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Master of Science in Business Analytics

The STEM Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is an accelerated, 1-year program with a team-based structure that creates a rich and diverse learning environment. Students work both in teams and independently to complete the coursework.

The MSBA curriculum combines information systems technologies, data modeling, and analytics with business acumen and impactful communications to develop the skills necessary to become a successful business analyst with excellent potential for professional growth. The program is designed and delivered in collaboration with local businesses to provide a realistic business orientation, increasing your skill relevance in the professional marketplace.

All classes are taught by PhD–level faculty who are extensively published and experienced in relevant areas.  Faculty consult with local companies to develop realistic, demanding analytics projects that prepare students to excel in the workplace.

All students admitted into the MSBA program are required to finish two prep courses before the program’s official start. These prep courses (Python Prep and Statistics Prep) are self-paced and offered entirely online. They are designed for students without any prior exposure to the subjects, and the ideal pace of study is five weeks per course. Students who have previous exposure to the content (for example, programming experience in any language or an undergraduate statistics course) may expect to finish the courses in less time.



Gain analytical expertise and real-world business savvy.

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Campus STEM MSBA Program Highlights

  • GMAT optional
  • 1-year program
  • 11-month paid internship for qualified candidates*
  • Data tools: Python, R, Tableau
  • STEM-designated program that provides additional benefits for international students
  • Analytics skills/techniques: Data mining, data modeling, data visualization, discrete choice modeling, machine learning, prediction algorithms, programming, statistical analysis, textual analysis, web scraping
  • World-class faculty includes teachers/scholars with extensive professional experience
  • 30 credit-hours in a team-based format
  • $34,500 bundled tuition and fees – regardless of residency
  • Real-world company data and projects to solve actual business issues through a capstone consulting project
  • Personalized communication coaching to support your success
  • Networking opportunities with corporate speakers, influential employers, and experts
  • On-campus program in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Professional career coaching with our Lifetime Career Support Promise

*competitive and not guaranteed

NEW – Part-Time Online MSBA

The University of Louisville College of Business is excited to announce the launch of its new Part-Time Online MS in Business Analytics (OMSBA) program.

Designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals, this program spans three calendar years and is completed in just 20 months.

Program Overview:

  • Start: Every August Duration: 20 consecutive months – 5 semesters.
  • Credits: 30 credit hours Format: 100% online, asynchronous, cohort-based Course
  • Flexibility: One class at a time every 5 weeks, except for electives (2 courses at a time every 5 weeks).

The Part-Time OMSBA program equips students with the technical knowledge to read data, recognize patterns, predict outcomes, and tell the story behind the numbers. Graduates will be proficient in analyzing and interpreting complex micro- and macro-data, enabling business leaders to make data-driven strategic decisions for their organizations.

  • Why Choose Our Part-Time Online MSBA?
  • Cost-Effective: At $34,500, the extended format allows professionals to maximize available tuition reimbursement benefits over three calendar years
  • Flexible Learning: Asynchronous courses offer flexibility for busy professionals
  • Accreditation: STEM-certified and AACSB-accredited
  • Collaborative Environment: Cohort-based learning promotes networking and collaboration. Some electives may be taken in-person
  • No Prior Experience Required: No previous data or programming experience is necessary. The program covers essential programming in Python and R, and analytical modeling skills like predictive modeling, machine learning, deep learning, and large language model

No GMAT Required.

This program is ideal for professionals looking to pivot careers or enhance their skills in data visualization and articulation. Our graduates will be ready for the future of data analytics, with a strong emphasis on business applications.

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College of Business, Suite 074
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-2169

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