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To Push the Boundaries with an MS in Business Analytics


Make the Connection Between Data and Strategy with Montclair State’s Master of Science in Business Analytics


The challenge is clear: businesses across industries need to develop new ways to identify and solve previously complicated and seemingly unsolvable problems, improve customer retention, and still maintain a competitive edge in incredibly fast-paced markets. With a Master of Science in Business Analytics, the path to success is also clear: IT and business professionals alike will learn to distinguish which data is relevant and use it to identify trends and solve old business problems in a new, more efficient manner that is hyper-focused on business success and longevity.

A Master of Science in Business Analytics from Montclair State is a STEM-designated program that provides a strong foundation in data analytics, statistical and predictive modeling, data and big data management, analyzing structured and unstructured data, knowledge discovery, segmentation analysis, and more. 

You’ll learn to:

  • Understand and utilize data from a variety of sources
  • Identify trends through the use of unique KPI’s
  • Uncover insight to revolutionize your problem-solving abilities

How Do I Know if a Business Analytics Degree is Right for Me? Are you…


An IT professional with a bachelor’s degree, looking for a strong analytical background to position your career to develop business-focused analytics solutions?

A STEM-focused professional ready to tackle Big Data and use it to drive strategic decision-making?

A business professional with a qualitative background looking to provide deep, data-driven insights that foster long-term business solutions?

Ready to help bridge the gap between the business and IT domains?

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Considering an MBA for a comprehensive business focus? Visit our MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics page. Unsure which program is right for you? Learn more about our MS in Business Analytics versus a specialized MBA.

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Successful Practical Application


Our Capstone Sponsoring Supervisors have a lot to say about the way the MS, BA students applied their business analytics knowledge to provide insight, problem-solve, and strategize for the future:

“[The student] completed a deep dive data analytics project from beginning to end, including identifying and merging data from two systems, applying data transformation and aggregation techniques, and building a Tableau dashboard. The dashboard provides insights into what courses use the learning management system as well as how they use it at the detail level that is not available through reports and dashboards within the application.”

“[The student] helped add value and ROI to top clients through data integration and predictive analytics. She went beyond the surface level analytics and built predictive models to identify key variables affecting utilization and safety, specifically impacts. In performing this analysis, she was able to identify high-level issues with forklift operator activity across multiple sites, as well as pinpoint safety and compliance issues at the site, vehicle, and forklift operator levels. The results are expected to improve both safety and efficiency without any added costs.”

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Online Master’s in Business Analytics Program Curriculum


The Montclair State MS, Business Analytics STEM-designated program includes 10 core courses that provide graduates with a strong foundation in data analytics, statistical and predictive modeling, analyzing structured and unstructured data, data and Big Data management, knowledge discovery, segmentation analysis, and more. Students may choose from a Fall or Spring Term start. The program (consisting of 30 total credits, including the consulting-based Analytics Practicum) will be completed in 21 months (for a total of 5 semesters).  

Montclair State’s academic calendar spans three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer), and each semester consists of two eight-week terms. Online students complete a 3-credit course load each term and will earn their degree in 21 months.

Required Courses

Total Core MS, BA Credits – 30

Program Courses:

Course Name Credits
Data Wrangling and Analysis 3
Database Systems for Analytics 3
Business Processes for Analytics 3
Optimization Methods for Business Analytics 3
Introduction to Data Mining for Business 3
Data Visualization 3
Advanced Data Mining for Business 3
Big Data Managed & Analytics 3
Analytics Practicum 3
Applied Statistics for Business Analytics 3

 

Explore the Advantages of a Montclair State MS in Business Analytics


The Business Analytics program at Montclair State is offered through the Feliciano School of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International—the world’s largest accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction. Among all AACSB-accredited schools in New Jersey, the Feliciano School of Business offers one of the most affordable online programs in the state.

Students will take their classes via the Canvas online learning management system, which provides 24/7 access to course materials and tests/assessments. Self-paced learning enables students to complete weekly lessons and assignments on their own schedule, while web-based communication tools allow them to engage and collaborate with faculty and classmates.

Montclair State makes no distinction between its campus-based and internet-based programs; there is no reference to “online” on the diploma or transcripts. Employers will only see that the degree comes from a respected university with a distinguished history. 

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Encouraging Success


Our Student Success Coaches are there to support you throughout your entire master’s experience. From the moment you enroll to the moment you graduate, they provide personalized support to help you stay on track. 

They bridge the gap in your online education. 

Your student success coach will help you connect with instructors, find resources and ensure that you are guided through the entire experience. they personalize their level of support to your needs. If you’re struggling in a class, they will connect you with the proper professors and resources to turn things around. If you need help with planning your schedule to ensure timely graduation, they will work with you and your schedule to figure out what courses to take and when. No matter what you are going through, they can help. 

Your student success coaches participate in rigorous training on how best to support working adult students. Many have also been online students so they have a unique understanding of your experience. Their experience combined with their expertise and knowledge of Montclair State University and our programs will ensure that they can help you achieve your goals. 

International Student Requirements

At Montclair State University, we welcome students from all around the globe and believe that having different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences enhances the learning environment. 

Requirements for international students: 

  • Transcripts: Applicants with a non-US degree must submit a course-by-course evaluation that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework. This must be completed by an accredited agency. For more information on this requirement visit our international applicant page
  • English Proficiency: Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree from an institution where English is not the official instructional language must submit proof of English proficiency
  • Visa: To apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa or to transfer your existing F-1/J-1 record, you are required to apply for a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 first 

For more information and requirements for international students, visit our international applicant page.

Career Advancement

A master’s degree can help to transform your life. According to Indeed.com, earning a master’s degree can help increase your earning level by around 20%. While this is dependent on fields, the business field as a whole typically prioritizes master’s degrees and they can have the most pay off. The business analytics field is projected to grow at least 25% by 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the potential career paths those earning a MS in Business Analytics are business intelligence analyst, data engineer, marketing analyst and operations research analyst.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long will it take to complete a Master’s in Business Analytics from Montclair State University?

On average, it takes students 2 years to complete a master’s from Montclair State University.

What can you do with a Master of Science in Business Analytics?

You can work in nearly any industry. All businesses, across many industries, benefit from and use business analytics.

What jobs can you get with a Master’s in Business Analytics?

 A Master’s in Business Analytics allows a person to work in a number of industries. Some of the job titles those with the degree may hope to possess are business intelligence analyst, data engineer, marketing analyst and operations research analyst.

How much does a MS in Business Analytics from Montclair State University cost?

For the most up to date tuition cost, visit our Admission & Tuition page.

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