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Welcome to the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
With AI and predictive technology on the rise, the growing need for data analysts is projected to reach 2.72 million in 2020. As more businesses discover the power of information — and harness its potential — 69% of employers in a recent survey showed a preference for job candidates with strong data analytics skills over those without them.*
That’s because businesses thrive on information. As technology creates a natural evolution in how the world does business, key performance indicators and other types of measurements are critical to the financial success of any organization. The data that is revealed through business analytics provides better insight, and along with that insight comes greater opportunity!
Guided by expert faculty leadership, the online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the University of Nevada, Reno can help you tap into the power of big data to drive smarter business and managerial decisions. You’ll develop a solid, in-depth understanding of blockchain, AI and other cutting-edge technologies helping to define the future of business.
Flexible scheduling with 100% online coursework
A small student-to-faculty ratio
AACSB accredited College of Business
Learn at your convenience with 3 start dates per year
STEM designation conferred by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Study with an R1 Carnegie Classification research institution
Gain the competitive advantage in an expanding job market.
In 2019, career website Indeed reported that job postings for “data scientist” increased by over 30% from the previous year. However, comparable job searches during the same period increased by only 14%. This indicates a disconnect between supply and demand and represents a tremendous opportunity for those with the right skills and education.
As businesses struggle to meet their increasing need for data science professionals, your opportunity to enter this thriving industry and position yourself for advancement has never been better. The online MSBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno can prepare you for an exciting career in business analytics, with a focus on predictive, prescriptive and descriptive analytics strategies based on real-world trends in business technology, including:
- A predicted 15% growth in digital wallet purchases between 2017 and 2023*
- Smartphone or app-based purchases representing 40% of all online shopping**
- The rise in social media as a major platform for news, entertainment and e-commerce
- An increase in point-of-sale infrastructure that promotes customer satisfaction while lowering costs
Businesses rely on accurate, effective data that delivers results.
Data is ubiquitous and omnipresent, and in the business world, data analytics stands at the front line of a new arms race. Amidst growing competition for scarce resources, business analysts that can structure, present and organize data — as well as adapt to future trends — are highly-sought.
The University of Nevada, Reno can prepare you to adapt and excel in your career through positions that include:
- Management analyst
- Marketing specialist
- Health services manager
- Data mining engineer
- Predictive modeler
Turning actionable data into purposeful strategy occurs in large part to an organization’s ability to make confident, fact-based decisions.
The demand for business analytics professionals is strong. Here are a few industry-based examples:
- Financial institutions
- Insurance companies
- Educational services
- Real estate
- Health care
To be eligible for admission into the online Master of Science in Business Analytics program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum 2.75 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate study
- English language proficiency
- Prerequisite courses*:
- Undergraduate course in statistics
- Introduction to Information Systems (which includes MS Office and Excel)
- Introductory knowledge of R and Python
*Note: Admitted students lacking the prerequisite courses are required to complete a non-credit Bootcamp, which also includes R and Python.
Master of Science in Business Analytics online curriculum
Over the course of 30 credit hours, the online MSBA program curriculum helps meet the growing need for data science professionals by providing you with enhanced insight and perspective. You’ll gain an understanding of the importance of strategic decision-making that’s based on substantive knowledge — rather than intuition alone — that delivers results and helps raise the bar in data-based business performance.
|BAN 701||Business Analysis Methods||3 Credits|
|BAN 702||Data Transformation and SQL||3 Credits|
|BAN 703||Information Visualization & Communication||3 Credits|
|BAN 704||Applied Data Science||3 Credits|
|BAN 705||Enterprise Processes & Analytics||3 Credits|
|BAN 706||Predictive Modeling & Data Mining||3 Credits|
|BAN 707||Big Data||3 Credits|
|BAN 708||Data Security, Risk Management, & Ethics||3 Credits|
|BAN 709||Leadership Strategies||3 Credits|
|BAN 710||Business Analytics Project||3 Credits|