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Transform Data for Business With an MS in Business Analytics

Business Analytics is the process of transforming data into insights to improve business decisions. The MS in Business Analytics focuses on developing and applying analysis and analytics skills to fulfill significant needs in the business and marketing field. Data understanding, data visualization, and descriptive and predictive modeling are some of the tools used to create insights from data in the business context. Students learn to integrate business concepts, as well as key methods and tools available for modeling, analysis and solving challenging problems involving business and marketing data.

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The Business Analytics Degree Emphasizes Operations 

The new MS in Business Analytics is intended to address the growing element of the discipline with more emphasis on operations since it focuses upon the business operations area of the discipline, and less on the science and math modeling of the data. An analogy with IT is a computer science degree with specific focus on software and the related degree of MIS with its focus on the spectrum of IT Business Systems (networks, hardware, customer support, procurement, etc.).


Simone Cummings
Advantages of a Webster Degree

“Current employment trends show the number of careers in business requiring analytics skill sets will increase by more than 10% over the next decade - more than 1 million new jobs per year. Our programs prepare students to step into any of those jobs immediately after they graduate.”

Simone Cummings
Simone Cummings

Dean, Walker School of Business & Technology

Choose Webster for a Degree in Business Analytics

Undergraduate Background Requirements for the Program 

To be eligible for the MS in Business Analytics program, students must have either:

  • Earned an undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Statistics or Economics, OR
  • Completed college-level Algebra and Statistics in the last five years with a B or better in both courses 
  • Have work experience that includes business, marketing, database and analytics (business or marketing background is preferred)

Career Opportunities for Graduates of the MS in Business Analytics:

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Quotation Analyst
  • Economist
  • Database Manager
  • Program Analyst


Salaries for Graduates With a Master’s in Business Analytics

Examples of a median salary include Management Analysts at $93,000 a year, with employment of projected to grow 11% from 2021 to 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. An average of about 101,900 openings for management analysts are projected each year over the decade. The median annual wage for  was $91,580 in May 2021.

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