Master of Business Analytics - Program Overview

Program Overview

Be on the forefront of Big Data with a W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS‑BA) degree.You’ll gain the critical skills and knowledge you need to advance on the analytic career ladder.


Meet the Demand

From smart phones to social media to the emerging "Internet of Things," companies need to manage more and more complex data every day. This explosion of Big Data impacts every part of the global economy, and the demand for business analytics specialists is expected to reach 1.5 million jobs by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The W. P. Carey MS‑BA will deepen your quantitative and analytical skills, and you’ll discover how to derive value from data and modeling, lead data-driven analyses, and create a business advantage across markets and industries.

Choosing an MS‑BA Program

Program Ideal for... Schedule
MS‑BA Recent college graduates with strong quantitative background.
  • ASU's Tempe campus
  • 9 months
  • August start
  • M – F, daytime
Online MS‑BA Professionals planning to work full-time while attending school.
  • 100% online
  • 16 months
  • January start
  • Five-week courses, one at a time

STEM-designated Program

The W. P. Carey MS-BA program has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 52.1301). The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 29 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.

Business is Personal

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.