Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

Harness Data to Create and Sustain Value for Global Businesses

Chart your career to advance in a data-driven world with a master’s program that brings together leading-edge analytics and critical business skills. Earn your M.S. in Business Analytics online with Georgetown University‚Äôs McDonough School of Business, ranked 6th in the Nation for Best Online M.S. in Business Analytics Degrees by Fortune.

Our rigorous program follows a cohort learning model with weekly, synchronous sessions for joining your classmates and prominent faculty in a virtual classroom to address practical business challenges. Together, you will discover how to structure problems, obtain and manage data, apply analytical tools and methods, and generate insights. At graduation, you will be ready for a range of careers in business data analytics.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business integrates traditional business coursework with insight into the political and social realities that shape global markets. Throughout your program, you will learn from a faculty of accomplished scholars and teachers dedicated to high-quality instruction.

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Flexible, Career-Driven Courses

Learn to speak the language of data and communicate it effectively to stakeholders so you can create, share and sustain the value it brings to the business world. The program explores relevant business analytics concepts through 18 courses in these areas:

Data and Technology

Take courses focusing on statistics, machine learning, predictive analytics, and text analytics. Plus, gain expertise in varying aspects of programming, including data infrastructure and working with big data.

Creating Data-Empowered Managers

In addition to studying data ethics and privacy, you can complete opening residencies involving the use of data to lead change, along with visualization and storytelling data. We also offer mid-program residencies on the psychology of big data and research design.

Business Functions

Build competencies in applied economics and modeling. You will also learn about strategic marketing analytics, customer analytics, and the emerging FinTech field.

Capstone Project

Apply the concepts, methods, and tools you learned toward solving a business analytics challenge. The capstone project involves defining an organizational challenge, identifying or collecting data, analyzing possible actions, and a presentation to your faculty and the project sponsors.

A Direct Path to Business Analysis Careers

With our MSBA program, you can prepare for careers in key growth sectors that need professionals with deep business analytics skills. The program positions you for success through industry collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft. You can also capitalize on valuable networking opportunities and career support that begins as soon as you enroll.

Careers That Demand Business Analytics Skills

  1. Business Case Modeling Analyst: $74,402 per year1
  2. Business Intelligence Analyst: $71,822 per year2
  3. Data Scientist: $100,910 per year3
  4. Manager of Modeling and Analytics: $103,918 per year4
  5. Quantitative Analyst: $87,903 per year5

About Us

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading business schools. Distinguished by an award-winning faculty of top professionals and an immersive approach to practical learning, the McDonough School of Business prepares students to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society.

Impactful Residency Experiences

The program includes two five-day residencies, each occurring over a long weekend. The residencies are designed to enhance learning on complex topics while allowing you to network and form a deeper connection with the program’s faculty, students, and administrators. The first residency will introduce the program, curriculum, technology, and resources available to students. The second residency, which occurs mid-way through the curriculum, will include two courses and introduce the Capstone Project.

The residencies may incorporate training and demonstrations from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing. You will participate in hands-on training sessions and get access to cutting-edge industry tools and platforms, such as the AWS Academy, Microsoft Azure, and Power BI. These learning experiences are designed to build your skills in cloud-based IT, analytics, data science, machine learning, business intelligence, dashboarding, and more.

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  1. Payscale. “Average Modeling Analyst Salary.” Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  2. Payscale. “Average Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Salary.” Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Data Scientists.” Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  4. Payscale. “Average Analytics Manager with Data Modeling Skills Salary.” Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.
  5. Payscale. “Average Quantitative Analyst Salary.” Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.payscale.com/.

Please note, the MSBA program is following Georgetown University’s COVID-19 protocols, which also consider the requirements that the District of Columbia sets forth. While there may be some changes to the delivery format for the residency, students can expect an exceptional learning experience and dedication to connecting with peers and faculty.