Master of Science in Business Analytics
Data Analytics is a field of explosive growth and burgeoning opportunity. As organizations scramble to find qualified employees, savvy professionals are looking to cash in on the demand by establishing themselves in the field. Golden Gate University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program—now available in a weekend program—opens the door to this lucrative world by providing courses that are designed for the application of analytics to address real-world business challenges.
The MSBA is relevant to multiple audiences, including: the business manager charged with using data analytics to derive value from data and/or leveraging analytics teams to get that value; the subject matter expert in a business discipline charged with using analytics on the job; the budding business analytics data scientist requiring understanding of a myriad of data analytics tools; and the IT professional responsible for supporting the analytics infrastructure and addressing issues of data security, privacy and ethics.
100% Online or Hybrid
Graduate in 1–2 Years
Taught by Industry Leaders
Management Concentration Available
No GRE/GMAT Required
Discover New Career Opportunities
Earning your Master’s in Business Analytics creates countless career opportunities in a rapidly growing field. Professionals with expertise in business analytics are in such high demand that jobs in this field are on track to grow up to 25% through 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Completing a master’s degree can also lead to a significant increase in you salary potential. According to a 2021 Skillsoft report, business analysts who have a master’s degree earn 17% more, on average, than people in the same roles who hold bachelor’s degrees. Whether you’re looking to start a new career path or you want to gain future-focused skills to qualify for more roles, a Master’s in Business Analytics can empower you to build a successful career in any industry.
Common jobs for MSBA graduates include:
- Business Analyst
- Data Strategist
- Statistical Analyst
- Marketing Analyst
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Management Consultant
The MSBA program at GGU addresses how analytics can be applied in the context of business and be used to provide real value to companies. The machine learning class showed me how powerful predictive analytics can be in identifying areas in the business that can be improved upon that business leaders often miss.
Why Choose GGU?
At GGU, 80% of our faculty are scholar practitioners who currently work in the fields they teach. You’ll learn directly from experts who can share valuable insights into what today’s employers are looking for.
Small Class Sizes
With an average class size of 17 students, you’ll get a more personalized experience at GGU. Here, you’ll be able to collaborate with classmates and form lasting connections with your professors.
We offer online and hybrid degree programs that are designed for busy adults. With 3 start terms per year and convenient 15-week courses, you’ll be able to manage your schedule the way you want while you balance school with work, family, and life.
We’re committed to providing adult learners with the best education available. Our programs are accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and GGU is consistently ranked as a top university for working professionals.
About Golden Gate University
At GGU, our mission is to help you build a brighter foundation for your future through higher education. As one of California’s oldest private and nonprofit universities, Golden Gate University has been focused on providing practical, career-focused degrees to working adults since 1901.
Over the past 25+ years, we’ve evolved to meet the needs of nontraditional students by offering flexible online and hybrid programs in the growing fields of business, finance, law, technology, taxation, and accounting.
Our location in the heart of San Francisco’s high-tech and financial district provides you with access to some of the world’s biggest companies — even as an online or hybrid student. Whether you’re ready to finish your degree, make a career change, qualify for a new job, or simply set yourself up for future success, Golden Gate University is here to help you make your goals a reality.
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