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Full Time Part Time BS to MS Duration: 1 year
Business analytics is the process of transforming raw data into business intelligence and insight. As companies generate more data at ever faster rates, the need for business analytics professionals is growing. The Master of Science in Business Analytics program will help you:
Private and public firms in fields as diverse as health care, finance, logistics and marketing need business analysts to help them identify and solve problems related to forecasting, customer relationship management and revenue optimization — to name only a few. Experts predict that in the next 10 years, hundreds of thousands of new jobs will be created in the domain of business analytics.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics requires 10 courses (30 credits). Students complete a core of seven required courses (21 credits) and then complete three courses (nine credits) within one of five tracks:
Courses may include:
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*These estimated graduate charges are for the 2021-2022 academic year. These prices are subject to change by vote of the UMass Board of Trustees.
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The MSBA degree will be a valuable credential for individuals who wish to pursue a professional career in business analytics in private enterprises or in the public sector. Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 200,000 new jobs will be created over the next several years in the area of business analytics.
Companies who hire business analytics professionals (often with starting salaries above $90,000) include Raytheon, Amazon, UPS, McKinsey & Co., FedEx, United Health Group, Massachusetts General Hospital and GE Energy Management. UMass Lowell MSBA graduates will be prepared for positions such as:
When Christine Vaudo heard about the Manning School’s business analytics degree, she knew it was for her. A lover of math, she has experience in computer science and working with databases. And the career opportunities are booming. Read more
UMass Lowell graduate students enroll in one of the nation’s top business schools, as determined by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Read more
DCU wanted to know the most strategic location to open a new branch. Kronos wanted to analyze usage patterns of its workforce software. Those were among the industry-partner capstone projects that MSBA students presented virtually. Read more