Masters of Science in Business Analytics



The M.S. in Business Analytics program was established Spring 2014. It is designed to last 18 months. Students will take 11 courses to complete the degree. The Financial Engineer ranked the M.S. in Business Analytics program #1 amongst business analytics programs in the United States.

Why pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics?

According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States alone could face a shortage of 1.5 millions managers and analysts with the knowledge of how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions by 2018. The Master of Science in Business Analytics is a comprehensive program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to become experts in business analytics and data sciences and to advance their careers in this exciting and fast-growing field.

Students in the program acquire a broad and in-depth training in all areas related to business analytics and big data analysis, including statistical modeling, data management, visualization, information security, optimization, and decision-making under uncertainty. Students will learn programming tools necessary to analyze large and unstructured datasets, translate the analysis into decisions that will improve business performance, and effectively present complex data to high-level decision-makers. In addition to methodological training, the students will discover applications of business analytics across a wide range of industries and functions, including marketing, finance, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking and health care.

Who would benefit from an MS in Business Analytics?

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed for managers who want to develop or sharpen their analytical skills, and recent college graduates with a strong analytical background, who are interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and fast-growing field of business analytics and data sciences. The program provides students with knowledge, tools, and skills to analyze big data to make effective business decisions that improve the performance of organizations. What are the advantages of an MS in Business Analytics at Marshall? The Master of Science in Business Analytics at Marshall offers an unparalleled opportunity to begin a career in the exciting field of data sciences and business analytics. In addition to world-class and award-winning faculty, USC has more international students than any other university, and the Trojan Network has loyal alumni across the world that helps each other after graduation. Our campus is in Los Angeles, a vibrant center for business and culture in the Pacific Rim.