Online MSBA Degree

Online Master’s in Business Analytics Degree

You seek the expertise to pursue data management roles and advance your skills in the field. We can help. Our online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) can develop your competencies in Python, R and SQL with coursework in quantitative modeling, infrastructure management, data mining and more.

Our graduates can emerge with the confidence to communicate data-driven business strategy, as well as the skill set to drive smarter business decisions. Join them.  

Why Choose UMD for Your Online Master’s in Business Analytics

Benefit from 100% online coursework

Graduate in as few as 20 months

Join a network of more than 66,000 alumni worldwide

Choose an AACSB-accredited school

“Companies constantly tell us about the unmet needs in their organizations. That’s why we teach the skills they clamor for.”

– Frank Alt, Academic Director for the Online MS in Business Analytics Program

What Can I Learn with a Master’s in Business Analytics?

Earn your MSBA degree online from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and develop graduate-level expertise in quantitative modeling, data mining, data management, SQL and more. The MSBA curriculum prepares you to use large amounts of data in forecasting, prediction and managerial decision-making, so you can thrive in modern business. Become a well-rounded leader in analytics — and an asset to companies in all industries.

The MSBA program curriculum offers application tracks in healthcare, marketing, finance and business leadership.  Pursue courses in healthcare operations management, health informatics, and advanced marketing analytics, as well as leadership, financial analytics and other application courses and customize the degree toward your career goals.  Learn more about our curriculum and read course descriptions.

What Can I Do with an Online Master’s in Business Analytics?

Earn your MS in Business Analytics and you can qualify for top management roles across a variety of industries.


  • Health Care
  • Consulting
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Hospitality
  • Sports Management
  • Communication and Media
  • Cyber Security
  • Government

Advanced expertise in business analytics can mean stronger job security, higher pay* and better leadership opportunities. Here are some possible career paths:

Management Analyst


Operations Research Analyst




Market Research Analyst



Learn from and collaborate with the highly respected, innovative teachers and established thought leaders at Maryland Smith.

For more than 10 years, the Financial Times has consistently ranked Smith among the nation’s best in intellectual capital, a testament to our faculty’s thought leadership in the business world. This means you’ll have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with the thinkers who are changing the way the world does business.

The MSBA faculty offer unique business expertise in areas such as heuristic research; computability and complexity of individual decisions and economic equilibrium; innovation and diffusion of technology; social influences on economic behavior; information and forecasting in supply chains; and data management, data integration and financial information systems.

Is Online Learning Right For Me?

Your work-life balance is important. That’s why with our program you can complete coursework anywhere you have internet access — whether that’s on your couch or in a coffee shop. Our expert faculty guide you through course material and challenge you to grow — professionally and personally.

With a combination of asynchronous and synchronous coursework, you’ll learn through the use of audio and video messaging, multimedia and collaborative opportunities.


We welcome ambitious, highly motivated professionals who seek a rigorous academic program taught by our world-renowned faculty. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, with three start dates offered per year — January, May and August.

Fall 2021 Important Dates:

Application Deadline: July 26, 2021  |  Start date: September 6, 2021

To learn more about the MSBA program at UMD, view our MSBA resources page.