Master's in Business Data Analytics Online

Data tells a story.
What will yours be?

Start a new chapter in your career with a master’s in data analytics online from Maryville University. Find out how we can help you advance your skills in data analytics, warehousing, mining, and visualization.

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100% online with no campus visits required

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No GMAT, GRE, or application fee

9 courses, plus capstone, 30 total credit hours

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3 start times per year

Master’s in Business Data Analytics Online Curriculum

Maryville’s online master’s in data analytics program consists of courses that can give you an in-depth knowledge of and skills in several aspects of data analytics.

When you earn your online master’s degree in business data analytics at Maryville, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on looking for trends, making decisions, identifying opportunities, combining operational data with analytical tools, and presenting complex information.

Our master’s in business data analytics online consists of courses that touch on the following concepts:

  • Data Analytics. Study the proper use of data, programming languages, and how to draw insight from what you discover.
  • Database Principles. Become familiar with database tools and architecture and relevant security issues.
  • Data Visualization. Learn to turn data into charts, graphs, maps, and more to affect and inform business decision-making.
  • Forecasting and Predictive Modeling. Delve into the field of predictive analytics, where you’ll learn how to use forecasting and predictive modeling.

If you want to learn more about our Master of Business Data Analytics program, please visit our curriculum page.

Business Data Analytics Industry at a Glance

Pursuing your online master’s in business analytics can position you for new opportunities in a world dominated by big data. Predictions for the analytics technology and solutions market include:*

  • A compound annual growth rate of 11.7% through 2020.
  • Worldwide big data revenue of $203 billion in 2020.
  • The U.S. business data analytics market will reach more than $95 billion by 2020.
  • Annual data created worldwide will skyrocket to 180 trillion gigabytes by 2025.
  • Banking, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, federal/central government, and professional services will be the top five industries for analytics through 2020.
  • Companies with more than 500 employees will be the primary source of opportunities.

*IDC Research Inc., 2015.

Why Choose Maryville for Your Master’s in Data Analytics Online?

Maryville University offers our online master’s in data analytics through the John E. Simon School of Business. Built for students to gain practical knowledge that can be applied immediately in the workplace, this program is led by an accomplished faculty of active professionals who use real-world examples fueled by current business news. The online MS in data analytics provides an opportunity to both current practitioners and career changers to obtain graduate-level credentials with a top-quality online business degree.

Student-centered learning you can apply now.

Gain practical knowledge that can be used immediately in your workplace.

Learn how to combine operational data with analytical tools.

Be able to present complex and competitive information.

Become a valued contributor with the ability to deliver timely, high-quality analytics.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Ranked among the best values in private colleges
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Ranked among “Best Colleges” — Money, 2018-2019

Top Careers for Business Data Analytics Graduates

Successful businesses rely on analytics to look for trends, make decisions, and identify opportunities. The need to collect, house, access, and measure data has increased the demand for — and outstripped the supply of — qualified business data analytics professionals. Obtaining your master’s in data analytics online from Maryville University can help provide a strong foundation for career growth in positions like these:**

Management Analyst / Program Analyst / Management Consultant

Conduct organizational, work simplification, and measurement studies, as well as design systems and procedures


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Market Research Analyst

Study market conditions to help companies understand what products and services people want, who will buy them, and at what price


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Operations Research Analyst

Use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to solve problems and make better decisions


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** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015

Master’s in Data Analytics Online:
Admission Requirements

The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the
Master of Science in Business Data Analytics:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA required for full admission
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA required to be considered for conditional admission
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 563
  • No Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or letters of recommendation required

Learn more at our admissions page.