The MS in business analytics program provides a strong quantitative foundation that is inclusive of advanced statistics, data mining, text mining, tools for analysis and presentation. The mission of the program is to develop in working professionals the skill sets needed to address the massive amount of data that has become universally available and to use this data as a guide for making successful business decisions.
Numerous industries have noted an enormous need for individuals who possess the quantitative, analytical and presentation skills required to apply data to the solution of business problems, to create new business opportunities and to support innovative practices. The MS in business analytics program was designed to equip graduates with such skills.
The MS in business analytics program consists of 33 credits. The curriculum is designed to provide a specialized education to students who seek to achieve leadership positions within businesses and other organizations that require sophisticated analytics to achieve their goals.
The Demand for Business Analytics
The field of business analytics is experiencing tremendous growth creating a need for professionals with the ability to use the insights derived from big data to drive strategic business planning. In recent years, business analytics has become a high priority in industries ranging from insurance and financial services to marketing and manufacturing organizations.
According to Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research company, more than 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally to support big data by 2015. Of those, 1.9 million jobs will be created in the U.S. alone. These will include operations research analysts, business intelligence professionals, data analysts, analytics developers and social media data analysts.
Businesses nationally and globally will continue to put great emphasis on business analytics, thus creating a need for highly-skilled and well-trained professionals.
The Quinnipiac Advantage
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a voluntary international accreditation earned by only 5 percent of the business schools in the world. In 2014, Quinnipiac's online graduate business programs were ranked #9 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in the Best Online Graduate Business Programs category. In addition, The Princeton Review ranks Quinnipiac's School of Business as an outstanding school in its 2014 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 295 Business Schools."