MS Business Analytics

Program Description

The M.S. in Business Analytics is a comprehensive, 10-month interdisciplinary business degree program that encompasses economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and information systems. The program offers a holistic approach to data analytics, combining qualitative reasoning with quantitative tools to identify key business problems and translate data analytics into decisions that improve business performance. Students will acquire broad training in all aspects of business analytics with particular emphasis on industry projects, statistical modeling and communication.

Working on collaborative industry projects, students will engage with real world problems while gaining valuable experience working for a client in a team. Equipped with the ability to harness the power of data in a business setting, graduates will be tapped for exciting leadership opportunities at the forefront of business. Graduates will also be able to serve as a critical link among senior management, data scientists, and clients.

For more information, see the MS Business Analytics website.

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Workforce Demands

In the increasingly competitive marketplace, organizations need business leaders who can make decisions informed by disparate sources of data. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the data analyst’s job category is expected to be one of the fastest-growing career fields and demand will continue to outpace available talent.

McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 in the US alone, there will be a shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with analytical expertise, and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the expertise to make decisions based on the analysis of big data.

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Units to Degree Completion 45
Culminating Event Project
Letters of Recommendation 2
GRE/GMAT Required
Program Website cob.calpoly.edu/gradbusiness/degree-programs/ms-business-analytics/
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