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Master of Science in
Business Analytics

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.

Evolving Technology, Evolving Curriculum

As technology evolves, organizations need their business analytics leaders to understand key technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and Internet of Things (IoT).

Faculty Experts Provide Wide-Ranging Insights

Delivered by expert faculty, the MS in Business Analytics program teaches students techniques such as forecasting, data visualization, optimization and machine learning.

STEM-Designated Program

LeBow’s MS in Business Analytics is a STEM-designated Degree Program by the Department of Homeland Security. Students with an F-1 visa can apply for a 24-month OPT Extension if they meet noted criteria.

Eugene Olkhov, MS in Business Analytics graduate

Now I’m always thinking: What’s the question? What’s the aspect of the business we could improve on?

Data Scientist

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Soheil Kashan Headshot

Combining the business analytics skillset with finance definitely gave me a competitive advantage.

Risk Analyst

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Ryan Harrington

I love the complexity of the projects and my ability to make an impact on our customers’ goals.

Data Scientist

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Elizabeth Perkins

I felt LeBow had the perfect mix of quantitative skills with business applications.

Intern, Platform Marketing Analytics

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Arjun Arora Headshot

Drexel really aligns business skills with analytical skills.

Data Scientist

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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.

Learn more about this program in the Drexel Catalog

Program Options

With full-time, part-time and online delivery options, this degree can be customized to fit the needs of professionals with any schedule.

Full-Time on Campus or Online

Complete in as little as 18 months

Part-Time on Campus or Online

Complete in 24 to 36 months

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.

Learn more about experiential learning for graduate students

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.

The Certificate in Business Analytics Management underscores the importance of aligning analytics with business challenges.

The Certificate in Data Management is designed around extracting, transforming and storing disparate data into a format that can be used for analytics.

The Certificate in Predictive Business Analytics provides students with the knowledge and statistical techniques to unlock patterns and trends from data.

In the Certificate in Uncovering Insights with Business Analytics, students explore frameworks, tools and techniques to extract insights and value from data.

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
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Computer Science

Learn more about graduate minors in Drexel Catalog

Dual Degrees

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.

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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.

See where recent Drexel MS in Business Analytics graduates landed jobs after completing their master's degree.

While earning your MS or MBA degree, after graduation or even years later, the LeBow Graduate Career Services team offers career coaching and more.

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

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.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community