With the amount of data in business growing exponentially, from text and video data to geospatial data and more, so does the need for professionals who can model and analyze data, and, most importantly, derive data-driven insights for their organization.
Drexel LeBow’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics equips students with these sought-after skills — including statistical and programming know-how, business acumen, and storytelling capabilities — to develop actionable goals and strategies that drive business growth and spearhead innovation.
Propelled by Drexel’s over 100-year history of industry-based education, the program takes an interdisciplinary, applied approach through experiential learning opportunities. This approach expands students’ professional networks and builds their foundational knowledge through real-world applications, providing them with the tools to lead game-changing solutions and drive business growth.
MS in Business Analytics Curriculum
As part of the Master’s in Business Analytics program, students take eight core courses, which cover the foundations of business analytics. From there, students can select electives which allow them to focus on areas of concentration such as information systems, statistics or modeling, or fields such as healthcare management, operations, finance and accounting. Students may also choose to pursue a customized concentration with the approval of the department head.
One of the things that truly sets Drexel LeBow’s business analytics program apart is the required capstone project, where real-world companies bring a problem to the classroom and student teams work to address these problems. This experiential component is one of the hallmarks of Drexel University’s unique model of learning that combines world-class academics with industry partnerships.
With full-time, part-time and online delivery options, this degree can be customized to fit the needs of professionals with any schedule.
Experiential Learning for Graduate Students
A practical, hands-on approach is embedded into graduate programs at LeBow, integrating experiential learning across all components of the student experience. Through the College’s Center for Business Analytics, students interact and collaborate with industry leaders during their program. Data-driven consulting projects, industry speakers, analytics competitions, on campus and international residencies and other engagements through the Dana and David Dornsife Office of Experiential Learning allow students to learn from companies such as Google, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, Pfizer, Twitter and more.
In addition graduate students have the opportunity to explore a graduate analytics fellowship. Offered through the Center for Business Analytics, the Graduate Fellow position allows students to complete industry consulting projects for practical experience outside the classroom with faculty oversight.
More Ways To Study Business Analytics
Graduate Certificates in Business Analytics
Students who are not ready to apply for the full MS degree in business analytics have the option to start with a certificate program. The business analytics certificates are stackable, meaning students who complete up to three certificates can apply those credits toward the MS in Business Analytics degree and then complete the remaining nine credits to officially earn the degree.
Graduate Minors that Complement the MS in Business Analytics
Master’s in business analytics students have the opportunity to pursue a graduate minor as part of their program. Recommended areas of study that complement business analytics proficiencies include:
- Digital Supply Chain
- Computer Science
While earning an MS in Business Analytics, students can also choose to pursue another LeBow graduate degree; the College offers the ability to share up to 15 credits between two of its degree programs allowing students to maximize their time and financial investment.
Career Outcomes and Student Support
With top-notch service, resources and programming through Drexel LeBow’s Office of Graduate Career Services and access to our alumni and partners, students are empowered with the tools and knowledge to successfully navigate today’s job market and achieve their career goals.
Campus and Facilities
Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, within a short distance of New York and Washington D.C., means Drexel LeBow students have access not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.