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Business Analytics, MS

Master of Science

US News and World Report - best grad business degree 2023

The field of business analytics focuses on aggregating, analyzing, and leveraging data in order to help organizations operate efficiently and effectively. As data and analytical software continue to proliferate and improve, businesses are increasingly relying on business analytics to gain a competitive advantage. 

The IU Online Master of Science in Business Analytics teaches you to provide solutions across multiple business functional areas based on analytic modeling, and to unlock valuable statistical information from any dataset. You take an introductory business analytics course, along with courses in operations management, data warehousing and visualization, simulation and optimization for business analytics, business econometrics, predictive analytics for business strategy, developing value through business analytics applications, strategic thinking, and strategic marketing management.

If you have an undergraduate degree in business, economics, information technology, engineering, or statistics, an MS in Business Analytics can refine your focus as a specialist. If you have an MBA, this degree will help you develop more in-depth analytical expertise.

Your IU Online MS in Business Analytics prepares you to advance in careers such as:

  • Chief information officer 
  • Chief operating officer
  • Director of supply chain
  • Manager of services or manufacturing operations
  • Business intelligence and analytics consultant
  • Forecasting and inventory manager
  • Metrics and analytics specialist
  • Market research analyst

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Business Analytics, you must complete 30 credit hours in business analytics core courses.

Download a printable PDF summary of the MS in Business Analytics. 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program: 
  • Complete the Kelley Direct Program Application Form.
  • Look for an invitation to interview.
  • Complete the Indiana University Graduate School Application Form, which includes a personal statement (500 words or less), resume, and up to three recommenders.
  • Submit GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Send official transcripts.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or Duolingo English Test scores (international students only). 


BUEX-C 531Introduction to Business Analytics3 Credits
BUEX-C 533Data Warehousing and Visualization3 Credits
BUEX-C 534Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics3 Credits
BUEX-C 535Developing Value through BA Applications3 Credits
BUKD-C 520Quantitative Analysis3 Credits
BUKD-C 528Data Predictive Analytics and Business Strategy3 Credits
BUKD-C 565Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy3 Credits
BUKD-C 570Strategic Marketing Management3 Credits
BUKD-C 580Operations Management3 Credits
BUKD-X 521Business Econometrics3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1,905.12
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $5,715.36

-Rate is determined by program of enrollment.

-Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1,905.12
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $5,715.36
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