MS in Applied Business Analytics

Industry-focused MS in Applied Business Analytics preparing you for careers in Big Data Management

Disruptive technologies and globalization have created a huge demand for well-trained business intelligence and analytics professionals. The master of science in applied business analytics in the Cotsakos College of Business’ program addresses this growing need for well-trained professionals with advanced analytical skills. The program is designed to empower students with the knowledge, tools, skills, and industry preparedness they need to lead in the creation of Big Data-driven insights and solutions.

Integrating math, technology, statistics and business domain expertise, the program curriculum will address emerging Big Data challenges, including the "Internet of Things", business intelligence, optimization, descriptive - predictive - prescriptive analytics, data mining, data warehousing, multivariate analytics, social network and text analytics, and machine learning. Coursework will prepare students to complete industry-relevant projects using real data and a wide variety of industry tools such as R, Tableau, Python, Hadoop, Spark, and others.

University Catalog — requirements and course descriptions:

Program Highlights

30 credits

Can be completed in 15 months/one calendar year

Now accepting applications for spring and fall 2019

Part-time or full-time tracks available

No GMAT or GRE required (candidates with 3.0 GPA or higher)

Courses are offered in the evenings in hybrid or face-to-face formats.


Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Submission of all official transcripts showing conferral of degree)
  • International students must provide evaluated transcripts by any NACES approved agency. 3 year BA/BS degrees accepted.
  • TOEFL, ELS or IELTS is required for international students whose prior degrees were not taught with English instruction.
  • Min GPA of 3.0
  • Resume
  • GMAT or GRE are optional and are not required

Application Deadline:

Recommended: July 1 of each year for fall start. (will review on rolling basis) students who do not meet all of the academic requirements for entry may participate in a summer boot camp course to help them meet the requirements of the program. Contact for more information.

*International students are advised to apply by April 1st: Fall (September intake only)