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Master of Science in Business Analytics

Understanding Data To Drive Business Decisions

Sanjiv Das, William and Janice Terry Professor of Finance and Business Analytics

Do you want a data-driven advantage? Analytics. Big data. The Internet of everything. The ability to collect and make sense of a vast amount of data that has transformed the industry—and you can be part of the transformation with our MS in Business Analytics program. Through an expertly designed curriculum that blends business acumen with data analysis, we prepare you for careers in one of the fastest growing, most in-demand fields in tech.

Program Overview

 

16-month full-time/part-time
 
Program Duration
 
Cohort style with
elective options
 
Course Delivery
 
Evening and
Saturday classes
 
Class Schedule
 
STEM-Designated
Degree
 
F1-Student Visa
 

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Class Profile

 

Average Age

28 

Male

36% 

Female

64% 

Average GPA

3.48 

Average GMAT

668 

Average GRE

315 

Average Months of Work Experience: 31

 
Bronco Career Outcomes
100%
OF GRADUATES FELT THAT THE PROGRAM MET THEIR CAREER GOALS
 
73%
OF GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED WITHIN 6-MONTHS OF GRADUATION
 

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

42
 
Number of Units
 
Merit Scholarships
 
Available 
 
$1,318
 
Cost per Unit (2021-22) 

For details on payment options and schedules, visit the Bursar's website here

Financial Aid
Federal and Private Loans
The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. You may visit the staff in Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building; call (408) 551-1000, or email onestop@scu.edu.

Federal financial aid is not available for non-US citizens, except in cases where they have attained Permanent Resident status and have made application for citizenship. International students are eligible for scholarships.

Scholarships
All applicants to an MS program are considered for a scholarship if they submit their completed application by the posted deadline. Awards are based on professional accomplishments and outstanding scholarship as demonstrated in collegiate transcripts, GMAT or GRE score and recent coursework. The Graduate Business Office does not award need-based scholarships.

Curriculum

Updated March 1, 2021 - The analytics field is a fast paced environment that requires regular updates so our graduates have the skills they need to succeed after graduation. Beginning in Fall 2021, we will roll out our new MS in Business Analytics curriculum. The new curriculum has been streamlined to add more flexibility while reinforcing key competencies.

These changes include:

  • Calculus 2 will no longer be required for admission
  • Decreasing the number of total units from 48 to 42 (32 core; 10 electives)
  • Removing the Finance bootcamp 
  • Adding R programming to the learning objectives of the introductory math class
  • Adding a new class to the requirements called Prescriptive Analytics  

These changes will 

  • Allow our students to strengthen their technical abilities before really digging into the bulk of their industry practicum work in Spring quarter.  
  • Decrease the number of required units and thus, decrease the total cost of the program.  Allow students more time to engage with each other, their practicum partners, our extensive Career Management programming and other extra curricular activities. 

With the MS in Business Analytics curriculum, you will gain knowledge of both the theory and practice of business analytics as our curriculum provides you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand business challenges and priorities, and learn to address such challenges using the appropriate data and suitable econometric analytical tools. 

  • Identify the data needed to evaluate potential opportunities to leverage analytically driven decision making to increase the value of the firm. 

  • Understand the challenge of privacy protection of customers, and the balance between privacy protection and personalization of business offerings

  • Learn foundational techniques and tools required for business analytics and data science, covering mathematics, statistics, software.

  • Select and apply appropriate analytical techniques, models, and frameworks to business decisions; and be able to summarize and analyze quantitative information using statistics and data visualization

  • Write clear, well-documented, and effective memoranda and reports; prepare and deliver professional-quality presentations; work effectively on a project in a team

To complete the program, you must complete at least 42 units, spread over a combination of required (core) units and elective credits.

The Business Analytics degree includes three core topics: Statistics and Optimization, Business Analytics, and Technology.

MSBA course descriptions here » 

MSBA Graduate Bulletin here »

MSBA Faculty

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MSBA, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Tao Li

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MARKETING & BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Xiaojing Dong

WILLIAM AND JANICE TERRY PROFESSOR OF FINANCE AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Sanjiv Das

ADJUNCT LECTURER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Dan Trepanier

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Or, have more questions? Ask our MS Admissions Team at msadmissions@scu.edu.

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Questions?

Our Masters in Business Analytics program is designed deliberately for you to tackle the burgeoning world of data and succeed as a Data Scientist.

Meet with us in an Advising Appointmentvisit a class or attend an information session, or view our updated and relevant curriculum as you consider the Masters in Business Analytics program that connects best to Silicon Valley. Need more information or have any questions? Contact us at msadmissions@scu.edu or call us at 1-408-554-4539.



MS Programs Admissions

Assistant Director, MS Admissions

Susan Macias Gutierrez

MS Program Management

Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Toby McChesney

Senior Director, MS Programs

Ramie Fernandez

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