Master's in Business Analytics Degree Program

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

Business analytics professionals are at an increasing advantage as organizations rely on leaders who are not only fluent in the language of data but who also understand how to apply that data in the context of business. This layered skillset enables you to communicate effectively with clients, programmers, business leaders and data scientists to drive real business results. USD's 10-month, STEM-certified Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) equips you to do just that. 


A Master's in Business Analytics Program that Prepares You for the Demands of Today

Through hands-on classes and three real-world consulting projects in San Diego and abroad, the Knauss School of Business’ business analytics master’s program will immerse you in the language of data and business. You will learn to use high-demand analytics tools such as Python, SQL, Tableau and IBM SPSS Modeler, while also taking courses in interactive data visualization and technical communications. 

In addition to relevant business courses like Financial Analytics and Marketing Analytics, the MSBA curriculum also includes courses like Data for Social Good, which will empower you to make a positive impact in society using data—a unique aspect of the master’s in business analytics program at the Knauss School of Business.


Apply the Language of Data Analytics to a Variety of Business Professions 

Our master’s in business analytics teaches you how to solve problems within your chosen field using a new data-driven approach, equipping you with the mindset to make intelligent business decisions for organizations across various industries and sectors. Whether you are considering an analytical role with a different organization or want to learn to apply data to solve problems in your current position, the MSBA will prepare you for the next step in your career.

Never before has there been such a pressing need for professionals who can turn data into action. Whether you choose to apply the skills you gain from USD’s master’s in business analytics to a private corporation, the world of government and public administration, or the nonprofit sphere, you will reap the rewards that come with uncovering new opportunities for your organization.

Potential Careers:

  • Chief marketing officer • Consulting specialist • Consumer trends analyst • Data analyst • Financial analyst • Industrial engineer • Market research analyst • Operations research analyst • Project manager • Supply chain manager

USD’s Master’s in Business Analytics Degree at a Glance:

  • Full-time, accelerated STEM-designated program (36 units in 10 months)
  • On campus, in person
  • Learn from a diverse range of courses in analytics programming, data mining, data management, interactive data visualization and data for social good
  • Become proficient in highly sought after analytics tools, such as Python, SQL, Tableau and IBM SPSS Modeler 
  • Gain real-world experience through applied classroom learning and a 10-day international consulting project abroad

How You’ll Benefit from a STEM Designated MSBA Program

The University of San Diego is proud to offer a STEM designated MSBA program, highlighting the analytical and data-driven curriculum we provide. The STEM designation from the Department of Homeland Security is also extremely beneficial to international students looking for work in the U.S. after graduating. It allows international students on F-1 visas to be eligible to work in the United States for an additional 24 months under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) extension.

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With a curriculum specifically designed to train business leaders, our students learn to make data-based decisions that are rooted in corporate and social responsibility while maximizing profits.

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Discover how USD’s STEM-certified Master’s in Business Analytics program can position you to become the bridge between new technologies and business applications yet to be discovered.

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Master’s in business analytics students have the opportunity to work on an international consulting project with a global company at their local headquarters or offices abroad.