Business Analytics
Master of Science Online

Business Analytics[br]Master of Science Online


33 credit hours


Competitive tuition


Finish in just under 2 years

Business Analytics Designed for You

The online Business Analytics master’s degree program at St. Bonaventure University is a strategically designed, competitively priced educational opportunity that will prepare you for high-demand roles working with big data.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program teaches students of any background what they need for a career in business analytics.

  Core Courses — (24 credits)

The core courses are designed to prepare graduates to be strategic problem-solvers through advanced knowledge in analytics, business strategy, and communication, as well as hands-on experience using powerful technologies.

  • MBA 515 — Quantitative Foundations for Management
  • MSA 601 — Introduction to Business Analytics II
  • Cyber 500B — Introduction to Programming
  • CS 508 — Data Warehousing
  • MBA 621 — Data Visualization
  • MSA 628 — Predictive Analytics
  • MSA 613 — Prescriptive Analytics
  • MBA 650 — Business Ethics
Capstone Course — (3 credits)

MSA 645 — Analytics Capstone

The capstone course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize what they have learned about analytics during their graduate degree program. Students will integrate and apply analytical skills and knowledge acquired in the previous courses – including data management, big data, visualization, data mining, predictive and optimization techniques, and statistics – to complete a project involving actual data in a realistic setting.

Electives — (6 credits, choose 2 from below)

Elective Courses

The graduate electives allow you to pursue studies in five subject areas of special interest:

  • Communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • Finance
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing

Students complete two elective courses (6 credits) in areas of interest to tailor the business analytics program to their career interests.

Communication Electives

Communication Electives

  • IMC 520 — Finding the Path: Marketing Communications Research
  • IMC 560 — Finding Connections: Digital Communications
  • IMC 600 — Embracing Strategic Thinking: Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • IMC 720 — Integrating Visuals: Communication Design
  • IMC 590 — Mobile Marketing Communications
Cybersecurity Electives

Cybersecurity Electives

  • Cyber 501 — Foundations of Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing
  • Cyber 508 — Applied Data Mining with Applications in Cybersecurity
Finance Electives

Finance Electives

  • MBA 610 — Financial Mangement
  • MBA 634 — Financial Modeling
Management & Leadership Electives

Management & Leadership Electives

  • MBA 625 — Project Management
  • MBA 630 — Leading the Digital World
  • MBA 640 — Leading Change

Business Analytics Curriculum at a Glance

The online Master of Science in Business Analytics is a total of 33 credits. For complete curriculum course descriptions, please take a look at the program guide by clicking here and filling out the form.

Marketing Electives

Marketing Electives

  • MBA 612 — Marketing Management
  • MBA 620 — Marketing Analytics
  • IMC 570 — Finding Meaning in Data: Analytics, Data Visualization and Interpretation
  • IMC 580 — Finding Significance: Social Media & Consumer Insights
  • IMC 610 — Embracing Analysis: Tools of Analysis and Communication