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Business Analytics MS

RIT’s master’s in business analytics teaches you to harness the power of data analysis to drive and optimize business performance, strategy, and operations at the intersection of business, data science, and analytics.

Program skills

The business analytics program is career-focused. It was developed in conjunction with top employers, such as Intuit, Excellus, and PriceWaterhouse, with a curriculum designed to help students understand and connect contemporary analytics technologies with today's business practices. Students are prepared for positions in such areas as marketing research, analytics, and consulting; digital analytics; web intelligence and analytics; accounting and financial analytics and risk management; supply chain analytics; customer analytics; and consulting.

Program facilities equipment

The Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics features the latest technology and equipment, including Bloomberg Terminals and the most advanced analytics software. The REDCOM Active Learning Lab provides the business environment that maximizes the utilization of technology for digital interaction and team networking. Computer labs currently have 60 PC’s hooked up to a network server, including wireless connectivity.

Program job titles

Analytics Consultant; Business Analyst; Business Intelligence Director; Chief Information Officer (CIO); Chief Data Officer (CDO); Cost Analyst; Credit Risk Analyst; Data Analytics Manager; Data Architect; Data Scientist; Digital Specialist; Data Visualization Specialist; Enterprise Architect; Financial Analyst; Intelligence Engineer; Marketing Research Analyst; Operations Analyst; Risk Management; Supply Chain Analytics; Web Intelligence

Program significant points

  • Saunders College of Business moved up 18 spots to #73 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 edition of Best Graduate School Rankings among graduate business schools in America.
  • Placing in the top 10 for the third year in a row, Saunders ranked #8 in the top 25 online MBA programs in a Princeton Review list that was the first to base rankings on both school and student opinion data
  • Ranked by CEO Magazine as a Tier One MBA Program in back-to-back years, Saunders College has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #36 among 282 of the Best Online Graduate MBA Programs for 2018
  • Saunders College ranks #79 on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best U.S. business schools with full-time MBA programs

Select program hiring partners

TikTok; Tata Consultancy Services; Ernst & Young LLP (EY); Dow Jones & Co.; CooperVision; Citibank; Calero-MDSL; DataCore Software Corporation; The Bonadio Group


Outcome Rates for Business Analytics MS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Careers in Business Analytics

Graduates of RIT's master’s in business analytics are prepared for outstanding career opportunities in a range of positions. Our alumni are employed at diverse firms such as Bonadio, Dow Jones & Co., Excellus BCBS, Digital Factory Inc., Mindex Technologies Inc., Tata Consultancy Services, Citibank, CooperVision, Ernst & Young LLP (EY), TikTok, and more. Our Management Information Systems Advisory Board helps students prepare for their careers by ensuring the curriculum is continuously updated.

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Business co-ops provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge of business, management, finance, accounting, and related fields in professional settings. You'll make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications as you build a network of professional contacts.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the business analytics master’s degree.