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Masters in Business Analytics, MS

What is Business Analytics? It's the Future.

The MS in Business Analytics is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to business analytics, data analytics and data science. This program equips students with the technical knowledge and skills to assist organizations in managing their data, analyzing it for insights, and implementing those insights to improve the organization.



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Specialized & Flexible Curriculum

This STEM-designated program builds deep technical skills via an “analytical core” that develops expertise in data preparation, analysis and communication in support of business decisions.  The program also allows students to choose a concentration in one of several business areas, perfect for students who come without a business background or those with business experience who want further specialization.

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Convenient & Accelerated

Courses are delivered in a hybrid modality, blending the convenience of online education with the rich learning environment of in-person courses. Courses are scheduled on an 8-week accelerated calendar, allowing for quicker degree completion. Hybrid courses meet the requirements for international students to study, and the program is STEM-designated allowing for additional OPT/CPT.

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Booming Career Opportunities

Business analytics is a rapidly growing industry permeating into almost every area of business. Employers everywhere are looking for business professionals with the analytical skills to leverage insights from an ever-increasing amount of organizational data. Earn your degree in Chicago, the second-largest business center in the U.S. and home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Major companies work with our Career Services office to recruit students each year for internships and full-time jobs. 


“Data analytics is a fast-growing field that is becoming increasingly important for businesses in Chicago and beyond. Our program prepares you to use statistical analysis and data structures in a rapidly growing field."

Jeff Adams, Assoc Prof Management Chair of Marketing & Decision Sciences