Our Master of Science in Business Analytics program prepares future business leaders with state-of-the-art analytics tools and techniques.
In today’s business world, every organization is looking for a way to make their decision-making more effective. Business analytics utilizes a data-driven methodology, such as data modeling and statistics, to create insights.
In Bryant’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program, students learn the whole process of the data analytics lifecycle from business understanding, data preparation, data exploration, model building, and data visualization and communication. Students will learn to use advanced analytics to support organizational goals and strategies and tell compelling stories that impact business strategy.
The MSBA is a full-time, in-person cohort program comprised of eight required business analytics courses and a three-course specialization, or a generalist track that tailors electives to your personal and professional needs. The program culminates with a capstone project where students apply what they have learned to a project provided by our corporate partners and present their findings to the partners.
Upon graduation, students will be proficient programmers in Python, R, SQL/NoSQL, and data visualization software (Tableau and PowerBI). Students will also have experience with an evolving array of big data management tools like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Databricks.
Why earn your MSDS at Bryant?
Expand your skills portfolio
Catalyze your career growth
Build your professional network through cohort-based learning and alumni connections
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Small class sizes, personal mentoring, and caring and supportive faculty get to know you as an individual and help tailor your experiences to your career aspirations
Our award-winning professors are renowned leaders in their specializations and combine the latest theory with practical approaches in their teaching.
Many alums of our programs are working or moving into positions with companies such as CVS, Fidelity, Google, and PwC.
What must my application include?
In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, a current resume, a letter of recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended, and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni).
Are there any special requirements for international applicants?
An international applicant is defined as any person that requires a student visa to study in the United States. International applicants are eligible to apply to any graduate program, provided they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or leaving examinations from the country in which the degree was earned. International applicants must complete all program-specific application requirements as well as all additional international application requirements outlined below.
All applicants whose primary language is not English (or for whom English is not one of their primary languages) are required to submit proof of satisfactory English proficiency. Exceptions will be made if the applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution within the U.S., or if the language of instruction for an earned undergraduate or graduate degree was entirely in English. At this time, the only acceptable forms of proof of English proficiency are the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test, with minimum score requirements listed below.
TOEFL iBT: 85
Duolingo English Test: 105
An official score report must be sent directly from the examination organization to the Graduate Programs Office at Bryant University (TOEFL School Code: 3095).
Bridge Semester(Summer, Online Only)
Programming Foundation for Data Analytics (for students w/o prerequisite algebra or pre-calculus)
Math and Statistics Foundation for Data Analytics (for students w/o prerequisite knowledge of computer science)
Probability and Statistics for Data Science
Data Visualization and Communication
Foundation of Machine Learning
Large Scale Database Management
Spring Semester*includes two additional specialization courses*
Time Series Analytics and Optimization for Business Decision
Spring, Summer or Fall Semester*includes one additional specialization course*
Business Strategy and Analysis
Business Analytics Capstone
2022-2023 Academic Year*
$3,420 per 3-credit course ($1,140 per credit)
*Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.
Students can apply for government-sponsored and private education loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
In addition, Bryant University accepts payments directly from a number of employers who have tuition assistance programs. In other cases, students may be eligible for reimbursement of educational expenses.