Program Contact: Tamilla Triantoro  203-582-7278

The MS in Business Analytics program is designed to develop the skills to extract, analyze, interpret and present data for business decision-making. These skills are critical to decision-making in every sector of industry, government and nonprofit organizations. The program emphasizes analytical and statistical tools that enable graduates to use sophisticated means to mine, analyze, evaluate and present data in a variety of organizational environments.

MS in Business Analytics Program of Study

Required Core Courses
BAN 610Introduction to Business Analytics3
BAN 615Predictive Business Analytics3
BAN 621Data Management3
BAN 622Data Warehousing3
BAN 628Data Mining for Competitive Advantage3
BAN 650Data Visualization for Managers3
BAN 668Python Programming for Data Analysis3
BAN 690Business Analytics Capstone3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following: 19
Text Analytics
Web Analytics and Web Intelligence
Business Data Analytics with R
Health Care Analytics
Big Data and Hadoop
Design and Analysis of Business Information Systems
Project Management
Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology
Total Credits33

 Additional elective business courses are available to students at the discretion of the program director.

MSBA Concentrations 

MSBA with Concentration in Marketing

Must complete MSBA Core Courses
Take the following three electives
Web Analytics and Web Intelligence
Marketing Analytics
Marketing Decision Making
Take one Marketing 600-level elective or similar
MBA 645 is a prerequisite for all MK 600-level courses

MSBA with Concentration in Health Care Management 

Must complete MSBA Core Courses and three electives
Take the following three electives
Health Care Analytics
Foundations of Health Care Management
Take one 600-level HM elective

MSBA with Concentration in Finance

Must complete MSBA Core Course
Take the following three electives
Financial Decision Making (Take FIN 610 only If UG Finance major)
Investment and Portfolio Analysis I
Take one MS in Finance 600-level elective

MSBA with Concentration in Supply Chain

Must complete MSBA Core Courses
Take the following three electives
Supply Chain Management in a New Era
Take one of the following:
Logistics Management
Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management
Managing Marketing Channels
International Business Negotiation (Or similar)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Business Analytics program, students will demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Data Analysis: Evaluate different techniques used to analyze data.
  2. Data Management: Explain how data is stored, accessed and retrieved.
  3. Analytical Reasoning: Apply business analytics techniques and utilize analytical tools for organizational decision-making.
  4. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate skills in interpreting and presenting analytical results.


To be admitted to the program, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree program with a GPA of at least 3.00. Work experience and recommendations also are strongly considered in the admission process. Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered, but are not required.

In addition, applicants to the MS in Business Analytics program must possess an undergraduate major, graduate degree or other significant coursework in a quantitatively oriented area, including but not limited to mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, computer science, engineering, operations management, accounting, finance, economics or the natural sciences.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. Program application (submitted online). Go to Quinnipiac’s Graduate Admissions webpage.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed.

  3. A personal statement.

  4. Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a professional contact.

  5. A recent resume.

  6. Application fee.

International Applicants:

Prospective international students must submit certified translations of official transcripts prepared by World Education Services (WES) or another acceptable organization that is approved by Quinnipiac for this purpose.

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must indicate that they have the language capability to understand business instruction in English and must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL Internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer-based, or 575 for paper-based).

In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required. The Statement of Financial Support can be found on the Admissions webpage.