Business Analytics, MS
Master of Science
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
To graduate with the MS in Business Analytics, you must complete 30 credit hours in business analytics core courses.
Before starting your MS in Business Analytics, you can opt to combine it with an online MBA. With our dual-degree option, you can add general management to your skill portfolio in just 66 credit hours versus the 84 credit hours required if the two degrees are earned separately.