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The Master of Science Program in Business Analytics (M.S. in Business Analytics) at Benedictine University leverages our decades-long expertise in preparing professionals for rapid advances in technology, intense global competition, and more complex business environments. The graduate program in business analytics focuses on the skills, technologies, applications, and practices for iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance in order to gain insight and drive business planning. It makes extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling, and fact-based management to drive decision-making. Data-driven companies treat their data as a corporate asset and leverage it for competitive advantage.
The graduate program in business analytics is appropriate for students in functional business units as well as information technology because it leverages information technology and business thinking to turn data into actionable intelligence. The program is designed for students who have an interest in quantitative methods, exploring and uncovering relationships through data analysis, using data to solve business problems, and who want to enter or advance in a career in business analytics. Additionally, well-qualified Benedictine University students who completed an undergraduate B.B.A. or B.S. degree are eligible to complete a 4+1 M.S. in Business Analytics degree with one additional year of graduate study.
The M.S.in Business Analytics Program requires 64 quarter-hour credits, integrating 36 quarter-hour credits of core courses, 12 quarter-hour credits of elective courses, as well as 16 quarter-hour credits of courses in several available concentrations.