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MS Business Analytics

Understanding data to drive business decisions

One of the fastest-growing fields is Business Analytics, an area that the U.S. Department of Labor expects will require 132,000 new employees over the next eight years—and more than half of those will be in Santa Clara University's neighborhood, the Silicon Valley.

By enrolling in our full-time MS in Business Analytics program, you can be on the fast-track to working in this emerging industry in just 15 months. Alternatively, our part-time program catering to the working professional can be completed in as little as 24 months. 

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

  • High demand field.

     Stock photo of data image in server room

    The demand for business analytics skills has never been higher, and the U.S. Department of Labor says most of the jobs will be in the greater Bay Area region. Learn more about this emerging discipline here »

  • Hands-on experience.

     Graduate business students in Lucas Hall project room

    A business analytics practicum spread over five quarters will introduce you interesting projects, fascinating people, and an exciting new discipline. Best of all, the program is STEM approved Learn more about the practicum here »

Application deadlines

Fall Enrollment

  • April 1 Fall Quarter for for Scholarship Consideration
  • May 1 Fall Quarter Final Deadline


  • $1,175/unit (2017-18 tuition)
  • 45 units minimum (2017-18 curriculum)

Application requirements

  • 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
    (in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education)
  • Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs)
    or, for international degrees, a WES ICAP (International Credentials Advantage Package)
  • GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center
    GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB51
    GRE Insitution Code 7238
  • TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center
    Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. 
    TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation 
    Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. 

2017 MS Business Analytics student profile

  • Average age : 27
  • Women : 61%
  • Average work experience : 2.25 years
  • Average GMAT / GRE : 672 / 315
  • Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.45
  • Average TOEFL: 101