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Business Analytics Professional

Business Analytics, MS

Leeds School of Business
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Overview

Learn to harness the full value of data and make impactful business decisions by earning your Master of Science in Business Analytics degree online from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Designed to teach students how to translate big data into strategic insights, our online MS in Business Analytics program prepares you for a competitive career in the fast-growing field of business analytics.

Through an applied curriculum featuring projects directly from the real-world of business, you’ll discover how developments in marketing and customer analytics integrate with operations research, business analytics, computer science, and statistical methods. In as few as ten months, you’ll graduate equipped to become an analytics expert who can implement innovative business models, ultimately increasing success by helping organizations make smarter decisions faster.


Program Details

Our STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics degree gives you an in-depth understanding of how to generate, capture, and analyze data sets while developing communication skills to deliver key analysis to decision-makers.

Throughout your degree program, you’ll gain valuable industry experience by engaging in group projects with corporate partners to solve real-world business analytics problems. You’ll learn advanced technical analytics skills in deciphering big data and using statistical modeling, along with essential communication and leadership skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market.

The MS in Business Analytics program focuses on preparation in three areas:

  1. Technical coding and data architecture skills
  2. Functional analytic problem-solving in a given business concept such as marketing, health, finance, risk, and more
  3. Soft-skill development and ability to communicate quantitative facts and conclusions with simplicity and empathy, facilitating decision-making

Turn a Professional Certificate into a Master’s Degree

If you’re interested in returning to school after some time, a graduate certificate is a great way to get started and immediately access knowledge that can be applied to your everyday life. A graduate certificate also allows you to quickly demonstrate proficiencies to employers while adding value to your resume.

The Leeds School of Business offers the option to begin with a four-course certificate en route to completing the master’s program, further progressing your knowledge of and marketability in the field. All you need to do is apply for the master’s degree before the end of your third certificate class, and you’ll already be well on your way to developing an in-demand toolkit to enhance your career.

  • Business Analytics Methods Certificate — Expand your career as an analyst in business intelligence, marketing, accounting, human resource management, and more.
  • Marketing Analytics Certificate — Boost your resume with advanced courses in marketing intelligence, consumer preference and behavior, social network marketing, digital marketing, and more.

Curriculum

Our curriculum offers a technical, quantitative, and statistically-intensive program designed to train specialists in turning data into business decisions. During your degree, you will learn about emerging developments in marketing and customer analytics and explore real-world business analytics problems through collaborative, hands-on projects.

Learn these critical business analytics skills by graduation:

  • How to capture and analyze complex structured and unstructured data sets.
  • How to develop your intuition about where business value can be found and articulated to leadership.
  • How to deliver quantitative analysis in a format that C-suite executives can understand and use.

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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Timeline

The Master of Science in Business Analytics consists of 33 credit hours total. You can complete the program at your own pace, in as little as 10 months, and as long as 4 years.


Admissions

Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student, or an international student. 

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.


Career Outlook

Business analytics is a rapidly growing, competitive field with abundant career opportunities in nearly every industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts much faster than average job growth for business analytics professionals, with over 100,000 new jobs estimated by 2028.

As an MS in Business Analytics student, you'll have access to hundreds of jobs and personalized support to connect you with key contacts, resources, and organizations to make your career goals a reality.

The Leeds School of Business maintains strategic partnerships with a myriad of companies across industries, from large multinationals to local startups. While pursuing your graduate degree, you’ll have the opportunity to leverage these relationships to connect with analytics professionals and expand your network.

MS in Business Analytics graduates typically land one of these positions:

  • Lead Analyst
  • Data Strategist
  • Business Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst