Master of Science in Management (MSM) – Business Analytics

STEM-Eligible Degree

The MSM-Business Analytics program qualifies as a STEM degree, which allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 24-month extension to their optional practical training (OPT) period. This means you may be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States. Visit the U.S. government's website for more information on STEM extensions.

Big data analysis and evidence based decision-making are critical skills for rising business managers. Do you want to learn advanced data analytics skills to tame and transform big data into smart insights for executive decision making?

If yes, take a look at the Weatherhead School of Management’s newest program, the Master of Science in Management - Business Analytics (MSM-Business Analytics). The MSM-Business Analytics is a full-time, 33-credit-hour, STEM-eligible program that can be completed in 11 months (Summer start date) or 16 months (Fall start date) (see program curriculum and course sequence).

Unlike programs that emphasize a specific industry track, Weatherhead’s business analytics master’s program trains students to master analytical skills for application in both operations and marketing, thereby promoting synergies of interdisciplinary training. The MSM in business analytics program also includes a unique, in-depth professional development course to advise and equip students to successfully enter managerial, consulting and analyst positions upon graduation.

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The Master of Science in Management - Business Analytics (MSM) program is right for you if…

  • You are currently finishing or recently graduated with an undergraduate or master’s degree in business, science, or quantitative disciplines
  • You are motivated to build skills for conducting rigorous analytics
  • You seek operations and/or marketing related positions that emphasize evidence based decision making

Benefits of the Master of Science in Management - Business Analytics (MSM) program

  • Use state-of-the-art open source and commercial statistical and visualization software (e.g., CPLEX, ARENA, R, SPSS, SAS, Stata) to build business analytics skills
  • Analyze different types of business data with confidence no matter what industry you join
  • Develop applied problem solving competence to address a range of challenges in marketing, operations, services, sales and more

Tradition of Excellence

Weatherhead’s MSM-Business Analytics program builds upon the success and reputation of its world-renowned faculty who are thought leaders in business management and data analytics.

Managers create the worlds in which we work and live. The manager’s ability to gather and interpret data equips organizations with the information necessary to take risks, assess results and innovate new solutions. MSM-Business Analytics is supported and enhanced by Weatherhead’s overall commitment to prepare graduates to manage by designing and to view business as an agent of world benefit.

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