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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. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of business analyst jobs will increase by 22 percent in the next six years.

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.

Dual Degree Option

While earning your MS in Business Analytics, you can opt to add an MBA. With our dual degree option, you can add general management to your skill portfolio in just 63 credit hours versus the 81 credit hours required if the two degrees are earned separately.

Your IU Online MS in Business Analytics prepares you for such careers 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.


  • BUEX-C 531Introduction to Business Analytics 3 Credits
  • BUEX-C 533Data Warehousing and Visualization 3 Credits
  • BUEX-C 534Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics 3 Credits
  • BUEX-C 535Developing Value through BA Applications 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 520Quantitative Analysis 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 528Data Predictive Analytics and Business Strategy 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 565Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 570Strategic Marketing Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 580Operations Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-X 521Business Econometrics 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1330.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3990.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1330.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3990.00

-Rate is determined by program of enrollment.

-Additional fees will apply.

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