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Master's in Business Analytics Online

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Register By: November 05 Classes Start: November 07

Master of Business Analytics Online

  • $12,000 total tuition ($400/credit)
  • Complete in just over 1 year
  • No additional software or textbook expenses
  • Hands-on projects using real-world data sets
  • Learn Python, SQL, Tableau and more
  • Combine analytical, technology and business skills

Master's in Business Analytics Online Program Overview

Looking to build analytical skills that can help you thrive in any organization? Our online MS in Business Analytics program is perfect for learners like you.

In just over 12 months, at only $12k tuition, this online master’s program can help prepare you to make data-driven business decisions as part of a team.

Ideal for motivated individuals seeking an immersive learning environment, this is far from your typical online learning experience.

"As opposed to a more traditional approach of learning? Forget it. There's no comparison," said Carlos Gonzalez, a pilot course volunteer.

As a student in the online MS in Business Analytics, you’ll learn by doing. Using real-world data sets, you’ll tackle projects through class discussions and breakout sessions — and you’ll never need to purchase a textbook or software.

This is a cohort-based learning experience. That means, from enrollment to graduation, you’ll progress with the same team of classmates, building skills and gaining new perspectives along the way. You'll also be supported by a consistent team of instructors, teaching assistants and an academic advisor.

You'll move quickly through the program. Students will take 2 courses each term, and should expect to commit 24-30 hours/week, including class time. Classes are held twice weekly — 2 hours each — online, in real time.

Career development is built into the coursework, class sessions and every aspect of the program. From the time you enroll, and even after you graduate, you’ll have access to networking opportunities with employers and alumni, recruiting events, job boards, resume services, mock interviews, mentorships and more.

Upon completing the online MS in Business Analytics, you'll be positioned for success in a booming field. You'll build skills in business strategy, analysis and communication, helping you become a key contributor in any organization. And with our accelerated format and radically affordable tuition rates, you'll save time and money along the way.

Learn how to:

  • Collect, clean and analyze data using automated procedures and maintain data integrity
  • Apply appropriate business analytics concepts, tools and methods to various business challenges
  • Collaborate on complex analytic problems in cross-functional teams
  • Create clear, compelling data visualizations using industry-standard tools
  • Communicate insights and critical business information to technical and non-technical audiences

Some of SNHU's other online graduate options include the online master's in data analytics and the MBA in Business Analytics. Looking to learn on campus? Check out our campus-based Business Analytic program.

Career Outlook

We're committed to helping students succeed – even when they step outside the classroom. That's why we integrate career development in every aspect of the online MS in Business Analytics program.

In addition, each term has broad career themes integrated into your courses:

  • Building Your Professional Profile
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Telling Your Story
  • Implementing Your Career Plan
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success

Branden YobBranden Yob – a pilot course volunteer and founder of a direct-to-consumer beverage company – found ways to apply what he learned in his career.

"Immediately, I used everything I learned in class in my own business model," he said. "I've now gotten the model to a comprehensive place where I can go to investors. I feel good because I built it from the ground up – I didn't outsource any of it. I know what I'm talking about, I'm not trying to make any guesses."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data-driven jobs, such as management analysts and operations research analysts, are set to grow significantly through 2030 – 14% and 25%, respectively.1 This is well above the national average for all occupations.1

Business analytics also has value across industries. In healthcare, for example, business analysts use data to glean insights on patient safety procedures, timely clinical trials and effective supply chain management. This is especially relevant today, when so many of these advances are fueled by a desire to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

Likewise, tech companies seek business analysts to help IT processes run more efficiently. Government agencies also lean on business analysts to help implement high-quality, low-cost programs and practices. In other words, virtually any employer can benefit from business analytics skills.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Business Analytics Degree

Courses & Curriculum

Southern New Hampshire University’s Master of Science degree in business analytics can help prepare you to address organizational challenges by analyzing data, developing insights and communicating with business leaders.

The curriculum of this 10-course, 30-credit program is designed to help you navigate the kind of integrated environments that business analysts experience. You'll participate in group activities in each 2-hour class twice a week, where you’ll learn how to analyze data, identify key insights and communicate them clearly.

This is accomplished by combining 3 essential pillars throughout the program:

  • Business strategy: What is the business trying to accomplish? How do we position ourselves in the competitive landscape? What are the financial drivers and results that matter to our business?
  • Analytics strategy: What are the metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) that matter to our business? How can we use tools like SQL, Python and Tableau to generate meaningful results for the business?
  • Technology strategy: How can we use an analytic mindset to optimize the technical project development process? What are the analytical tools and technologies most likely to be used in managing the core business operation and how do we use them to optimize and automate?

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Please note that, with the exception of our military tuition discount, no additional discounts can be applied to the online MS in Business Analytics program at this time.

Cohort-Based Programs Per 3-Credit Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Master's Degree $1,200 $400 $12,000
Active Duty Military Master's degree* $900 $300 $9,000

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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