Online Master’s in Business Analytics Fast Facts
- Finish in 18 months, part-time
- Develop practical skills in advanced analytics
- Top-ranked business school
- Online flexibility with in-person experiences
- Access to the Tepper Masters Career Center
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Business Analytics Program Overview
The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University built its online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) to prepare business and analytics professionals to thrive in the data-driven future. As a result, the MSBA helps graduates go beyond simply crunching numbers. Instead, students develop the business domain and communication skills to transform data into actionable strategies, combining quantitative methods with their practical applications and real-world use cases.
Our program fosters the kind of learning community that you would expect from a globally recognized university. Your colleagues will challenge you to push the boundaries of your skills, understand the latest analytical methods and technologies, and solve complex analytics problems together in your capstone project.
The Tepper MSBA is for people who never settle for “good enough,” who want to take their analytics-driven insights further and who want to make a greater impact on their organizations and the world around them. By enrolling, you’ll not only be immersed in advanced analytics, but in the culture that has made Tepper one of the top places in the world to study.
Visit our business analytics careers page for more information.
Is an MS in Business Analytics From Tepper Right for Me?
The MSBA is geared to individuals with quantitative backgrounds who want to develop their analytical expertise alongside the business and communication skills needed to make their analyses more impactful. If you’re someone who knows businesses today could do a better job using data, and you want to be part of making that happen, we’re interested in hearing from you.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Some have little direct background with analytics but want to build the foundation for entering the field. Other students have extensive experience as analysts, analytics managers, consultants and other quantitative roles, and are looking to hone their mastery of analytics and business strategy.
Tepper MSBA students share a passion for using data to make better decisions and seek to learn alongside peers who are just as driven and talented as they are. Our high admission standards ensure that all students actively contribute to classroom discussions and team projects, and that they raise the bar for their entire cohort.
Tepper students, whether they take classes on campus or online, have access to the Tepper Masters Career Center, where they engage with expert career counselors and receive role-specific advice. In addition to being one of the most recognized business career centers in the U.S., we maintain active relationships with more than 200 top companies in order to provide a robust recruiting roster, a pipeline for job postings and connections for our students.
Visit our business analytics careers page for more information.
Business Analytics Curriculum
“To take my career to the next level, I wanted to learn the cutting-edge analytics techniques and technical skills that are in such high demand in the marketplace. There were many business analytics programs to choose from, but none with as rigorous a foundation as the Tepper MSBA.”
—Jonathan Culbert, MSBA Student Ambassador
The online M.S. in Business Analytics has been tailored to equip students with the unique set of skills that organizations need to stay competitive in an increasingly data-driven world.
The MSBA can be completed part-time in 18 months and provides students with opportunities to build foundational business knowledge, practical experience using analytics and the communication skills to persuade stakeholders to take action.
Some of the key areas of learning include:
- Methodology including machine learning and optimization
- Software engineering including large-scale data management and programming in R and Python
- Business communication for stakeholders throughout the organization, from subordinates to executives
- Analytics knowledge within the context of marketing, operations, accounting, finance and other business domains
Learn more about our curriculum here.
To learn more about the Tepper School’s online Master of Science in Business Analytics, fill out the fields below to download a free brochure. If you have additional questions, please call 888-876-8959 or 412-238-1101 to speak with an admissions counselor.
“There was an explosion in interest for machine learning when I was starting my Ph.D. The following summer, I worked as part of a core machine learning team on the technology that went into Amazon’s recommendation engine for products like Prime Video. The year after that, I worked in Microsoft Research. In my last year, I was simultaneously finishing my Ph.D. as a full-time data scientist and working on a really talented team with Amazon AI.”
—Zachary Lipton, Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Machine Learning
In addition to networking with their peers, MSBA students learn from and engage with our faculty, among the world’s foremost experts in business analytics. Our full-time professors are deeply committed to student success and passionate about sharing the knowledge they’ve gained through both their industry and academic work. The depth and breadth of their expertise ensures that MSBA students gain insights into business areas like finance, marketing and operations research that they won’t get with any other program.
Our faculty include leading researchers and practitioners who have worked on projects ranging from developing predictive analytics applications for Amazon to identifying uses of machine learning for financial and risk analysis. Our faculty members are creators and innovators in their respective fields, widely published and recognized in private sector, public sector and academic circles.
Learn more about our faculty.
On-Campus Learning Experiences
“After spending the first basecamp weekend together, it feels like the members of my cohort are a group of friends. Getting to know them has opened my eyes to additional applications of our collective skills across so many functions and industries. Even with such different perspectives, we also find many similarities in the types of problems that we face. The online MSBA program is giving me the business skills to lead large teams and drive business change, as well as the technical foundation to utilize these advanced techniques to lay the roadmap for decisions.”
—Caroline Baer, MSBA Student Ambassador
In addition to primarily online coursework, our MSBA features three weekend-long, on-campus experiences, offering one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect with your peers and further develop your skills as an analytics professional.
The three residency experiences are:
- BaseCamp: orientation and networking with your new cohort
- Analytics Immersion: corporate visits, speakers and a deep dive into specialized analytics topics
- Capstone Project: present your results to our corporate partners
Visit our residency experiences page for more information.