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Master of Science Business Analytics

Master of Science Business Analytics

Learn how to draw conclusions from business analytic techniques

The demand for professionals with expertise in business analytics is growing rapidly, as organizations of all sizes seek to harness the power of data to drive their businesses forward. With an MSBA you are well-positioned to pursue careers in a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and technology. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a rapidly-growing field, and offer opportunities for advancement and earning potential. This program is 100% online. 

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Required education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum GPA: Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (4-point scale) or minimum GPA for last 60 credits of 3.00 (4-point scale).

Foundation Requirements: Complete a foundation course in statistics such as ECON 226 (Intro to Statistics). An introductory statistics course from other departments or universities may satisfy this requirement. 

International Students: For international students from non-English speaking countries, TOEFL (minimum 80 internet-based test score) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 score) is required.

  • For TOEFL information, visit The UWRF school code is 1918.
  • For IELTS information, visit

In order to apply for the MSBA program, the following materials, in addition to an online application must be submitted electronically. 

Personal statement: Personal statement essay addressing your interest in the program as well as your immediate and long-term personal goals.

Resume: Resume detailing work experience.

Letters of recommendation: If you have less than two years of post baccalaureate work experience, please submit two letters of recommendation. 

Official transcripts: Official final transcripts to be sent from the issuing school(s) directly to UWRF Graduate

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International students must provide all of the above (personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcript(s), and TOEFL (min. score of 80) or IELTS (min. score of 6.5). In addition, international applicants must also provide the following:

Additional transcript information: Transcripts must be verified by a transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and delivered to Graduate Admissions. 

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Design and manage projects involving traditional and modern statistical methods that support evidence-based and strategic decision making

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Communicate and interpret data to support strategic decision making within your organization

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Draw conclusions from business analytic techniques, including data visualization, machine learning, and statistical methods

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Achieve your professional goal while working full-time. You’ll gain knowledge you can immediately apply to your career.

  • Small class sizes, of approx. 25 students, allow for individualized attention
  • Networking with fellow students from diverse businesses offers valuable insight into organizational differences
  • Our diverse faculty bring their research and business experience to the educational experience 
  • No out-of-state tuition fees
  • Flexible scheduling with evening and condensed courses online 

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