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Master of Science in 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.

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

Program Overview

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Calendar check icon 16 month full or part-time program duration

People icon Cohort-style course delivery with elective options

Clock icon Evening & Saturday class schedule

Motherboard icon STEM-Designated degree, F1-student visa eligible

Card checklist icon Prerequisites include Calculus & Statistics

Briefcase icon Work experience not required, but may strengthen application

Fall (September) 2024 applications are due April 1st (scholarship priority) or May 1 (final deadline).

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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

Leavey’s Graduate Business Career Management provides students and alumni one-on-one career counseling, workshops and webinars, online career tools, resume reviews, and employer engagement events.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

 

42
 
Number of Units
 
Merit Scholarships
 
Automatically Considered with GRE or GMAT Score 
 
$1,406
 
Cost per Unit (2023-24) 

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

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
Merit Scholarships are automatically considered at the time of application. The majority of merit awards are given to students with a GRE or GMAT score officially submitted, and to students who apply by priority deadlines. Explore all available graduate business scholarships here. 

Curriculum

The Business Analytics degree includes three core topics: Statistics and Optimization, Business Analytics, and Technology. MSBA students are required to take 32 units of core classes and 10 units of electives, totaling 42 units.

Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed.

Dashboards with Tableau
Data Analytics with Python
Database Management Systems - Fundamentals of SQL
Machine Learning with Python
Marketing Analytics
Math for Finance and Analytics
Prescriptive Analytics
Analytics of Finance
Analytics of Optimal Pricing
Big Data Modeling and Analytics
Blockchain
Cloud Computing Architectures
Data Visualization
Database Management Systems
Deep Learning
Econometrics with R
FinTech
Internet of Things
Natural Language Processing
Reinforcement Learning
Time-Series Analysis

All MS Students will complete either a Practicum or Capstone project as a part of the graduation requirements.

The PRACTICUM is designed not only to acclimate less experienced students to the rigors and standards expected in the professional workplace but also to plug student into the Silicon Valley network and to allow them to apply what you've learned in the classroom to solve a problem defined by our industry partners. You'll be placed in a team of 4-5 students under the supervision of a faculty advisor, and will work on the project spanning a two-quarter period, with the understanding that you'll commit 5-6 hours per week.

CAPSTONES are designed to be more flexible in terms of availability and also accessibility to our population of working students. You won't be asked to sign an NDA, and there won't be any conflicts of interest with your employer, since the project is not executed with an industry partner. Projects will be completed in groups of 4-5 students under the supervision of a faculty advisor. These projects will be entirely contained in a single quarter, with the understanding that you'll commit 10-12 hours per week to complete your project deliverables. 

MSBA Faculty

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Assistant Professor of OMIS Tao Li Head Shot

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MSBA, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Tao Li

Associate Professor of Marketing Xiaojing Dong head shot

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MARKETING & BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Xiaojing Dong

Finance Professor Sanjiv Das Head Shot

WILLIAM AND JANICE TERRY PROFESSOR OF FINANCE AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Sanjiv Das

ISA Adjunct Lecturer Dan Trepanier

ADJUNCT LECTURER, INFORMATION SYSTEMS & ANALYTICS

Dan Trepanier

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Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Earn your master’s degree with the Leavey School of Business. As a graduate student, you’ll be able to join in Santa Clara University’s legacy of ethics and innovation while you continue your career.

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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

Senior Associate Director of Admissions, MS Programs

Brittney Dorow

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, MS PROGRAMS

Deus C. Do

MS Program Management

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MS PROGRAMS

Fatima Sheikh

ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Joshua Rosenthal

ASSOCIATE DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Nydia MacGregor

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