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MS in Business Analytics (online)

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Modern businesses rely on all kinds of data to make decisions and measure performance. The online MS in Business Analytics builds the critical thinking skills needed to mine, organize and interpret data, positioning graduates to be core drivers of corporate strategy in any organization.

Program Overview

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

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U.S. News & World Report

The Quinnipiac School of Business online master of science programs are ranked #26 by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

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The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition held by 5% of business schools.

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Princeton Review

We are listed by the Princeton Review as one of the best business schools in the U.S.

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U.S. News & World Report: Veterans

Our online master of science programs are ranked among the best in the nation for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Business Programs in 2019.

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 610Introduction to Business Analytics3
BAN 615Predictive Modeling3
BAN 621Data Management3
BAN 629Text Mining3
BAN 622Data Warehousing3
BAN 628Data Mining3
BAN 650Data Visualization3
BAN 690Business Analytics Capstone3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following: 19
BAN 661
Web Analytics and Web Intelligence
BAN 662
Insurance Analytics
BAN 663
Programming for Data Analysis
BAN 664
Health Care Analytics
BAN 667
Business Design and Object-oriented Analysis
BAN 669
Project Management
Total Credits33

 Additional elective business courses are available to students at the discretion of the program director.

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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