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Earn an Online Master of Science in Business Analytics in 18 months

Learn to read data from a people-centered school. Numbers are important but so are the people behind them. By learning Business Analytics from The Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University, you are preparing yourself to think critically, to analyze problems and to make responsible and strategic decisions, all through a lens of moral reasoning and ethics that is unique to St. Edward’s University.

Online Master of Science in Business Analytics

The faculty at St. Edward’s work to strike the ideal balance between theoretical and practical skills. They will teach you to collect data, analyze it and then forecast the future. You will learn to be descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive through real-world case studies from across a number of sectors and functional areas of business. Our faculty care about your success and they do their best to equip you with the tools you need to navigate complex scenarios where data analysis can be utilized to the benefit of customers, employees, and the enterprise.

Analyze your career possibilities with a master's in business analytics from St. Edward's. Earning an MSBA can create and enhance an array of career opportunities. Graduates of the program are well-positioned for roles including:

  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Principal or Senior Data Analyst

For further information, please contact an Enrollment Counselor at (512) 326-7501

Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at St. Edward’s University. A Master degree in Business Analytics will prepare you for a rewarding career path as business analytics is one of today’s fastest-growing professions. Organizations, big and small, in virtually all segments of the economy increasingly rely on data analysis to boost process efficiency, enhance customer (and employee) satisfaction, increase product/service innovation, mitigate risk, and achieve all-around performance excellence.

The MSBA program is designed for individuals from a limitless range of educational and work backgrounds, but who have in common a strong interest in problem solving, critical thinking, methodical analysis, intellectual curiosity, and effective communication. It is not assumed that you enter the program with any particular computer programming skills or mathematical knowledge beyond basic algebra.

The four stages of business analytics in which you will be versed include: descriptive analytics - summarizing and characterizing past outcomes; diagnostic analytics – determining the factors and events that contributed to past outcomes; predictive analytics – forecasting likely outcomes with and without changes being made; and prescriptive analytics – solving for the changes that will maximize good outcomes and minimize bad ones.

Your instructors have considerable experience in both applying and teaching the concepts, methods, and algorithms to which you will be exposed. With their patient guidance, and your determination, you will gain the skill set needed to successfully carry out, as well as oversee, business analytics projects. I wish you much success in your pursuit of the MSBA degree and a satisfying career in the discipline.

- Dr. John Loucks

Check Out This Helpful Q&A with Program Director John Loucks

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at St. Edward’s University prepares students to use analytical tools to make data-driven business decisions. Program director John Loucks explains how St. Edward’s gives program graduates key skills for a growing field.

SEU’s online MSBA is accessible to students with all academic backgrounds. A background in advanced math or computer programming is not required. You can learn something new, and build on what you know, without intimidation. For application dates and to submit an application, please go to the Graduate Application Page.