interest and goals for the program and transcripts from all institutions previously attended.