Master of Science in Business Analytics

Master of Science in Business Analytics: Big Data, Bigger Results, Brighter Futures

University of Dallas Business Analytics Students

Within the rapidly developing frontier of Big Data, the MS in Business Analytics is a 30-credit-hour degree program that prepares results-driven individuals to influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through data analysis. Data, both structured and unstructured, must be analyzed and understood in order to gain value and insight. Students will learn the technical skills for deriving meaning from big data, as well as the business knowledge to effectively communicate results to key stakeholders. Careers in this high-demand field include pricing and revenue optimization specialist, strategy consultant, business intelligence consultant, business systems analyst and data analyst, among others.

This program is a STEM-designated degree program which qualifies international graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.

What you need to know about the MS in Business Analytics from UD:

  • Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) represents the highest standard for business schools worldwide.
  • The program is developed in partnership with SAS
  • Graduates earn a joint degree certification from University of Dallas and SAS
  • Classes are designed to prepare students to obtain five industry certifications
  • Instructed by experienced scholar-practitioners
  • Designed to accommodate working business professionals

What will I learn?

MS in Business Analytics ClassroomStudents gain experience using a variety of software programs including SAS Studio, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide, Tableau, Advanced Microsoft Excel, SQL, along with R and other popular software packages.

Students learn the technical skills for deriving meaning from big data, as well as the business knowledge to communicate results to key stakeholders. These skills are taught in variety of contexts including finance, health care, IT and marketing.

Who is the ideal MS in BA candidate?

Individuals with a  Master's in Business Analytics:

  • Understand and predict trends in large quantities of data.
  • Make valuable contributions to companies based on big data analysis.
  • Understand today's methodologies and best practices of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data.
  • Make impactful decisions that can change the business directions of large companies.

Why a UD MS in BA?

MS in Business Analytics student at the University of Dallas

We are the only university in Texas where students as part of their
coursework will learn not only some of the cutting edge techniques in
business analytics, but will also gain the knowledge to obtain up to
five SAS certifications. Knowledge designed to help students obtain these certifications are embedded in the program. SAS certifications
will not only enhance your knowledge but will also make students that
more marketable in this already high demand field.

The course work addresses the topics addressed on the following
certification exams:

These certifications provide graduates an edge, because many industry employers require this scope of knowledge. In addition, to various SAS software packages, students gain experience with other software packages including R, Python, Tableau, Excel and Splunk.

All Master's in Business Analytics graduates gain hands experience through the University of Dallas capstone experience where they produce solutions for consulting clients.

All master of business analytics students receive support for job placement from the Office of Personal Career Development

Ready to apply for your Master's?

Start your application for a MS in Business Analytics

It is so simple to apply to the University of Dallas. We emphasize experience as well as academic record in the application review process, and if you have a solid business background a GMAT or GRE score is not required. Our counselors can take you through the application process step-by-step and guide you on your path toward career advancement. We encourage you to give them a call today:


Rebecca Almanza

Rebecca Almanza

Admissions Counselor
Last Name (Surname) Beginning with A-C
Phone: 972.721.5100
Email: ralmanza@udallas.edu

 


Ryann HandyRyann Handy

Admissions Counselor
Last Name (Surname) Beginning with D-N
Phone: 972.721.5232
Email:
rhandy@udallas.edu

 

 


Anthony PulidoAnthony Pulido

Admissions Counselor
Last Name (Surname) Beginning with O-Z
Phone: 972.721.4143
Email: aapulido@udallas.edu

 

 

News

University Community Remembers Former Long-Time President

The university community mourns the passing and remains forever grateful for the dedication and contributions of Robert Francis “Bob” Sasseen, university president from 1981 to 1995, who is credited with stabilizing the university during his tenure. He passed away on June 14 in Salem, Oregon, at age 85.

+ Read More

Due Santi Cookbook Celebrates Italy, Supports Rome Expansion

"My original idea was to create a cookbook for our hungry students, a 'food for thoughts' manual, if you will," said Silvia De Simone, Eugene Constantin Campus business office manager, of her Due Santi Cookbook: A Taste of UD Rome. "Time spent on the Rome campus does not only involve studying; it involves getting to know a new culture and widening your horizons."

+ Read More

UD Adds 'Best Value' and 'Best Colleges' Rankings for 2017

Forbes and MONEY magazine have included the University of Dallas, once again, in their annual rankings of America's most valuable and affordable colleges and universities. Dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, both rankings reward UD for being one of the nation's top higher education institutions.

+ Read More