Learn about the STEM-Designated Business Analytics Master’s Program

Businesses are inundated with a firehose of data from a series of customer touchpoints, from point-of-sale interactions to social media engagement to sales data and much more. A master’s degree in business analytics from Saunders College of Business gives students the tools to use big data to analyze and interpret this information to inform and guide strategic business decisions.

Students in business analytics work with such programs as VBA, R, Python, Tableau, Matlab, and SAS to collect, analyze, and visualize data in order to create powerful business solutions. The continuously revised curriculum broadens and deepens business knowledge through courses related to business analytics, including management information systems, marketing, accounting, finance, management, and engineering. The program ranks #27 by The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times, and #23 by Eduniversal.

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Through a state-of-the-art facility housing Bloomberg Financial Markets technology, stay up-to-date with financial trends by learning big data and data analytics in the Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics. The flexible program is available on-campus and online. Students are also able to receive an Advanced Certificate of Accounting and Financial Analytics.

Leading Faculty Experts

Business analytics faculty are thought leaders, publishing their research in elite academic journals. Research highlights cover business analytic topics that have an impact, including, wearable tech, innovation and sustainability, ethics and uncovering fake Amazon reviews.

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The program boasts a 100% job outcome rate for graduates. International students can additionally qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States. Dedicated advisors are available to help with admissions requirements, including GMAT waivers, application process, and generous scholarships.

There are growing opportunities for business analytics careers with 190% Demand Growth for AI and 245% Demand Growth for Blockchain. Typical job titles for program alumni include:

  • Business intelligence director
  • Business analyst
  • Credit risk analyst
  • Data analytics manager
  • Enterprise architect
  • Risk management

“The curriculum provided me with practical projects and presentations, which I could use in my portfolio when applying for jobs. The tangible experience I received from working with real, local businesses in my classes gave me industry experience to bring up in interviews, which I would not have had otherwise.” - Dana DiVincenzo ’22 (business analytics), TikTok, New York City.

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Saunders College of Business

With a 95% career outcomes rate, Saunders is dedicated to delivering relevant, contemporary degrees to meet market demands. Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation with insight into our generous financial aid options, GMAT waiver options, curriculum, and career placement. 

With a growing global network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 136,000 RIT alumni, students can make connections almost anywhere and are encouraged to meet with devoted alumni, dedicated professors, and driven peers. 

Students can study abroad at any of RIT’s four Global Campuses, additional global student exchange partnerships are available, and there are over 100 study abroad locations on every continent. 

Bloomberg Businessweek named Saunders part of their “Best Business Schools” and recognized them among the “Best MBA Programs.” Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions. Apply today to become eligible for these opportunities and become a part of the Saunders community.

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