Master's in Business Analytics

Sharper Insights. Smarter Business. Your Chance to Drive Change.

University of San Diego
School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics

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Master's in Business Analytics 

The STEM-certified master’s in business analytics program empowers you to use data to solve critical problems in the smartest way possible — whether that means helping a business run more efficiently, showing a municipal government how it can reduce its environmental waste or guiding a nonprofit such as the Red Cross toward new operations that broaden its impact. Through courses such as Data for Social Good, you will learn how to wield data to make a positive impact in society — a central focus of USD’s master’s in business analytics program. To solve complex problems, companies and organizations need individuals who know how to ask the right questions. USD’s master’s in business analytics equips you to be that person.

Unlike other business analytics programs, USD insists on a holistic approach to your education. You will, of course, graduate with solid analytics skills, but you will also develop a better understanding of the soft skills required for problem-solving in the workplace, including communication, creativity and collaboration. The well-rounded and in-demand set of skills you gain in this program is applicable to a variety of career paths and aspirations, including those in the fields of marketing, accounting, finance, operations, education, government, nonprofits and beyond.

Career Opportunities 

A few professional areas in which business analytics skills are in high demand:

  • Marketing
  • Supply-chain management and logistics
  • Finance
  • Accounting

Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in 10 months
  • Full-time immersion experience with day classes during the week
  • Benefit from a STEM-certified program
  • Complete your consulting project abroad during January intersession
  • Project-based learning courses provide you with the hands-on experience you need to be career-ready by the day you graduate
  • Two years of work experience is preferred but not required
  • Receive training in several programming languages, including R and Python
  • Scholarships are available

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