Online Master’s in Business Analytics

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 62,000 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. Learn more about our curriculum and read course descriptions.

The MSBA program offers three specializations:

  • Finance Analytics focuses on financial accounting, corporate finance, and financial analytics.
  • Marketing Analytics focuses on marketing management, consumer behavior, and marketing analytics.
  • Healthcare Analytics focuses on health informatics, health IT, healthcare operations management and marketing.

This program is STEM eligible, for more information click here.

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.

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

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


Management Analyst

$82,450

Operations Research Analyst

$81,390


Statistician

$84,760


Financial Analyst

$84,300

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.