Business Analytics


With an M.S. in business analytics, you'll become an expert at transforming data into information and insight to make informed, high-quality decisions for your business or organization.

Why Earn a Master's in Business Analytics?

The rise of information technology has led to the generation of vast amounts of data. Businesses and organizations understand the importance of studying data to evolve and grow. They are actively looking for professionals with business analytics skills to contribute to their success. Your keen insights will help give your organization a competitive edge.

With a master's in business analytics, you'll learn to analyze data and convert it into meaningful information. You'll perform descriptive, predictive or prescriptive analyses on large datasets for data-driven decision making. You'll also be prepared to present your findings to make ethical and data-driven decisions.

Why Study Business Analytics at CSUN?

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty members have advanced degrees in business analytics, management science, information systems or a closely related area. They also have extensive business experience that is incorporated into their teaching.

Balanced Program

CSUN's Business Analytics program places a strong emphasis on descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. We also cover database management and data visualization to give you an in-depth yet balanced knowledge of business analytics. We will also teach you the necessary tools and applications with hands-on learning experiences.

Bigger and Better

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is one of the largest business schools in the country, with 7,000 students and an alumni network of more than 50,000. You will have access to more resources, world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, our Los Angeles location means we have connections to top players and exciting newcomers in nearly every industry imaginable.

What You'll Learn

Through the Business Analytics M.S. program, you'll be equipped with graduate-level knowledge and skills to effectively address business problems for data-driven decision making. This program will teach you business analytics knowledge and skills. You'll also develop critical thinking and communication skills. For your culminating experience, you will complete a graduate project.

In your core courses, you will learn:

  • Introduction to business analytics
  • Business visualization and communication
  • Database management
  • Data mining and predictive analytics
  • Programming for business analytics
  • Prescriptive analytics for business

In your elective courses, you can choose from the following:

  • Supply chain analytics
  • Healthcare analytics
  • Marketing analytics
  • Selected topics for graduate-level business analytics or business insights

You'll also complete a graduate project as a culminating experience. You will work with a group of students to solve a business analytics problem from a case, client or public source. You will present your work in a written report.


Careers & Outcomes

With a master's degree in business analytics, you'll be prepared for a successful career in the fast-growing field of business analytics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Business analytics job titles include:

  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Analytics manger
  • Consultant

Admission Information

To be considered for admission to CSUN as a master’s student, you will need to:

Learn more about applying for a master's program at CSUN

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