A master’s of business analytics at Saunders College of Business teaches students to integrate technology with business. The curriculum teaches students how to use big data to deliver robust analytics solutions to help companies make better business decisions.
Taught by faculty ranking in the top 1%, #3 nationally, students work with several software programs used by data scientists, including VBA, R, Python, Tableau, Matlab, SAS, and SQL. Core classes teach students to lead data strategy, data collection, and data visualization to enhance decision-making. Students acquire broad and in-depth training in multiple disciplines related to business analytics throughout the coursework, including management information systems, marketing, accounting, finance, management, and engineering. Students may also receive an Advanced Certificate of Accounting and Financial Analytics.
Business analytics at Saunders offers flexible scheduling options as the master's degree can be completed on-campus or online. Both formats share the same curriculum, ensuring all students get the RIT Edge in technology and same top-tier faculty. This degree opens up various career opportunities, including:
- Business intelligence analyst
- Business data analyst
- Credit risk analyst
- Web analytics specialist
- Economic analyst
- Data analytics manager
- Cost analyst
- Digital analyst
Saunders business analytics program ranks and #16 by U.S. News and World, for MBA specialties in business analytics, #24 by The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times, and #27 by Eduniversal. International students can additionally qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States.
“Our program is a natural extension of our top-ranked management information systems program, bolstered by our partnership with the RIT College of Science. This program spans multiple disciplines. Employer demand has helped make this our fastest growing program, attracting the world’s top companies. Our attention to your success has built a strong alumni network within business analytics careers while firmly positioning our students for placement in this Manlu Liu, Ph.D. booming career field.”
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A network of business professionals, including successful alumni, professors, and driven peers of more than 25,000, provides solid connections and industry insight. Among the many clubs and organizations available to pursue passions and build a network, the Saunders Leadership Fellows offers professional development, industry connections, a dedicated industry mentor and a 50% scholarship. Other institute scholarships are available alongside state and federal aid, with over $300 million dispersed to more than 13,500 RIT students.
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology
With a 94% career outcome rate, Saunders is dedicated to helping its graduate students find employment. This is true even after graduation! Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation, with insight on scholarships, curriculum, and career placement. Students in the business analytics program are eligible to receive up to a 50% scholarship and industry mentorship through the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program.
The Princeton Review mentions Saunders in its "Best Business Schools" and "Best Business Schools (Northeast)" lists. With the dynamic network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 130,000 RIT alumni, students make a global impact! Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions. Apply today to become eligible for these opportunities and become a part of the Saunders community!