Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS) Degree

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Why Pursue an MS in Business Analytics?

The Master of Science in Business Analytics degreeprogram in the Decision Sciences and MIS department is designed for graduate students who have an interest in quantitative methods, exploring and uncovering relationships through data analysis, using the data to solve business problems, and want to enter or advance in a career in business analytics. The MS in Business Analytics program is also ideal for MBA students seeking a quantitative second degree.

A Master’s of Science in Business Analytics degree will prepare students with the knowledge to influence decision-making, strategy and operations with fact-based insights and an in-depth understanding of business performance analysis from a systems view — using statistical and quantitative analysis of data as well as explanatory and predictive modeling. The business analytics masters program program draws on the following areas of business intelligence: statistics, operations research, mathematical modeling and management information systems to access and create databases that support the other areas.


Program Details and Delivery

Plan of Study and Course Requirements

Refer to the Drexel University Catalog for complete degree requirements and course descriptions.

In addition to a Master of Science degree in business analytics, Drexel Lebow also offers an MBA program with a specialization in business analytics for students who are looking for a more generalized business education with a focus in data analysis.


Admission Requirements

The admission committee will evaluate your candidacy based on test scores and undergraduate GPA, with some consideration given for work experience. Particular attention is paid to grades achieved in quantitative-based coursework. Work experience is preferred and will enhance the composite admission score, but is not mandatory. GMAT/GRE is required, and the score must demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical ability. The average TOEFL score usually exceeds 90.

Contact Drexel LeBow’s Graduate Admissions Office directly with any questions concerning required entrance exams (such as the GMAT or GRE), evaluation of undergraduate or graduate records (grades, scores, total years and subjects studied, etc.), and any other issues regarding application to the MS in Business Analytics program.

If you want to learn more about Drexel Lebow’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program, you can attend an information session or request additional information. Ready to apply? Use our online application form to get started!