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Business Analytics Master of Science

The Business Analytics Master of Science degree prepares you to manage the unprecedented amounts of data businesses are creating. Gain control of Big Data to deliver powerful analytics solutions to help companies make better business decisions.

One Degree - Three Options

You have three options to obtain your Masters in Business Analytics, all sharing the same curriculum and faculty.

  • On campus - Take courses in-person, utilizing on-campus resources at RIT, one of the nation's top technical universities.
  • Online - Pursue your degree conveniently online, around the world. Learn more about RIT Online tools and resources.
  • Online in China - Offered through China’s largest provider of online master’s degrees. Learn more about Beacon Education.

A degree driven by real-time employer demand

Business analytics jobs will grow 15% by 2026. Today's businesses collect an incredible amount of data from nearly every customer touch point, from point-of-sale transactions, customer service interactions, social media feedback, search engine entries, market research activities, sales data, demographic information, and more. Only a tiny portion of this data is analyzed. Be a catalyst. Turn this around. Be amazing. Increase sales, reach new customers, develop new products, and enhance the customer experience. 

Search our curriculum and you’ll find the expertise and skills most frequently posted by employers in this growing field. From the team behind the top ranked Management Information Systems program in the Saunders College of Business, this program delivers excellence at the intersection of business and technology. Join the Master of Science in Business Analytics and learn to lead data strategy, data collection, and data visualization efforts that enhance decision making for business leaders. The MS in Business Analytics program qualifies international students to work for up to 3 years via a F-1 STEM OPT 24-month work extension.

Why Should You Consider a Business Analytics Master of Science degree at Saunders College of Business?

  • Recognized among nations very best business schools.
    Saunders College graduate programs regularly receive top rankings for several determinants of student success. Learn more about our rankings!

  • Across all Saunders business programs, Saunders graduates experience a 95% outcomes rate, as employers value their ability to stand out from their peers and deliver results.

  • A platform spanning multiple disciplines
    Students in the program acquire a broad and in-depth training in multiple disciplines related to business analytics, including MIS, Marketing, Accounting, Finance,  Management, and Engineering. Students in the program will have the opportunity to receive the Advanced Certificate of Accounting and Financial Analytics.

  • World-class, internationally recognized faculty.
    Faculty are engaged in current research, and have hands-on expertise in high-technology and business industries. Faculty share their unique perspectives and experiences with students both inside and outside the classroom.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree specific admissions requirements for this program which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our admissions pages.


International Students - F-1 STEM OPT 24-month work extension

International (F-1) students receiving a STEM designated graduate degree may apply for a 24-month F1 STEM OPT work extension. This extension follows the one-year OPT (Optional Practical Training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.

The extension is exclusive to qualifying STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) focused programs. This program qualifies for an F-1 OPT STEM Extension in the 2012 STEM-Designated Degree Program List published by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. For more information please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) webpages: Understanding F-1 OPT Requirements and Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).

Explore F-1 STEM OPT Qualified Graduate Programs

These Master of Science (MS) programs deliver specialized business skills for high-demand careers and are F1 STEM OPT qualified to allow international students to work up to 24-months after graduation.

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MS of Business Analytics
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Master data analytics to manage data and drive business results.

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MS of Finance
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Applied, real-world experience to manage assets and investments.

MS of Global Supply Chain Management
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MS of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
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Program Director

"The Business Analytics program is a natural extension of our top ranked Management Information Systems program, and is bolstered by our partnership with the RIT College of Science. This program sets up a platform spanning multiple disciplines. Employer demand has helped make this our fastest growing and largest program, attracting the world's top companies and our graduates' highest salaries. Our attention to your success has built a strong alumni network within the field, and best positions our students for placement in this booming career field."

Saunders students have a 95% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation