Barney School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics

At a Glance

Our online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program will prepare you for a career in this growing field, or for other jobs requiring you to use analytics to make business decisions.

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Degrees Offered

Total Credits


30 Credits


Today’s business leaders need to be data-driven and know how to interpret and analyze big data when approaching important strategic decisions.

Why Earn your MSBA at the Barney School?
  • Leading-edge curriculum combining large-scale data management and programming in R and Python, with business communication knowledge.
  • Shorter and flexible schedule. Each online course is only 7 weeks long, so you can finish a 10-course degree in less than two years. On-campus classes are offered in a full-semester format. Both online and on-campus options are available.
  • Networking opportunities with your classmates from industry leaders such as Cigna, CVS, The Hartford, Raytheon Technologies and many more. 
  • STEM designation. Increase your employability as an international student. The MSBA students can apply for Post-Completion OPT (12 months) and then, if eligible, apply for an extension (24 months). 
  • The majority of our students receive a GRE/GMAT waiver. Find out how easy it is to request a waiver.
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About the Program

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Our Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides you an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of analytics. You will obtain the strong critical thinking, quantitative, analytical, visualization, and presentation skills necessary to successfully advance your career in the growing "big data" business culture in any organization.

Take your classes online or on campus, and set a schedule that works for you. In just 18 months, the Barney School’s Master of Business Analytics program prepares you for a successful career. Our graduates learn to manage large data sets from different business divisions, which are essential in the decision-making processes of top management teams. In turn, these businesses can gain comparative advantages over their competitors in the marketplace. 

Who Should Apply:

  • Recent college graduates with business, STEM, and social science backgrounds who plan to pursue a career in the business analytics and data science fields.
  • Working professionals seeking career advancement or change in a data-driven working environment.
  • Engineers, computer programmers, finance, and insurance professionals.

AACSB Accreditation

Barney School of Business has been a leader in advanced business education for more than 60 years. Our long-standing history and success in the area of business education have made us among the 5 percent of business schools in the world that are AACSB accredited.

World-Class Faculty

Our faculty are academic and industry leaders in their field. Their experiences help to bring concepts and materials to life through case studies and innovative approaches. Through these experiences, our students graduate equipped with the business analytics skills that help to drive major growth and facilitate better decisions in the ever-changing world of business.


The Barney School of Business Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 30-credit hour program consisting of seven core courses, two electives, and an application-based, broadly integrated, capstone course.

Here are some course examples with technical tools and languages you will learn:

  • QNT 755 - Coding-programing for Data Science: Python and Pandas;
  • QNT 745 - Data Visualization: Tableau, R and ggplot2;
  • QNT 750 - Strategic Business Analytics: Python and/or R;
  • QNT 795 - Business Analytics Capstone: Python or R
  • For the remaining courses, faculty use Excel, SAS and/or R. 

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Core Requirements

  • Introduction and Applications to Analytics in Business
  • Managerial Statistics and Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Business Data Mining
  • Strategic Business Analytics
  • Data Visualization

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.


  • Business Forecasting
  • Coding and Programming
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Career Outlook

Business analytics is one of the fastest-growing, in-demand fields today and our students are getting a great return on their investment. Machine learning, big data, and data science skills are identified as the most challenging to recruit for. Because many of these positions require advanced degrees, our students are finding the opportunity for career growth once they complete the program.

Emily Bigwood MSBA '22

Business Intelligence Developer, The Hartford

"I had heard great things about the program from friends and coworkers in the Hartford area. What especially appealed to me about the MSBA program was the focus on not only learning technical skills but applying them to solve problems."

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Admission Overview

The Barney School adheres to the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—International (AACSB) and reserves admission to students showing high promise of success in postgraduate business study.

An awarded Bachelor's degree is a requirement to enter the graduate programs.

To assess the potential of candidates for admission, we look carefully at scores on the GMAT and performance in undergraduate and other graduate programs, as well as the motivation of the applicant as evidenced in the letter of intent. 

Additional Admission Information

  • Complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee
  • Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study
  • Take and send the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Write a letter of intent and résumé

GMAT/GRE waivers are based on sufficient academic and/or professional history. To be considered for eligibility, you must meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ 
  • 3 years of substantial work experience 
  • Previous completion of a Masters or higher-level degree 

If you believe you meet at least one of the criteria for a GMAT/GRE waiver, we encourage you to select this option within the online application. We will verify your eligibility during the review of your completed application. An interview may be requested for further verification of eligibility. 

If you are an international student, please read about additional requirements.

Meet Your Success Counselor

Julia Delgado
Assistant Director of Graduate Success
Admission - Graduate

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STEM Designated Program

This is a STEM Designated program, providing interdisciplinary technical and mathematical skills, as well as the business acumen needed to help solve complex business issues and help navigate the future of business.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Designated Degree Programs are designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. By enrolling in and finishing a STEM Designated program, international students may be able to stay in the United States for an extended period of time to meet the demand for workers with these skills.
Summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 tuition rates for the Business Analytics program are below:
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Master in Science in Business Analytics Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
Master in Science in Business Analytics Summer 2023

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