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Business Analytics, M.S.

Darla Moore School of Business

Data shapes every aspect of the business world. Professionals in all sectors need to know how to use data to improve and understand complex business, policy or economic questions and to make informed decisions.

Business analytics skills are in high demand in every organizational sector, including engineering, health care, science, sports, communication, finance, public relations, government, nonprofit, and supply chains and operations. In just one year, you'll have the skills to succeed in today's ever-changing business world.

Program Highlights

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    Flexible for You

    Take advantage of your options: Most courses are on campus, but partial or complete virtual delivery and some remote options are available.

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    Boost Your Career

    Prepare for success: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for management analysts was $85,260 in May 2019.

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    An Outstanding Faculty

    Learn from a world-renowned faculty full of thought leaders who have a wealth of relevant industry experience.

What You’ll Study

This 30-credit hour program provides students with the knowledge and competencies related to data acquisition, data crunching and the utilization of large streams of data for the identification, formulation, analysis and solution of statistical and mathematical models, as well as interpreting results for use in data-driven decision making.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Data Simulation

    Using mathematical or statistical models to replicate real-world scenarios and predict outcomes

    Database Management

    Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    International and Domestic Business

    Building relationships and conducting transactions across borders

    Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Banking
  • Marketing

Data analytics is really interesting to me because every company has a lot of data they’re dealing with, and to be able to look at it, understand it and figure out how to manipulate it in order to work for the betterment of the company is definitely valuable in today’s up and coming career path.

Taylor Jeter
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