Learn the language of modern business
Big data continues to create new opportunities for businesses, and there is a growing demand for business intelligence professionals who can harness its strategic power. Our online MS in Business Analytics program produces such data-driven leaders capable of storing, managing, analyzing and presenting data effectively to fuel better business decisions and facilitate major growth.
The program explores the practical qualitative and quantitative skills that serve as the foundation to sound decision making. Course work is designed to deliver a number of in-demand skills that you can immediately apply to your current career, including data management, data warehousing, text and data mining, visualization and predictive modeling. The program culminates with an experiential capstone that challenges you to apply these skills to solve a business challenge of your choice.
Upon completion of your master’s, you also will be awarded a Certificate in Business Analytics using SAS. This credential will strengthen your resume as a business intelligence professional, and will qualify you to pursue any of the official SAS Certification exams to further differentiate yourself.
Accreditation and Accolades
About Online Learning
Flexible scheduling meets world-class education
Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.
Curriculum and Requirements
MS in Business Analytics Program of Study
|Required Core Courses|
|BAN 610||Introduction to Business Analytics||3|
|BAN 615||Predictive Modeling||3|
|CIS 620||Data Management||3|
|CIS 627||Data Warehousing||3|
|CIS 628||Data Mining||3|
|BAN 620||Text Mining||3|
|BAN 650||Data Visualization||3|
|BAN 690||Business Analytics Capstone||3|
|Select three of the following: 1||9|
|Web Analytics and Web Intelligence|
|Programming for Data Analysis|
|Health Care Analytics|
|Business Design and Object-oriented Analysis|
Additional elective business courses are available to students at the discretion of the program director.
To be admitted to the program, an applicant must have:
- An undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
- An undergraduate major, graduate degree or other significant course work in a quantitatively oriented area, such as mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, computer science, engineering, operations management, accounting, finance, economics or the natural sciences
Work experience and/or significant prior course work in statistics and analytics is strongly considered in the admission process. Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered, but are not required.
Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and fees are received by Quinnipiac. Students can expect to receive a decision within four weeks of submitting a completed application.
- Completed application form
- $45 application fee
- Updated resume
- Personal statement
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Three letters of recommendation, including one from a professional contact
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of management program graduates:
- 2017-18: 39
- 2016-17: 27
Student enrollment in management in 2017-18: 106
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for management program graduates: N/A