Business Analytics (M.S.)
Business Analytics (M.S.)
Harness the power of data to develop insight into business decisions and organizational questions. The Master of Science in Business Analytics will develop your skills in data analysis and visualization, predicting/forecasting future probabilities and trends, and helping leaders make decisions in resource-constrained environments. With full- and part-time options, it is perfect for those with undergraduate preparation in quantitative oriented business, engineering, mathematics/statistics, economics, or STEM fields. An introductory level of exposure to Calculus is expected. This program is part of the college's Business Analytics Initiative.
Credit Hours: 36 | Courses: 12
TUITION RATES for AY 21-22 are expected to be the same as those currently published for AY 20-21.
Why get a master’s degree in business analytics?
Thanks to the vast amounts of data available today, organizations now have greater access to information that can help influence critical business decisions. To make the best use of data, professionals with backgrounds in data analytics, particularly those who have experience helping leaders achieve objectives in resource-constrained environments, are highly sought after. A recent McKinsey Institute report stated that the United States will face a shortage of about 190,000 data scientists and 1.5 million managers and data analysts who can interpret and implement data. Closer to home, demand for business analytics jobs in the New England area is expected to grow up to 22.3% through 2026, according to Hanover Research. With a program that focuses on both the theoretical and practical applications of business analytics, supported by the latest computer programming skills, our graduates can expect to be in high demand for a number of jobs.
Why choose UNH’s M.S. in business analytics program?
Unique focus: The MSBA program will be the first and only accredited business analytics program in New Hampshire. Taught by faculty immersed in big data research, including cybersecurity, students will get exposure to the latest challenges businesses face.STEM designated: With a STEM-designated focus on business analytics, you will graduate from the M.S. in business analytics program and be able to apply for a 24-month OPT STEM Extension to your 12-month Optional Practical Training Program (OPT) period, allowing you to work in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation with no additional visa requirement.
Flexible: Finish your degree in as little as 16 months. Students can choose to follow one of two paths andtake either one or two classes per term. The program takes 2.5 to 3 years for students who choose to take only one course at a time.
Comprehensive: Covers the three main pillars of business analytics, including descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, giving students a full understanding of the discipline.
Convenient: Continue working while you study, thanks to late afternoon/evening in-classroom classes, plus hybrid courses that combine classroom and online components.
AACSB Accredited: Learn at a school that is among only 5% of business schools worldwide to meet the gold standard for the highest quality programs.
POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS
- Analyst and planner (Six Sigma)
- Business intelligence analyst
- Data analyst
- Manager of modeling and analytics
- Market research analyst
- Pricing and revenue optimization analyst
- Project manager
- Quantitative analyst/modeler