Transform data into actionable insights
Converting data into information to guide business decisions is a skill highly sought after by today’s employers. Mercer University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed for the detail-oriented problem solver seeking to pursue or advance their career in the growing field of data and business analytics. This degree program combines business education with data retrieval, analysis, and presentation skills that prepare students to analyze, synthesize, and visually present data effectively in a business setting. Background knowledge or experience in business analytics is not required. This program is STEM eligible.
Learn to manage and manipulate data for informed decision making
Increase understanding of statistical techniques and methodologies, including regression, cluster analysis, optimization, and others
Gain experience using statistical and coding software packages such as Python, R, and SQL
Develop data visualization skills and present results to others with Tableau and Power BI
Lead Business Decisions with a Master of Science in Business Analytics.
Master business data and earn the degree that puts you in high demand.
Mercer University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 15-16 month graduate program for individuals who want to pursue or advance their careers in the fast-growing field of business analytics. Gain essential data analytic skills valued by top employers and develop a deep understanding of statistical modeling, data management, visualization, information security, optimization, and much more—translating numbers into practical business solutions.
Begin Weekday Classes: August 22
Begin Weekend Classes: January 9
The MS in Business Analytics is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus in two cohort delivery models:
A weekday format consisting of on-campus classes is completed in 16 months. Students are enrolled twice per year in January or August.
A weekend format that combines Saturday classes with online meetings is completed in 15 months. Classes meet in-person five Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a midday break and online three times per eight-week term. On-campus classes include in-depth discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on individual and group exercises. Students are enrolled once per year in January.
Why a Business Analytics Degree at Mercer University?
More than ever, companies are seeking highly skilled individuals who can think analytically and leverage business data to influence growth and innovation while increasing revenue. At Mercer, we’re fiercely committed to preparing our students to achieve this level of success with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead in a rapidly changing business environment. Coursework topics such as data mining, visual reporting, and data decision-making, and opportunities to build skills in statistical and coding software packages such as Python, R, and SQL prepare students to understand how data analytics drives business decisions and informs strategy.
Get the most from your Master's in Business Analytics.
At Mercer, we offer program features that make your educational experience more effective, efficient, convenient, and affordable.
Two format options. Choose from our weekend/blended classes that begin in January – or daytime classes that begin in August or January.
Convenient time frame. Complete your degree within 15 to 16 months.
Exceptional faculty. Learn from highly credentialed and accessible faculty that genuinely cares about each student's success.
Cohort model. Get to know your professors and peers in a cohort program that fosters collaboration and networking.
No business degree necessary. Start your application with any accredited bachelor’s degree; no major in business is needed.
No work experience required. Apply with no prior knowledge or related work experience in analytics.
Mercer's business network. Gain more value from your education with faculty mentorships, guest speakers, special events, networking opportunities, and career management services.
Veteran benefits. Get professional staff assistance to access available benefits for military-connected students and their families.
Greater value. Named among the “Best Value Schools” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Greater capabilities. Develop strong analytical skills not attained from a data science master, and lead strategic business decisions for corporate success.
Atlanta business network. Learning on Mercer’s Atlanta campus provides students easy access to one of the world’s most versatile global business hubs.
Continuous support. Students enjoy a personalized, supportive environment from orientation to graduation.
Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join Mercer University’s School of Business online to chat about our Master of Science in Business Analytics program. This is a great opportunity to get to know our admissions team, program faculty, or current students in a casual, conversational setting. Ask any questions you may have and learn what it means to be a business student at Mercer. These sessions occur every third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.