Data tells a story.
What will yours be?

Start a new chapter in your career with an online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics from Maryville University. Find out how we can help you advance your skills in data analytics, warehousing, mining, and visualization, while also preparing you to sit for your Microsoft SQL and AZURE certification exams.

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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

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Prepare for SQL and AZURE certification

Business Data Analytics Industry at a Glance

Pursuing your business data analytics master’s 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. https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41826116

Why Choose Maryville for Your Business Data Analytics Degree?

Maryville University offers our master’s in business 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 MSBDA 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.
  • Prepare to sit for Microsoft SQL Server and AZURE certification exams.
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2017

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 business data analytics 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

14%

growth rate
from 2014 to 2024

$81,320

median salary

Market Research Analyst

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

19%

growth rate
from 2014 to 2024

$62,150

median salary

Operations Research Analyst

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

30%

growth rate
from 2014 to 2024

$78,630

median salary

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

Online Business Data Analytics Curriculum:
Designed for You

You can complete the master’s in business data analytics online in as little as one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Nine core business courses plus capstone. Curriculum includes:

Foundational Courses

BDAT 600Data Analytics 13 Credits
BDAT 605Database Principles3 Credits
BDAT 610Intro to Programming3 Credits

Descriptive Analytics

BDAT 615Data Analytics 23 Credits
BDAT 620Data Warehousing3 Credits

Predictive Analytics

BDAT 625Data Mining3 Credits
BDAT 630Data Visualization3 Credits

Prescriptive Analytics

BDAT 635Advanced Topics in Data Analytics3 Credits
BDAT 640Forecasting and Predictive Modeling3 Credits
BDAT 650Business Data Analytics Capstone3 Credits

Graduate Student Orientation and Conditional Admission Courses

BUS 500Graduate Preparation0 Credits
BUS 501Survey of Business0 Credits
BUS 541Business Statistics3 Credits

Online Master’s in Business Data Analytics:
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