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About the Program
Learn to create and innovate using data with a STEM-designated Masters in Business Analytics from Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois.
In less than a year, students develop the key skill set high-demand jobs require through a strong integration of business application area expertise such as finance, information systems, and accountancy, and data science skills including gathering, managing, analyzing, and communicating data. Graduates will leverage business analytics methods and tools to solve complex business problems.
This is a full-time, residential, intensive program for those interested in making decisions and innovating through the use of business analytics approaches.
Program Format and Schedule
The master’s in business analytics is 36 credit hours. The coursework includes foundations in managing, analyzing, and conveying business data, followed by analytics elective courses to deepen skills and understanding in business application areas such as finance, accountancy, and supply chain management.
Admission to the MSBA program is highly competitive and strong quantitative skills are necessary in order to handle the coursework. Decisions are based on the individual’s previous academic accomplishments, work experience, test scores, personal statement, résumé, demonstrated potential for graduate and professional success, and references.